Solo Female Travel in Netherlands

Nestled in the heart of northwestern Europe, the Netherlands is renowned for its vast array of cultural and natural treasures. The country, also known as Holland, is known for being incredibly flat, with large portions of land sitting below sea level. This pan-flat landscape is speckled with charming windmills, tulip fields that burst into color in spring, and iconic cities lined with gabled houses. The Netherlands is recognized worldwide for its leading role in the arts, boasting the birthplace of celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Rembrandt, and home to numerous world-class museums. Don't miss exploring the Venice-like canals of Amsterdam, cycling around The Hague, or indulging in Dutch delicacies such as Gouda cheese and Stroopwafels. One can also expect a warm welcome, with the Dutch often known for their tolerance and liberalism.

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Is Netherlands good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

The Netherlands generally is very safe with a well-functioning police force and emergency services. Dutch people are open-minded, respect diversity, and crime rates are low. However, like any place, it's advisable to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded touristic areas and late at night. Always follow local alerts and advisories to avoid potential risks.
Transport:

Transport:Very easy

The Netherlands has a highly efficient, easily navigable public transportation system that covers all regions of the country. Methods of travel include buses, trains, trams, and ferries. Additionally, the country is famous for its cycling culture, which is a popular and safe mode of transport for locals and tourists alike. Bike lanes and bike rentals are widely available making it very convenient. Overall, getting around the Netherlands offers a seamless experience for solo female travelers.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

The Netherlands is brimming with stunning landscapes, authentic windmills, and a rich cultural heritage. You'll have the opportunity to explore vibrant cities like Amsterdam, packed with mesmerizing canals and remarkable museums. The country's compact size makes day trips or even multiple city visits possible within a short time frame. Take historical walks through the Hague, taste local cheese at Gouda, and visit the iconic Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk. However, do note that while the Netherlands scores high on urban and cultural offerings, it is more limited in terms of wilderness or wildlife experiences.
Food:

Food:Above average

The food in the Netherlands offers a unique and palatable experience. The country serves a lot of dairy products and fish since it is largely an agrarian culture with a coastline. Traditional Dutch cuisine involves comfort food like stamppot, bitterballen and herring. However, cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam offer a rich array of international cuisines in line with their cosmopolitan nature. Vegan and vegetarian options are increasingly available. Quality of food is generally high, but may lack the spice level desired by some.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

The Netherlands falls in the mid-range category for cost. Accommodation and eating out can be quite expensive while public transportation is reasonably priced. Attractions like museums can add up but many offer discounts for students or purchasing in advance. Buying groceries and cooking can be an economical way to eat, as well as sampling the street food. So, it's not excessively expensive, yet not the cheapest destination either.

Is Netherlands worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7 experiences

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

3.5/5

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I felt really safe in Netherlands. And it was actually the safest country that I visit. I went to Amsterdam. You should definitely see the royal palace. And also Ripley’s Believe or Not museum was really fun

Posted: April 26, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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The Netherlands is super safe, and most people speak English, so I could get directions if needed. And their public transport is amazing, it's so easy to move from city to city!

Posted: October 23, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel Plan: Amsterdam (5 nights) with a one-day trip to Haarlem and The Hague Antwerp (3 nights) with a one-day trip to Ghent Utrecht (3 nights) with a one-day trip to Rotterdam Safety: I felt very safe there. Recommendations: Travelling by train in the Netherlands is incredibly simple. When you arrive, get an OV-chipkaart card, top it up with euros, and then you can travel by train almost anywhere.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel Plan: Brussels (1 day) Ghent (1 day) Bruges (1 day) Antwerp (1 day) Rotterdam (1 day) The Hague (1 day) Utrecht (1 day) Amsterdam (3 days) Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: The Netherlands is really easy to explore. Just make sure you have a public transport card.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel: 2 days in Amsterdam 1 day in Leiden 1 day in Utrecht 1 day in The Hague 1 day in Rotterdam Safety: I felt safe alone. Recommendations: The Netherlands is a great country. It's small, so most of these places are within an hour away from Amsterdam.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: Two days in Amsterdam One day in Elburg One day in Harderwijk One day in Amersfoort Two days in Utrecht Safety: I felt completely safe. Recommendations: Public transportation in the Netherlands is quite good and affordable.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: Amsterdam: 3 days Kaag: 2 days Leiden: 2 days Safety: In the Netherlands, I felt safe all the time, and the people are wonderful. Recommendations: The Netherlands is a beautiful place.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Netherlands safe for women?

Safety rating

4.1 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 3 experiences

In my experience the Netherlands is very safe. I feel I can go out alone on the street at late hours without any problems. There might be some neighbourhoods in the bigger cities that might be a bit more unsafe, but I'm not too familiar with those.

Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Netherlands is safe to live in every day. You have to see the beautiful houses with channels everywhere. The windmills are so beautiful, and let's not forget the tulips in the spring. Everyone here cycles, from 5 years old up to 80 years old.

Posted: March 22, 2024
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Leonie

Leonie

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Hi! I am visiting the North west side of America from June till August, and I am looking for places to stay along the coast! I am starting my trip around Vancouver, Canada and I also want to end my trip somewhere around there. I like doing sports, languages, talking and hiking!

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Linda

Linda

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Hi there! I'm Linda from the Netherlands and I'm travelling around the world. My hobbies are dancing (kizomba and Brazilian zouk), yoga, reading and walking in the nature. I'm interested in getting to know other people by meeting up and/or getting hosted. I'm looking forward to get in contact 😊

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Leonie

Leonie

Nijmegen

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3 days

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Hi! I am visiting the North west side of America from June till August, and I am looking for places to stay along the coast! I am starting my trip around Vancouver, Canada and I also want to end my trip somewhere around there. I like doing sports, languages, talking and hiking!

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Maaike

Zuidland

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3 days

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Heey I'm Maaike, living in the Netherlands at a farm (in summer +2 people can come over) I love traveling, from oktober 2023 till may 2024 I wanna do a world travel. To Dubai, South east Asia and Autralia / New-Zealand)

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Celine

Celine

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My name is Céline and I’m half German half Luxembourgish. I completed my bio-physics studies in the Netherlands (Groningen, then Delft/Rotterdam). I love traveling and meeting new people with similar interests:)

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CADEAU

CADEAU

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Hello I’m Alicia :) I’m looking for someone to help me find a place to Sleep in Amsterdam ! I’m clean and I don’t cause any trouble ! I’m also open to new people

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