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Holidays to Holland

Every year, the city of Keukenhof celebrates the season of spring with more than seven million flower bulbs in full bloom. It is a magnificent sight to be seen in the local park at Keukenhof and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Blooms throughout the year include lilies, carnations, orchids, roses, hyacinths, irises, daffodils and tulips as well as many other flowers. The sweet smell of the air is an overwhelming but welcome way to bring in spring and summer.

Rotterdam is another great city in Holland that should be visited while taking holidays to Holland. The Rotterdam Euromast is one of the city’s most obvious attractions. It has an express lift that races visitors to the top in a kind of space cabin. From the top, the cooling towers of Antwerp, Belgium or Madurodam in The Hague can be seen on a clear day.

The Hague is another great city that should be experienced during Holland holidays. It provides visitors with a unique chance to see some of the most famous art pieces, including the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. It is also a great place for shopping in style, strolling down the Denneweg, one of the oldest streets in the area.

Amsterdam is top of the list of places to visit during holidays to Holland. This capital city of the Netherlands is home to the fourth largest airport in Europe. Amsterdam is by far one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. It is a city that offers visitors a diverse holiday experience.

Some of the sights that should be enjoyed while visiting Amsterdam are the Concertgebouw, which is the most famous concert hall in The Netherlands; the Artis Zoo, built in 1838 and home to more than 6,000 animals, and the Muziektheater which is also known as the Stopera and features ballet and opera.

East of Dam Square tourists will find the Red Light District. This area is famous for its prostitutes that display themselves in lit windows; however, it is also an area of narrow streets and beautiful old houses.

The Hortus Bontanicus or Botanical Gardens date from 1682 and is the perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy a peaceful oasis from a long day of sightseeing. It is home to more than 6,000 plants and has a colourful display of tulips in the summer.

The Amsterdam canals should be enjoyed with an afternoon cruise, and the Jordaan, which is one of the oldest districts in the city, has many quaint pubs, cafes and shops. Dam Square is full of the city’s important buildings including the Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk.

Climate

Holland’s climate is usually a combination of mild weather and some rain, but it does remain quite pleasant all year round without extremes. Warm summer days will see an average of 17C to 22C or 63F to 72F. The summer evenings, however, are around 7C / 45F, so a warm sweater or light jacket is advisable. Crisp winter days tend to average 7C to –1C or 45F to 30F.

Currency

Holland uses the Euro as its local currency.

 

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