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Camping Holidays in Holland

Flat and not the place you’d necessarily think of for a beach holiday, Holland is nevertheless popular with couples and families alike. Campsites in Holland are superbly equipped but perhaps most importantly they put you right at the heart of all sorts of fascinating towns and cities and are just a few steps away from the lovely Dutch countryside. Holland is famous for its canals, in particular in Amsterdam with its 100km of canals. They make a great way of getting to know what life in Amsterdam is really like.

Don’t expect the rolling green hills of northern France, Holland is famously flat with much of its landscape having been reclaimed from the sea. Pretty little communities, often with famous windmills, shelter behind dikes which are there to provide protection against possible flood damage. Because the land is flat bicycles are a great way to travel when you are on holiday. In fact the Dutch people and bicycles seem to go everywhere together, hand in hand. You’ll find many cycle paths alongside the canals and crossing the open heath land and countryside further inland.

Holland is a very cosmopolitan country and you will see signs of how well they take on other nations cultures and this is particularly true of food. Indonesian food is very popular but the real local speciality is Poffertjes which are small fluffy pancakes that are especially nice served with plenty of butter and sugar.

Dutch culture is very hard to describe briefly. The best thing to say is get involved and experience it. Take a canal tour through Amsterdam, visit the cheese market in Gouda, relive Dutch history at Zaanse Schans, or eat a fresh or pickled herring in Volendam. Other places to see include a cheese-making dairy, an old bakery, a grocer’s shop, a clog-maker’s workshop, a pewterer’s workshop and the Zaans Uurwerken Museum (Clock Museum), with a collection of old Dutch clocks.

Holiday Parks in Holland

Parks in Holland are all closely located for beaches and for the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague. Accommodation and facilities are of very high standard and you’ll be made to feel very welcome. You can find out more about what to expect by reading the Holland campsite reviews below:

Beekse Bergen

Konigshof

Duinrell

Independant campsites in Holland

Things to do in Holland

Diamond Tours

Amsterdam is one of the worlds largest diamond trading centres. You can visit The Diamond Museum in Amsterdam which takes you on a journey that began 3 billion years ago, 200 kilometres under the surface of the earth, and which ends in the ring on your finger or in the pendant around your neck. A fascinating story that should not be missed.

Van Gough Museum

Art lovers will almost want to visit the Van Gogh Museum to see his famous paintings and learn about his troubled life. A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum houses the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist’s developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th century art history. Look out for the famous Vase with 12 Sunflowers paintings.

Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a delightful village on the banks of the river Zaan with characteristic green wooden houses, charming stylized gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen’s workshops, historic windmills and engaging little shops. This enchanting village has been lovingly established by relocating local houses, windmills, storehouses and barns to form a remarkable replica of a typical Zaanse village of the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

Getting to Holland

Because of it’s location at the centre of the low countries Holland is very easy to get to. Eurostar trains from London St Pancras or flying from all of the London airports mean you have plenty of choice. Your flights can be with scheduled flag carriers or with no frills airlines who also operate routes from numerous regional airports as well.

With easy ferry access to Ostende, Zeebrugge and the Hook of Holland from Harwich it’s very easy to plan a driving holiday from the United Kingdom.

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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