April 30 marks a special day for the Dutch – Queen’s Day – a celebration of their monarchy and an official public holiday. People all over Holland celebrate Queen’s Day, although the best festivities can be found in Amsterdam.
Yesterday was the first official day of spring (even though it may not look like it outside), so we’ve picked five of our top favourite places to see the spring flowers. From the famous gardens at Kew, to tulip fields near Amsterdam, a cherry blossom festival in Copenhagen and an ancient bluebell wood in Wiltshire, here are our top picks.
If you're looking for somewhere close to the UK for a short, active break Holland is the ideal choice. Take to two wheels and you'll be able to explore some of the country's fascinating sights in just a few days, including the vibrant Amsterdam.
Booking short breaks doesn't mean you have to be restricted to one destination - by opting for a cycling holiday, you can see several places in one country over the course of a few days. Travel to Holland to explore Amsterdam, as well as a few nearby towns.
If you're planning a short and relaxing break to the Netherlands, consider boat hire in Holland as your means of getting around. Take in glorious landscapes and picturesque villages like Giethoorn, as well as larger bustling towns, ancient castles and quaint windmills.
If you're planning a European short break where you can admire beautiful antique buildings, consider visiting Holland - and in particular Muiderslot - on a boating break. Muiderslot is the country's most famous medieval castle and well worth a visit, but there's plenty more to take in on the way to your destination.
Christmas should be a time to unwind and relax with your loved ones, so if you want to get away with your partner for some time alone on a short break, why not consider heading off on romantic cruises to some of Europe's top destinations?
Mongolian yurts, African safari tents and tree houses connected to ancient sentinels: glamping is taking the world by storm. Offering a more luxurious alternative to camping, these pre-erected tents and wooden constructions are brilliant fun.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking high and low for some unusual hotels in Europe for a fantastic short break way. As our last feature in the series, we’ve gone one step further and found some unique hotels offering a slice of history.
Perhaps the best way to spend a short break away is to book yourself in for a few nights at one of Europe’s many unusual hotels. From train carriages to castles, and from pre-historic caves to industrial cranes, Europe is now to many unique hotels.
Cultural, hedonistic, historic and relaxed; Amsterdam is many things in one. But it is almost impossible to deny that this is a fantastic city. With miles of UNESCO listed canals cutting through charming cafe lined walks and past medieval buildings..
Due to Europe’s prominence as an upmarket and well trodden tourist destination, holidays to the continent are easy, breezy and relaxed. And while traditional package holiday hotels line the Med, boutique pads have sprung up in cultural enclaves...
With the advent of world travel, more and more people are travelling by themselves. Last week we took you on a tour of some brilliant cultural trips that have solo travellers in mind, but this week we’ve gone one step further.
For those looking for a unique break away, why not try a cultural holiday exploring sights, museums and trying new cuisines at your own pace? With a wealth of history around every corner, nothing beats exploring the old world charms of Europe.
In today’s frenetic modern world of fast cars, looming skyscrapers, and stressful working hours, many of us are becoming more and more detached from the natural world. Although cities are brilliant fun, full of excitement and heady nightlife
Holidaymakers looking for some sizzling summer fun would do well to consider Holland, as the number of events and festivals on offer is huge. Enjoy the funky jazz beats of Rotterdam, relax to the high notes of excellence in The Hague, or visit some of the best secret gardens in Utrecht. Whatever a holidaymaker is searching for, Holland’s classy cities guarantee a great summer break.
Think Amsterdam is just a party town? Think again, as a short break to Holland can include plenty of Amsterdam's cultural delights. Don't miss the Reflex Modern Art Gallery, to the TORCH and the Rijksmuseum, the largest museum in the Netherlands.
Take a two-night break to Holland this spring and discover the city of Haarlem, famed for its Jazz music, picturesque canals and traditional windmills. What's more, a visit won't break the bank as DFDS Seaways is offering short breaks for under £60 per person.
Travel search engine, KAYAK has picked out some of the best value hotels and cheapest flights for Europe's top short-break destinations, to help anyone considering booking an impulsive spring getaway.
The 17th century town of Alkmaar is the latest addition to DFDS Seaways' mini cruise packages to Holland, offering more even choice for mini-break travellers from Newcastle, with prices starting at £87 per person.
Getaway to Holland in the New Year and enjoy a range of great value breaks from DFDS Seaways. The mini-cruise operator is currently offering 2 for 1 on many of its continental breaks, including indoor skiing and a day in Amsterdam.
Treat your partner to a surprise holiday this year with a two-night Valentine's Day break in Amsterdam. Stroll along the canal-side streets of this bohemian city before enjoying a three-course meal on your mini-cruise home.
Winter may be drawing in, but there's plenty to look forward to in the spring, with a wide range of European tours available from Treyn, the rail holidays specialist, including trips to Belgium, Germany, France and Holland.
Discover the flora and fauna of Northern Europe on a short break with DFDS Seaways next year. Packages on offer include eagle-spotting in Denmark and a guided North Sea whale watching trip.
The Dutch city of Maastricht is kicking off its winter programme in style next week, with Christmas markets, winter theatre productions, special museum exhibitions and live concert performances right through into the New Year.