Netherlands holiday weather

In general, the climate in the Netherlands is slightly warmer with drier summers, and colder, slightly drier winters than we experience in the south east of England. The winter season can be fairly cold and temperatures often fall below zero. Rainfall is always a possibility in this region, so it is advisable to go equipped with waterproofs when visiting the country.

A fantastic place to visit in summer is the seaside resort, Scheveningen. Take a bike ride through this beautiful city and visit the long sandy beach. With 11 km of coastline, Scheveningen's beach is a perfect place to experience a wealth of activities, and is surrounded by walking routes, restaurants and shops.

There is plenty to see in the Netherlands and the flat surfaced country should be taken advantage of. A popular method of transport with the locals is cycling; there are bike paths in all the towns and touring routes that take sightseers to the heart of the Netherlands' beautiful countryside - interestingly around 70% of journeys in The Hague and Amsterdam are made by bicycle. The Dutch countryside is incredible and has 20 National Parks to visit.

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