In the Netherlands, there is a miracle happening at every corner. These “miracles” are either small picturesque towns with hundreds of canals which seem taken out of a Van Gogh painting, excellent and cheap food, great clubs, or the beautiful and hospitable people strolling on their pink bikes. This small European paradise somehow manages to appeal to both tulip-loving grandmas and Red-Light-ready visitors.
However the Netherlands can be quite pricy for a budget traveler. The only way of saving some money is by eating chips, staying in hostels and walking by foot or cycling through towns. First of all you should start by browsing online for a list of cheap hostels in the Netherlands. There is a great number of affordable places to stay in Amsterdam or Utrecht for example, and most locations can be found in different unique buildings, castles or country houses. Staying in a hostel can actually turn out to be a very fun and authentic experience.
The best thing about using the internet to plan your vacation is that you can find out all sorts of useful information about your next destination. For example there are vacation planners which are meant to save you a lot of time, and energy by planning the whole trip for you. From amenities, flight and accommodations, everything is taken care off according to your budget. The Netherlands Vacation packages also offer better prices, because they are taken care of at the proper time, and a better itinerary.
There are many things for the budget traveler to do, especially in summer. Shopping for example can be very fun, especially because you can revel in the beauty of the vintage products, books, or diamonds. There are also many parks and outdoor activities to engage in. If you are more interested in the local cuisine you should know that the dutch are quite simple from this point of view. Their dishes are not considered refined or sophisticated, but rather referred to as simple and tasty.
Amsterdam is the biggest city, and definitely one of the best attractions in the Netherlands, well known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful museums and friendly people. There are so many things you can do here, like visiting a dance or music theater or checking out the artwork of some urban artists. People who love to unwind can drink a cup of coffee on one of the outdoor terraces located along the canals.
In conclusion many of the things which have been described, are not expensive at all, and if you are a more creative person there is always something you can do, which doesn’t require a lot of money. The only things to worry about when traveling on a budget is booking the right accommodations and flights.