If you've visited the Netherlands in spring, you'll know how truly picturesque and colourful the tulip fields can be. But you don't have to visit in spring, as the scattered villages, canals and cities are pretty all year round. The Netherlands has beautifully scenic countryside that is lovely to drive through and the compactness of the country makes is easy to get around. The motorways are excellent (and free), so it's easy to quickly drive from one city to the next with the smaller roads taking you through pretty villages and countryside.
The Netherlands provide lots to do, from beautiful bike rides through the countryside, to a trip through history in the museums of Amsterdam. You might also want to spend the day like a giant in the miniature village of The Hague in Madurodam or perhaps you would like to try out all the amazing food the Netherlands has to offer. Another bonus for Australian visitors, is that most of the Dutch speak perfect English. So, when planning your trip in Europe, bear in mind the Netherlands has lots to offer.
Recommended Self-Drive Routes in the Netherlands
The flower route - Haarlem to Leiden
A beautiful trip through some of the most magnificent flower fields in the world. Look out over the amazing colours and patterns stretching far into the Dutch horizon
Amsterdam to Maastricht
This is a beautiful drive that takes you from one side of the Netherlands to the other with loads to explore along the way.
Leeuwarden to Burgum
Drive along the amazing Afsluitdijk (a 32km dike that protects the Netherlands from floods) and see not only the stunning countryside of Holland but also the beautiful cities and towns in this 5 hours road trip.
Benefits of choosing Peugeot car leasing over car hire
Leasing allows you to discover Europe at your own pace, often for lower than the cost of car rental and is ideal for self-drive holidays of 21 to 175 days.
- Drive a brand new car
- Comes with a full factory warranty
- Leasing comes inclusive of insurance with no excess and no hidden extras
- Tax free, competitive leasing prices and economical to drive
- The extensive insurance permits you to drive through over 41 European countries hassle-free
- Collect and return at 27 convenient locations throughout Europe (additional fees may apply)