Drive through flower-strewn lowlands and pass picturesque canals to funky capital Amsterdam with its exciting blend of culture, history and late-night partying. Or mingle in the hip bars and contemporary design shops of buzzing second city Rotterdam and you'll soon admire how Netherlands combines the best of the old and the new.
Flights and holidays to Netherlands
Our recommended holidays in Netherlands
Join the Dutch and travel along the Netherlands' canals or see the sights by bike. If you're a nature lover you'll adore the classic landscapes and formal gardens of North Holland or the trails and beaches on Texel Island. Watch windmill sails turning hypnotically around in South Holland. To see the Netherlands at its most vibrant and fun-loving, head for the bright lights of capital with flights to Amsterdam.
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Hotels in Rotterdam
Rotterdam hotels tend towards the modern. The bright, elegant Manhattan Hotel stands near the Central Station and has views across the city centre out towards the port from its upper floors, while the nearby Hilton Rotterdam has sleekly designed rooms that have been recently renovated. For waterside views, the neat, simple rooms at the three-star Maritime Hotel overlook the river Maas to the Erasmus Bridge at a relatively low price.
Adventures in Amsterdam
Slip down the canals by boat, join the peloton of cyclists or jolt along merrily in a tram. One of the most charming qualities of Amsterdam is that your journeys through it can be as eye-opening as where you end up. Enjoy a historical city in motion with no shortage of highbrow and lowbrow distractions.
City breaks in Netherlands
Visit The Hague for stunning modern architecture. Choose the port city of Rotterdam for its thriving design scene. Follow Utrecht's canals and climb to the top of The Dom Towers for panoramic city views. Or visit peaceful Haarlem to visit the Teylers Museum. See Old Masters in the Museum Quarter of Amsterdam or people-watch from one of the cafes that ring Leidseplein square.
Fly-drive holidays in Netherlands
The road between Haarlem and Leiden is known as the flower bulb route, and in spring its fields are filled with brightly coloured petals. In South Holland you'll find windmills and historic wooden houses, especially around Zaanse Schans. Journey up the North Sea Coast to the deserted beaches and miles of walking trails of the quiet Wadden Islands.
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