Netherlands

Europe

Overview

Lush greenery, scattered windmills, dynamic art, amazing cultural events, tourist coffee shops, flowing canal towns and hundreds of grazing cows, that’s what comes to mind when I think of the Netherlands. But there is so much more to this beautiful country that many people don’t know about.

Although many tourists only come to the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam, Holland has plenty to offer outside its capital. Crisscrossed with canals, Holland’s flat landscape is perfect for cycling with historic town centers, classic windmills and other tourist spots sprinkled across the country. Planning a trip to the Netherlands? Be sure to add the Rijksmuseum, the Delft City Hall, the Hoge Veluwe wildlife reserve, the Vrijthof and the Keukenhof flower gardens to your must-see list. You’ll surely thank us later!

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Maastricht Vrijthof, Rijksmuseum, Hoge Veluwe National Park

Culture Norms: Shake hands with everyone present -- men, women, and children -- at business and social meetings. Shake hands again when leaving. It is considered impolite to shout a greeting. Wave if greeting someone from a distance.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 2.3 $, coffee – 3.0 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 75 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Influenza vaccination recommended for all travellers from November through April. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken.

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Currency

Name: Euro

Symbol: €

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
4.2°
4.5°
8.0°
11.4°
15.8°
18.3°
20.3°
20.4°
17.6°
13.3°
8.5°
5.9°
0.5°
-0.2°
1.8°
3.6°
7.5°
10.5°
12.7°
12.6°
10.7°
7.4°
3.8°
2.0°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
62.9
44.8
53.2
39.7
46.5
59.3
74.9
70.5
70.6
68.2
63.8
66.6
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
4.2°
4.5°
8.0°
11.4°
15.8°
18.3°
20.3°
20.4°
17.6°
13.3°
8.5°
5.9°
0.5°
-0.2°
1.8°
3.6°
7.5°
10.5°
12.7°
12.6°
10.7°
7.4°
3.8°
2.0°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
62.9
44.8
53.2
39.7
46.5
59.3
74.9
70.5
70.6
68.2
63.8
66.6
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