Travelling to South Holland
Depending on where you’re travelling from within Great Britain, you can usually get a really good deal on flights to Holland. Whether you’re flying with easy Jet from Luton, KLM from Birmingham, or another Airliner from one of the London Airports, you are bound to find something that suits your budget and has flights available around the date and time you wish to travel.
Once you book your holiday and arrive at Schiphol airport you can go anywhere in Holland thanks to the flexible and reliable train system that connects to all the major cities, or has links to buses to the places the trains don’t go. A word to the wise though, if you are travelling to Holland and wish to get on the busses be aware that they have no cash or ticket system, and you have to use a smart card instead; you can usually purchase these cards from a help desk in the train station, or at a travel desk, and even at the local Albert Heijn, though it’s helpful that you speak Dutch if your planning on doing this further away in the smaller towns last minute, as English will be less spoken.
Holland is known as a country of bikes and the smaller towns have cleaner streets and the Dutch show pride in what they do. Also, their road systems are an amalgamation of Dutch, British and Americanised systems, so it has a quirky look.
Never use taxis as a foreigner in Holland, especially if you don’t speak any Dutch as they are usually unreliable and when they are available they will overcharge you by taking you the long way around the city; as a plus, you get to see the sights, though.