You’ve made the decision to go on a family holiday in Holland. You’ve booked your hotel, arranged for all the family travel arrangements and chosen the location. What’s next? Planning a trip to Holland is as easy as booking your flights online and having your arrival and departure times ready.
Firstly you need to make contact with a tourist information office near where you will be staying. Most tourist offices will have everything you need to know about booking your flight, making your hotel reservations and arranging for transport to and from the airport. They’ll also have useful advice on the best time of year to visit Holland and which attractions are on offer when travelling to Holland.
If you’re travelling in winter, you’ll need to ensure that your hotels are up to scratch before you leave for Holland. The warmer summer weather can make even the most luxurious accommodation uncomfortable in the Dutch winter. Check with the hotels you plan to stay in, and do so early on in your booking so you can arrange for special deals during the winter months.
It’s very important to get your car sorted as soon as possible, prior to leaving for Holland. Most people drive to Amsterdam and have to take the train into the city. However, if you’re travelling on public transport, you will often be required to leave home at least an hour before you need to be somewhere. So when you know you’ll need to be in Amsterdam by the start of your journey, get your car ready – you don’t want to find yourself stranded at the airport!
Take out travel insurance before you leave. You need to make sure that you have adequate cover should anything go wrong whilst you’re travelling. Most policies come with cancellation and travel delay cover, which is designed to help you get your money back if something goes wrong while you’re away from home. Check what cover your policy has and make sure it covers everything that could happen to you while you’re away.
A lot of travellers don’t think about the possibility of having their holiday interrupted by sickness or emergency. For example, if a member of the family has an illness or is in danger of developing an illness, you need to make sure that your holiday package includes any medical assistance that you may require.
The majority of visitors who go on family holidays to Holland choose to visit the Netherlands every year. However, there are some families that stay in the area every year, but come back year after year, and repeat their visits.
Don’t be afraid to travel to other destinations on your holiday. You could do with a break and visit one country for a few days and then spend a week exploring the countryside of another country. Just make sure that you make your booking well in advance of your departure date.
Some family holiday packages include a trip into the Netherlands, while others provide accommodation. In the case of the latter, you’ll need to find a hotel room that’s centrally located. This way, you’ll save money and still be able to visit Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is a great place to spend time and there are plenty of things to see there. For instance, take the time to explore the beautiful Dutch capital, the Rijksmuseum, and the large number of museums including the Amsterdam Arena and the Anne Frank House, where she kept her diary.
If you’re planning to use the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you’ll need to find out about the flight times and the rates on offer. You can find out this by contacting the airline directly or by searching on the internet. If you choose to use the airport direct, check that they have a flight desk at the airport, and ask about any flights available on weekends, bank Holidays or public holidays.
It is easy to plan a holiday and find affordable options for all the family. When you follow a few simple steps, you can make your dream holiday a reality.