Holland, most call it The Netherlands, is famous for mixing the old world with the new. It is one of those few countries which seamlessly manages to mention words like old windmills and futuristic architecture in the same breath. When you are on a holiday in Holland you certainly have an exotic nightlife and inspired dishes to look forward to, but you also have candlelit dinners, historic stores and artistic masterpieces to choose from.
- Cycle along the canals of Amsterdam
- See the colourful windmills of Zaanse Schans
- Visit the tulip festival at the Keukenhof flower gardens in Lisse
- Wander the fairytale gardens of Kasteel de Haar
- Walk through the secret annexe of the Anne Frank House
- Wander the car-free paths and canals of Giethoorn village
- Pour a beer at the Heineken Experience
- Do a night canal cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival
- If you’re looking for your morning coffee, you won’t find one in a ‘coffee shop’. Coffee shops are for cannabis, while cafes are for coffee.
- Buy tickets in advance and arrive early for the popular tourist destinations in Amsterdam, especially the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.
- The Dutch have a bit of a reputation for being rude, but this is simply because they are very direct. Do not be surprised if a local offers you constructive criticism, or asks a question you might consider personal.
- “Going Dutch” is (perhaps unsurprisingly) very popular in Holland. If going out with locals, expect to pay for your own drinks and food - they will do the same. Buying a round is not typical.
- Prepare for a very cheesy trip. The Netherlands are known for their cheese. Be sure to visit the cities of Gouda, Edam and Alkmaar to try some of their namesake cheese.
Holland has seasonal weather so please do check up on best time to visit Holland before planning your tour.