The scenic and cultural provinces of North and South Holland extend along the west coast of the Netherlands from the island of Texel in the north to the delta of the Rhine, Meuse and Schelde in the south. In the northeast, the Ijsselmeer borders the region with Friesland. The flat land is partly below sea level. Camping guests will enjoy the wild nature of the dunes and the North Sea beaches, picturesque harbours and a rich cultural heritage in the historic towns.
While in North Holland with Amsterdam lies the nominal capital of the defeat, the political centre is located in The Hague, South Holland. This is where the Dutch government has its seat and in the centre the royal family resides in the Royal Palace Noordeinde. The tourist centre of Holland is the canal city of Amsterdam. On a tour of the city, there are countless museums, theatres, palaces and cultural-historical buildings to discover. The collection of the Rijk Museum, which includes Rembrandt's Night Watch, is particularly extensive. Other world-renowned museums are the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank Huis. In addition to the other major centres, Amsterdam offers a huge range of shopping options. In the trendy district you can immerse yourself in a colourful nightlife. One of the most popular destinations in North Holland is the cheese market in Alkmaar, where the cheese loaves are weighed and traded in an old tradition.
At the Ijsselmeer, the ports of Hoorn, Enkhuizen or Medemblijk, bordered by winding gables of old merchant houses, tell of the country's great tradition as a seafaring nation. On a journey on a traditional flat-bottom ship, you can imagine the adventure of sailing in days gone by. By contrast, the largest deep-water port in Europe in Rotterdam can be admired today's thick ships. Camping guests can look forward to a mild Atlantic climate during their stay at a campsite Hollands. The winters are mostly snow-free and with only a few days of frost a year-round camping is possible. During the summer months, temperatures ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius attract visitors to the city and countryside or to the extensive sandy beaches. Usually a light breeze blows, which also quickly distributes rain clouds.
The Dutch are enthusiastic about camping like no other nation. The offer of campsites in Holland is correspondingly versatile. Beach holidaymakers will find a suitable campsite by the sea in one of the many seaside resorts, where they are welcome by tent, camper or caravan. Campsites nestled in green landscapes amidst the dense network of canals and lakes are ideal for cyclists and canoeing enthusiasts. City travelers around the metropolises take advantage of the possibilities of overnight stay at the campsite. In their kind, the Dutch places meet the most varied wishes. If you want to stay in a tent in the middle of the dunes, visit one of the small classic campsites in North Holland. For motorhomes, many of the pitches in all regions of Holland offer separate and secure pitches with a comprehensive range of services. Mobile homes can use both the infrastructure of the places as well as the special development and supply facilities. Particularly popular are the camper sites in the city area of Amsterdam, from which the centre of the capital is quickly reached. Many of the campsites have fully equipped tents or mobile homes, which are often used by those camping friends who want to enjoy the flair of a camping holiday without travelling with a caravan. Family-oriented campsites offer guests a variety of entertainment programmes, both for children and for the whole family. So even parents can relax completely. Excursions to the cities that are worth seeing can fill a whole holiday calendar in Holland. Particularly atmospheric are the visits to the port towns on the Ijsselmeer and of course a visit to the cheese town of Edam is one of the To-Dos. The places worth seeing can be reached perfectly via well-developed and signposted bike paths. Bicycles can be rented in any location or repaired in case of emergency. Those who prefer a hike will find an excellent hiking area in the unique nature of the dune landscapes of the west coast. In the summer months, a hike through the sandy mountains or directly by the water can be combined with a swim in the North Sea. Children can let off steam at will on the shallow sandy beaches. In rare winters with plenty of snow, children take the opportunity to sleigh from the 50 m high dune in Schoorl to the centre of this pretty coastal town. North and South Holland are a year-round destination for campers of all kinds.