Modern Australian

5 Reasons For Visiting the Netherlands in Spring

  • Written by News Company


The Netherlands is a stunning part of Europe and according to Markus De Jong, travel expert at adviesjagers.nl Australians love to visit the Netherlands as part of their travels around Europe as many are of Dutch descent. Nowadays, a lot of Australians use it as a base to live, work and study thanks to a relatively straight forward visa process. Today we’re going to look at why you should visit the Netherlands in the spring; one of the most beautiful times of the year in the country.

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips

The Netherlands is known across the world for its incredible display of tulips which you can only go and see during the spring months. The best place to go see them is in the Keukenhof, which is usually open from the first day of spring (March 21) to around mid-may. Here you can find millions of tulips planted across 32 hectares of land. Some displays have even been designed to look like a river running through the gardens. With over 800 varieties of tulips on display, you’ll b sure to have an unforgettable experience.

It’s the Perfect Time for Cruising the Canals

As the days begin to get a little longer and milder, there’s no better way to explore The Netherlands than on one of its famous waterways. The ‘Venice of the North’ has endless options of rivers and canals that are open to exploration and offer calm and tranquil waters at this time of year. Bring along a picnic and spend the full day seeing the country from a different perspective.

Windmills

Not only is seeing the windmills a great way to chill out and relax in the fresh spring air, it also makes for a pretty good Instagram shot too. We recommend visiting the windmills at Zaanse Schans or Kinderjik, these are both popular spots and are really authentic. The latter is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a variety of flora and fauna including some rare species of birds like the Purple Heron.

Great Weather

April is actually one of the driest months of the year in the Netherlands which makes it ideal for outdoor activities. Whether you want to roam the streets of Amsterdam, check out a local beach or go for a swim, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in the great outdoors. You can always just sit back and relax on one of the outdoor patios of canal-side cafés and people watch. If you’re looking to be a little more active, rent a bike as your transport for the day.

Street Parties

Every year, on April 27th the crowds descend on Amsterdam for the largest street party in the world to celebrate Kings Day. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of the Dutch Monarchy and the atmosphere is something to rival Carnival in Rio. Just be sure to bring something orange to wear.

Holidays & Travel

Five things to do when visiting London

Australians love to travel and experience all that our wonderful world has to offer. London, in particular, is one of the hugely popular destinations on many of our wish lists...

Biggest Mistakes Made When Planning a Vacation

Traveling can be a transformative and life-changing experience, but it can also be incredibly stressful and demanding, as regardless of how prepared you are, some things are bound to go...

10 things you must carry while traveling

Yes, you are not alone in this catastrophe of what to pack and what not! You are not alone scuffling with zips and plunging up and down on your suitcases...

Five things to take when traveling to New Zealand

New Zealand is a sovereign island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean region. It is known to be a country of scenery, mountains, waterfalls, caves, beautiful lakes, golden-sanded beaches...

Benefits of hiring a car for your vacation

Car Rentals are an alternative that is being increasingly used by travellers, particularly in the twenty-first century. Small-cost airlines allow us to fly to any city in the world for...

Best Places to Rent a Car in WA

If you are in Western Australia and you are looking to rent a vehicle, whether you are in the area for holiday or you are a resident, it is important...

5 Digital Free Holidays: Take a trek and get back to nature

Our current digital age has connected us to each other and the vast opportunities around the world like no other time in history. And yet, sometimes we need to get...

Places to visit on your first trip to North America

This vast continent, home to one of the biggest countries in the world, is certainly not an easy thing to explore. Its diverse array of cultures and peoples, cities full...

Must-Visit US Destinations for Australians

Australia is a sought-after travel destination for tourists from around the world for its incredible cities, beautiful landscapes, history, culture, and beyond. Tourists flock to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

5 ways to make your hair shiny through dietHow to stick to your resolutions all-year-roundDebunking Common Physiotherapy MythsWhat drives the growth of online betting in 2020?8 Ways CBD Is Influencing the Coffee IndustryHow to Play Baccarat Like an Expert: A Beginner’s GuideSURPRISE YOUR KID WITH DREAM TOYTIPS FOR BRIDE ON THE EXPO EVEThe Ultimate Annual Home Maintenance GuideWHY SHOULD YOU GIVE UP SUGAR?FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING THE BEST WATER HEATER FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLDTHINGS TO KEEP IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE IF YOU PLAN ON GETTING A NOSE JOBTypes of Carpet CleaningImportance of protein powder before and after the workout