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Welcome to Netherlands

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

There's so much to discover in this beautiful country. Whether you are interested in the history, the subtle landscape or the eclectic cultural life of this fascinating place, you will uncover many secrets as you explore, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
The Netherlands has been at the centre of the artistic landscape for centuries, and has gifted us many iconic geniuses including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Mondrian and Vermeer. You could spend a lifetime admiring all the great art that the Netherlands has to offer, but if time is short, make the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and priority, and do make sure you book in advance as it is extremely popular all year round.
Think of the Netherlands and certain images spring directly to mind: clogs, windmills, tulips. All of these are undeniably part of the wonderful landscape, but the Netherlands are very much more than the sum of their most well-known cliques.
Universally welcoming and always larger than life, the Dutch people boast excellent qualities including solid common sense, thriftiness in all things, and a fantastically wry sense of humour.
To get the most out of your holiday in the Netherlands, simply watch the locals and imitate them. Head to one of countless lively street cafes and watch the world go by. Or hop on a bike (there are countless bike hire places in all the towns and cities) and explore the many thousands of miles of designated cycle route that twist and turn through the stunning landscape. This is a land of simple pleasures.
Amsterdam is surely the beating heart of the Netherlands, and - be warned - it is a fantastically 'moreish' destination! This compact city is absolutely packed with delights - from world-renowned museums and galleries to the wonderful canals and with history oozing from every pore, it is one of the most magical and romantic destinations in all Europe. Amsterdam has all the myriad of advantages normally associated with much larger cities - great nightlife, acclaimed cuisine, great transport infrastructure - but somehow managed to retain a sense of authenticity and peace that is palpable. It is almost impossible to evoke the charm of Amsterdam. It is a place that hits all the senses: with the heady scent of the flower-sellers wares, the constant perky cling of bike bells, the houseboats bob merrily in the canals and much of the architecture looks like a child's drawing - tilted wildly, with crazy angles. At night candles burn in every restaurant and bar, adding to the delightfully timeless feel of the city.
The Netherlands boasts many other destinations that are equally as beautiful and atmospheric as Amsterdam. Some small but perfectly formed highlights include Delft and Edam. Delft in particular is a delight - compact and with a fantastically laid back vibe. Walking the quirky, canal side streets is like stepping into one of the paintings by the town's most famous son, Johannes Vermeer. Edam is a scenic little place that positively reverberates with the sounds from its epic maritime past, and is well worth a visit.
Notable arger but no less charming towns are The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam. The Hague has a very regal air, with its huge mansions and impressive embassies and impeccably manicured green spaces and is area must visit destination for foodies. Utrecht is one of the Netherlands earliest cities, with a charming medieval centre that is criss-crossed with canals. The old town is particularly attractive, and the large student population ensures that this ancient place has a cool modern edge. Rotterdam simply pulsates with energy. It boasts a lively nightlife scene, and is populated with a wonderfully diverse, multi-ethnic population. Famous also for its excellent museums, this is a great place to mix cultural exploration with some memorable nights out. 

Climate

The weather in the Netherlands falls quite clearly into seasons. However, although the warmest weather does occur during the summer, it is a great year round destination, as the changing climate simply serves to highlight different features. During the spring the famous tulips burst forth in all their glory, in mid-winter the canals often freeze, providing the opportunity to ice skate. In the sky is often full of the amazing cloud formations that inspired many of the great artists who were inspired by this wonderful part of the world.

Getting Around

Montenegro have an amazing bus connection to all of the main points. 

You will be able to rent a car in while on your visit to Montenegro and is highly recommended to be able to get around easily.

Health

Montenegro and Britain have a reciprocal healthcare agreement for British nationals. 

This agreement entitles you to free emergency treatment if it is needed.

Language

Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, and English is widely understood and spoken in the major towns and cities.
You can rest assured that when you use JiveHippo.travel to book your The Netherlands holiday you will be embarking on a wonderful adventure. This is a very special country - once visited, never forgotten.

Money

The currency in the Netherlands is the euro.

Safety

Street crime does occur in Montenegro, especially in the larger towns. 

Pickpockets are in the main hotspots, on the beaches, in the airports and on the public transport. Be sure to safeguard all of your belongings.

Time

Montenegro is under the Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00).

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