Bergen is located just off of the North Sea coast in North Holland, and is ideally positioned to enjoy the nearby coastal resort of Bergen aan Zee where time seems to have stood still. The town and surrounding area offers a range of accommodation, and for many people, choosing a holiday rental cottage in Bergen is the perfect escape from the stresses of every day life. Surrounded by all the creature comforts of home including well furnished and decorated rooms and a kitchen containing everything that the aspiring cook might need, a holiday in Bergen is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
People choosing a holiday in Bergen can be as active as they please, and there are a range of things to do that are suitable for people of all energy levels. Being Holland, cycling is not so much a pastime but a way of life for many people, and going for a cycle ride through the countryside should be tried at least once. Other ideas of things to do during a stay at self catering accommodation in Bergen include swimming, golf and of course beach combing along the coast.
A holiday rental cottage in Bergen makes a perfect base from which to enjoy day trips out into the surrounding area. Shoppers will love the city of Alkmaar which is only 5 km away, and it boasts many shops, restaurants and bars along its canals. Further afield, the city of Amsterdam is only a 25 minute train journey away from Alkmaar. Its reputation for being a liberal and progressive city has led to a mix of art and culture with a laid back atmosphere. Amsterdam is far more than brown cafés, though, and has a spectacular canal system and many world class museums and art galleries. The Van Gogh museum is just one place that should be seen.
Bergen has an oceanic climate, and its weather to a large degree is influenced by the North Sea. Winters here are mild, with average daily lows of 1 degree, even in the coldest months. Frosts can occur, as can snowfall a few days of the year. Most people will choose to take a holiday in Bergen between late spring and mid autumn though. The summer months are of course the warmest, and average day time highs of 22 degrees during July and August are common. Rainfall rarely measures more than 80mm per month.
People from the UK choosing to book a holiday rental cottage in Bergen will normally choose between driving and flying. Crossing over Dover to Calais is perhaps the most convenient route for those that wish to drive, and it would take approximately 8 hours to drive to the self catering accommodation in Bergen. If deciding on flying, the international airport in Amsterdam (AMS) is the best place to land at. There are dozens of airlines that use this airport, and British Airways have connections from London Heathrow (LHR), and Easyjet offer flights from Manchester (MAN).