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Renting a Holiday Home in The Netherlands

Apr 8, 2008
The Netherlands is an extremely popular family holiday destination with tourists going on vacation and staying in holiday homes. It is a country full of exciting contrasts with families going on a relaxing vacation staying in one of the many holiday cottages drawn by images of windmills and beautiful tulip fields. It is also an ideal holiday destination for couples looking for a more exciting holiday who are able to stay in self catering apartments.

The Netherlands is full of exciting cities, including the cosmopolitan capital, Amsterdam. Amsterdam is an ideal holiday destination for short breaks and offers some great self catering accommodation. The cities of, Arnhem, Eindhoven, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam are also popular holiday destinations with families staying in holiday cottages or self catering apartments.

Lovers of the outdoor lifestyle may rent a holiday villa with swimming pool in the slower paced beautiful countryside. There are some fabulous coastal towns and many have clean unspoilt beaches. It is possible to rent a holiday cottage direct from their owner with some of these charming holiday homes lying right next to the beach.

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is regarded as one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. It is popular with couples on short breaks staying in self catering accommodation and also family holidays. The city boasts a network of canals and waterways that are spanned by more than 1000 bridges. Many tourists take a boat trip when staying in holiday homes in Amsterdam and explore the maze of canals. Amsterdam is also famous around the world for its diamonds and many people buy jewellery when on holiday here.

Lovers of culture may stay in a holiday villa or self catering cottage and use them as basis to see some of the fine culture that Amsterdam has to offer. It has many museums, art galleries, concert halls and theaters. A special canal boatlinks 20 of the major museums. A special Museum Pass entitling holders to free entry to over 400 museums is available from participating museums and local tourist offices.

Many families rent holiday villas in Haarlem to explore the local scenery. Haarlem lies in the middle of the tulip fields and is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands. Families use these holiday homes as bases to explore the local countryside and sample the local wine and cuisine. The province of Utrecht is also popular with the lovers of outdoor holidays. It has some quaint holiday cottages, country houses, estates and castles set in landscaped parks and beautiful woods.

The Netherlands has so much to offer families going there and staying in holiday home rentals. Its vibrant cities offer great short breaks with a tremendous selection of self catering apartments available to rent from their owners and to suite all price brackets. Elsewhere the Netherlands has some of the prettiest countryside in Europe and many families choose to rent holiday villas or self catering cottages and use them as ideal bases to explore the local scenery.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rentals websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday homes in The Netherlands
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