Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation in Holland should pay a visit to the province of North Brabant. This wonderful area is located in the south of the country on the border with Belgium, and offers many things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.
North Brabant has many trails for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to enjoy with great scenic views. Visitors can try several watersports in the province including fishing, windsurfing, water skiing and sailing. Holidaymakers can also sunbathe on one of the artificial beaches at Zilvermeer.
The province offers plenty for golf enthusiasts with 18-hole courses in Den Bosch and Eindhoven amongst other places. Holidaymakers with children may like to try miniature golf or perhaps ten pin bowling. Visitors will also be able to play tennis with courts open to the public in numerous places in the region.
The cities and towns of North Brabant have many bars, cafes and restaurants with a wide variety of dining options including local dishes and some international cuisine too. Visitors will find plenty of shops in the larger towns and cities. Many places sell gifts and souvenirs and self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink from supermarkets, which are aplenty in North Brabant.
North Brabant has lots of interesting places to visit including the capital of the province, Den Bosch. This city has many historic buildings such as a 13th century Moriaan, which is the oldest brick building in the country. A major landmark in the city is undoubtedly the Sint Jans Cathedral. A 15 minute drive from Den Bosch will take holidaymakers to the Efteling Theme Park, which provides many exciting rides for adults and kids.
Another interesting city in the province is Eindhoven, where tourists can see several museums. A beautiful place to see in North Brabant is the Biesbosch National Park, which is one the last remaining freshwater tidal areas in Europe. Holidaymakers with a car can also take a one hour and 20 minute trip from Den Bosch to Amsterdam or perhaps cross the border to Brussels in Belgium, which is just an hour and 45 minutes away.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Holland is July and August when the average high temperature is 21 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January and February averaging just a high of 6 degrees centigrade and a low of 1 degree. October is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 100mm rainfall, but rain can fall any time of the year.
Eindhoven Airport (EIN) is 4.6 miles from Eindhoven in the North Brabant province. Ryanair have flights arriving here from various international airports including Dublin (DUB), London-Stansted (STN), Madrid (MAD), Porto (OPO), Rome-Ciampino (CIA) and Stockholm-Skavsta (NYO) amongst others. Alternatively Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) in Germany is approximately one hour and 15 minutes drive from Eindhoven. Flights arrive here from many international airports including Athens (ATH), Dublin (DUB), Geneva (GVA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Car rental services and taxis are located at both airports.