Last Minute Holiday Homes in Holland

Hop over to Holland on last minute holidays and discover a country full of activities and family fun. Renting holiday homes in Holland is the best way to explore this dynamic country, giving families the flexibility to enjoy historical sites, picturesque cities and the great outdoors. NOVASOL has Holland apartments, villas and gites across the country, so whether you want to stay in Zealand or Friesland, there is plenty of choice. And, with Holland only a short distance away by plane, car or train, it’s always easy to leave it to the last minute and fit your holiday around other life commitments.

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Self-catering in Holland

Holland is a fun and varied holiday destination. Self-catering in Holland is ideal for active families who want to cycle, climb and windsurf on holiday, while enjoying tasty food and plenty of cultural attractions. From the convenience of holiday lettings, venture out to local activities and immerse yourself in the Dutch holiday atmosphere. Make sure to try plenty of local cuisine while in Holland, which includes famous pancakes as well as cheeses such as Edam and a Gouda. There is nothing quite like a Dutch toastie!

Last minute holidays

For many, booking last minute is the only way to fit family holidays around work and a limited budget. Sometimes it is just not possible to book your holiday home months in advance; and, by the time you get round to looking, many companies don’t have any availability left. NOVASOL has thousands of villas in Europe, and well over 600 holiday homes in Holland. This gives families plenty of choice in size, budget and specification when booking last minute.

Travelling to Holland

Holland is so easy to get to from the UK, making it a great option for last minute holidays. Families can save loads of money by travelling to Holland in the car, either on a ferry or through the Eurotunnel. And, once you get there you won’t have to spend money on renting a car, instead spending your budget on delicious food and fun activities. Holiday homes in Holland are therefore also ideal for families with young children who perhaps don’t like flying yet, or adults who can’t fly for health reasons. Once you arrive at villas in Holland, there are loads of other ways to get around the country, with cycling being one of the most popular methods while self-catering. Holland is very flat so the cycling is easy, and designated routes make the going much safer for families.

Self-catering in Northern Holland

North of the capital Amsterdam, the region of North Holland has plenty to entertain families on last minute holidays. The region is home to some of the best sandy beaches in the country, which are well worth a visit on hot sunny days. From Holland accommodation, visit cities such as Haarlem, the capital of North Holland, which has delightful cobbled medieval streets and is surrounded by scenic tulip fields. If you are looking for fun family activities, there is plenty on offer here, such as Linnaeushof – Europe’s largest playground. Children will love visiting Linnaeushof from holiday homes in Holland, with many families returning multiple times in one holiday.

Utrecht accommodation

The wonderful city of Utrecht, to the south of Amsterdam, is well worth a visit while self-catering in Holland. The city has been a major religious centre in the country for hundreds of years, and boasts one of the best universities on the continent. From holiday rentals in the area, explore the cultural attractions of this great city, such as the cathedral – which is the tallest in Holland – and the city’s Central Museum. While renting apartments in Utrecht, holidaymakers can get an real insight into the Dutch way of life by cycling around with ease and sitting in canal-side cafés drinking dutch beer and eating local pastries.

Overijssel holiday rentals

The central region of Overijssel is perfect for families looking for a last minute countryside escape, full of outdoor and nature attractions. Fun activity parks such as Amusement Park Slagharen and De Waarbeek in Hengelo are busy throughout the summer months with families on self-catering holidays. Holland is also a great place for zoos and nature parks, and, in Overijssel, holidaymakers will find the Taman Indonesia Kallenkote which has many Indonesian animals to meet. If you would like more freedom when exploring nature, the Twentse Heuvelrug Nature Reserve and the National Park De Weerribben offer wider expanses to explore.

Holiday cottages Friesland

Friesland is one of the best regions for self-catering in Holland. Located in the north-west of the country, Friesland is home to quintessential Dutch landscapes and makes a great last minute destination. The countryside here is dominated by rolling green fields and crisscrossing canals. Venture into the city of Leeuwarden to find a traditional Dutch scene, full of markets and cafés. While renting Holland accommodation in the city, the Aqua Zoo is a fun attraction to visit on family holidays. Kids will love learning more about an array of underwater creatures, before tucking into some delicious local food for lunch.


Last minute holidays in Gelderland are a smart way of having a rural escape while being in very short driving distance of major cities such as Utrecht and Amsterdam. There is plenty to see and do while self-catering in Holland here, including visiting the World War 2 sites in the city of Arnhem. This was a major battle site during the war, and history buffs will enjoy exploring museums in the city and finding out more about its past. There are also plenty of amusement parks in the region, such as Burger’s Zoo which contains replicas of foreign environments such as a tropical rainforest and sandy desert. The region also has great cycle paths to make use of from holiday lettings, providing a safe and healthy way to get between towns.

NOVASOL holiday homes in Holland

Self-catering in Holland has, traditionally, not been high up on UK holidaymakers’ radars. The country may not have the guaranteed excellent weather of southern European destinations, but it makes up for it with family activities and a fun holiday atmosphere. All of NOVASOL’s accommodation in Holland is hand-selected by our team to ensure it meets our high requirements. This means that you can be confident when booking with us.

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