Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation in Northern Europe should pay a visit to Dongeradeel in Holland. This delightful place is located close to the north coast of the country and has many things for holidaymakers to see and do. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and B&Bs.
Visitors to Dongeradeel can take a very short trip to the sandy beach where they can relax and watch the world go by. As well as sunbathing and taking a swim in the North Sea, holidaymakers can try a few watersports such as windsurfing, snorkelling, fishing and sailing. Golf enthusiasts will be able to play a few rounds at courses in the area including one 30 minutes away at Leeuwarden. Other popular activities available here include hiking, cycling, tennis, horse riding and roller-blading. Visitors will find some good bars, cafes and restaurants serving delicious local international dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can buy food and drink as well as other provisions from stores in the area.
Holidaymakers staying in Dongeradeel can visit many interesting places in the province of Friesland such as wonderful windmills, museums and galleries. The capital of the province is Leeuwarden and here holidaymakers can visit the Natural History Museum and the National Ceramics Museum. Leeuwarden has many interesting buildings too including the main church and its very own leaning tower. About 45 minutes from Dongeradeel is Franeker where visitors will be able to see Eise Eisinga’s Planetarium, which is the oldest working planetarium in the world. Sneek is another great place to visit and is about an hour away. Here there is a charming 15th century church and the Tonnema Candy Factory. A trip to the country’s capital city Amsterdam will take approximately two hours, but is well worth the effort.
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.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is approximately two hour’s drive from Dongeradeel. Flights arrive in Amsterdam from many international airports via various airlines including the largest one based here, KLM. Those airports include Athens (ATH), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Geneva (GVA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ), Vienna (VIE) and Washington-Dulles (IAD) amongst many others. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Sixt are the car hire firms located at Schiphol Plaza behind the arrivals halls.