Amsterdam is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, a city of canals and picture perfect streets, but travellers must not forget the Hague and Rotterdam the three are the largest and most important cities in the Netherlands.
 

Things to know before visit Netherlands

Climate

Netherlands experiences mild, maritime like weather with warm summers and cold winters with possibility of snowfall. Rains are possible anytime. Winters are between January and March while summers lie between July and September.

Places to Visit
Amsterdam

The capital city of Netherlands, Amsterdam is a laid back town with canals running all along town and impressive architecture to keep you in awe. Explore the museums, take a canal cruise and the Dutch national art and history museum to find over 8,000 exhibitions of historical artifacts and rich Dutch culture. Art lovers must go to the Van Gogh museum while the history buffs should take a look at the Resistance Museum.


Leiden

A picture postcard perfect town, Leiden has tree-lined canals, old windmills, lush parks and old wooden bridges making for its scenery. The main attractions in Leiden are varied types of museums, the botanical gardens, the world’s oldest academical observator and the magnificent architecture of the 16th century Church of St. Peter.


The Hague

Called the Royal City by the Sea, the Hague is renowned for Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis and the contemporary art exhibits found there. There are many notable monuments in Hague that one should visit and also the unique miniature city, Madurodam along with Panorama Mesdag to get a panoramic view of the Scheveningen Sea.


Maastricht

Located in Southern Netherlands, Maastricht is famous for the magnificent Saint Servatius Church, old fortifications, St. Pietersberg Caves and Saint Jan’s Cathedral. A visit to the bustling town Square is a must to soak in the flavors of the town and people. It is dotted with hip bars, cafes and great galleries to spend time and relax.


Delft

Located in the west of Netherlans, Delft, is a historically sound and culturally rich town. While in Delft, definitely visit the the new church and also the old church as well as the museums. There are many charming water canals to take a boat ride and enjoy the picturesque scenery along the route.

Travel Advisory:For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au

Electricity: While traveling to Netherlands it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard voltage is at 230V. The standard sockets are circular, two-pronged ones.