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Netherland - what to expect

The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills, and cycling routes. it shares a border with Germany and Belgium. Netherland has one of the best villages like Giethoorn.

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses with gabled facades. It is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII.

Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, Netherland
Zaanse Schans, Zaandam
Amsterdam, Netherland
Amsterdam, Netherland

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: the Kingdom of the Netherland
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Population: 17.28M in 2021
  • Currency: Euro.
  • Official Language: Dutch
  • Visa Requirements: Netherland is a member of the European Union (EU) and Schengen area. Anyone can visit it with a valid Schengen visa.
  • Best Time to Visit: late Spring(April-May) to early Autumn(September-October) is the best time to visit the Netherland

Top Experiences

  • Explore the Canals of Amsterdam
  • Visit Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the Rijksmuseum
  • Visit the Anne Frank Museum
  • Take a Bike Tour Through Tulip Fields or Windmills
  • Take a day tour to Giethoorn
Dam square, Amsterdam, Netherland
Dam square, Amsterdam

Safety

The Netherlands is generally a very safe country to travel to. Its crime rates are low, and your biggest concern in this country might be pickpockets. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is a thriving center of international finance, tourism, technology, and business. Within city centers, tourists and visitors are generally safe and not target for crime based on their nationality, but should remain vigilant nonetheless. Amsterdam has crime levels proportionate to similar-sized European cities, although it is safer than most major cities in the United States. Here are a few minor hassles to be aware of.

The most common crimes are pickpocketing, robbery, burglary, vehicular theft, drug use, assaults, and theft of personal property.

Recent Report is beneficial before a visit to Netherland.

Budgeting Plan

Transportation – Travel in, around, and between cities is possible via a highly developed national public transportation system, an extensive network of bike paths, and a modern highway system.

Public transportation in The Netherlands is modern, safe, and convenient. Rail network information is available online. Day tickets can be purchased within the Netherlands.

Metro: There are four metro routes in Amsterdam and 52 metro stations

Tram: The tram network in Amsterdam is also comprehensive and can take you almost anywhere.

Bus: Amsterdam has all kinds of busses from regular busses to articulated buses.

  • You can use the budget bus companies like Flixbus that can take you across the country for a cheap price.
  • By keeping a flexible schedule, one can use the ridesharing service BlaBlaCar.

Accommodation – A hostel dormitory bed starts around €20 and most hostels come with breakfast.

Budget hotels start at around €60 per night for a single room with basic amenities.

I stayed in Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel and booked it by Booking.com. By staying there I can recommend it.

Other sites to plan and choose your accommodation might be Air BnB, Agoda, or Hostelworld. However, when you’re looking for a hostel, do your research, read reviews to get a feel for the place. and book somewhere that suits you

Food and local Dishes – Some of the must-have dishes when in Amsterdam, including

  • If you try one Dutch sweet treat, make it a stroopwafel.
  • Oliebollen, deep-fried sweet dumplings having fruit inside.
  • Bossche Bol, cream-filled, chocolate glazed Bolls
  • Tompouce, a cream-filled puff pastry sandwich
  • Apple pie
  • Thick Dutch fries
  • Dutch pancakes

Suggested daily budget –  For Backpacking a suggested budget is about 50~60€. It includes a bed in a dorm, a portion of basic food, and public transport within the city with a couple of site seeing.

TIPS, DOs, DON'Ts

  • Discover Amsterdam with Amsterdam City Pass.
  • Take a Free Walking Tour to Amsterdam. Just be sure to tip.
  • Avoid Taxis, if you can. A taxi is much more costly than a tram
  • Beware of fast-moving bicycles while you stroll along bike lanes.
Amsterdam, Netherland
Amsterdam, Netherland

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