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Netherlands (Holland)

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Netherlands (Holland): Climate & Weather


The climate is temperate and maritime which result in warm summers, quite rainy, and winters more cool than cold. Spring and autumn can experience heavy rainfall and grey skies are common. Changes in the weather can be quick, facilitated by the flatness of the land.

The best time to visit the country is in May, probably the driest month, and when the flowers take over the landscape. Autumn is also very pleasant, especially for visiting Amsterdam and strolling along the canals. Avoid the winter if you do not like strong winds, fog and clouds that darken the landscape.

 

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condictions actuelles : Partly Cloudy
PARTLY CLOUDY

14°C - 57°F

Amsterdam, updated 01:25 GMT
(Local time 02:25)

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What to do in Netherlands (Holland)


The flat country, in addition to its lack of geographical relief, has the peculiarity of being close to the sea, which it has encroached upon for building.

Amsterdam, the capital, instils a desire for romantic walks along its canals, nights with a beer in its many pubs, exploration of the Royal Palace and the Historical Museum as well as its famous Red district.

Maastricht, whose name has become known worldwide thanks to the famous treaty, is the oldest city in the country, still surrounded by the centuries-old fortifications. Charming narrow streets border the Meuse.

In the north, the Wadden islands welcome all kinds of birds and are appreciated for their unspoilt nature, their beaches and picturesque villages, the locally preferred holiday resorts for a peaceful break.

Hoge Veluwe is a huge National Park: It has over five thousand acres and is also home to the Kröller-Müller Museum which boasts a great quantity of paintings by Van Gogh, but also works by other artists like Picasso and Fernand Léger as well as sculptures by Rodin and Giacometti. Forests and heaths dotted with shifting sands are home to wild red deer, mountain sheep and wild boars.
 

Netherlands (Holland) : The basics


Amsterdam has an international airport but you can also get there by train from Paris or Brussels. Long distance buses are available from major European cities and the road network is very effective whether you go by motorcycle or by car.

An identity card is sufficient for European citizens.

The currency in circulation is the Euro.

The budget required is roughly the same as in France, more precisely in Paris: It will be difficult to find a reasonable double room for less than €80 and an average meal will cost around twenty Euros. Breakfast and dinner are traditionally the heartiest meals, allowing you to snack at lunchtime in cafés for a more modest sum.

To travel within the country trains or buses are available, although they are quite expensive. The most practical means of transportation remains the bicycle: There are a lot of bicycle lanes, ubiquitous road signs for cyclists, all combine to make you choose the bicycle in preference to all other means of transportation. In addition, it is good for your health and also for that of the planet!








       

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