During their visit to the Netherlands most of the tourist book a stay in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is the capital of the country and is a beautiful city to see. In the city itself are so many thinks you can do a part from museum visits. However, not only Amsterdam is a beautiful place to visit. The Netherlands is known as a small but divers country. This means that besides Amsterdam, there are more places you need to check out. The easiest way to do so, is through car rental Schiphol. You land on the airport, hire a car and start to explore the Netherlands!
This is one of the most famous places in the Netherlands. The Kinderdijk is part of a village in the South of the province Holland. This cute place is especially known for the mills. It’s a typical Dutch thing to see, with the mills standing there in line with each other near the water. Furthermore, it is easy to get there with the car and there is a nice walk route or bike route near the parking lot, you can pass this routes for free. In addition, there is also the possibility to book a boot trip. The tickets for this trip can be purchased at the visitors center with no need for reservation. You can get in or get out of the boot whenever you want and are therefore not tied to the boot service.
Volendam is known as a fisherman’s village and is located in the north of the province Holland. The village is kind of an open air museum, where the harbor forms the center of Volendam. Many Dutch people say: ‘you need to walk the Dijk of Volendam at least once in your life’ and that’s definitely true. One of the great things you can do in this village is to take a picture in the traditional costume that Dutch people wore back in the day. This is a cute photo you can show you friends and family when you get back. Another thing you must do when you are in a fisherman’s village, is eat some eel. On every corner of Volendam as well as Marken (another fisherman village) are small fish shops where you can buy some fish and chips and believe me, it’s delicious!
One of the advantages the Netherlands has, is that the country is small. So after viewing these typical cute Dutch places, there is some time left to do a city trip. Depending on the number of cities you want to visit, you should be able to view the most popular cities and their highlights in a mid-week/week. A part from the big cities like Rotterdam and Amsterdam, there are a view other cities you need to see when you’re in the Netherlands
- The Hague (Den Haag)
In summary, when you rent a car via car hire Schiphol or maybe via another airport, for example rent a car Eindhoven Airport, you can see a lot of the small but divers country, the Netherlands!