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Make a holiday rental home or property in North Holland your home away from home

North Holland is a wonderful, traditional province of the Netherlands, whose capital is Haarlem. Amsterdam, the countries capital and Holland’s most famous tourist destination is found in North Holland, and more than half of the area is actually below sea level! North Holland is a defined province of the Netherlands, not to be confused with the area of the Northern Netherlands which includes North Holland, Friesland, Groningen and Drente.

Things to do in North Holland

The northern region of North Holland is an area of amazing scenery, with intertwined stretches of land and water market by delightful little towns and villages which delight visitors with their relaxed yet vibrant atmospheres and unchanged, traditional architecture. The larger cities are filled with fascinating attractions, from the huge cheese market in Alkamaar, Holland’s’ cheese capital to the ancient harbour of Hoorn.

There are huge swathes of delightful sandy beaches all around North Holland, from which sailing, fishing, walking and kite surfing can be practiced with ease. There are many excellent beach resorts in North Holland, from the activity centres on Texel Island to the oldest Dutch nude beach in Callantsoog.

Cycling holidays in North Holland also thrive, with cycling routes throughout the area crossing dykes and following barge routes across waterways. Taking a bicycle through the open air Zuiderzee Museum, a working traditional village where you can see traditionally clothed Dutch craftsmen working authentically and living in the traditional way is an unrivalled experience.

Places to holiday in North Holland

Located on the reclaimed Koegraspolder, Julianadorp aa Zee is a favourite beach destination in North Holland. It is blessed with beautiful, wide sandy beaches which remain quiet and relaxing even during the height of the summer. A North Holland property in Julianadorp aa Zee is a great place to explore the natural environment, walk and ride along the beach. The beaches here have all been awarded the European Blue flag for cleanliness and safety.

Texel Island is the largest of the Wadden Islands in North Holland, connected to the mainland by hourly ferries. Due to many centuries of isolation, Texel Island has a wonderfully unique culture and appearance, with excellent shopping and wonderful wildlife, from bird life to seals. Texel Island has many fine beach resorts, the best of which is De Koog, where you can enjoy windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, cycling and sky diving.

Amsterdam is the most famous place to take holiday accommodation in North Holland. People have been flocking to the city for its amazing mix of culture and nightlife, with many excellent museums and attractions found throughout the city.

Weather in North Holland

The climate of North Holland is very similar to that of the UK, with four distinct seasons and average temperatures ranging from 2°C in January to 17°C in July.

Travel to North Holland

North Holland is particularly well serviced by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), which receives frequent flights from almost anywhere in the UK. There are many airlines which provide cheap flights to North Holland, and reaching your North Holland holiday property should be remarkably easy from wherever you live in the UK.

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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Great little house! Two block walk to center of town.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Nice place to stay, centrally located. Very comfortable beds! Room for six people. Friendly neighbors and nice community.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Great location, unique accommodation

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Hoorn was lovely and the accommodation is in a peaceful location close to the main sights and shopping area. The chapel is a beautiful building and a very unusual place to stay. It was clean and well looked after with good facilities. The open sided stairs were a little tricky for our small children but the large garden space is wonderful for kids, even with a small sandpit and bikes to play with. Having the owners live across the garden made it a bit less private, although they were very friendly, and it was a shame that we didn't have full use of the garden on our main day there as they were using it for a family party.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016