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Windmills and clogs are probably no longer as prevalent as the traditional stereotypes about the Netherlands would have you believe, but if you visit in Spring, tulips and bicycles probably are. The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in the Netherlands are all well situated to make the most of this fascinating country. These days the Netherlands is probably just as famous for its liberal politics and open minded approach to, well, to a lot of things! its land grab from the ocean, its art collections and beautiful canal-lining towns and cities.
The Dutch have a reputation for height and directness, making it easy to ask for directions. They're also more likely to direct you to the coffeehouse serving the best coffee, rather than the kind teenagers on their first trip away from home might be looking for.
Most of the stuff stag-dos are looking for is kept to one part of Amsterdam, conveniently located for the train station, while the rest of the city, and the country is more about art, heritage, beautiful architecture, dykes and cheese.
As countries go, the Netherlands has one of the world's best art collections. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vemeer, Mondrian, Hieronymus Bosch, there are plenty works by these masters to be seen. Spread across a number of excellent museums. It's not all Dutch Masters either. And the contemporary cultural scene is also well known internationally. The Netherlands is somewhere to be creative in.
It's not just great art this country has produced either, there are a number of architectural wonders, and some of the most spectacular gardens imaginable. The Keukenhof Gardens feature on innumerable bucket lists.
Amsterdam is wonderful, and worth returning to again and again, but it's also worth taking to the canals, or the bike paths, like the Dutch, and exploring further afield:
And then there's the famous Den Hague…
And those are just the ones we've all hear about. Some of the nicest are really best discovered for yourself, along the canal or tulip-lined bike path.
A sleek and modern hotel with a lively atmosphere near Amsterdam's nightlife, shopping, and museums. Wooden furniture and white-washed walls fill the rooms, but its piece de resistance is the courtyard garden. The perfect base to explore Amsterdam from.
Accessible modern Dutch design with affordable accommodation. Small high tech rooms are bright and airy. The living and canteen area are lively meeting spots. A cool and great value choice.
Fabulous canal side hotel and spa with a Michelin recommended restaurant. Large rooms and suites have light wooden floors, all the mod cons, and large comfy beds. Lovely terraces have canal views, fantastic food, and extensive spa facilities. A lively spot for all out pampering.
A gorgeous little boutique hotel with romantic bedrooms. Rooms and deluxe rooms have sophisticated furnishings and all the mod cons. Access to all the attractions. A romantic spot, but also family friendly.