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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.

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Holland and your European holiday

Going on holiday to Europe? Visiting Holland is a must! Highlights: Amsterdam, tulip fields and windmills.

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The weather in Holland

Know what weather to expect in Holland.

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Watch this video: Door to Door

It's only a short trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

Events in Holland

Parkpop The Hague

  1. 24 Jun
  2. The Hague

Parkpop: the biggest free pop festival in Holland

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Upcoming events

Spending your holiday in Holland is an excellent idea! Find plenty of inspiration on our website. Here you can find information about cities to visit, accommodation and things to do in the Netherlands.

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The Netherlands is home to several cities and villages. For an overview, see our pages about destinations in the Netherlands.

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Hotels in Holland are available in all price classes. See our hotel recommendations.

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Sleeping on the beach in the Netherlands is prohibited. There are several accommodations on or near a beach where you can stay overnight.

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No, we do not have brochures. On our site you can find all relevant information and inspiration for a visit to the Netherlands.

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There are numerous cheese markets in the Netherlands. Cheese markets are usually held in spring and summer on specific days. You can find a cheese market in Gouda, Alkmaar, Edam, Woerden and Hoorn.

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Holidays in the Netherlands means enjoying miles of coastline, nature and historic cities such as Haarlem, The Hague and Utrecht. Skating in winter, tulips in spring, swimming in summer and culture sniffing in autumn. The Netherlands has the highest museum density in the world! Discover the Netherlands!

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You can read more about the Concertgebouw and its programming here.

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The standard voltage in the Netherlands is 230V.

AMS are the letters used to indicate Schiphol Airport.

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A taxi stand is located near the Schiphol Plaza exit. Please be careful and only take a taxi at the official taxi stand. Do not step into taxis that are offered to you otherwise. Read more about taxis in the Netherlands.

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Various hotels can be found at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the surrounding area.

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From Schiphol Airport, you can travel to Amsterdam by taxi or public transport.

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We celebrate the following public holidays in the Netherlands:

January 1 - New Year's Day. Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. April 27 is King's Day, every year. Ascension Day. Whit Sunday and Whit Monday. We celebrate Christmas on December 25 and 26.

More about public holidays in the Netherlands here.

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On April 27, the Netherlands celebrates King Willem-Alexander's birthday. The entire country dresses in orange and celebrates in a festive atmosphere in one of the many street markets, fairs or exciting events organized throughout the country.

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Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands, but the language has several dialects. In Friesland, for example, locals also speak Frisian next to Dutch. Frisian is the only truly recognized second language in the Netherlands.

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VVV Offices are local or regional tourist information offices. Maps, entrance tickets and walking tours are all available here.

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The Netherlands is located in GMT +1. The Netherlands also implements daylight saving time during the summer.

If you are staying in the Netherlands as a tourist for a shorter period of time, you can use your foreign driver's license. Please note that the categories are in accordance with the Vienna Convention (A, B, C, D and E). If they do not correspond, purchase an international driver's license.

Public transport in the Netherlands is very well organized. Almost any place is within easy reach by train, bus and tram.

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You can easily connect to other cities in the Netherlands starting from Schiphol Airport.

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You can buy a regional public transport card at the station or a tobacco shop. You can buy a Holland Travel Ticket or Amsterdam Region Ticket online in advance.

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Immediately below Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the NS station, with train connections to many places throughout the Netherlands. Amsterdam Central Station is a mere 15 minutes by train from Schiphol.

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