Holland Travel Information
Cheese, canals, cycling, and clogs in one of the world's flattest countries, home to a thriving cultural landscape with a generous helping of windmills.

For a city getaway, start with hedonistic Amsterdam where visitors can wander through narrow cobbled streets, or venture into the Red Light district. Rotterdam has a booming night-life and arts scene, or alternatively, get out of the city and explore an array of national parks, the tulip fields, lakes, and coastlines. Cool summers and mild winters are typical in the Netherlands, and unfortunately for UK visitors, the wind and rainfall cannot be avoided.
August is one of the best times to visit, with a range of festivals and cultural events taking place throughout the month including an open air film festival, gay pride, and music events.


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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is Holland's main carrier and Amsterdam airport is one of the busiest airports in the world.

Leading airlines such as KLM, British Airways, bmi British Midland + more offer travel in comfort and style. You will enjoy the best service and can expect, within reason, a punctual flight.

Popular Destinations in Holland
Please find below detailed information on some of the most popular destinations in The Netherlands. Click on the destination!

Holland Travel and Flight Information

General Information

Capital City: Amsterdam

Major Cities: The Hague, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht.

Population: 16.67 million

Area: 16,033 miles | 41,526 kilometres

Languages: Dutch

Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz

Tipping: A 15% service charge is normally added to the bill, therefore tips are not necessary, however it is customary to leave small change

Hints: Many executives speak English as their second language. On social occasions be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 16 years (fermented alcohol), 18 years (distilled alcohol)

Clothing: Light or mediumweights for summer and medium or heavyweights for winter with rainwear required all year round.

Coastal areas have the mildest climate and lowest rainfall although there is little difference throughout the country as a whole. Weather can be changeable at any time not only from day to day but year to year. Winters can be cold to mild and summers fine to hot. Rainfall is well apportioned throughout the year but there are usually fewer rain days in summer. Gales are quite common in autumn and winter

What to Wear
Light or mediumweights for summer and medium or heavyweights for winter with rainwear required all year round.

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