Holland - Air, greenery and something more
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Amsterdam – Beauty and culture
Here you will not just find a difference with other cities in Holland, but also with other cities around the world. Before you visit the city you will think it`s a Metropolis, but and in fact, the moment you face it you will see that it`s looks like a pretty village hiding amazing miracles.
Gouda-Nature and food
The city, the embodiment of Dutch nature and architecture consist of ancient buildings and long canals. Sights, are: you can enjoy the beautiful glass windows of Gothic church Saint Žanskerk, the Town Hall dating back to 15th century, the canals, the lakes and the many flowers.
Rotterdam – A modern Center
At the beginning its existence starts as a fishing village. It is today the most modern city in Holland. Rotterdam impresses with the carnivals and festivals attracting millions of tourists, and with the most famous museum for art lovers Boižmans van Bojningen, which presents also masterpieces of emblematic artists.
The Hague – Home of the royal family
The Hague, Netherlands
Undeniably one of the most notable cities in Holland. Not accidently the Royal family lives there for as long as 400 years. It has the mixture of modern style, history and aristocracy. Here you can explore the royal Palaces, the International court, the Madurodam Park and many other interesting sights.
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Holland is located in western Europe with a population of around 17 million people. The territory also includes the three islands of Aruba, Curacao and Saba located in the Caribbean Sea. Its European part borders on the east are with Germany, to the south with Belgium and to the north it is surrounded by the North Sea.
Holland has got the fastest, the most modern and secure public transport in Europe. Always with the best innovations in transport services, the State offers fast trains, buses and metro for most of the larger cities. When traveling with urban transport you will need a map of OV Chipkaart.
Dutch is the official language. In essence, it has a west German roots. The Dutch is spoken by about 23 million people around the world. In big cities, a large number of the people speak excellent English language, unlike other European countries.
The official currency in the Netherlands is the Euro, as in many other European countries. The former currency was the Dutch guilder, which was used for about 322 years until 2002, when it gave way to the Euro.
The visa is determined according to nationality. Citizens from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and some other countries may remain up to 90 days without a visa. Of course, citizens from EU countries, are also exempt from any visa regime.
The contacts in Holland are type C and F. Voltage is 230 V. People from Europe, Australia and most Asian and African countries can use their electrical appliances without worrying.
The Dutch state has a very stable health system and does not require mandatory vaccines during your stay. If you wish you can make your routine vaccination after consulting your GP.
In the Netherlands the only emergency number is 112. Operators speak Dutch and English.
When to visit
Best time to visit the destination
The Netherlands enjoys a quite mild climate, with relatively pleasant, for walking during the summers and moderately cold winters. If you want to enjoy the beautiful greenery, home to the thousands of beautiful flowers, definitely you have to visit from mid-March to mid-May. Then you can ride a bike without having to fight the high temperature amplitudes.
What to do?
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Ride a bike in Holland
The Netherlands is a wonderful country for cycling. It is famous for the availability of more bicycles than the number of people. For comparison-in the capital live about 800 thousand people and the number of the bikes equals almost 900 thousand.
Enjoy a peaceful evening in Holland's typical pubs. There you will feel the spirit of the authentic night life of the Capital. Their name is a result of the color of the walls that has been obtained from the previous smoking in the pubs. The newest cafes even repaint the walls in a characteristic brown color to acquire the authenticity of the old pubs. Locals visit these places after work to talk to friends, because here you feel at home.
Let's visit rejksmuzeum
It is imperative that you visit the largest museum in Amsterdam to enjoy the works of the great Rembrandt van Raine. The building was built at the end of the 19th century in neogothic style. The resembling a Palace museum has an impressive 150 rooms . In one of them one can see the work of Rembrandt called "Night Watch." In the rooms are displayed and paintings by Johannes Vermer.
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FAQs about Holland
What is the weather in Holland?
The Netherlands has a mild sea climate defined by the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Typical are the cool summers and the moderate temperate during the winters. Rainfall are quite common throughout the year where during April to September there are the least rain falls. The thick clothing for winter is recommended as well as having an umbrella.
What are the taxi fares?
For Holland, it's not typical to wave at cabs to stop them. Most often they are booked on the phone. Their prices are not high at all. The taxi driver can offer you a fixed rate. They can also offer additional services such as porting of suitcases for which one should paid additionally. Uber is a taxi for booking through your phone. Available in most major cities of the Netherlands.
Can we smoke in public places?
In 2008 there was a ban on smoking of tobacco in public places. But two years later twas given the rights to establishments with up to 70 square meters to allow smoking in.
An interesting fact is that the government does not limit the smoking of marijuana as much as it limits tobacco smoking.
Is marijuana allowed in Holland?
In Holland you can always buy marijuana as long as long as you are 18 years old and you have an identity card with you. It is available in the familiar form of cupcakes as well as face cosmetics, biscuits, beer, candy and lollipops. The only legalized smoking places are "coffee-shops". No smoking is allowed outside of them.