Luxury Netherlands Holidays 2020/2021
Small and charming, The Netherlands is characterised by its elaborate canal system, blooming tulip fields, windmill-dotted landscapes and miles of cycling routes. Its capital, Amsterdam, is a stylish yet bohemian city whose 17th century Golden Age has left a fascinating legacy of artistic heritage, the gabled townhouses that were once home to wealthy merchants lining beautifully maintained canals.
There really are only a few cities that can lay claim to as many remarkable museums as Amsterdam; its Museum District houses works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk, making it a must-visit destination for art and architecture aficionados. The city is also famously home to Anne Frank’s House, a fascinating museum dedicated to the poignant story of the Jewish wartime diarist. You could easily spend days exploring the 40-something museums in the city yet many of Amsterdam’s sights and delights are to be found by simply walking or cycling the pretty cobbled streets. Cycling is a quintessentially Dutch mode of transport and is made easy by the flat landscapes, dedicated cycle lanes and priority on the roads, virtually everyone cycles here and it’s not only a practical but also a fun way to explore! The Amsterdam Canal District is a UNESCO World Heritage site with 165 canals encircling the city, criss-crossed by more bridges than Venice. The attractive flower-lined waterways are symbolic of the city’s grandiose past and a trip by canal boat provides a peaceful way to see the city from a different viewpoint. The connecting canals and cobbled streets with independent cafes, galleries and shops are a wonderful way to pass an afternoon, locals flock to the Nine Streets district for its laid-back vibe and alfresco dining choices. Head to Amsterdam between late March and mid-May for the spectacular bloom of tulips, when the surrounding countryside comes alive with colour and a host of festivals and parades take place in and around the city.
Top Hotels in Netherlands
Our specialists have travelled every inch of Netherlands and stayed in countless hotels so that we can recommend only the very best ones to match your preferences. Whether you want to stay at the hottest property in the area or are looking for somewhere with rustic charm, our handpicked selection of hotels has every angle covered.