Plan your holiday in Holland - Discover the best tips -

Practical information

Are you planning a holiday in Holland soon? Then you’ll find practical tips a great help to ensure a great holiday. Read up on useful tips about transport to and in Holland and train, car and bike travel in Holland. You can also read up on holiday periods and public holidays in Holland, travel tips for the disabled, tourist information offices and, of course, the weather.

Practical tips for when you’re visiting the Netherlands

The Netherlands is fighting COVID-19. What do the safety measures mean for your stay and activities and what are your options? Make sure you are well prepared when you leave.

Plan your transportation

Getting to Holland

How to get to Holland in a cost efficient and comfortable way.


Getting around in Holland

Find out more about planning your journey through Holland.

Public transport in the Netherlands

Read up on the most important things to bear in mind, public transport traveling tips, and what types of tickets to use.

Practical information

Public Holidays

Find out when the Dutch go on a holiday.

Opening Hours

At what time do shops, banks and post offices open?

Money, ATMs & Tipping

Everything you need to know about the Dutch currency, ATM’s and tipping.

Tourist information offices

Visit a tourist information office for maps and plans of your destination.

Phone, Post & Internet

How to communicate within and abroad Holland.

Electricity, Water & Gas

Power converters, drinkable water and other useful facts.

Travelling for the disabled

Additional information about the options and available aids during your holiday in Holland.

Medical Information

Everything you need to know aboutDutch medical care.

Visa & Immigration

What can you bring along on your trip to and from Holland?

The weather in Holland

Know what weather to expect in Holland.

Netherlands vs. Holland

Read all about the difference between Holland and the Netherlands here.

Events in Holland



Nov. 15, 2020 through Dec. 5, 2020 All of Holland

Thousands of anxious children welcome Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) in Holland. Have a taste of traditional sweets such as gingerbread men, spiced biscuits, marzipan and chocolate letters.

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Winter Wonder Weeks in Leiden

Nov. 16, 2020 through Jan. 5, 2021 Leiden

The historic city center of Leiden is in full Christmas mode during the Winter Wonder Weeks.

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Candle Night Gouda

Dec. 11, 2020 Gouda

Candle Night Gouda is an annual Christmas event in the Netherlands with candles and festivities.

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