The Netherlands is a compact, open-minded country with an active cubing community. The Netherlands is known as a tolerant and internationally oriented country. Almost all Dutch people speak English, many also speak German and/or French. About one third of the Netherlands lies below sea level, with the lowest point being almost 7 meters below sea level. The country stays above water through a complex system of dikes and pumps and through sand dunes along the coast. In fact, the Netherlands has one of the most sophisticated anti-flood systems of the world.
Winter in the Netherlands
Now that the championship has been postponed to December, the championship will take place in the European winter instead of the summer. It is difficult to predict what you can expect from the Dutch weather in that period.There could be low temperatures (minus 10 degrees Celsius, bring your hat and gloves) and snow could fall, but it could also be plus 10 degrees Celsius – and everything in between.
Travel restrictions (COVID-19)
At the moment, there are still travel restrictions, especially for travelers from outside Europe. However, we are hopeful! Check the current situation on the website ‘Travelling to the Netherlands from abroad’.
Travel by air
Whether you travel by car, train or plane, the Dutch capital Amsterdam is easy to reach from all over the world. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has a direct connection to 327 destinations in 98 countries and is therefore ranked second in the worldwide ranking.
Travel by train
From many European cities, Amsterdam is also easily accessible by train. An additional advantage of this is that participants can easily combine their stay in the Netherlands with a visit to another European destination, for example London (4,5 hours) or Paris (3,5 hours). The map shows the travel time by train
between different cities.
Travel in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a relatively small country. Due to the short distances, almost every place within the Netherlands can be reached quickly. Public transport and the road network are of high quality. And do like the Dutch: travel by bike! A bicycle is for rent at almost every campsite or hotel, bicycle shop, tourist office and railway station.
To travel by public transport you will need a check in/check out card. Tourists will easily purchase the Tripkey card for this purpose. With the Tripkey card you could also rent an OV-fiets (public transport bicycle) on railway stations. In Almere you will find them on station Almere Center. The travel planner for all Dutch public transport: 9292
In the next months, you will find more information about traveling in the Netherlands
Discover more on www.holland.com