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THE NETHERLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE

The Brouwersgracht canal in Amsterdam


Although officially called Kingdom of the Netherlands, most folks simply refer to this country as Holland. North Holland and South Holland are actually provinces within the country, and The Netherlands' Antilles and Aruba in the Caribbean are also Dutch territories. Here, in this populous land, you can eat delectable cheeses and delicious sweets, like stroop waffles and Oliebollen, take in the quaint charm of tulips surrounding windmills, add to your collection of delftware, and view the diamonds of Antwerp's world-renowned diamond industry. And while Dutch is the national language, English-speaking travelers will have no difficulty getting around.


TRAVEL BLOG

Bridges and canals are a common sight in Leiden

LITTLE AMSTERDAM
Leiden, the Netherlands
Discover the town of Leiden, which many refer to as "Little Amsterdam." It's the birthplace of the esteemed painter Rembrandt, and tourists are drawn to the city's historic sites and numerous cultural attractions.

Take a tour of Leiden


WHERE TO STAY

A business suite at the Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam Hotel in the Netherlands

BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in the Netherlands
Planning a trip to the Netherlands? Amsterdam is only one of the Netherlands' hotspots that boasts a wide selection of great accommodations. So, regardless of which corner of the Netherlands lures you, you should be able to find your ideal hotel with these ratings, reviews and photos.

Peruse the selection of accommodations


AMSTERDAM

A Canal House Suite at Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam in the Netherlands

A LESSON IN LUXURY
Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam
Every guest will feel pampered with this landmark hotel's "Legendary Services," which encompass everything from butlers and carriage tours to royal breakfasts and grand boat excursions.

Indulge in old-school luxury



Enjoy a soothing massage at Nagomi Spa & Health in Hotel Okura Amsterdam

A TASTE OF JAPAN
Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Towering 23 stories above the winding canals of Amsterdam and just south of the city's heart, this sleek hotel offers a Zen-like atmosphere of refinement and harmony and a progressive jet lag program.

Get more insight on Hotel Okura Amsterdam



The dining area of Restaurant Vinkeles at The Dylan Amsterdam

DUTCH DINING
Amsterdam Restaurant Search
Find the best dining options in Amsterdam with GAYOT's Restaurant Search. Pictured above: Vinkeles, a luxurious eatery in The Dylan Amsterdam hotel featuring French-inspired cuisine.

Get a taste of Amsterdam


Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam



Visit Amsterdam's Centraal Station in the Netherlands

72-HOUR VACATION
Three Days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of contrasts. It’s where Europe comes to party, but at the same time it’s suited for quiet, contemplative walks along meandering waterways.

See what GAYOT has planned for you



The Expatcenter Amsterdam is where international companies do business

EXECUTIVE TRAVEL
Business Travel Guide: Amsterdam
Embrace the traditional Dutch live-and-let-live attitude, but plan ahead and find all you need to know for your stay, including top business hotels, restaurants for impressing clients and after-hours pursuits with fellow execs.

Let GAYOT help you get down to business



Keukenhof Park in Amsterdam opens every spring for visitors to view the colorful flower displays

ALL ABLOOM
Keukenhof Park

Each year on the first day of spring, millions of narcissi, tulips, hyacinths and other bulb flowers bloom throughout the 600-acre Keukenhof Park near Amsterdam. The famous flower display is the site for the largest annual flower parade from Noordwijk to Haarlem.

See what's blossoming at Keukenhof Park



The Jacob van Campen Suite at The Dylan Amsterdam

TOP HONEYMOON HOTELS
The Dylan
If you want to honeymoon in an elegant setting, here you can sleep in pristine white sheets with a single flower at the foot of your bed and a slanting roof overhead. Or if you prefer something less demure, book the peppermint candy-striped Klassbols Room.

Plan your romantic getaway


MAASTRICHT


Revel in the historic beauty of Château St. Gerlach

FULFILL YOUR ROYAL FANTASIES
Château St. Gerlach
Castles: Consider them the original luxury hotels. Built as private residences, they were also often designed with accommodating guests in mind. This 15th-century castle was rescued from ruins and makes you feel like royalty during your stay.

Feel like you're living in a fairy tale


EVENTS


The first Pinkpop took place in May of 1970

ROCKIN' OUT
Pinkpop
Reputedly the world’s oldest rock festival, Pinkpop attracts over 60,000 folks each year and has drawn the likes of Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello and Bjork to perform at this three-day jam fest.

Don't forget your dancing shoes


Visit the Holland official website

 
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