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Netherlands Travel Guide: Your Exploration of the Netherlands' Picturesque Charms

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Netherlands is home to different attractions spots, amusement parks, water parks, ski resorts, historical monuments, museums, zoos, and even miniature cities. With a plethora of windmills , canal landscapes, tulip fields, football stadiums and cycling routes, Netherlands is a lively country on the whole.

Netherlands has tourists from all parts of the world. The popular spots would be Canals of Amsterdam, the traditional dutch village of Zaanse Schans, Garden of Europe is famous for its rich flower varieties, Rijksmuseum has good load of museums and art-works, Hoge Veluwe National Park is for spotting wild animals and Efteling amusement park is known for its fun rides. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the beauty and significance of the Windmills of Kinderdijk during your trip to the Netherlands with our Netherlands tour packages.

Getting there

Flights operate from most Indian International airports to Amsterdam, which is the main International Airport in Netherlands. Popular operators in this route are Jet Airways, Air France, Etihad & Emirates.

Best rates for this route is usually available when you book 6-7 months prior.

Delhi9h, 1 stopRs. 29645
Chennai14h, 1 stopRs. 29685
Kochi14h, 1 stopRs. 38112
Mumbai14h, 1 stopRs. 29286
Bangalore13h, 1 stopRs. 24323
Kolkata14h, 1 stopRs. 38459
Hyderabad14h, 1 stopRs. 37842

Best time to go

The country of Netherlands can be visited throughout the year, however the best time to go would be in the months of July and August, where the temperature would be apt to chill at cafes, beaches and side-walks by the parks. The country gets dry in the months of Feb-March and winters witness temperatures close to 3°C . End of April would be apt for swimming activities.

Visa requirements in netherlands

You might need a visa before you come to Europe on holiday, depending on where you're from and how long you're staying. A general visitor visa (tourist visa) will normally allow you to stay in Europe for 3 months. You can apply for up to 9 months in an 18 month period, but more than 3 months will only be granted in special cases.

  • Cost of visa: 7500 INR
  • Processing time: Min 15 days working days
  • Documents to carry
    • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months.
    • Flight Vouchers
    • Hotel Vouchers

Public Transport in netherlands

The Netherlands public transport is very easy and convenient. Opera GVB is the prime transport network which connects the city's neighborhoods by tram, train, metro, bus and ferry.

Taxi & Airport transfer in netherlands

The airport taxi services exercised in Netherlands are one of the most convenient modes of transportation if you want to get into city's center. The airport taxis avail services to most of the major towns in the Netherlands. A taxi from Amsterdam airport starts with a fixed price of 39 Euros, starting from the airport to Amsterdam's city center. If you are looking for online reservation option, it can cost around 49 euros.

Transport & city passes in netherlands

You can make use of the public transport chip card called the OV-chipkaart, if you want to travel on trams, buses, metros and trains. . You can also get hold of non-personalized card which can be reused. Using credit cards you can also recharge this card.

Driving & Car rental in netherlands

Renting a car would be relatively expensive than making use of public transport. However you can drive from Amsterdam to Amstel Business Park or visit neighboring countries at your own leisure. Make sure to abide by the road rules and other safety measures applicable to Amsterdam. Alternatively, you can hire a driver while renting the car.

Culture & Etiquette in netherlands

The Dutch people are entrepreneurial, modern and self-reliant. They normally welcome the guests with a handshake and introduce themselves with their last names. Shouting from a distance to greet a person is considered to be impolite,. The Dutch people are also known for respecting people privacy.

Major events & Public holidays in netherlands

You can find the cultural events or festivals taking place on almost every weekend in Netherlands. Having traditions which dates back to ancient times, every bit of cultural history associated with the festivals is preserved till date. Koningsdag (Kingsday) is a famous Spring season festival which will be celebrated nation wide. International Documentary Film Festival and Museum Night festivals are a must visit if you are travelling in the month of November. The winter festivals like Amsterdam Light Festival and Sinterklaas are also pretty famous here.

Road rules and driving license in netherlands

Netherlands follows right-hand side driving. Short-term visitors (up to 90 days) from other countries, including the USA, Australia and Canada, may drive in Netherlands with their national licence, but in theory they must also have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or "notarized" (officially certified) translation of their drivers license before coming.

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