The Netherlands, or Holland as it is popularly known in the UK, is in many ways the gateway to Europe. This is largely helped by it being being home to Europe's fourth busiest airport - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - as well as to the world's largest port, Rotterdam. Add to this excellent train and ferry connections, and you're hopefully beginning to see that the Dutch like to be on their feet and on the go, or on their bikes. So why not try joining a nation of avid campers for a motorhome hire holiday in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a small country with excellent road networks. It's possible to cross the entire country in as little as four or five hours, making it a logical starting point for those of you who are new to motorhome hire holidays. If you're arriving by plane or ferry, then it's a good idea to rent your motorhome from one of our Dutch suppliers to ensure a left hand drive vehicle more suitable to European roads. Many suppliers even offer an airport or train station pick up service, meaning you can be on the road, motorhome or caravan in tow as soon as you arrive.
The north of the country is home to Amsterdam; Netherlands' most famous and most liberal city. Whether or not you are attracted by its more famous extracurricular ventures, this shouldn't put you off this city of canals. You'll find the other, more extensive side of Amsterdam by rambling its cosy streets and ducking into small independent shops and cafés, where you can find that gezellig feeling by sipping a hot chocolate or a cool beer. Amsterdam is also home to some world class art museums, including one dedicated to it's most famous prodigal son Van Gogh.
From here you can head to the coastal town of Zandvoort, with one of the biggest beach resorts in the country. Or visit the popular city of Haarlem for the day; where you can rent a bike to best explore the historical buildings, museums, and great shops. Before heading south, leave the motorhome on the mainland and take the ferry to the Wadden Islands off the country's north coast. Here you can relax in wild natural settings surrounded by the sea. Set up camp for a day or two and enjoy fun activities such as hiking, biking and mudflat walking!
Regions in the south of the country include South Holland, home to such well-known cities as Rotterdam and The Hague. The region of Zeeland hosts the picture-perfect city of Middelburg, but is also a popular destination for beach holidays in the summer time. Here you'll find a great selection of affordable campsites with motorhome hook ups, entertainment for children and sports activities as well as useful amenities like washing machines, showers and the possibility to set up the BBQ! It is worth noting that wild camping in the Netherlands is illegal, with the law being generally well respected everywhere.
But why stop there? The Netherlands is a great access point to Belgium, France or Germany, and many rental companies are happy for you to take their vehicles into much of the EU. So if you want to find out more about motorhome hire in the Netherlands, check out our wide range of vehicles on the Campanda website today, and start planning the European motorhome hire adventure you've been dreaming of.