Travel Tips to European Countries Holland
About the Country
Summer is cold here but winters are difficult to snow. Rain can be expected in any month of the year. Dutch is the official language here. English, French and German are the other languages spoken, of which English is widely spoken. Emergency call 112.
Handshake is a common type of speech. Although the tip is not mandatory, but it is better to pay the numbers in restaurants and taxis. A humble gift should be brought to the host’s home when invited to eat. Unofficial clothing is worn every day, but the public is expected to formally appear in social functions and smart restaurants.
Pottery of Delft, Makkum and Workum is a must buy. Silver from Schoonhoven, crystals from Leerdam and diamonds from Amsterdam suggested too.
Apenheul Primate Park is a place to visit and is home to more than thirty species of mammals. It remains closed during the winter season. De Hoge Veluwe is the oldest and largest park in the Netherlands. Bicycles can be used to explore the 5,500 hectares of the park. Paleis Het Loo is a gorgeous mansion surrounded by gardens that remains open all year except for public holidays.
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The national airline operating in the Netherlands is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It connects to almost all major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. Amsterdam Airport is a hub for many international and domestic flights. It is located 15 km from the city and takes 20 minutes by train. KLM Airlines offers a bus service every 15-30 minutes which takes passengers to some of the popular hotels in the city. Public buses can also be used to reach the destination. Trains connect to Amsterdam Central Station and Zuid station. Taxis take tourists almost anywhere. The airport features duty free shops, banks, showers, business center, kids rooms and car rentals.
Rotterdam Airport and Eindhoven Airport are within 8 km from the city. Trains and buses run every 15 minutes to take passengers to their hotels. Facilities like duty free shops, restaurants, car rentals and internet can be availed at these airports. No departure tax is imposed on passengers at any of these airports.
The main seaports are Hook of Holland, Vlissingen and Rotteradm. Stena Line, P&O ferries and DFDS provide ferry service to reach the Netherlands.
If you travel by rail, Eurostar provides the best service and connects to all major cities in Europe. It provides high quality services. Good offers are made on a regular basis and their use must be monitored from time to time. Unused tickets are easily refunded. The Inter-Rail pass can be purchased to take advantage of unlimited second-class travel by train in 29 European countries.
A first-class road network connects the Netherlands with most cities in Europe. They are well maintained and signs are placed everywhere for safe driving. 120 km / h is the top speed while driving on highways. There are several auto dealerships available if you choose to rent a car. Some of them are Avis, Europcar, and Budget.
Cycling is also a major mode of transportation in the Netherlands and is an integral part of everyday life. Tourists can rent courses from the airport or other service providers with some money deposits.