Destination guide

Netherlands retreat in holiday lettings

With a picturesque landscape dotted with canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling trails, the Netherlands is a stunning destination for families, couples and solo travellers. Whether you want to explore the childhood home of Anne Frank, trove the works of Rembrandt and Vermeer, or marvel at the magnificent architecture of churches and city walls, there’s something for everyone in the Netherlands near holiday lettings.


Historic sites near Netherlands holiday homes

The Netherlands has a long, rich history that’s celebrated throughout its museums and historic sites. Holiday homes can be found near heritage locations like Begijnhof, a women’s religious community with homes and a serene courtyard that date back to the 1400s, and the National Maritime Museum, an interactive museum with virtual voyages and replica ships. The Peace Palace, a landmark, judicial court and library with Renaissance architecture, and the Dom Tower of Utrecht, a Gothic bell tower with a 17th-century carillon and panoramic views, are also great for history buffs.

Things to do

Things to do near Netherlands holiday homes

The Netherlands is filled with cultural venues, historic sites, charming towns and modern museums, all within reach of your holiday rental. The Van Gogh Museum, a large museum housing the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh, and Keukenhof, an expansive 19th-century park with Dutch flowers and lush landscapes, are must-visit attractions. You should also visit the Rijksmuseum, an art museum with Dutch Golden Age paintings and European art within a stunning 19th-century building, and the Anne Frank House, the museum home where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in Netherlands

Though it may not be known for its cuisine, the Netherlands boasts a rich food culture that is a reflection of its history and influences. Haring, or Dutch new herring, is a famous dish of raw herring with chopped onions and gherkins, and Stroopwafel, a popular pastry that’s a kind of cookie made from baked batter and a waffle, are two of the most delicious and well-known Dutch dishes. Kroket, a deep-fried roll with meat ragout inside and covered in breadcrumbs, is a popular snack that can be found in every food stand, snack bar and restaurant throughout the Netherlands. If you want to experience the signature Dutch dishes and discover a new favourite, visit a local restaurant or eateries near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly Netherlands holiday homes

The Netherlands has numerous attractions for children to learn and play. Holiday cottages are available near such places as Efteling, a fairytale-themed amusement park with rides, wooden coasters and light shows, and the NEMO Science Museum, a waterfront museum with science exhibits and experiments in a boat-like building. ARTIS, a century-old zoo park with exotic wildlife and marine aquariums, and Hoge Veluwe National Park, a nature reserve with wild boar, deer, heath, dunes and woodlands, are fun places for kids to explore.

Good for couples

Romance in Netherlands holiday homes

With majestic buildings, tranquil gardens and numerous museums, the Netherlands is the ideal destination for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday homes are available near such intimate attractions as Vondelpark, a huge 19th-century park with an open-air theatre and idyllic ponds, and Jordaan, a trendy area with indie boutiques, cosy pubs and hip eateries. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, a museum of contemporary art and design with unique artefacts, and the Rembrandt House Museum, the restored, 17th-century home of Rembrandt with artefacts and works, are also great for a couple’s outing. You may also want to visit the Royal Palace Amsterdam, an ornate, Golden Age palace and royal venue with events and exhibits.

How many holiday rentals are available around Netherlands?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 12,643 holiday lettings around Netherlands. From 1,239 cottages to 1,912 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Netherlands?

There's nothing better than a bit of sand between your toes and salt on your skin. It's time to muster your posse for some serious beach action. HomeAway has 1,791 holiday rentals by the beach for you to choose from. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has stacks more property options to browse through, including:

  • 1,779 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,452 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,286 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Netherlands in a large group?

There's nothing quite like reconnecting with your old friends or spending time with extended family in a fantastic new locale. And the best thing, HomeAway has options big enough for everyone. House holiday rentals are the preferred choice here for large groups of travellers. Our database currently has 1,743 available. The holiday rentals that are on offer for large groups here include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can sleep 6 holiday makers? We have 6,166 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just £32 per night.
  • Need a rental property for 5 people? We have 3,570 that will suit. The starting price is £32 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 1,482 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £32 per night.

Your whole squad will be in good hands when you organise your Netherlands escape through us!

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