When is the best time of the year to visit the Netherlands?
Depending upon your interests, the timing in the year will also vary. If you are planning a trip to one of the country’s 20 National Parks, then many experts and locals will advise you to plan your trip in fall. The mating season will be underway and you will see many animals around the Parks. Also, you will see many birds migrating for the winter, and the national parks are a stop point for many of them. Many of the tourists, however, plan their trips in the busy months of July and August when the weather has good chances of being sunny. There are many cultural events that take place from September to May. If you are looking to catch the famous tulips in full bloom, then Mid-April to mid-May is a great time to get pictures of vividly colored flowers in bloom.
Which is the most popular of all the National Parks in the Netherlands?
Although there are many National Parks, Vodelpark is the most popular park in Amsterdam and in all of the Netherlands.
I would like to visit De Hoge Veluwe National Park and I will be in Amsterdam. Could you advise me on the fastest way of reaching the park?
If you are planning to take public transport, then you will need to get your bus from Amsterdam Centraal. Buses take on average one and a half hours, although timings of arrival vary depending upon the time of the day you catch your bus. The earlier in the day, the faster you will reach due to a lack of traffic.
Do I need to pay an entrance fee for the Park as well as one for the Museum if I want to access only the Kröller-Müller Museum?
Yes, that will be required as you will need to reach the Museum via the Park’s roads and the use of their free bikes.
Would it be possible to see the Deltawerken?
The Delta Werken Project is one of great pride to the Dutch and is also considered to be one of the wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. You can visit Deltapark Neeltje Jans to know more about the history of the damming and to see the ecological changes brought about by this process. You will learn about the country’s water works and you will even be given the opportunity to see and study one of the barriers from the inside. This will give you a better idea on how the structure works.
What can I do in a National Park for a whole day?
There are many activities that would keep the family occupied. Depending upon your interests, you can take a bike and cycle through a vast network of cycling lanes that meander through the park. You could even go hiking, diving, sailing, canoeing and much more on the numerous water bodies located in the Parks.