Best things to do in The Netherlands
The Netherlands is world famous especially for its capital Amsterdam. This city is open-minded, romantic, perfect for shopping or for a city break that combines culture and relaxation. But the Netherlands is not just Amsterdam as there are thousands of things to see and do in the Netherlands.
Explore the windmills, stroll with your children in the Efteling theme park, enjoy a romantic cruise on the Giethoorn or float the Amsterdam canals. Discover some of the best tours in the Netherlands and book your flights and accommodation at the best price for an unforgettable holiday in the kingdom of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
We offer dozens of thematic cruises on the canals of Amsterdam: Pizza Cruise, Cruise Candlelight, Cheese & Wine Cruise, Luxury canal cruise and even a Cruise Hamburger. You choose! In all cases you will enjoy the ambience of the canals of Amsterdam and the architecture so typical of this city.
Where to stay: "Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam". We love its trendy and chic decor and its perfect location.
From Amsterdam; Keukenhof entry ticket and transfers
Keukenhof is a paradise for flower lovers and especially for tulip fans. Tulip growers come from all over the country to exhibit their best creations in this park located in Lisse, a 40-minute drive from Amsterdam (1 hour by train). Visit this garden and benefit from a direct transfer from Amsterdam as well as skip-the-line entrances to give yourself plenty of time to admire more than 7 million tulips in bloom.
Where to stay: "Hotel The Bird" is one of our bestsellers in Amsterdam.
From Amsterdam: day trip to Giethoorn
Giethoorn is one of the best hidden gems in the Netherlands. Its canals, nowadays so romantic, were originally dug by man to extract peat used as fuel to heat homes. The name "Giethoorn" comes from the Dutch word gietenhoorns meaning goats’horn. Many horns were found there probably because they grazed there a few centuries ago.
You can get to Giethoorn, either by car (1h30) or by train (2h). You can also book a day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam and discover the Venice of the Netherlands in complete tranquillity. Your guide will tell you the most incredible stories about this village as you photograph the pretty Giethoorn thatched roof houses.
Where to stay: The holiday house "Dorpsgracht" has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom and is one of the top rated properties in Giethoorn.
Madurodam Mini World
Are you still undecided on which city to visit during your stay in the Netherlands or which are the must-see monuments? Should you add castle De Haar ranked among the most beautiful castles in the Netherlands to your to- do list? One of the must have is undoubtedly a trip to Madurodam Mini World. As its name suggests you will find not only the most important monuments and cities of the Netherlands in miniatures but also many other cities of the world.
Some miniature parks can be disappointing but Madurodam Mini World is the best of its kind. The settings are amazingly realistic and you will feel like a giant walking in the most famous places in the world.
Opening hours: The park is open every day from 9h to 18h.
How to get there: Book your flights to The Hague. Madurodam is located 40 a minute walk from the center of The Hague, 10 minutes by public transport.
Where to stay: "The Indigo Hotel The Hague - Noordeinde Palace" is a 4-star boutique hotel in a perfect location.
Zaanse Schans Windmill Cruise
Located a 30-minute drive or train ride from the centre of Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans is a breath of fresh air just a few kilometers from one of Europe's most incredible capitals. This small village is famous for its wooden houses, canals and windmills but also for its cheese factory and wooden clogs.
Book your flights to Amsterdam and your accommodation at the best price and enjoy a river cruise with audio guide. If you want to enjoy the beauty of these landscapes without having to organize anything, book your visit to Zaanse Schans with transfer from Amsterdam.
Where to stay: Book your room in one of the most incredible hotels in Europe, the "Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam".
Efteling theme park : day admission ticket
Just an hour's drive from Amsterdam (1h20 by train), Efteling is a fairy-tale amusement park for young and old alike. It was created almost a century ago and is the oldest leisure park in Europe. The park offers attractions for young children as well as sensational rides and magical shows. Ranked among the best theme parks in Europe it is also one of the cheapest, which is good news for a family outing.
Opening hours: open every day from 10h to 18h.
How to get there: Book your flights to Amsterdam, avoid the queue and get a cheaper price at checkout by buying your tickets online. Efteling is located in Kaatsheuvel (1h15 by car from Amsterdam or 1h50 by train).
Where to stay: "Efteling Loonsche Land Hotel", located 200 meters from the theme park.
A Ferris wheel ride in Scheveningen
Scheveningen is a district of the city of The Hague. This beautiful seaside destination also boasts one of the most beautiful piers in Europe and a few years ago the city acquired one of the most beautiful Ferris wheels in Europe.
Art lovers will want to visit the "Mauritshuis" to view some of the greatest 17th century masterpieces such as the Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer’s paintings. At the end of the day, hop aboard the big-wheel located on the seaside in the district of Scheveningen.
Opening hours: The Ferris wheel is open every day from 9am to 8pm.
How to get there: Book your flights to Rotterdam-The Hague Airport and travel to the city centre by car (30 min) or by public transport (1h).
Where to stay: "Hotel Indigo The Hague – Palace Noordeinde", a four-star boutique hotel located in a bank building.
Visit the Incredible Purple Veluwezoom Park
By bike, on foot, on horseback, it's up to you how you want to discover the oldest and most beautiful national park in the Netherlands. This haven of peace has been a protected area since 1931. Let the fauna and flora take all your worries away. Open your eyes wide and spot wild boars and deer roaming freely. The purple heather and mist form an incredible backdrop for unforgettable walks. The best time to see the heather in bloom is... all year long as this beautiful plant has several successive blooms.
How to get there: Book your flights to Amsterdam-Schiphol or Rotterdam-The Hague and drive to Rheden (2 hours by car).
Where to stay: "Buitenplaats Beekhuizen" set in the middle of the National Park Veluwezoom.
A day trip in Leiden
Located only 30 minutes by public transport from Amsterdam, Leiden is one of the best places to visit in The Netherlands. Leiden is a perfect destination for families: you can hike, walk along the canals or discover the beautiful Leiden Botanical Garden.
Leiden is a car-free city, so one more reason to go! You can park in one of the car parks surrounding the city and reach the city center by bus.
How to get there: Book your flights to Amsterdam and get to Leiden by car (20 min) or by train (15 min).
Where to stay: "Boutique Hotel Steenhof Suites" for its spacious rooms and excellent location.
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