Visiting The Dutch Countryside

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Winter in The Netherlands

Visiting The Netherlands during winter is always a good idea. While winter in The Netherlands is chilly (mainly because there is always wind, making it feel colder than the temperature), it is also when fewer people visit The Netherlands. The Netherlands is filled with Dutch Christmas markets and events – and many places in The Netherlands decorate their centre with beautiful lights.

The high season in The Netherlands is April and May (due to the Dutch tulip season) and July and August (summer holidays). Of course, it will be a bit busier if you’re visiting The Netherlands for Christmas and New Year. But, outside of those Dutch holidays, you will have entire Dutch towns to yourself. And there is nothing better than to wander through a picturesque Dutch city in the cold and warm up in a cosy cafe.

There are also plenty of things to do and places to visit in The Netherlands during winter, and there are many Dutch winter traditions that I’m sure you will love. Happy travels!

Things to do when visiting The Netherlands this winter

To Do In December
Dutch Christmas Traditions
Christmas time in Amsterdam the Netherlands at dusk
To Do In Amsterdam In Winter
Best Christmas markets of The Netherlands | Christmas markets in Maastricht | Things to do in Maastricht The Netherlands in December | Mediagram - .jpeg
Best Christmas markets
Winter Jackets
To Do In January
Things To Pack
A view on delft and its canals during winter
Cities To Visit At Christmas
A cup of coffee with traditional Dutch 'speculaas' (spiced shortcrust cookies). Authentic wooden cookie cutters especially made for these cookies can be seen in the background.
Best Dutch Gifts
Winter Road Trip
New Year's Eve
NYE In Rotterdam