While tourism is considered a relatively small industry in the Netherlands, there are still a lot of places of interest in the country that is interesting to visit. The capital Amsterdam, for instance, is a renowned tourist destination in the entirety of Europe, which is unsurprising given that the city is known for being the "Venice of the North".
In general, the climate in Amsterdam can be said to be oceanic all year-round with an average temperature between 3.3 and 17.6 degree Celsius, mainly characterized by warm summers and cool winters. The peak time to visit Amsterdam is usually around the months of summer from June to August, which is when it gets hotter than usual but still just nice to go around the city. The off-peak season to visit Amsterdam is usually around September to November during the fall season. During this season, it is much windier and humid, making it less ideal to go out. However, flight and hotel prices will drop significantly during this period, which can be good news to bargain hunters. Therefore, visitors should check the weather reports before going to this town.
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport – The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport or also known as Tacloban City Airport is a public domestic airport that connects the city of Tacloban and the surrounding areas with other places in the Philippines, acting as a major gateway into the Eastern Visayas Region from the major cities like Manila and Cebu. The airport can be found at DZR Airport Complex, San Jose, which is about 13 kilometres away from the town centre of Tacloban. Just like other airports in the Philippines, this airport is operated by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It has a runway that is 2,138 meters in length and is made of asphalt. Among the airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific, Philippines AirAsia as well as Philippine Airlines with destinations heading to and from Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo and Manila. From the airport, it is easy to go in and out to the city area because there is a handful of transportation available in the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport that are meant for the visitors, especially taxi, buses and jeepneys.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main airport in the Netherlands that is meant to connect the city of Amsterdam and nearby areas with the outside world. It is the third-busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume and the busiest in terms of aircraft movements. Amsterdam Airport Schipol is located 9 kilometres southwest of central Amsterdam, within the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in North Holland. A distinctive element about the airport is that it uses a one-terminal concept, with three departure halls that would emanate from the central Schipol Plaza. With a total of six asphalt runways, it is the primary hub for KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Martinair, Transavia as well as TUI fly the Netherlands and is the focus city for Corendon Dutch Airlines, EasyJet and Level. Access and transport to the airport are not too hard since the airport is well-connected to the city via train, buses and cars.
Amsterdam, just like other cities in Europe, lacks an extremely hot summer, having mild summers and cool winters for most of the time. The town is said to have an oceanic climate according to the Köppen climate classification that is influenced by the city’s distance to the North Sea at the west. The average temperature is usually about 10.2 degree Celsius and could reach an average high of 13.8 degree Celsius as well as an average low of 6.4 degree Celsius. The precipitation is about 838.2 millimetres annually with most of the months having around 9 to 13 days of rain. If you plan to visit Amsterdam, you will need to consider the climate pattern mentioned above and make sure you book your flight and hotel early during the peak season to avoid disappointment as they will undoubtedly get finished quickly.
Royal Palace of Amsterdam – Situated on the west side of the Dam Square in the central part of the city, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam is one of three palaces that are at the disposal of the monarch. Built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, it was then made the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later the Dutch Royals. In the present day, while it is still operational, a lot of the areas are open to visitors to come over and admire the layout and beauty of the palace.
Van Gogh Museum – Located at Museumplein, Paulus Potterstraat 7, the Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum solely dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh as well as his contemporaries in Amsterdam. It is the only museum to have the largest collection of works by Van Gogh in the world, with a total of 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist alone. Opens since 1973, it is the most visited museum in the entire Netherlands, has attracted about 2.3 million visitors annually.
Anne Frank House – Amsterdam is certainly blessed with rich culture and history, and Anne Frank House is yet another museum that stands as a testament to that. A writer’s house and biographical museum found on Prinsengracht canal near the Westerkerk. It is opened to the public since 1960. The setup is done to preserve the hiding place that was used by Anne Frank to hid from Nazi persecution.