With a rich artistic history ranging from Van Gogh to Vermeer, scenic fields of colorful tulips, and rows of charming cafes, the Netherlands are a traveler's delight. Make like the locals and rent a bike to get yourself from point to point on your tour of the local sights; bike riding is easy with the famously flat Dutch geography, and it's a great way to slow down and enjoy the scenery.
Exploring the Netherlands
Book your Netherlands flights into the exciting capital of Amsterdam at any time of year to enjoy the Rembrandt House Museum, view the Anne Frank house, and visit many other famous museums that can be enjoyed in all weathers. If you're all about the outdoors, the Netherlands are best experienced between April and October, when it's warmer and drier. Early fall is a great time to catch lingering summer warmth and avoid crowds. However, the winter cold is rarely extreme, so don't fret if you're only able to visit during the off-season period. If you've come to see the tulips, April and May are your best bet, as this is when the fields begin to erupt with brilliant hues. Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens in the world, is one of the best places to experience this. Enjoy Christmas decorations and markets in the wintertime, or go ice-skating on frozen canals and ponds with the locals. At the peak of the pleasant summer months, sight-see from the seat of a bicycle, enjoy one of the Dutch national parks such as the Hoge Veluwe in Gelderland, or just sit out enjoying the local cuisine at an outdoor cafe in Amsterdam.
Stop and Smell the Tulips
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