Netherlands Vacation Guide
You may feel a little vertically challenged in the country that claims to have the Europe's tallest population, but there's so much to see and do here that you probably won't give it a second thought. If you've ever wondered how Holland was built below sea level or where on earth they park all those bicycles, now is your chance to find out. Take a trip to the Netherlands, and find yourself in the country of multi-coloured fields of tulips, marijuana on the coffee shop menu, cityscapes straight out of a Vermeer painting, and a whole lot more.
Begin your holiday in Amsterdam, where you see the best of the Dutch Masters' works at the Rijksmuseum, revisit the tragic story of Anne Frank at her famous hideout, stop by the beer-shrine otherwise known as the Heineken Brewery, or venture farther afield to the city's wild side with risque shows in the Red Light district. When you've had your fill of the capital, head out to Kinderdijk to catch a glimpse of Holland's famous windmills, enjoy gourmet meals at Maastricht's Michelin-starred restaurants, or seek out the movers and shakers of European politics at The Hague.
There are all inclusive vacations to the Netherlands that will suit every travel budget and style, so whether you're the kind of tourist who wants to cycle around for hours in the Dutch countryside, or settle down for a long day of people-watching at a street-side cafe, you will find what you're looking for with FlightNetwork®.
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How to Save on Vacations to Netherlands
Amsterdam in particular is a popular weekend getaway, which means that flights and hotels get more expensive between Friday and Sunday. If you're planning a trip to the city, booking Netherlands vacations during the week will get you cheaper deals and the advantage of fewer tourist to share the city with.
If your holiday in the Netherlands is part of a longer trip around Europe, you may want to consider booking flights to your first destination such as Paris or Brussels, and then simply taking a train to the Netherlands. This is often a cheaper way of travelling, and considering the time it takes to get to and from the airport, through security and baggage claim, rail travel is often just as quick as flying.
No matter when you plan to visit, be prepared to deal with some amount of overcast skies and rain. The country is driest during March and April but the peak tourist period is actually between June and August, when most Europeans are on vacation. This is also when the Netherlands gets most of its rainfall and the humidity levels rise, so unless you absolutely have to travel to Holland in the summer, consider avoiding it.
Cheap vacations to the Netherlands are easier to find in the winter, but you will only have the benefit of a few hours of sunlight, rain and snow, and the prospect of several popular establishments being closed for the holidays. For good weather and great prices on package deals, time your visit for the shoulder seasons between March and May or from September to October. Besides saving on flights and hotels, you can enjoy the flower season in full bloom and the jubilant street celebrations at Koninginnedag (Queen's Day).