outdoor

Amsterdam’s wildly varied festival calendar includes a lot of events that take place outdoors. There are food festivals where you can sample culinary delights in the sun, dance music festivals where you can dance under the stars, film festivals in the open air and much more.

Bloemendaal

With more of a party atmosphere than its neighbour Zandvoort, Bloemendaal is a great place to dip your toes in the North Sea or hit a dance floor...

Visiting the Flower Strip

The Flower Strip is one of the most popular and unique attractions in the Netherlands. Find out how to get there and the best time of year to visit.

Zandvoort

With its clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bars and family activities, Zandvoort has become one of the Netherlands’ most popular beach destinati...

Amsterdam Beach

When the temperatures soar in Amsterdam, sun-seekers flock to the Dutch coast and the beaches to bask on the sands and soak up the vibrant nightlife. ...

Flowers of Amsterdam

If you're lucky enough to visit Amsterdam in spring, don't miss a visit to the nearby flower-growing region. Read our guide to the breathtaking fields...

Castles & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating history of the Dutch Golden Age by exploring the ancient castles that were once the homes of wealthy merchants. Many of th...

Campsites

From within, Amsterdam may feel like a dense urban experience, but the Netherlands is one of the most fervent camping and caravanning nations in Europ...

Dutch Dunes

The Dutch Dunes are an ever-changing landscape full of opportunities. This exceptional environment between the flat inland expanses and the North Sea ...

Amstel River Countryside

Amsterdam has a green oasis right on its doorstep, meaning everyone can easily enjoy the natural diversity of the Amstel River Countryside.

Laren

Though small, Laren has a lot to offer visitors, including charming streets, abundant nature and fascinating museums. A walk around Laren makes it eas...

Leisure Lakes

For a beautiful day beside or on the water, you needn’t simply take to the seaside: head inland and enjoy the many Leisure Lakes near Amsterdam.