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As one of the Benelux countries, Netherlands is situated by the North Sea, between Germany and Belgium. The majority of the country’s land is below the sea level. Amsterdam serves as the official capital, however the administrative city of the country is The Hague, which hosts the International Court of Justice. Although the Netherlands is generally rainy due to the oceanic climate, there are a considerable amount of days when sun shines brightly as well. Regarded as the country of freedom and equality, Netherlands stands out as a pleasant destination globally known by its bicycle love embracing the whole country, colorful tulip gardens, windmills, cows and various kinds of cheeses it offers.
Have a look at the flight to Netherlands now to set your travel plan for visiting this adorable country and enjoy a privileged journey of high quality up in the clouds with Turkish Airlines.
There are six airports serving in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Einhoven Airport (EIN), Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), Kralendijk Bonaire Airport (BON), Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) and Groningen Eelde Airport (GRQ).
Turkish Airlines flies to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam, which is the busiest airport in the country with a capacity of 58 million passengers in a year. Flights operated directly from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) take nearly three and a half to four hours in average.
The country with an extremely high number of passengers each year, is flooded by more tourists especially during the festival seasons. Prinsengracht Festival, taking place on the canals annually hosts participants from all over the world as a total classical music recital. The Holland Festival which has been held every June since 1974 in Amsterdam covers various branches of art such as theater, ballet, movie, opera and visual arts. This attention-grabbing festival is very popular, where many classical and contemporary works take place.
Another festival organized in Amsterdam, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has been held for many years, which is remarkably known as the most comprehensive documentary festival worldwide. Having been held with huge participation since 1988, this international festival lasts for more than 10 days.
The city of Utrecht hosts the Netherlands Film Festival in every September and October, which is another notable organization taking place in the country. Keukenhof Tulip Festival, on the other hand, offers a splendid visual feast for its guests.
Moreover, the country hosts a wide range of music festivals all year round; Pinkpop is held in May at Landgraaf, Terschelling is known by its Querol Festival in June, Festival Mundial takes place at Tilburg, together with Roots Festival in Amsterdam, De Parade Rotterdam and Parkpop music festival in Hague are among the crowd-pulling events the country offers throughout the year.
Festivals and events taking place throughout the summer season almost at all cities display the cultural structure of the country as well as the importance it attaches to the art. Book your ticket to Amsterdam now to enjoy this colorful presence and dynamic atmosphere of the Netherlands.
There are many touristic spots to visit during your stay at the Netherlands. As an utterly enjoyable country by its various cities, the most attractive part of the Netherlands is probably Amsterdam’s marvelous canals. Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark are the most remarkable icons of the city. The Hague, often cited as Haag is a pretty adorable town. As a tranquil and serene destination with the cycle tracks surrounding the city, quite narrow streets and tiny cafés, Hague attracts the attention with the Mauritshuis Museum, Gementee Museum and Panorama Mesdag Museum.
Rotterdam gets credit by its famous cube houses, Euromast Tower, Windmills and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. The magical town of Leiden situated on the banks of Old Rhine River enthralls its guests by its wonderful nature; whereas Groningen, outstanding with its colorful buildings and canals, ranks among the top touristic spots in the country.
You may wish to visit multiple cities in the Netherlands which shines out by its modern and high standards of living accompanied by its natural gems. You may accordingly get to know the country better by planning different routes, instead of staying at a single destination. The public transport options like railway or buses are available for transportation between the cities, as well as the renting a car alternative, if you plan to use a more comfortable and private transport opportunities during your stay.
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