Whilst you are spending your holiday in one of our beautiful holiday homes in Holland, there are plenty of things to do and probably even many events going on, on which you shouldn't miss out. NOVASOL recommends to look up all events and festivals beforehand, so you are well-informed about them when self-catering Holland. Please have a look at some of our recommendations below to make the most out of your holiday.
From April to September each year, you may be able to experience the popular flower parades all over the country. The parades consist of floats decorated with the most wonderful flower arrangements. Should you spend your holiday in Holland during the summer, why not decorate your cottage or villa with some beautiful Dutch flowers whilst holiday homes in Holland?
Every year on 30th April, the Queen’s birthday is celebrated all over the country. It is a great event celebrating the birthday of Queen Juliana, and not the one of the reigning Queen Beatrix as many people believe. Throughout Holland, different types of festivals and events are organized, which are great fun for both young and old. The colour orange plays a major role during these celebrations and can be seen everywhere on this special day.
On 5th May, the national liberation day is celebrated. Everywhere in Holland, different activities from markets to concerts are usually organized.
Since 1939, Alkmaar is the only city in Holland, where cheese is still dealt in the traditional way on a cheese market. Every year from the 1st Friday of April to the 1st Friday in September from 10am to 12.30pm the cheese market on Waagplein (market place) is open to the public. Every year approximately 300,000 people visit this market in Alkmaar and take great pleasure in this wonderful tradition. Many of our self-catering Holland are located close to Alkmaar, so why not buy some cheese there shortly after your arrival and enjoy it throughout your holiday?
Zaanse Schans is a unique habitat and work area with museums, mills, craftsmanship shops, restaurants, an active workshop and possibilities for tours. You will be able to experience first-hand how the Zaan area was in the 17th and 18th century. Zaanse Schans is absolutely one of the Hollands main attractions. There is free entrance and you can go there throughout the year.
We highly recommend to visit the theme park Neeltje Jans whilst staying in one of our self-catering Holland. You are sure that you will enjoy the combination of sun, sea, nature, culture and art in the beautiful theme park par excellence in Zeeland, Waterland Neeltje Jans. Take advantage of this opportunity whilst staying in our Holland apartments, especially if you are spending a family holiday there. You will be impressed by the great storm surge barrier inside, which is also visible from the outside. Your children will learn more about the gigantic Delta Works project, but there are also many other things to do there. The park is open from late March to early November from 10am to 5.30pm and the admission is approximately EUR 15.