You don't really need a car to get around in Holland.


Holland is a small country and public transport will take you almost anywhere you want to go.

Consider buying a rail card; it really is worth the investment. Holland has a dense railway network that offers frequent service and is the quickest way to travel between city centres.

For public transport travel information, including detailed travel directions, visit the9292 door-to-door journey planner.

Bikes are everywhere

The bicycle is the cheapest and easiest way to get around, especially if you live in a city. There are special bicycle paths on almost every road and other road users are used to cyclists.

Most Dutch people, regardless of their profession or status, have a bicycle. Buy a second-hand bike rather than a new one to save money. But also be sure to buy at least one strong lock!

Travelling abroad

Once you have arrived in Holland, you will discover that many European capitals are within easy reach. Berlin, Brussels and Paris are just a few hours away by train, and a short flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will take you to London, Madrid or Rome.

Dutch universities make an ideal starting point for study tours and exchanges in other European countries.

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