many years the Netherlands, with its wide, luminous skies, its placid waters,
its dikes protecting the low lands, its bright fields of flowers, and its cities
of formal brick, has been the goal of the admirer of civilised beauty. Its cities
are, of course, a major attraction for the visitor. The capital Amsterdam is
one of the greatest small cities in the world, a dazzlingly beautiful confection
of canals, coffee-shops and culture, with a world-class collection of museums
and galleries. Delightful Delft, home of Vermeer and its distinctive blue and
white pottery; Haarlem, pocket-sized and charming, dotted with wonderful museums;
and Utrecht, at the very heart of the Netherlands, packing into its small area
all that's typical of Dutch scenery.
Away from the cities, the Netherlands (or Holland, as the British like to call
it, though strictly speaking Holland is just a western region of the country)
boasts twenty national parks that would be the envy of many bigger nations.
There are hundreds of kilometres of sandy coastline, a chain of windswept islands,
and shimmering lakes. And Holland's size (or lack of it) and its flatness means
there's no better way to way to visit it all than on the saddle of a bicycle.
There's a wide range of self-catering accommodation
on offer in the Netherlands. Simple apartments and bungalows are found in the
coastal resorts, while in rural areas a bigger variety is available, including
larger and more luxurious properties, some with pools. Meanwhile in the Dutch
cities, there's a wealth of choice, from a simple apartment, a holiday house,
to a luxurious villa. There's something for every taste and to suit every pocket.
Search by country, resort or use the advanced search facility to choose the things
that matter most to you. Design your very own self-catering holiday, and all at
unbeatable prices. Thousands of self catering properties available throught Holland
and Europe. Use the booking links in the side bars to search and book a ferry or
hotel en-route to your holiday in Holland, and check out our
route planner to find
the best route to your holiday home in Holland.
Check out our excellent value ski apartments and chalets, our seaside villas
and country gites. And all at the value for money prices associated with
Interhome and Belvilla
self-catering accommodation. We offer self-catering cottages, villas, apartments
and gites. Our holiday homes range from cosy cottages to palatial mansions and chateaux,
from city centre apartments to luxury villas with pools.