North Holland holiday parks
Holiday parks - caravans, camping, touring parks in Noord Holland
Noord-Holland, a province situated in the northwest of Holland is home to the country’s capital and popular holiday destination, Amsterdam. Explore the city by foot or travel along the canals by boat to see the numerous sights the city has to offer. Such as the narrowest house in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House and Amsterdam Markets. Amsterdam has something for everyone and is well worth a visit.
Amsterdam is not the only attraction the north western province has to offer. Noord-Holland also has an extensive coastline, with over 60 miles of beaches. Along the east coast you can explore Edam, where the world renowned cheese originates from, historic villages such as Monnickendam and Volendam a fishing village.
Along the west coast of Noord-Holland there are popular beaches such as Texel and Bergen. Further inland from the coast you can also familiarise yourself with traditional Dutch life at Zaanse Schans, experience some culture at the traditional cheese market in Alkmaar. The west of Noord-Holland is also home to the UNESCO Sites Beemster Polder and also the Defence line of Amsterdam.
A trip to Noord-Holland will also appeal to those who are seeking a more active holiday. A trip to IJsselmeer, the largest lake in Holland, is perfect for those who are interested in taking part in water sports or fishing. Enjoy activities in the water whilst taking in the views of the historic fishing villages which are located on the shoreline of the IJsselmeer.
Named in the 12th century when a dam was built in the Amstel river, Amsterdam is a one of a kind destination when visiting Holland. One of the factors which makes Amsterdam such an appealing city is the atmosphere the 17th century city has to offer which is complemented by the modern way of life throughout the city. This makes Amsterdam a friendly and welcoming city to explore. The narrow, intimate streets and the traditional merchant houses which can be found along the canals are perfect to be explored by bicycle.
Anne Frank House
A museum located in the centre of Amsterdam, The Anne Frank house is home to the annex within which Anne Frank wrote her diary at the time of the Second World War which has since become famous worldwide. The museum allows you to see what life was like living in hiding for two years through the perspective of an ordinary girl, thanks to the diary which she left behind. The original diary is on display at the museum part of a permanent exhibition, there are also exhibitions which educate visitors on the persecution of Jews during the Second World War.
The Zaanse Schans
A visit to the Zaanse Schans allows you to see the typical way of life in Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Zaanse Schans is home to traditional Dutch houses, windmills, a tinware factory and cheese and dairy factories. In the 17th century around 600 windmills were built, making the area surrounding the Zaanse Schans an industrial zone. Today there are still a number of these windmills standing which you can visit and see how the machines worked solely by wind power. There are also multiple museums which you can visit, such as a traditional grocery store, a bakery and the home of a merchant family from the 19th century.
Just 30 minutes away from Amsterdam the village of Edam, although famous for it’s cheese, is a picturesque location situated on the shoreline of the famous IJsselmeer lake; which makes it a must see when visiting Holland. For hundreds of years Edam cheese has been consumed all across the world, a trip to Edam gives you the chance to see the warehouses used in the 18th century.