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Self Catering Rentals in Holland

The Netherlands is as flat as a Dutch pancake and much of it is below sea level, nevertheless Holland is amazingly beautiful. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to self catering holidays in Holland. Rent bungalows, farmhouses and cottages amongst the tulip fields, dykes and windmills in the breathtaking Dutch countryside. If you prefer a city break, Holland has some classics. There are apartments of rent in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Maastricht, to name just a few.

 
 

Self catering villas, apartments and cottages for rent in Southern Netherlands (Holland) (Photo: Microsoft)South Netherlands There are four provinces that make up the South Netherlands: Limburg, North Brabant, South Holland and Zeeland and there's no shortage of self catering holiday rentals in each.

Most popular are the coastal regions of Zeeland and South Holland (Zuid-Holland). Zeeland is a huge river delta for the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt, with plenty of holiday bungalows for rent on its numerous beaches. South Holland (Zuid-Holland) is home to Rotterdam, Holland's second largest city and Europe's busiest port. Other places of interest in South Holland include The Hague (Den Haag), Delft, Leiden and the beach at Scheveningen.

Limburg boasts some lovely countryside, hills (a novelty in Holland) and the beautiful city of Maastricht, while North Brabant (Noord-Brabant) has the quaint historic towns for Den Bosch ('s-Hertogenbosch) and Breda, and the vibrant city of Eindhoven. Nearest airport: Eindhoven

Self catering villas, apartments and cottages for rent in Central Netherlands (Holland) (Photo: Microsoft)Central Netherlands Holland's capital, Amsterdam is the most popular destination in the Central Netherlands. You can find apartments for rent in Amsterdam in old converted merchant's villas that line its canals. From there you can explore this stunning city with its world class museums, historical monuments, classic architecture and vibrant coffee shops.

However, there's more to Central Holland than just Amsterdam. There's the vast Ijsselmeer lake (ex Zuiderzee before it was closed off from the North Sea), surrounded by lakeside holiday bungalows for rent, the perfect base for water sports and fishing.

Try self catering in the pretty city of Haarlem with its quaint cobbled streets and famous Frans Hals museum or charming Utrecht, with its medieval quarter, both close enough to visit Amsterdam; or there's Arnhem and Nijmegen in Gelderland. Nearest airport: Amsterdam

Self catering villas, apartments and cottages for rent in Northern Netherlands (Holland) (Photo: Microsoft)North Netherlands Friesland and the Frisian Islands in Northern Holland are perfect for nature, waterspots and beach holidays. Friesland has a host of lakeside holiday bungalows for rent amongst the largest chain of connected inland lakes in Europe.

The Frisian Islands are an archipelago off the coast of Northern Holland that extends as far as Denmark. The Dutch Frisian Islands are also known as the Wadden Islands after the surrounding Wadden Sea, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status as it's the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. There are holiday cottages and bungalows for rent in popular Frisian Island resorts on Texel, Terschelling and Ameland.

Then there are the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen, ideal for hiking and biking holidays with rentals surrounded by cycling paths and hiking trails through breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Nearest airport: Groningen

 

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