The province of South Holland
is situated in the North Sea region in the western part of the Netherlands
. The capital city is The Hague
and the largest city is the port of Rotterdam
. The most populous province in Holland, the region boasts a variety of first class accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, and hotel lodging. The southern part of the province is dotted with islands lying in the Rhine-Meuse river delta. Although the islands are a great boating, sailing or canoeing destination, they are all well connected to the rest of the province and can be reached by foot, car or bicycle. Its landscape of polders, dikes, rivers and canals, gives South Holland
the most water features in the country. With its abundance of water it has become a haven for cyclists, hikers, and water sports enthusiasts. Many of the rural areas also provide camping accommodation for those so inclined. Cycling is a huge sport in the Netherlands
and is the main form of transportation throughout the region. South Holland is crisscrossed with bicycle paths and areas open to cyclists, allowing tourist to see the breathtaking scenery first hand.
Holland is the land of windmills and South Holland
boasts the most windmills anywhere in the country, with approximately 224 Windmills
in the province. Most are well maintained and open to the public. The tulip
is also a major part of Dutch culture and South Holland has them in abundance. The multi-coloured fields are spectacular, and bicycle and walking tours bring visitors up close. For tourists finding hotel accommodation, a condo rental or vacation rentals in the heart of tulip country will foster a lifetime of memories. Keukenhof
is the most famous of the attractions in the Bulb region. Sporting more than seven million flowers this spring gardens draw visitors from every region of the globe. Keukenhof
is open from late March to late May each year.
From your vacation rental, or hotel accommodations, head out to see some of the wonderful attractions and activities the region has to offer. Koninginnedag (Queens Day)
, April 30 is a national holiday. During the day there are numerous festivals, concerts and other spectacles taking place. One tradition in each town and city is the Vrijmarkt
(Free Market) where all kinds of gifts, souvenirs, crafts and food is sold. Museum De Zwarte Tulp
in Lisse showcases the history of the Bulb region and the bulb-growing industry. This museum is housed in a former bulb shed. The city of Delft, is renowned its Delft Blue China
. The city of Gouda is known for its famous Gouda Cheese
, and the market where farmers have traded their cheeses for over 300 years. Another annual tradition is the many Flower Parades
, where carriages are decorated with flowers and parade through the city streets accompanied by marching bands.
is a colourful, exciting, welcoming place to visit. So find the vacation rental that's right for you and come visit for as long as you wish.