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Green Holidays in The Netherlands

The low-slung countryside of the Netherlands, with its fields of tulips, sea walls and network of waterways, is perfect for walkers and cyclists and has inspired artists throughout history.

Art - and a wealth of other cultural draws - can be found in the vibrant cities of the country, famous for their tolerant attitudes and diverse attractions, from the canals of Amsterdam to the ultra-modern architecture of Rotterdam. Easily accessible by train and ferry from the UK (check out how to travel by train to the Netherlands on our journey planner), there's bucket loads to do in this small nation. 

From cycle tours of Holland to a homestay in central Amsterdam, below we list some of the top holidays in the Netherlands, all of which you can reach by train or ferry.

Cycling holidays in Holland, Netherlands

Cycling into the Heart of Holland

This classic southern route combines the classic Dutch landscape with time near the coast, a varied trip that guarantees a striking introduction to the heart of the Netherlands.
£760 (twin share basis)

Featured places to stay in Netherlands

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Featured Holidays in Netherlands

How to travel by train or ferry to The Netherlands


Our detailed rail journey planner shows you how to take the train from London St Pancras to The Netherlands, where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets. Click on the links below for the following journeys:

Train from London to Amsterdam
Train from London to Rotterdam

A train travels along the green fields outside AmsterdamA train travels along the green fields outside Amsterdam


If you're interested in travelling by ferry to The Netherlands, our journey planner provides a wealth of information, including where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets. Follow the links below to find out how to get to your destination:

Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
Ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam
Ferry from Hull to Rotterdam

Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
Ferry from Hull to Rotterdam
Ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam

A Stena Line ferry travelling to The NetherlandsA Stena Line ferry travelling to The Netherlands

More places to stay in Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands is pet friendly and boasts all-weather and gravel tennis courts, a hall with 4 indoor tennis courts and 4 squash courts. In addition to this, the hotel has 10 bowling alleys, a gym, a pool, and a sauna.
67 rooms ; 2 singles, 31 basics, 19 balance, 15 advance

From € 49,00 - 89,00 in the weekends (Friday - Sunday) and from € 57,50 - € 99,00 during the week (Monday - Thursday). Rates are based on the Basic Room Type. Supplement for Balance Room is € 5,00 per night and € 10,00 per night for Advance room.

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam Centre

This 4 star hotel is located on a unique and prominent spot at the bank of the Maas river in Rotterdam and at the foot of the Erasmus bridge. Almost every room in the hotel guarantees you a magnificent view of the water.
263 modern, air conditioned rooms
The green exterior at Val Monte

Golden Tulip Val Monte, Nijmegen Netherlands

Only 5 minutes from downtown Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, this fantastic eco hotel has won the Gold Green Key certification and is a wonderful base from which to bike, hike and explore the history city and and municipality.
124

From around €70 per night for a single room

Inntel Hotel Zaandam

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam Netherlands

An iconic hotel, located next to the Zaandam train station, just 12 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam, Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam has 160 unique hotel rooms and a spa, a pool and a bar. Perfect for families and a fabulous central location.
160 modern rooms offering six different variations

Price varies with season and room size

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre street view

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre a modern hotel with bar in the historical heart of the city and a 5-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Within walking distance you will find shopping streets as well as museums and historical sights.
239 modern rooms- six different room styles

Prices available on application

More holidays in Netherlands

Bruges canal taken by Beespoke Tours

Cycling Tour from London to Bruges with Beespoke Tours

Discover why Belgium is so much more than chips and Trappist beer (without striking those off the list either!) cycling through the beautiful Essex countryside and along the famous dutch dykes to arrive in the fascinating medieval city of Bruges.

£750

4
1 May to 1 October
Biking through Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands

Cycling Among Windmills & Beaches, The Netherlands

Holland is a country synonymous with cycling. The classic artists landscape; flat, fertile and open with long canals, windmills, historic towns and villages best explored by boat and bicycle - spend the days exploring by bike and the evening relaxing

£760 (twin share basis)

8 days
Various departures from April to August
Cycle through Edam and see the famous windmills

Cycling in Holland - A Dutch Discovery

Starting in the town of Edam, discover delightful harbours and magical windmills before exploring historic Amsterdam, and ending in rural Oudewater, with a chance to visit Gouda.

From £668pp (from £935pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
26 March-30 September 2016; Start any day
Beespoke tours at London St Pancras

Cycling Tour from London to Amsterdam with Beespoke Tours

Cycle besides rivers, ancient woodlands, farmlands, quiet villages, sand dunes, tulip fields and of course, windmills on this 50 mile a day trip. If you’ve never sampled the dreamy idyll that is the Dutch cycle network, this trip is a must.

£650

3
From 1 May to 31 October
Cycling holidays in Holland, Netherlands

Cycling into the Heart of Holland

This classic southern route combines the classic Dutch landscape with time near the coast, a varied trip that guarantees a striking introduction to the heart of the Netherlands.

£760 (twin share basis)

8 days
From April to September
Ferry on Premium Rhine Cruise

Premium Rhine Cruise

This is a truly relaxing holiday cruising along the river Rhine and stopping off at various cultural and historic castles, cities and towns. Explore on land as well as enjoying beautiful views from aboard the deluxe 5 star ship.

From £2695

8 days
Various departures in June