About Netherlands Bed & Breakfasts
Something very specific for accommodation properties in The Netherlands is the fact that in the major tourist destinations there is a large selection of accommodation, while in destinations of little interest accommodation is limited. In the country the number of bed and breakfast establishments is around 4000. A bed and breakfast here is a small-scale accommodation intended for a short stay. Unlike typical B&B establishments, in a Dutch B&B it is not obligatory for the owners to live on premises. Still, guests are served sumptuous breakfast, which is very often home made. High level of hospitality and personal attention as well as stylish decoration and furnishing is what makes a bed and breakfast in The Netherlands so attractive. Typical B&B in this country are all types of houses, lodges and other small-scale accommodations in the country that provide breakfast and are privately owned. Literally translated in Dutch, B&B means bed en ontbijt or logies met ontbijt.
The Netherlands is a small and largely flat country that has much to offer to even the most discriminating travelers. Here visitors will discover an interesting blend of tradition and modern life. There is something for everyone's taste. Active people will enjoy walking and cycling tours. Cultured visitors will take delight in exhibitions of several of the greatest Dutch artists. Modern people will like to visit the great museums with both modern art and historical chef d'oeuvres. The Netherlands has many cities, each with its own unique identity. Amsterdam is the capital with impressive architecture, lovely canals and great shopping. The Hague is the Seat of the Dutch government as well as of many Dutch and European institutions. Maastricht is a beautiful historic city and shopping centre, which also hosts quite a number of European institutions. Rotterdam is the city with the world's largest harbor.