Netherlands: Travel Tips

The Netherlands encompass great diversity in a small area. In Amsterdam, while away the days at the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and drop in on Rembrandt’s house to complete your arts itinerary. Dance away the nights in the clubs of Leiden Square. Marvel at the ingenuity of medieval craftsmen who built the Oude Kerk, or Old Church.

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Getting To Netherlands

Ideal travel times for Amsterdam and surrounding areas are April through June, as well as September and October. If you want to avoid large tourist crowds and higher prices, don't travel during the summer months. Enjoy a variety of cultural festivals during the months from September to June.

Flight Times

  • 7 hours from New York
  • 10.5 hours from Los Angeles
  • 1 hour from London

Staying In Netherlands

Known for windmills, canals, and tulips, the Netherlands is a favorite destination for art lovers and party goers alike. There’s nothing like a canal cruise for viewing the best architecture of historic Amsterdam. Another great way to see this compact city is on foot. Or, do like the locals and hop on a bike.

Must-see sights

  • The Anne Frank house
  • The Royal Palace

Things to do

  • Float through the many canals of the city for a glimpse into everyday life.
  • Venture outside Amsterdam to discover how clogs are made.
  • Visit the local shops, where you can find flowers and local craftwork.
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Traveling In Netherlands

Classic Vacations offers a variety of transportation options throughout Europe in order to make your Europe vacation truly spectacular. While limousines are a fun and private way to see many of the sights in Europe, private jets, rental cars, and shuttle transfers are also available.

While traveling in the Netherlands we recommend :

  • Private transfers at time of booking - All transfers include a meet-and-greet by English-speaking drivers, luggage assistance, and bottled water in modern vehicles to and from all points of entry as well as between cities.
  • Luxury cruise – A stress free way to explore Europe. There’s no need for maps, and no need to pack and unpack between destinations. This is travel the way it’s meant to be: carefree and full of discovery.

Things to Know

Entry Requirements

  • To enter and leave Europe, all U.S. citizens must carry a valid passport.
  • It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the proper documents.


  • The Euro is the official currency of the European union and its member countries. Other European Currencies include the Swiss Franc and the British pound. Exchange rates vary by currency and economic seasonality.

Time Difference

Netherlands are GMT + 1

Europe spans three time zones:

  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern standard Time.
  • Central Standard Time which is 6 hours ahead of of Eastern Standard Time.
  • Eastern European Time which is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

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