Located in northwestern Europe, the Netherlands is a hub for creative culture. Here, you’ll find world-renowned art galleries and museums featuring the work of European masters. It’s also home to alluring candlelit cafés, countryside pubs and a lively nightlife, so there’s always plenty to keep you entertained. A luxury holiday to the Netherlands offers the adventure of a lifetime.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at just how much there is to see and do in the Netherlands, despite its diminutive size. Boasting one of Europe's most beloved capitals, Amsterdam, and a landscape featuring forests, castles, windmills, and of course, tulips, it's hard not to fall head over heels in love with the Netherlands.
Rotterdam and Amsterdam, two of the Netherland’s largest cities, are cultural hotspots with lively atmospheres. Here, you can visit world-class museums like the Rijksmuseum, celebrating European Dutch Masters like Van Gogh and Rembrandt, or admire the many intricate, historical buildings that line the canals. Both cities have an excellent nightlife, and you’ll find a plethora of pubs, restaurants, and bars. It's said that this nation is home to more bicycles than people, and that may have something to do with the Netherlands being almost completely flat, so it stands to reason that going on a bike tour of the cities and the surrounding countryside is the way forward.
Outside the large cities are picturesque towns and hamlets decorated with beautiful townhouses and church spires. Visit the UNESCO-listed Kinderdijk windmills, the flowers of Keukenhof, and the Geul Valleycastle. Beyond the delightful communities and their cultural attractions, you'll see the vibrant fields, lush wetlands, and miles of sandy beaches along the Netherland’s stunning coastline.
Mid-March to mid-May is a great time of the year to visit the Netherlands as you'll see the country burst into a rainbow of tulips. During the summer months, June to August, the country hosts popular events like Fierljeppen and Alkmaar Cheese Market.
With the fall of snow comes the excitement of traditional Christmas celebrations. Here, they celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus, or Sinterklaas, on the 6th of December. Christmas markets pop up all over the country, and will draw you into the festive spirit.
British nationals do not need a visa to visit the Netherlands. As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.
Take a break from your adventure to enjoy some fine dining at your luxury hotel in the Netherlands. These high-end restaurants remain true to the country’s heritage and history by creating traditional dishes with a modern twist.
Indulge your sweet tooth with some Dutch pancakes or appeltaart. Foodies can choose to dine in Michelin-star restaurants, or traditional bistros, where rustic specialty soups like erwtensoep are offered. Gourmet restaurants take pride in being at the cutting edge of Dutch cuisine, and you'll find local, fusion and international options available.