There is plenty of attractions and events in Holland. Here we have listed just a few recommendations, of what you can see.
From April to September you may be able to experience the popular flower parades. The parades consist of floats decorated with the most wonderful flower arrangements.
Every year on April 30, the Netherlands is marked by the Queen’s birthday. The 30th of April is the birthday of Queen Juliana and not the reigning Queen Beatrix. Never the less, the tradition is upheld. Throughout the country, different types of festivals are organized – to the pleasure of both young and old.
On May 5, liberation day is celebrated. Everywhere different activities from market to concerts are organized.
Since 1939, Alkmaar is the only city in the Netherlands, where cheese is still dealt in the traditional way on a cheese market. Every year from the first Friday of April to the first Friday in September from 10.00 o'clock to 12.30 the cheese market on Waagplein (market place) is open to the public. Every year approximately 300.000 people visit the cheese market in Alkmaar and take great pleasure in this wonderful tradition.
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 17. and 18. century. Zaanse Schans is absolutely one of the Hollands main attractions. There is free entrance and open throughout the year.