When most people think of the Netherlands, they think of Amsterdam with its famous red light and a coffee shop. And perhaps tulips, too. But there is much more to the country than those three things.The Netherlands is a country filled with historic cities, canals, beautiful farmland, windmills, beaches and pleasant. Most visitors come to the Netherlands and only party in Amsterdam for a few days, but by doing so, they miss a lot of what this country has to offer. Take time to explore the Netherlands and you will discover the country that I come back every year. I highly recommend the north (especially in April or May when the tulips are blooming) and also visited Utrecht, one of my favorite cities in the south of Amsterdam.

Typical costs
Accommodation-accommodation in the Netherlands usually costs between 15-30 EUR per night in a dorm room. The most popular hostels in Amsterdam can be close to EUR 45 (which is insane). Private room at bed and breakfast start at EUR 80 per night for a double room. Most recent 1-2 star hotels EUR 60 per night for a double room and go from there. My favorite place to stay, see the instructions specific to the city.

Food-cheap meals in the form of joint or places like Maoz or walk to Wok cost approximately 10 EUR.The average restaurant meal around 15-25 EUR for a main dish with a drink. If you choose to cook food for yourself, you can expect to pay an average of 40-50 EUR per week for groceries. Fast food such as Febo, Netherlands, cheap food, is about 5-10 EUR. My favorite places to eat, see the instructions specific to the city.

Transportation-train ticket between the cities around Holland between 12-30 EUR, whether for super short distance, they can at least 5 EUR. Since the country is flat, so cycling is the main form of transport around (and for some people between cities). You can rent a bicycle started about 10 EUR per day (but most places require a deposit to be returned to you when you return the bike). Intra-city trains and buses is about 3 EUR for a one way trip. Super taxi is expensive and should be avoided at all costs.

Activities-the entrance to the Museum cost about 20 EUR while the Church is free to join.

Money saving Tips
Avoid spending on green-many people travel to Amsterdam to visit the coffee shop. If you choose to do this, don’t think that you need to buy “stuff” in each store. Location will allow you to smoke when you buy a drink or food.

Get Museumkaart (Museum of Card)-good for a year, this card will help you into the Museum in Amsterdam, and more for just 60 EUR. With the card, you get access to 32 museums in Amsterdam and the more than 400 throughout the Netherlands. It is also good for repeating the visits are good!

Bicycle-bicycle is the cheapest form of transport. You can rent a bike for just a few dollars a day.However, the cities of the Netherlands are also very small and easily walkable.

Rent your own boat – instead of taking an expensive Canal cruise, you can rent your own boat. If you have 3 or 4 people, it works out to be about 5 EUR, and you can bring the wine, the food, or smoke on it.

Attend a free Festival-summer, everyone goes out. Check your local City Council for a list of free concerts, festivals, programs, and market. Once the weather was warm, the social calendar fills up.

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