Netherlands Vacations

Formerly known as Holland, the Netherlands is famous for quaint country farms, windmills, and tulips. Of course, this modern European country has much more to offer than quiet villages. Amsterdam is a destination city with more canals than Venice and with many museums and landmarks you can visit. You can find great prices on cheap Netherlands vacations on Travelocity.

Major Attractions in the Netherlands

Start your trip by booking your flights to Netherlandsand plan to land in Amsterdam. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. Then, visit the seat of the Netherlands government in The Hague. Here you can see the Binnenhof parliament building and two palaces, Huis ten Bosch and Noordeinde, that are owned by the royal family. The city of Rotterdam looks much different from other Dutch cities because of its towering skyscrapers and modern buildings. In Rotterdam you can visit the Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo and view artistic masterpieces at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Recurring Festivals and Events

The best vacations to Netherlands include time to attend local festivals that give you a glimpse into the country's culture. King's Day in late April is a national holiday to celebrate the birthday of the king. The whole country takes to the streets wearing orange for parades, entertainment, and street fairs. The largest celebration happens in Amsterdam. In May, the country celebrates National Windmill Day: windmills decorated with spring flowers open their doors for public tours. In March, celebrate the opening of the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse at the Flower Parade. These sprawling gardens feature more than seven million tulips and many other varieties of plants. Use the Travelocity mobile app to look for great Netherlands vacations that include airfare and accommodation at Netherlands hotels. With the app, you can find mobile exclusive deals.

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