With its charismatic canals, idyllic windmills, carefree cyclists and progressive attitudes, the Netherlands boasts a flair that is extraordinary in Europe. Walking in the midst of some 7 million gorgeous tulips in Keukenhof on your springtime luxury Europe holiday, you can’t help but marvel at the country’s beauty.
Besides Mother Nature’s splendour, the Netherlands is also known for its treasure trove of art. From fine art created by master artists such as Rembrandt to modern and street art, you’ll find yourself surrounded by inspiring pieces as you travel the country! In Amsterdam, dive into the life of one of the most significant artists of all time, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, whose works are celebrated in a dedicated museum.
While in the capital, make time also for Anne Frank House, where the diarist hid during the Holocaust, and the “coffeeshops” that legally sell weed to its nightlife fraternity. There are plenty more Dutch gems to explore on your luxury Europe holiday. Don’t overlook the chic city of Rotterdam, which literally has a Cool District, nor the more laid-back cities of Utrecht and The Hague, where you can take in the scenic surroundings sans the hurried crowd.
The Netherlands also has a strong foodie culture; try traditional Dutch food such as award-winning cheeses at a professionally guided tasting, freshly prepared stroopwafels, poffertjes and fries from casual street carts, and more!
NEW: Vaccinated Travel Lane – Singapore Netherlands Travel Bubble
From 19th October 2021, fully vaccinated travellers to and from Singapore can travel without having to undergo quarantine under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) initiative. Among the VTL conditions, travellers must have been vaccinated for at least two weeks, travel on a designated VTL flight to enter Singapore, have remained in a VTL destination or Singapore for 14 consecutive days, and take two Covid-19 PCR tests (within 48 hours of departing for Singapore and on arrival in Singapore). Vaccinated children aged 12 years and below (based on calendar year) are permitted to travel accompanied by an adult who meets all the requirements under the VTL.
From 11th November 2021, Singapore is classified as a “very high risk area” by the Government of the Netherlands. All vaccinated travellers must present a negative Covid-19 test result from local time 9am on 13th November; travellers can opt to use a PCR test done within 48 hours of departing Singapore, or a professionally-administered antigen rapid test done within 24 hours of departing Singapore. Children aged below 12 years are exempted from the testing.
For further information, please refer to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s VTL guide and the Checklist for entering or returning from abroad on the Government of the Netherlands website.
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