Beautiful countryside dotted with picturesque villages, traditional windmills surrounded by colourful tulip fields and compact cities with centuries of mesmerising history. Cycle or cruise around the pretty canals, leafy parks and elegant architecture of beautiful Amsterdam, the vibrant Dutch capital. Discover incredible art at the Van Gogh Museum, uncover captivating history at the Ann Frank House and enjoy a stack of pancakes at a cute café in between. Fantastic architecture can also be found in the port city of Rotterdam, such as the Euromast Tower and the Markthal, as well as a variety of maritime attractions including the SS Rotterdam and the quaint harbour of Delfshaven. The Hague, which lines the coast between these two cities, is the political heart of the Netherlands and features a fascinating mix of royal palaces and seaside resorts.

Top Recommendations

  • Wander the many canals of Amsterdam
  • Travel back in time with a visit to Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the Windmills or Kinderdijk
  • Be deeply moved by a visit to the Ann Frank Museum
  • Visit one of the prettiest spots in the Netherland – Marken

When to Visit

With 4 distinct seasons – the best time to visit is during the spring and summer months. Spring runs from March to May, Summer from June to August, Autumn from September to November and Winter from December to February. However, even during the warmer months, the weather can still be unpredictable with 4 seasons possible in one day. If you wish to sample the most famous of Dutch national holidays, plan your trip around Koningsdag (Kings Day) which occurs on the 27th of April every year. The whole nation is a wash with the colour orange and jubilant celebrations fill the streets.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Amsterdam.