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There are quite a few day trips in the Netherlands, and hence we couldn’t fit them in one article. If you have already visited the more famous day trips (read Part 1: Day Trips – Part I) or if you are the kind of traveler who wants to explore the country like locals – these day trips are perfect for you. Hoge Veluwe National Park We first discovered Hoge Veluwe National park, while trying to find the best place to see fall colors in The Netherlands. It was our first Autumn in a foreign land, and having heard so much about Autumn in general and seeing some zillion pictures, we knew we had to see the colors. This national park did have some really great autumn transition and we are glad we went. We figured out the public transport connections via 9292.nl (the Dutch site to see how to navigate…

The Netherlands might seem a tad bit small on the world map, but it could easily fill up days and weeks! Day trips in the Netherlands is the first thing we searched when we started living here. Weekends were mostly spent day tripping to different places around the country. We are living here for more than 2 years now, and still, find new things to do on weekends or nice summery evenings. Soon we developed our favorite spots around the country and visit some of these, year on year. We have also found something interesting to do here in every season. First things first, the weather in the Netherlands is unpredictable. However, we found this to be true for a lot of countries in Europe. Being from India, we were not accustomed to seeing rains all over the year. India – Pune has a defined monsoon season and it is…

Spring brings about a delightful change throughout the Netherlands. Vibrant flowers cover the endless fields. Flower fields which include tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are on display for the enjoyment of all. A drive around the Netherlands tulip fields in spring was at the top of our bucket list for quite some time. After visiting Keukenhof gardens last spring, we were more inclined towards seeing the fields where farmers grow their flowers. We wanted to see the fields with a bright palette of beautiful colors as we had imagined it as kids seeing the picture-perfect postcards of the Netherlands and in so many Bollywood songs!. Various Tulip Routes are published annually from mid-April through mid-May. We visited the most famous ones Bollenstreek Route in North Holland province and the multi-acre-longest tulip route in Flevoland province. Boolenstreek route, also known as the Flower Route, is a 60km scenic drive. Starting in Haarlem,…

Spring and Netherlands in the same sentence can only mean one thing – Tulips! Since the moment the first tulip was planted in the Netherlands in 1953, they have turned their low-lying fields into something quite magical. From blooming and dominant floral economy to Europe’s scenic drive in spring. Anyone who wants to see tulips in its full glory, Netherlands is the de facto place to be. There is no perfect way to see and enjoy Tulips in Holland. Picking free tulips on National Tulip day In January or driving by the scenic routes of never-ending tulip fields, visiting Europe’s biggest spring gardens where the scent of the fresh blooms fills the entire park or cycling past the traditional routes – you can enjoy it all, each one unique, in its own way, providing the opportunity to understand that apart from being aesthetically beautiful they also help boost the country’s…