Every country in the world has its areas that the inhabitants consider to be the home of the rich and famous, and in Holland, it is Gooiland. The boundaries of Gooiland are unofficial, and it is best described as the area around Hilversum, which is the radio and television broadcasting capital of the country. As a result of this, many Dutch television personalities live in the area, and a number of villas dot the green landscape. For the holidaymaker, it makes a wonderful destination and place to stay, with a number of accommodation possibilities to choose from. One of the best, comes in the form of a holiday rental house in Gooiland, with its creature comforts, mod-cons, and fully fitted kitchen.
There are a seemingly endless amount of recreational activities that can be enjoyed during a holiday in Gooiland, with the area surrounding Hilversum containing lakes, forests and protected areas. On the lakes, water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and fishing can be tried; whilst on dry land, other activities include hiking, golf and tennis. Cycling is a popular means of both exercise and general travel in Holland, and there are quiet roads and specific cycle paths meandering through the surrounding area.
Holland is a relatively compact country and due to the position of the holiday rental house in Gooiland, it is quite possible to visit every corner of the country if so desired. There is a lot to see, though, and even just visiting the nearby towns and villages will be enough for many people. Some of the more notable places to visit are the fort and museum in Naarden, the fishing harbour and village centre of Huizen, the rare village green in Laren, and the broadcasting studios in Hilversum. For more in the way of city life, you might like to visit The Hague and, of course, the immensely cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam, which is actually the joint capital of the Netherlands with The Hague.
Anyone intending to stay in self catering accommodation in Gooiland should prepare to expect weather very similar to that found in the east of England. Summers are warm, with daily average highs of 23 degrees Celsius, and winters cool to cold, with lows measuring 1 degree. Snowfall does occur from time to time, but it is not a common event. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year, with about 80mm per month falling.
Travellers from the UK seeking to stay at a holiday house in Gooiland should choose between driving over to Holland or flying. Driving is a sensible idea for anyone that would like the use of their car during their stay in the country, and would certainly save on car rental costs. A popular crossing point is between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. For those that would prefer to fly, the airport at Amsterdam would be the sensible option. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has connections with dozens of other cities in Europe and beyond. For UK travellers, British Airways offer a good service from London Gatwick (LGW), whilst Easyjet fly out of Manchester (MAN).