The Netherlands is just perfect for visitors. Especially if you like tall people. And genuinely warm, friendly people. And bikes. And a little bit of quirkiness. Yep, you’ll find all of these in the Netherlands and a whole lot more.
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Let’s start with the people. This is one of those rare places where you can expect to get chatting to a local over a beer/coffee (depending on the time of day, naturally) and find yourself still chatting hours later. Dutch people are proud of their country and very welcoming to visitors from around the world; especially those that respect their country and don’t just go looking for the small but over-publicised seedy side of capital city Amsterdam.
They’re also the tallest people in the world, but no one really knows why. Some speculate that it’s down to lots of calcium in the diet, others that it’s due to a high standard of healthcare.
As for cycling, you won’t find a better (or should that be “flatter”) place on the planet. Dutch people are among the biggest cyclists in Europe and much of the country is set up for people on two wheels.
Amsterdam is one of the coolest European cities and you will find loads to do there. Energy-sapping visits to the city’s famous coffee shops should be left until after you’ve explored the many cultural delights on offer, including exceptional museums and a thriving cafe culture. Breda, in the south of the Netherlands is another experience altogether. Charming and peaceful, but with plenty to entertain you, it’s a perfect taste of real Dutch life and a great place to learn Dutch in Holland. Return to introduction...