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Working windmills, candlelight canal cruises, tulips and tall people... it’s all in the Netherlands! Touring through this country by bike is easy as a lot of the terrain is flat and (unbelievably) below sea level. Medieval cities and straw roofed farmhouses abound the countryside. A must-see in Amsterdam is the Van Gogh Museum, and a trip to the cheese markets in Edam is another.

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Highlights

  • Feel the romance as you explore Amsterdam’s wonderful canals, halt at major museums and art galleries and discover the charms of the little streets that line the waterways.
  • Enjoy the dazzling floral beauty of the Keukenhof Gardens which houses the largest open air flower show on earth featuring endless rows of colorful tulips, hyacinth and daffodils.
  • Take in the beauty of dense woodlands at the Hoge Veluwe National Park and come face to face with roe deer and amazing birds.
  • See the largest concentration of fantastically preserved windmills in the region of Kinderdijk.
  • Follow the cheese trail in the towns of Gouda and Edam, learn how to make world famous cheese and visit the Friday cheese market at Alkmaar.
  • Cycle beside quiet lakes, stop at historic towns such as Leiden and Haarlem and soak up quintessential Dutch atmosphere in the regions of Green Heart.
  • Breathe in the essence of the Dutch Golden Age in the old maritime town of Hoorn.
  • Explore the stately rooms inside the spectacular Kaasteel de Haar and admire the gardens surrounding this fairytale castle.

Tips

  • King’s Day held on April 27th every year is a day of celebration and a fantastic opportunity to see Dutch culture firsthand.
  • Cycling is the most popular way to discover the delights of the Dutch countryside. However, be prepared for gusty winds, especially during the winter season.
  • The Tulip Gardens at Keukenhof really come to life by the end of March and during the months of April and May.
  • Porcelain costume dolls, miniature windmills, wooden clogs and Dutch gin are some popular souvenirs that you can buy.
  • Amsterdam has a very liberal night scene that can be a real eye opener for the uninitiated.
  • Netherlands has plenty of restaurants that feature excellent Indonesian cuisine, a legacy of Dutch colonialism.
  • Avoid expansive gestures such as backslapping or hugging as the locals are quite reserved by nature.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the sale and use of marijuana is only permitted in designated places and in very small quantities.

Netherlands Tours & Trips Reviews

  • "Much better than ocean cruising. A pleasure from start to finish. I hope we can do another one soon...."
    Tulips of Northern Holland
  • "The landscape of the Netherlands is truly beautiful! This was a perfect place to explore by bike, the hotels were very n..."
    Holland Biking
  • "Had a great time with a wonderful guide. The itinerary was very varied with never a dull moment. Comfortable bus and t..."
    Best of Holland
  • "Avalon is a wonderful cruise ship company. Everything was well handled, the accommodations were lovely--the ship is ver..."
    Essential Holland & Belgium – Tulips in Spring – Northbound