HOW TO GET TO THE NETHERLANDS: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS
The airplane is the most convenient way to get to Holland. Air transport is highly developed in the Netherlands. The most important airport in the country is Amsterdam-Schiphol, one of the most important European airports. Flights depart from this airport for all European countries and for most of the world’s most important destinations.
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport is centrally located in the Netherlands and is not far from Amsterdam, with which it is well connected by excellent public services. From here you can also easily take a train or bus to the rest of the country.
Other international airports in the Netherlands are Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht / Aachen and Rotterdam / The Hague. Low cost airlines such as Transavia – Dutch Low Cost airline -, Wizz Air, Ryanair fly generally to these airports.
HOW TO GET TO THE NETHERLANDS: FERRIES
International Transport: There are ferry connections between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (Harwich, Newcastle upon Tyne and Kingston Upon Hull), the Dutch ports from which these ferries depart are those of Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland), IJmuiden, and Rotterdam Europoort.
Internal Transport: There are ferry connections to the West Frisian Islands (Wadden).
Schiermonnikoog Island: The Wagenborg ferry company connects Lauwersoog in the province of Groningen (Groningen) with the island of Schiermonnikoog. Schiermonnikoog Island is a natural reservoir. The crossing time for Schiermonnikoog is 45 minutes. The ferry usually has 4 trips per day.
Terschelling Island: The Doeksen ferry company connects Harlingen in Friesland with Terschelling. There are ferry services (crossing time 2 hours) and fast ferries (50 minutes). Both have 3 daily runs.
Texel Island: A ferry from Teso Company runs from Den Helder to Texel. The crossing time for Texel is about 20 minutes. The ferry runs every hour.
Island of Ameland: The Wagenborg ferry company connects Holwerd in Friesland with Ameland. Ferries leave from the small town of Nes. The crossing to Ameland takes about 45 minutes.
Island of Vlieland: The Doeksen ferry company connects Harlingen in Friesland with Vlieland. There are ferry services (crossing time 1 hour and 40 minutes) and fast ferries (50 minutes). Both have 3 daily runs.
HOW TO GET TO THE NETHERLANDS: TRAINS
International Transport: The Netherlands is well connected to the European High Speed network. Numerous modern and ultra-fast trains connect the main Dutch cities several times a day with cities such as Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Berlin and London.
Internal Transport: The country has a dense and efficient rail network that spans almost 3,000 km in length. All major cities and also many smaller towns are connected to the Dutch railway network.
HOW TO GET TO THE NETHERLANDS: BUS
International Transport: Thanks to its position, the Netherlands is connected with neighboring countries by a dense network of bus services.
Internal Transport: For relatively short distances, and if you travel in areas without railway lines, the bus is an excellent means of transport.