The Netherlands’ name literally means “Low Country”, inspired by its low and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made. Once a great naval power, this small nation boasts a wealth of cultural heritage and is famous for its painters, windmills and clogs. A modern European country today, it preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands are referred to as “Dutch”.
The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. With more bikes than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do!
Walking distance from most major landmarks of the city.
Direct flights to Amsterdam from major European cities.
Direct train to Amsterdam from Brussels and Paris.
4 – 5 nights
Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Munich
Best time to visit
From April – September the climate is warmer with temperatures ranging from 18°c – 25°c. The winter months get to an average low of 1°c and an average high of 5.5°c. Recommended time to travel is April – September.