Destination guide

Have a hollering good time in South Holland

South Holland has plenty of attractions to tickle just about everyone's fancy. Located in the midwest region of the Netherlands, it's home to picturesque and historic cities like Leiden and Delft, the splendid Keukenhof flower garden, and the famous Kinderdijk windmills. Stay for a while and marvel at Rotterdam's modern architecture, explore the Green Heart countryside, and see where the Dutch royal family lives in The Hague. South Holland vacation rentals will put you close to many of the best sites and sights that the Netherlands has to offer.

Things to do

Royally beautiful South Holland

Want to see a regal residence or two? Fancy a stroll in gardens overflowing with tulips? South Holland vacation rentals will put you close to these and more. The Hague is home to stately Noordeinde Palace and Huis ten Bosch, 2 of the 3 palaces at the royal family's disposal. When it comes to horticulture, Keukenhof Park reigns supreme. Located in the town of Lisse, it's called the Garden of Europe, and in springtime erupts in a colorful riot of tulips. For family-friendly fun, go to the Madurodam theme park in Scheveningen, where you'll find scale models of famous Dutch landmarks.


Urban delights in South Holland

South Holland's cities and towns are home to a wealth of activities to fill your days and nights. Unleash your creativity and take a sculpting class in Delft, home of the 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer and city renowned for its beautiful pottery. Movie fans can have their fill of arthouse and blockbuster films from all over the world at the Leiden International Film Festival. Held annually in autumn, it's one of the country's top film festivals, with screenings in cinemas, as well as museums and historic buildings. End the day with a nightcap and live music in one of Rotterdam's vibrant bars and clubs.


Staying cool in South Holland

Like much of the rest of the country, South Holland enjoys an oceanic climate because of its proximity to the North Sea. Summer sees temperatures ranging from 62–68 between July and September, with winds strong enough to lure kitesurfers and windsurfers to the sea. Winter is relatively mild, though eastern winds can result in a low of 1.2 degrees in January. Although rain showers occur all year long, they're more frequent in winter and in the fall months from September–November. Spring is a great time for going cycling and seeing the tulips bursting into bloom.

Natural features

Landscapes and waterscapes in South Holland

South Holland lies east of the North Sea, a flat land with polders (flat terrain hemmed in by dikes) and rivers aplenty. Some parts see elevation in the form of dunes, particularly along the coast. The eastern part of the province is its center of agriculture and is part of the Groene Hart (Green Heart). South Holland vacation rentals in Delft and Zoetermeer draw nature lovers because of their proximity to nature parks, while those in Scheveningen attract beachgoers in summer. The South Hollandic islands of Voorne-Putten and Goeree-Overflakkee are home to historic towns, and are popular destinations for outdoor recreation.

Can I find a vacation rental around South Holland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,333 vacation rentals near South Holland. From 692 Houses to 67 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Holland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Holland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Holland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rotterdam: 232 vacation rentals
  • Hague: 288 vacation rentals
  • Leiden Central Station: 1,264 vacation rentals
  • Keukenhof Gardens: 2,310 vacation rentals
  • Municipality of Leiden: 762 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Holland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Holland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Holland:

  • Rotterdam: 232 rentals
  • Hague: 288 rentals
  • Noordwijkerhout: 893 rentals
  • Katwijk aan Zee: 787 rentals
  • Kinderdijk: 94 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to South Holland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in South Holland are:

  • The Hague (HAG): 987 vacation rentals
  • Rotterdam Airport (RTM): 422 vacation rentals
  • Centraal Airport (QRH): 382 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Holland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in South Holland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Leiden Central Station: 1,264 rentals
  • Keukenhof Gardens: 2,310 rentals
  • The Hague Central Station: 983 rentals
  • Museum 1940-1945: 221 rentals
  • Leiden University: 1,255 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Holland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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