Netherland Graacht


Netherlands - What can you expect

First of all - even though a lot of weed is consumed in Holland, not all people are stoned. And another thing about languages. The Dutchman is not German. He is not English. He's not French. But he understands all these languages but nobody understands him. So if you really want to make fun of a dutchman, you should use Kiswahili. But what you will certainly find great, the Dutchman is very tolerant. And architecturally Holland has a lot to offer as well. You find libraries integrated in an old church - fabulous.

Netherland Bike
Netherland Gate

Average Costs

Transportation - The liter of diesel cost on average 1.29 EUR (period January-May 2020). For comparison, the average price of diesel in the world was 1.01 EUR. A liter of gas cost 1.57 EUR in the same period. Also in comparison the average price in the world was 1.11 EUR.

Campgrounds - Yes, even for Holland we can't say much about campgrounds. We have never been to one. But the following link will surely help.

Food - Big Mac Index = 4.74 USD 1 liter of milk costs on average 1.00 EUR 12 eggs cost on average 2.00 EUR 1.5 liters of water cost on average 0.90 EUR

Suggestion daily budget – 40-60 EUR (Note: This is a budget suggestion, which assumes that you are as free as possible to stay overnight, eat out a little, cook most of your meals yourself and that your vehicle is not the big fuel guzzler. With the budget tips below you can reduce this number at any time. However, if you want to stay in more demanding accommodation or eat out more often, you can expect this amount to be much higher).

TIps for first visit

1. Prepare your food – In Netherlands you can buy the food for which Netherlands is known, cheaply. So cheese, asparagus, fruit. Otherwise, the best thing is to go to the German discount store and stock up there.

2. Saving while driving – In Amsterdam there is the Amsterdam City Pass and in Rotterdam the Rotterdam Pass. For these two cities this is certainly the cheapest and easiest way to explore the city. Renting bikes in Amsterdam is also a cheap way to get around. 

3. Check where the locals eat – You should definitely try bitter bales, stroop cubes, thick Dutch fries and of course the Dutch cheese. You just have to eat that before you go back home.

Netherland Architecture

Do’s and don’ts

Do not use the hop-on-hop-off bus in Holland. In Holland everything is connected by the canals. Don’t think Netherlands consists only of Amsterdam and its red light district. You have to experience Netherlands country life as well. So also get out of the city and enjoy the country air. In addition, the countryside is very cozy.  

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