Holland Motorhome Amsterdam
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Locations in Holland
Additional locations, with easy transport links to our depots at Holland Motorhome Amsterdam.
Holland (The Netherlands)
The Netherlands (also commonly called Holland in English, is a Benelux country in Western Europe, facing onto the North Sea and the United Kingdom and bordered on land by Germany and Belgium. The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands are referred to as “Dutch”.
Netherlands has many cities and towns of interest to travelers. Below is a list of the most notable.
Alkmaar – historic city north of Amsterdam.
Haarlem – historic city and capital of the province of North-Holland.
Leiden – Historical university city in South-Holland, host to many important museums.
The Hague – seat of the national government, seat of the International Court of Justice and capital of the province of South-Holland.
Maastricht – historic city, capital of the province of Limburg.
Utrecht – historic city, capital of the province of Utrecht
Zutphen – ancient medieval city in the central-eastern part of the country, very well preserved center.
Breda – historic city, with beautiful historic buildings but also pretty modern architecture.
Nijmegen – oldest city of the Netherlands (dates back to Roman times), known internationally for its Four Day Marches.
Other places at Holland Motorhome Amsterdam
Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe – One of Holland’s more than 20 national parks
Volendam – Volendam is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands. It is famous for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some residents. There is a regular ferry connection to Marken, a peninsula close by. Volendam also features a small museum about its history and clothing style.
Madurodam is a miniature city located in Scheveningen, The Hague, in the Netherlands. It is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed of typical Dutch buildings and landmarks, as are found at various locations in the country.
De Efteling – This is the largest and most popular theme park in The Netherlands. It is also one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Originally the park catered towards children with a fairy tale theme. Nowadays Efteling appeals to both young and old with its cultural, romantic and nostalgic themes and its variety of amusement rides. In over fifty years the park has evolved from a nature park with playground and a Fairy Tale Forest, into a full-size theme park along the lines of Disneyland.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries on the world. No matter where you go, you are never far away from civilization. Cities can be crowded especially in the Randstad area. Much of the country is flat and at or below sea level, and much of countryside is dominated by intensive farming – despite its population density, The Netherlands is a net exporter of food. Though there are some beautiful spots scattered across the country. The tourist expecting a countryside full of picturesque villages, tulips and windmills will find all of these things and more but will have to know where to look for them.
The Netherland’s geography is dominated by water features. The country is criss-crossed with canals and dykes, and the beach is never far away.
By bicycle – Cycling in the Netherlands is much much easier than in other countries, because of the infrastructure – cycle paths, cycle lanes, and signposted cycle routes. Some things to know:
- Cycle lanes and cycle paths are indicated by a round blue sign with a white bike icon, an icon on the asphalt, or by red asphalt. Using them is mandatory.
- Cyclists must obey the same traffic signs as motorists, unless exempted.
- Where there is no cycle lane or path, use the regular road.
- Bicycles must have working front (white) and rear (red) lights. Reflectors are not sufficient. You may be fined for cycling in the dark without a light, and you seriously endanger yourself and other traffic by doing so. Small, battery-operated LED lights attached to your person do not officially satisfy the regulations, but are usually allowed by police.
By Train,Bus and Tram
The public transport systems are well developed, practical and efficient in the Netherlands. In the cities you can use the tram, bus and metro, outside the cities you can use the bus and train. Travel plan information can be found at 9292OV Reisinformatie. Information about the trains can be found at Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). Both of these sites can plan a trip for you using public transport, but 9292OV includes almost all public transportation types. The NS website only has the trains, but it is able to display up to date infomation about train delays and detours.
By road is a good way to explore the countryside, especially places not connected by rail, such as Veluwe, Zeeland and The North Sea islands. Driving in the Netherlands is normally quite pleasant – the motorway network is dense, roads are well-signposted, and Dutch drivers are among the least aggressive in Europe. However, this one of the most densely populated countries in the world, so be prepared for heavy traffic and congestion in all but the northern part of the country. When driving in cities, always give priority to cyclists when turning across a cycle lane. Drive on the right. The speed limits are measured in kilometers per hour.
Parking fees within cities can be pretty hefty. When planning to go to bigger cities, seriously consider going there by public transport or using P+R park and ride facilities are available at the outskirts of bigger cities.
The national language in the Netherlands is Dutch. Written Dutch might be semi-intelligble to someone who knows other germanic languages (English, German, Scandinavian languages), but the spoken language sounds rather different from English.
Many people speak English in the Netherlands. Education from an early age in English and other European languages, makes the Dutch some of the most fluent polyglots on the continent. Oblivious travelers to the major cities should be able to make their way without learning a word of Dutch.
Dutch traditional cuisine is basic. However, due to influences from Indonesian, Surinam, Chinese and (North) African immigrants there is an abundancy of foodcultures to choose from. In the big cities you can eat good Thai food for a bargain price, and in the Chinese quarters you can get authentic Chinese food. You will also be able to find a restaurant from every corner of the world (especially in Amsterdam).
Drop (liquorice) is something you love or hate, you can buy all kinds of varieties. You can get it from sweet to extremely salty (Double salt).
Driving in Holland
In Holland they drive on the right hand side of the road (overtake on the left). Cars coming from the right have priority, unless indicated differently by road markings or signs. Bicycles have the right of way including on roundabouts. Drink driving laws apply as in the other European countries and the UK. Dutch roads are maintained in excellent condition. Care should be taken while driving in Amsterdam, where Trams are frequent.
– A valid Driving License is required; A European license is fine.
– A Green Card and Motor Insurance certificate is recommended; a Green Card provides additional proof that the minimum legal third party cover is held;
– Country of origin stickers must be used in Holland – e.g. a GB sticker (unless your license plate has the sticker pre-applied.)
– Motorways in Holland are toll free. There is a 60kph minimum speed.
– No motorway tolls are charged in Holland; tolls may be charged at some bridges and tunnels.
– Children under the age of 3 must travel in the rear with a safety system adapted to their size. Children aged 3-12 may travel in the front if they are in a special seat.
– You must carry a reflective warning triangle in your car.
– You will need to adjust your headlamps for driving on the right or use headlamp converters.
It is advisable to carry driving license, insurance certificate, vehicle registration and passport with you at all times.
If you breakdown on the motorway, there are yellow emergency telephones on the hard shoulder from which you can call the ANWB (the Dutch equivalent of the RAC or AA).
At 0.25 milligrams of alcohol per litre of blood (much lower than the UK at 0.4mg/l) the blood alcohol limit is very low so the simple advise is don’t drink and drive. There is random alcohol testing for drivers.
– Unleaded petrol – loodvrije bezine
– Diesel – diesel
– Parking – parkeerplaats
– Entrance – oprit, entree, ingang, toegang
– Exit – afrit, uitgang, afgaan, uitreis, uitrit
– Detour – weg omleiding
Enforcement of driving laws at Holland Motorhome Amsterdam
Traffic offences can carry heavy, often on-the-spot fines. If you are fined always ask for a receipt as proof of payment.
The Dutch use all sorts of techniques including speed cameras, speed traps and unmarked vehicles to monitor speeding and traffic laws; exceeding the maximum speed limit can lead to heavy penalties including large (often on-the-spot) fines. Be careful on motorways where the maximum speed can vary. Illuminated overhead lane indicators – when in use – are mandatory and what they display must be adhered to. Where road works are taking place please adhere to indicated speed limits
You may not use a mobile phone when driving in Holland. It is however allowed to use mobile phones with “hands free” equipment.
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The vehicle supplied was the Family Plus and it worked fine there were bunk beds in the rear which were great for our kids. We were a bit disappointing by the kits for the kitchen as they are very basic. Otherwise everything was fine and we took out the extra excess insurance you recommended.We will definitely take a motorhome with you next year as it gave us great flexibility.
Extras are provided as a facility for overseas customers that are travelling by air. The extras are basic and most people that are resident locally bring their own bedding and extra kitchen equipment. Check your vehicle on pick up for any previous damage and also check all extras on pick up and get instruction on how to work everything. Be careful about refueling all Motorhomes are generally run on diesel fuel