You should come to Holland. This is why...

The Netherlands is one of the most charming and beautiful countries in Europe (particularly within Holland, the region containing Amsterdam and several other major cities). Known for its incredible architecture and its flat landscape dotted with canals, windmills and tulip fields, the Netherlands is a place that has become synonymous with the combination of innovation and tradition. This is a country where historic buildings stand side-by-side with cutting edge technology and architecture, and has a well-deserved reputation as a romantically beautiful country with a rich culture and fascinating history.

The lovely Amsterdam Unesco heritage canals.

The lovely Amsterdam Unesco heritage canals.

Why you should visit Amsterdam

The Dutch capital, Amsterdam, is one of the major European capitals and has a world-renowned reputation for its beautiful cityscape, laidback atmosphere and socially liberal values. Although many people think of the city’s wilder side when they first think of Amsterdam (the city’s liberal attitudes towards soft drugs and prostitution, for example), there is so much more to this fascinating city. Amsterdam, as a major trading hub and home to the world’s first stock exchange, has had an incredible impact on global history. The city’s contributions to the arts are equally impressive, through world-famous painters like Van Gogh and Rembrandt, writers such as Anne Frank and a hugely diverse array of musicians of all genres.

Amsterdam has shown itself to be one of the most important cities in the world, throughout history, and if you do visit Holland, the Dutch capital is a city that everyone should visit.

Rotterdam with it’s skyline, called the Manhattan of the Netherlands

Rotterdam with it’s skyline, called the Manhattan of the Netherlands

Things to do in Amsterdam

Although the city has a fascinating past it is also a modern cultural capital – there are a huge number of things to do in Amsterdam in summer or any other season! If you visit Amsterdam, there is always bound to be something going on, with a wide range of annual events and festivals. This is a city that never sleeps, and the nightlife is some of the best in the world. From cosy cafes and bars, to iconic nightclubs hosting world-famous DJs and performers week-in, week-out, when the sun goes down in Amsterdam, the party is always starting!

The Xtracold Icebar, a very cool exzperience!

The Xtracold Icebar, a very cool exzperience!

Things to do in Holland in summer

Although Amsterdam is an incredible city, there is much more to the country – even just in the surrounding region of Holland. Things to do in Holland in summer include visiting the stunning Dutch countryside and visiting the region’s other smaller villages and towns. With a quieter pace of life and a relaxed atmosphere amongst picture-perfect rural surroundings, places like Volendam, Marken and Zaanse Schans are well worth checking out if you plan to visit Holland. The best tours in Amsterdam offer the opportunity to visit Holland as well, so you get a complete Dutch experience and don’t miss out on the country’s hidden gems!

Chilling in the Vondel park is one of the most relaxing things to do in Amsterdam in the summer.

Chilling in the Vondel park is one of the most relaxing things to do in Amsterdam in the summer.

Visit Amsterdam! We’ll be waiting to welcome you...

The Netherlands has a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, welcoming country and is the perfect place to explore. Tours in Amsterdam are a fantastic way to get a real feel for a European capital and provide the perfect opportunity to experience a different culture and unique way of life. We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful country and we know you’ll love every minute!

Wouter de Vries