The Netherlands has a wealth of culture, found in the
canals of Amsterdam, the architecture of Rotterdam and the
windmills of Holland. It's iconic windmills, beautiful tulips and
famous pottery all contribute to the Dutch national image, and the
Netherlands' warm and welcoming people make exploring this
remarkable nation a delight
Famous across the Netherlands are the wonderful windmills which
come in all shapes, sizes and colours, up and down the country. The
enormous sails gently drifting, coupled with marvellous
architecture makes these windmills a true sight to see, and many of
the line the Waal, Meuse and the Rhine, perfectly framed by the
lowlands of the Netherlands.
The tulips are another example of a classic image of this
excellent country. Bringing wonderful colours to cities, forests,
riverbanks and meadows, these stunning flowers are celebrated and
enjoyed up and down the Netherlands, and are collected and
displayed at the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in South Holland.
This charming parkland is truly special, populated not only by
tulips but also by all manner of botanical wonders, as well as
streams and windmills.
The language of the Netherlands is Dutch. Helpful phrase for this
language include "hallo", meaning 'hello', "Ik heet…" meaning 'my
name is…', "dank u" meaning 'thank you' and "alstublieft" meaning
'thank you'. Almost everyone in the Netherlands speaks excellent
English, but appreciate efforts made to speak Dutch.
The currency in the Netherlands is the Euro, shown as €.
The Netherlands enjoys a similar climate to Great Britain with mild
summers and moderate winters. Temperatures stand at around 4°C in
winter and at about 18°C in summer.