A Dutch Adventure
Famous for its art, canals and sunflowers, Holland has so much to offer when you pay a visit. A relatively small country, you can enjoy exploring bustling cities packed with delicious food and culture or you can take a step into nature and discover breathtaking landscapes, all within a two-hour travel distance.
Holland is bursting with art and has some of the largest art museums in the world. Whatever art style you enjoy, whether it’s classical or contemporary, Holland is rich in it. See some of Vincent van Gogh’s iconic paintings in the Van Gogh Museum and learn about the artist whose legacy has gone on to inspire generations. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is the principal national museum and displays the art and history of Holland from the Middle Ages to the present day. Among the exhibits, check out the wonder of Rembrandt van Rijn’s ‘Night Watch’ and Johannes Vermeer’s ‘The Milkmaid’. Top Tip: Buy your ticket online ahead of your visit so you don’t have to spend time queueing and can spend more of it admiring the art!
Explore the world of one of Europe’s most famous writers and discover the Anne Frank Museum where her inspirational story is told through photos, videos and original items from that period.
Take a break from the museums and invest in a spot of shopping whether it’s in the bright lights of Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Arnhem which have fashion stores that suit all tastes and - most importantly - budgets! Most shops in Arnhem are open every first Sunday of the month. Pop along to the Modekwartier (also known as the fashion district) and discover a treasure trove of shops packed with fashion and accessories.
Have a fairytale adventure in Efteling Amusement Park. Perfect for all ages, this fairytale-themed park has been welcoming visitors to its ‘World of Wonders’ since 1952 and has since evolved into a modern theme park.
For the food lovers, every city offers fantastic restaurants and dining experiences with a wealth of delicious flavours to sample. Located in The Hague, Callas is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves outstanding food. If you’re on the go, try out croquettes from a vending machine! Yes, that’s right, pop into any Febo which is a fast-food franchise and treat yourself to a hot snack from a vending machine! Oh, and you just have to try Oliebollen, which are literally ‘oil balls’ deep fried sweet dumplings containing fruit and dusted in powdered sugar. Delish!
If you want to take it down a notch, discover some of the breathtaking national parks that Holland has to offer. Made up of sand dunes, Dunes of Loon and Drunen National Park is the largest sand drift in Western Europe and is home to various species of wildlife and plants that flourish in its unique environment. Interact with the local residents of Meinweg National Park which is home to more than 100 types of birds, lizards, deer and butterflies of every colour. For those looking for something a bit more fast paced, try your hand at kitesurfing in Terschelling or sailing in Friesland.
And with a flat landscape and short distances, what better way to explore Holland than on two wheels. Bike hiring facilities are available throughout the country.
Located not far from Rotterdam and Dordrecht (Holland’s oldest city), discover the majestic windmills of Kinderdijk and see for yourself how the Dutch have controlled the water for over 1000 years. It’s a true sight to behold!
Book a trip to Holland today and see for yourself, the history, culture and eclectic city and rural experiences that it has to offer.
A Dutch Adventure
Famous for its art, canals and sunflowers, Holland has so much to offer when you pay a visit. A relatively small country, you can enjoy exploring bustling cities packed with delicious food and culture or you...