Art lovers are spoilt for choice with museums celebrating Van Gogh, Rembrandt and other majestic painters. The Hague, the old university town of Leiden and historic Amsterdam are just a few of Holland’s fascinating cities. Amongst tourist magnets that will attract you are the tulip fields, Anne Frank’s House and the world centre for diamonds. In contrast, our parc at Hilvarenbeek offers access to not only the fabulous Beekse Bergen safari park, but also to Belgium, with both Antwerp and Brussels an easy drive away.
With plentiful ferries to Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and the Hook, the highs of visiting Holland have never been so accessible. It’s little wonder so many Eurocampers choose Holland. Our parcs here are superbly equipped, within easy reach of a myriad of cities, from Amsterdam to Brussels (that’ll be from A to B then), and on the doorstep of the lovely Dutch countryside.
If your image of Holland is windmills, tulips and clogs, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise (unless you like clogs). Though famously flat, it has depth and character through a varied landscape, and some of the world’s best loved artists. The Dutch passion for cycling and canals might sound dangerous, but there’s dedicated cycle paths to circumvent the water, as well as through the expansive, open grasslands and heathlands.
A three meal a day kind of country, the Dutch approach to food embraces cuisine from around the world. But if you’re in the mood for a local speciality, sweet pancakes called Poffertjes are served with plenty of butter and sugar. The Dutch have their own gin called Jenever, with a wonderful taste of juniper berries. And don’t forget to say cheese.
One of Europe’s most cultured, but fun cities, Amsterdam is endlessly beautiful with its 17th century canals and cobbled streets. The host of must-sees include the Anne Frank House and the wonderful Stedelijk Museum.
A massive leisure park covering more than 400 hectares, Beekse Bergen is a theme park, safari park and zoo all rolled into one. With more than 1,000 wild animals, pedalos and mini golf, it’s big on family fun.
Delft offers a succession of charming canals edged with cafés, cobblestones and historic grandeur. The market square is the largest in the Netherlands. Pretty stone bridges straddle tree lined canals and gothic style houses rub shoulders with flower-clad convents, ancient monasteries and ornate church spires.
Some of Holland’s best bulb fields lie along the North Sea coast, between Leiden and Den Helder. There’s a riot (of colour) going on from the end of March until the middle of May.
The Hague’s buzzing energy belies its setting of medieval cobbled streets, handsome 18th century mansions, paved courtyards, opulent palaces and a time consuming collection of clock towers.