Netherlands a country situated in Western Europe, bordering Belgium to the south and Germany to the east, to its north and west is the North Sea. The Netherlands is often called by another name 'Holland'. Although the seat of the Netherlands government is within The Hague, Amsterdam is the nominal capital. It is also the country's largest city. The symbol of Amsterdam is three x shaped Saint Andrew crosses. Amsterdam has two research universities and several schools of higher professional education offering programs from Dentistry to Art's and Design.
In Amsterdam, there is no guarantee of good weather at any time of the year. Typical weather in Amsterdam ranges from around freezing within winter, though with little snow, to beautiful sunny days with temperature around 250C in the summer. Skating is one of the Netherlands favorite sport, all people try to spend their free time on ice.
The Netherlands a beautiful place to visit, every season has its own charm. In spring, the Tulip fields are blooming and visiting the Keukenhof is a must! In summer, you can enjoy the sun and sea on any of the gorgeous beaches along the Dutch coast. Fall is the time to discover beautiful nature on the bicycle in the Netherlands. Winter in the Netherlands is really pleasant. Christmas shopping at one of the Christmas markets or 'tie on the irons' to go ice skating.
Amsterdam is well known for its museums, red light district, coffee shops but also the great variety of eating & drinking places and nightlife. Amsterdam even claims to be the 'Gay capital of Europe'. Therefore a lot of hotels and hostels can be found in different locations, value for money and ambiance. Amsterdam is a beautiful and romantic city with its antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of world-class attractions!