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Holidays in North Holland: enjoy the versatility of this province

The province of North Holland is a versatile region in the north-west of the Netherlands. It borders the provinces of South Holland and Utrecht and offers access to the provinces of Friesland and Flevoland via various dikes.A holiday in North Holland is not complete without participating in a variety of activities on the water. On the west side, this province borders on the North Sea, and on the east side on the IJselmeer and the Wadden Sea. The province is also home to a number of lovely and interesting cities. Of course, you can find the capital Amsterdam in North Holland, but don't forget the provincial capital, Haarlem. And then there are the smaller, but no less beautiful cities of Alkmaar, Zaandam and Hoorn. Right at the head of North Holland, we find the naval city of Den Helder. From here, you can take the ferry to the Wadden Island of Texel, which is also part of North Holland. Belvilla offers various types of accommodation throughout the province, such as a bungalow or holiday home. Whether you want to spend a week by the sea, or just want a weekend away in a nice city, at Belvilla you will always find accommodation in North Holland that suits you.

A holiday by the sea on the North Holland coast

A large part of the province of North Holland borders on the North Sea, which means there are many nice coastal towns where you can stay for a weekend or a week. Especially in the warmer summer months, it is of course wonderful to stay in accommodation near the beach. Then you can enjoy a few days of sunshine and cool off with a dip in the sea. From a holiday park in North Holland, you can walk straight to the beach. Nice and popular coastal towns in the province include Bergen aan Zee, Egmond aan Zee and Castricum aan Zee. All these villages are located near the lovely city of Alkmaar, which you can visit right away during your stay. In the summer, these bustling places are often visited by tourists, and numerous fun events are organized. Near Haarlem, you will find the coastal towns of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal aan Zee, also lovely places to be. When choosing a holiday home in North Holland, the Wadden Island of Texel is of course also an option. On the island, you will find many wonderful beaches where you can enjoy sun and sea. Are you travelling in a group? Then you can also find group accommodations at Belvilla, such as a group home.

Visit one of the cities in North Holland

From a holiday home in North Holland you can visit one of the cities in the province. Of course, you can enjoy several days in Amsterdam, where you can do some excellent shopping, or visit the many sights. The Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage, Madame Tussaud and the Heineken Experience, are just a few of the many interesting sights to be discovered there. Not far from Amsterdam, the provincial capital of Haarlem is also worth a visit. You will find many nice shops and museums, but just a little quieter than in Amsterdam. In Haarlem, it is nice to stroll through the old centre and visit the Frans Hals Museum. From a holiday park in the Kop van Noord-Holland, you can spend a day exploring the Cheese city of Alkmaar. Every Friday morning during the summer months, you can browse the Cheese Market on the central Waagplein. A visit to the Cheese Museum and the Old Town is not to be missed during a day out in Alkmaar.

Enjoy the versatility of North Holland

A stay in a holiday home in North Holland means a stay in a very versatile province. You can enjoy big cities like Amsterdam and Haarlem, but discover nice villages like Volendam and Edam too. Yes, these famous tourist destinations are also located in North Holland. You are also in the right place in the province for a countryside holiday. Texel's Frisian Island has lots of beautiful nature on offer, and don't forget the dunes near the villages of Bergen and Egmond. You can enjoy beautiful hiking and cycling trips here. Everything in North Holland is located within driving distance, so after a busy day in Amsterdam, you can enjoy the peace and quiet in one of the many coastal towns. At Belvilla, you will always find accommodation near the places you want to visit during your holiday. We offer fine holiday homes on the coast, but also an ideal base from which to visit one of the cities. So book your holiday home in North Holland today!

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Holiday in North Holland - FAQs
How many Belvilla houses can I choose from in North Holland?

At Belvilla, there are 540+ houses to choose from in North Holland.

What are the most important places to visit in North Holland?

Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Madame Tussaud, and Heineken Experience, Frans Hals Museum, cheese Museum, and the Old Town are some of the places to visit in  North Holland.

Any activities that I must include in my stay in North Holland?

Some of the must-try activities in North Holland are:

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Visiting Parks And Countrysides
  • Taking a walk around the Beaches
What are the recommended dishes in North Holland?

Some of the recommended dishes in North Holland are Noord-Hollandse Edammer cheese, Stroopwafel, Patat, Bitterballen.

When is the ideal time to visit North Holland?

April to the mid of October is ideal for a visit to the North of Holland.