South Holland

Visit the beautiful province of South Holland, which boasts big cities like Rotterdam and The Hague as well as coastal towns like Scheveningen and Noordwijk, the Keukenhof tulips and Kinderdijk windmills. This is how you truly get to know the Netherlands in a short space of time.

  • Rotterdam

    Rotterdam is a young and dynamic city with a world-class port. The city of Rotterdam is internationally known for its modern architecture and design.

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  • The Hague, city by the sea

    The Hague is the Royal Residence and political heart of Holland. Learn more about The Hague and the nearby beach of Scheveningen.

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  • Keukenhof

    The best place to see tulips in Holland is Keukenhof. Keukenhof is a park with 7 million flower bulbs surrounded by tulip fields.

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  • The windmills of Kinderdijk

    Discover the nineteen splendid windmills that have been declared UNESCO world heritage.

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Coastal towns in South Holland

Museums in South Holland

Admire the most beautiful sculptures, learn about man and animals, or discover the origins of Delft Blue.

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Information about South Holland

South Holland offers pretty much everything that makes the Netherlands so famous. Historic cities like Delft and Leiden, tulips in the flower-bulb fields and Keukenhof, and windmills on Kinderdijk. Don’t forget to enjoy the coast, since South Holland has many lovely coastal towns like Scheveningen and Noordwijk.

Picturesque cities

Many famous painters were inspired by the beauty of South Holland. The Hague, for instance, boasts the well-known Panorama Mesdag. Vermeer created a number of paintings depicting street life in Delft and Leiden is also known for a famous painter, to wit Rembrandt van Rijn. Rotterdam is a more modern city and offers beautiful contemporary architecture. 

Coastal towns in South Holland

If you want to get away from the bustle of the Randstad, you should visit one of the province’s lovely coastal towns. Scheveningen offers many beach pavilions, the beautiful Pier, and the luxury Kurhaus hotel. The Noordwijk beach includes a beautiful dune landscape that is perfect for hiking and cycling. Kijkduin and Katwijk are two other coastal towns worth a visit and many beach clubs are open all year. 

Accessibility of South Holland

Public transport services will easily take you to most cities and towns in this province. Trains depart from Amsterdam to most big cities several times per hour. The train service between the cities is excellent as well, with most routes taking less than 30 minutes. If you want to visit one of the coastal towns or Keukenhof, you can travel by one of the great bus lines.

Map of South Holland

Accommodations in South Holland

Are you looking for accommodations in South Holland? View the range of hotels and holiday homes in this varied region, with the two world cities of Rotterdam and The Hague and its long coastline of beautiful beaches and dunes.

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