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Highlights in The Netherlands

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Day tours

Lonely Planet Experience

A Taste of Multicultural Amsterdam - Food Walk

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Lonely Planet Experience

In the City of Bikes

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Starting at$23

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Starting at$35

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Starting at$34

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Art & Culture

Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

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Art & Culture

Red Lights and Dark Amsterdam Tour

Starting at$24

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Starting at$35

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Madrid to Berlin

Starting at$4,780

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Barcelona to Berlin

Starting at$3,174

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Lonely Planet Experience

Europe Explorer

Starting at$6,409

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Lonely Planet Experience

Madrid to Rome

Starting at$8,685

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Madrid to Venice

Starting at$7,135

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Barcelona to Venice

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The best time to go to the Netherlands

5 min readPublished Apr 22, 2021

From the liveliest street parties to negotiating the fickle weather, here's everything you need to know about the best times to visit the Netherlands.

Landscape with tulips, traditional dutch windmills and houses near the canal in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands, Europe
Health and wellness

The Netherlands' 11 best cycling routes and locations

4 min readPublished Aug 20, 2020

With fabulously pancake-flat, scenic landscapes beckoning along every last dyke and canal, two-wheeling in The Netherlands is a great way to explore.

Mother and children ride bicyles past windmills at Kinderdijk.
Family holidays

How to explore Amsterdam with kids

4 min readPublished Apr 6, 2020

With large parks, hands-on museums, and restaurants with play areas, Amsterdam is surprisingly family-friendly.

How to explore Amsterdam with kids
Travel on a budget

Top 20 free things to do in Amsterdam

5 min readPublished Feb 27, 2020

From exploring colourful flower markets to voyaging to an island of recycled art, here are the best free attractions to experience in Amsterdam.

The best free things to do in Amsterdam
Festivals

Why winter is the ideal time to visit Amsterdam

3 min readPublished Sep 13, 2019

Winter can be a great time of year to discover atmospheric Amsterdam, with fewer crowds. Here are the best things to do in Amsterdam in winter.

If you're lucky, you may be able to skate on Amsterdam's Golden Age canals © Photography by Adri / Shutterstock