Rural Netherlands is at its best in summer when the fields are verdant, the waters are swimmable and the nights are long. Meandering the myriad bike lanes and hiking trails this time of year is a joy. Activities are at their peak and you can canoe and kayak for hours on end.
Most canoe-rental outfits have seasonal openings (April to September/October).
Thousands of walkers descend upon Nijmegen in July for the walking fest De Vierdaagse. Book accommodation well in advance.
Wandering the streets and squares of towns and cities is an atmospheric pleasure almost any time of year.