The Netherlands is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, although it is also one of the smallest countries on the continent. Famous for its cycle paths, windmills and many canals, the Netherlands also has miles of beaches to offer tourists in addition to numerous historic and beautiful towns and cities from the iconic Amsterdam to the historically artistic Delft or the industrial hub of Rotterdam. By renting one of HouseTrip’s many holiday apartments in the Netherlands you can live like a local and enjoy the friendliness and warm welcome that Dutch people are renowned for.
Holiday in the Netherlands
Long considered to be one of the most livable cities in Europe, Amsterdam is the cycling capital of the world and this really is the only way to explore the city which has more sights and museums per square mile than any other. There are six windmills to spot in Amsterdam hidden within the hundreds of canals, but many more are visible once you head away from the Dutch capital. Other beautiful, old and culturally rich Dutch cities include Utrecht, considered a smaller, more bohemian version of Amsterdam and Delft, which is famous for its antiques markets and being the home of the distinctive Delft china. In the springtime a visit to Netherlands should include a day in Keukenhof, the famous spring garden and home to miles of colourful tulips. On the Netherlands’ northern coast are a number of popular seaside towns like Noordwijkerhout and Zaandvoort, which is only a short distance from Haarlem and Scheeningen, close to Den Haag. Home to the Dutch government and International Courts, Den Haag is a cosmopolitan city, which has a very different feel to other Dutch cities with its wide streets and grand 18th century buildings. The country’s second largest city Rotterdam has a more industrial and modern feel, though it is still home to the canals and cycling lanes that makes the Netherlands such an enjoyable country to visit for a city break or longer.
Renting holiday accommodation in the Netherlands
HouseTrip has a wide range of options for self catering accommodation in the Netherlands. With properties in all of the country’s main cities and towns, as well as in seaside resorts, finding the perfect home from home for your holiday in the Netherlands couldn’t be easier. Choose from hundreds of well-located properties in Amsterdam, canal-front apartments in Utrecht and stylishly renovated penthouse studios in Den Haag to experience and enjoy the Netherlands like a local.