Netherlands

In the Netherlands, and innovation intertwine: artistic masterpieces, centuries-old windmills, tulip fields and romantic candlelit cafés coexist with visionary architecture, cutting-edge design and phenomenal nightlife.

In the Netherlands, and innovation intertwine: artistic masterpieces, centuries-old windmills, tulip fields and romantic candlelit cafés coexist with visionary architecture, cutting-edge design and phenomenal nightlife. In a country home to celebrated Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh and Piet Mondrian, the art legacy is incredible. World-renowned art museums in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Haarlem and Leiden drip with iconic masterpieces, alongside a respectable portfolio of contemporary works. With a buzzing café culture, tranquil canals and beautiful rainbow fields of crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips that burst into flower each year, the Netherlands will be sure to draw you back over and over again.

When to Go

Much like other coastal countries in north-western Europe, the Netherlands experiences warm summers and cool winters, punctuated by spontaneous rainfall. The best time to visit if you'd like to see the country's tulips in bloom, is in spring from March to May. A visit in autumn is also recommended, with a decrease in the typical tourist crowds, temperature weather and a variety of festivals and local events to explore. 

Featured Netherlands Journeys

Private13 days, from AU$15,015
Treasures of the Low Countries

Alluring Amsterdam, beautiful Brussels and illuminating Luxembourg, cities and states full of awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular landscapes and intriguing local icons.

Private13 days, from AU$15,015
Group of 2411 days, from AU$13,035
Switzerland & the Rhine - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Cruise the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel, viewing Holland’s vibrant blooms at the world’s largest flower auction; taking in the majesty of the Alps in Switzerland; and sampling local beer, wine, cheese and chocolate on shore.

Group11 days, from AU$13,035
Group of 249 days, from AU$7,675
Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Cruise past springtime blossoms and windmills, pausing for memorable excursions to a local tulip grower; a meal of moules-frites in Bruges; and a beautiful lunch amid the spectacular, blooming flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.

Group9 days, from AU$7,675

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