The Netherlands

Though most people associate The Netherlands with sprawling tulip fields and detailed wooden clogs, nowadays this humble country is a hybrid of traditional pastimes and modern advancements. Whether it’s the fusion of classic architecture and the contemporary café scene or seeing unique Dutch traditions on cobblestoned streets, this country truly has something for everyone.

If you’re passionate about art, then The Netherlands is the place to visit. Masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh and Piet Mondrian were born in this wonderful country, making The Netherlands the perfect place for an art-inspired tour. 

The Netherlands also prides itself on its environmentally friendly initiatives and is a country well aware of the need to protect its beautiful natural environment, reflected through the many green initiatives across the nation. 

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André Rieu, Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards

11 Superb Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Frankfurt
  • Countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany

Experience the spectacular concert experience of world-famous violinist André Rieu, in his home town.

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Belgium & Holland, Cobblestones & Windmills

11 Delightful Days
  • Start: Brussels
  • Ends: Amsterdam
  • Countries: Belgium, The Netherlands

Relax on a boat ride through Ghent’s delightful canals & sample chocolate in the beautiful Galeries Royales.

Touring The Netherlands by Coach

Getting to see the best that The Netherlands has to offer can be done easily via the coach. As you pass through the various regions, you can see first-hand the magical transitions from cobblestoned streets to jaw-dropping natural landscapes.

With Albatross Tours, our Tour Managers allow you to fully immerse yourself in The Netherlands’ scenic surroundings. We ensure that you have ample time to explore what you want, when you want, as well as stopping at some of The Netherlands’ must-see sights. 

The best part is that, when you travel with Albatross Tours, you’ll be in a small group of like-minded travellers. This means that you won’t feel overwhelmed or overcrowded while travelling, and that you get to make life-long friendships!

Tour The Netherlands with Albatross Tours

Taking a tour with Albatross Tours is the perfect way to experience all the loveliness, fun and beauty of Holland in The Netherlands. Our expert guides make sure that each day, each experience, and each journey is carefully designed for you, to ensure you’ll be seeing the best Holland and The Netherlands has to offer.

When to Visit The Netherlands

Though The Netherlands is a great time to visit year-round, visiting in June or between September and November ensures pleasant temperatures during the day and a plethora of activities you can do. In addition, these months tend to be off-season so you can make the most of the quieter streets.

Though if you want to see sprawling fields of different coloured tulips, then April is the month you should be booking your trip. If you want to experience the winter wonderland magic, then December through to March is the time you would want to travel.

Dutch Culture

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Language – Dutch is the main language of The Netherlands, though most locals are also comfortable speaking English or other languages they might’ve picked up throughout their lifetime. When strolling the charming cobblestoned streets, you might overhear a Dutch speaking a bit of German and French too.
  • Money – Euro (€) is the currency of The Netherlands, so it’s wise to have some on hand – either in cash or on a card. Coins come in 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2 values, while cash comes in €5, €10, €50, €100, €200 and €500 banknotes. Though if you would prefer to exchange your money in The Netherlands, there are banks and ATMs available for you to use.
  • Time zone and daylight – The Netherlands is in Central European Time (GMT +1) or Central European Summer Time (GMT +2) when summer is underway. This puts The Netherlands 10 hours behind Sydney, nine hours ahead of Los Angeles and one hour in front of London. Daylight in The Netherlands can change drastically depending on the season you’re travelling in. In the peak of summer, daylight can be as long as 16 hours, but when in the depths of winter you can see as little as seven hours of daylight instead.
  • Electricity – The Netherlands uses a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. They have Type C and F sockets, meaning you can use either type of plug or even a Type E plug while travelling.