The Netherlands, meaning the “Low countries” (or also sometimes informally called Holland), is a country located in northwestern Europe. It shares a border with Belgium and Germany and its large coastal area borders the North Sea.

The country is well-known for its windmills, tulip fields, canals and clogs. It is also the home of many different kinds of cheeses, the most popular ones being Gouda and Edam. Cycling is so popular that it is considered a symbol of Dutch culture. And finally, the Netherlands has had some of the most famous painters such as Rembrandt and VanGogh for instance. Just to name a few things the Netherlands are famous for!

We have both been to the Netherlands numerous times over the years. Our most recent trips brought us to Maastricht and Amsterdam as well as Domburg for a week-long beach vacation in Zeeland.

The Netherlands FAQs

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The Netherlands can be visited all year around, however the best time to visit is generally from spring until early fall. In spring, more precisely from the end of March until the beginning of May, is the famous tulip season in the Netherlands! And the summer months are best for beach weather!

The Netherlands are part of the European Union, which is why the currency used is the Euro (€).

Since the Netherlands are part of Continental Europe, they have the same power plugs as most of these countries i.e. the Type F power plug. The voltage is typically 230 V.

The official language spoken is Dutch. However, we have never had a problem getting around with English.

What to see and do while in The Netherlands!


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