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!
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
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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