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The Netherlands

Capital City: Amsterdam

Currency: Euro

Official languages: Dutch

Neighbouring countries: Belgium, Germany

Interesting places to visit include: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Maastricht

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET +1)

Largest City: Amsterdam

Have you ever thought of visiting a place where bicycles might outnumber the people who live in that country?

Known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes, Netherlands is truly a wonderful travel destination.

As most of the people know, Amsterdam has been ranked as the most bicycle-friendly city in the world! The reason why Amsterdam has one of the lowest bike accident rates is because of its well-developed infrastructure for bicycles.

A fun fact is that the City of Amsterdam is investing around millions of euros on bicycle infrastructure, some of the millions which is for creating thousands of new bike parking places.

How to Explore Amsterdam, The Netherlands Like A Local

By |2018-10-16T19:36:28+00:00February 7th, 2016|Best Things To Do In, Europe, How to Explore like a Local, Netherlands|

How to Explore Amsterdam, The Netherlands like a Local: Locals introduce their city. In today's MYCITY interview Grietje from "TravelGretl" introduces Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she is living since 2010. Send an email to info[at]universal-traveller.com when you'd like to present your city. NAME, Profession GRIETJE from TravelGretl, videographer by heart and freelance voice actor by profession. Please introduce yourself: Hi there, Grietje [...]

How a spontaneous trip to Holland brought me to some of France’s most popular sights

By |2018-08-15T16:19:43+00:00August 17th, 2014|Europe, France, Hitchhiking, Netherlands|

Two weeks ago I received out of a sudden the message that my uncle who I thought would be already back in Spain is coming to visit us in Germany. We spent some time chatting, visited an oldtimer get-together and had dinner when he asked me if I want to accompany him to his friend's place in Holland. I spontaneously [...]

Hitchhiking Leeuwarden – Amsterdam

By |2017-10-07T18:53:46+00:00June 7th, 2012|Europe, Hitchhiking, Netherlands|

Hitchhiking is really extremely addicting. At least I cannot stop doing it. I hitchhiked with a friend to Amsterdam which is about 141 kilometres away from Leeuwarden. I already planned to go to Amsterdam since a very long time; however it was not possible because a train ticket costs about 50 Euros. Hitchhiking therefore is a great opportunity to [...]