North-Holland - What to do in North-Holland? -


Noord-Holland (North-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the northwest part of the country. The province is home to the country's capital Amsterdam, typical Dutch villages such as Alkmaar and Volendam, and popular beach resorts, including Bloemendaal and the Wadden Island Texel.

  • The highlights of North Holland are just a thirty-minute drive from Amsterdam.
  • Go for a walk on the beach of the North Holland coast and discover the lively seaside towns.
  • Visit the historic fishermen’s villages along lake IJsselmeer.

Highlights of Noord-Holland

Amsterdam is the absolute highlight of the province Noord-Holland. However, there are many other highlights in the province that can be reached within half an hour's drive from Amsterdam. Take for instance the historical town Haarlem, where you can visit the Frans Hals museum and its superb collection of paintings by this old Dutch master. And don’t forget the Teylers Museum, Holland's oldest public museum.

The province also boasts many sites and villages with typical Dutch features. As you travel along the east coast of Noord-Holland you’ll pass the former island Marken, the historical village Monnickendam, Edam and its world famous cheese and the marvelous fishing village Volendam. Along the west coast you can enjoy the beaches of Bloemendaal, Bergen, Texel and Zandvoort. Inland you can get a taste of traditional Dutch life at the Zaanse Schans, the Alkmaar cheese market and the UNESCO sites the Beemster Polder and the Defence Line of Amsterdam.

Castles in Noord-Holland

Visit Noord-Holland

There are plenty of ways to turn your stay in Holland into an active holiday. The coast of Noord-Holland has no less than 100 km of sandy beaches. The dunes behind them are of outstanding natural beauty and great for a refreshing walk. The IJsselmeer lake is an enormous freshwater lake and perfect for water sports and fishing. You can imagine that the water sports, hiking and cycling opportunities are endless.

Spending the night in Noord-Holland

Are you searching for a hip design hotel, a romantic bed & breakfast, or a pleasant holiday home for your family? Noord-Holland has suitable accommodations for every taste and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect holiday here!

All about North Holland

In addition to Amsterdam, we also recommend visiting Haarlem, Alkmaar and authentic villages like Volendam and Marken.