A land where flat landscapes painted with tulip fields and windmills coincide with picturesque canals and staggering architecture, the Netherlands attracts a far broader crowd than one might first expect. Explore the Van Gogh Museum and house of Ann Frank, walk through a sea of tulips at Keukenhof or simply delight in some delicious Dutch cheese! Popular for its perpetually beautiful but lively capital, Amsterdam, this is a country to visit on a city break and return to on a countrywide tour.
This country is dripping with history and is known as one of Europe’s major art capitals from the must-see art museums of Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh to the famous house of Ann Frank. Add to this a flurry of colourful canals, a city that loves bikes and an endless choice of restaurants – Amsterdam is a city that will captivate any single traveller during a city break.
You will notice that bicycles are plentiful in Amsterdam and in fact the whole of the Netherlands – there are more of these than residents! Most children in the Netherlands are immersed in cycling before they can even walk. The 70s Velo-rution kick-started the cycling trend when a social movement responded to the increase in car-related deaths. Today, the Dutch have built a vast network of cycle paths that include separate signposts and lights for those on two wheels!
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.