The Netherlands is one of the most popular holiday destinations for people travelling from the UK, and going on holiday in Stadskanaal makes for a charming and enjoyable break. Historically, the town has been well known for peat mining, but the canal that is mentioned in the name of the town is one of the attractive features of this delightful place. There are several accommodation possibilities, with perhaps the best being a holiday rental house in Stadskanaal which offers a home away from home feel, complete with all mod-cons.
For those people who stay in self catering accommodation in Stadskanaal, they will often find that the extra freedom of staying in such rented accommodation means they can really enjoy a holiday on their own schedule. Like much of the Netherlands, Stadskanaal is a wonderful place for cycling and walking, and there are regular Nordic Walking tours of the town available. Many people who take a holiday rental house in Stadskanaal may find that there are courtesy bicycles there, but if not, they will be able to rent a bike from the town very easily.
People who are staying at their self-catering accommodation in Stadskanaal will be able to visit a number of attractions in the area, such as the magnificent Dolmens Centre in nearby Borger, which has many impressive stone structures from the Neolithic period. There is also the option of visiting the Bourtange Fort which is a short distance away, and is a spectacular example of a Star Fort. Finally, there are two nature reserves that are to be found near the town that are also well worth visiting.
The location of the town in the north east of the Netherlands means that the climate is actually quite cool compared to areas of the country further south. Those who choose a holiday rental house in Stadskanaal will be able to enjoy a climate that is quite similar to that of the United Kingdom, albeit a little more humid, and the area is prone to periods of rainfall in the spring and summer. Although the winter can be fairly cold, it is rare for the region to suffer with extended cold snaps or heavy snowfall.
When it comes to getting to the area, there is an airport in the nearby city of Groningen (GRQ), although the only way to get to Groningen without changing airline is to fly from Aberdeen (ABZ). There are a number of other cities in the Netherlands that can be reached by air, and many of these are within easy travelling distance from Stadskanaal. Another popular option, particularly for people who live in the south of the UK, is to drive over using the regular ferries between Dover and Calais. This then gives the use of a car during the vacation.