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Why is Holland good for a Stag Do?

Holland is a beautiful country located in north-western Europe bordering Germany and Belgium. Holland is a country with a rich history, heaps of cultural attractions and stunning views. As well as this, you can expect unbeatable nightlife and epic stag do activities, making it an ideal choice for your upcoming stag weekend. Here’s a little more information about Holland and a summary of why it’s such a great choice of location for a stag do.   

What’s the culture like in Holland?

If you and the lads are keen on soaking up a little culture in between the thrilling stag do activities and epic nightlife, or if you’re feeling slightly fragile and would rather doing something more lowkey, then you’ll be pleased to know that Holland is a country which is brimming with culture. In particular, Amsterdam, the vibrant capital city, has a huge amount of cultural attractions! Take a stroll around the city, or hop on a bike like the locals do, and take in the impressive historical and cultural sights. Dip in and out of quirky coffee shops and quaint shops or take a canal boat ride. You’ll find that there’s truly so much to see and do on a stag weekend in Amsterdam. We’ve written some information which might help if you’re eager to find out more about the nightlife, food and festivals in Amsterdam. As well as this, we’ve included some useful Dutch phrases which could certainly come in handy!

What’s the nightlife like in Holland?

We understand the importance of brilliant nightlife on a stag weekend which is why we’d recommend heading to the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, on your upcoming stag do. The city has plenty of bars, pubs and clubs for you and the lads to enjoy. If you’d prefer something a little more unique, Amsterdam is brimming with vibrant nightlife options that will suit every type of group.

How much is a pint of beer in Holland?

If you’re a bunch of beer drinkers, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of great beers available in Holland. You’ll find that well-known beers including Heineken and Amstel are available in plenty of bars and pubs. As well as the popular Skol, Brandt and Grolsch. If you’re interested in finding out more about beer, then the Heineken Brewery Tour Experience is always a popular option amongst stag groups and tourists.
Depending on what part of the Netherlands you visit, the cost of a pint may vary. The average cost of a pint in Amsterdam is around 4,50 - 5,50 EUR and usually cheaper outside of the capital of Amsterdam.

What’s the food like in Holland?   

If you and the lads are keen on trying some traditional Dutch food, then Stamppot is a traditional Dutch dish. The dish is made up of mashed potatoes mixed with lots of vegetables and is traditionally served with Rookworst. Rookworst is a type of Dutch sausage that consists of ground meat mixed with different spices and salt in a casing. Holland is also well-known for their deliciously sweet pancakes, fries and Bitterballen (meat croquettes).

What’s the weather in Holland?

The Netherlands climate typically consists of cool summers and moderate winters. January is usually the coldest month of the year whilst August is often considered the warmest. Winter months can be fairly cold with temperatures falling below zero. Summers in Holland are often warm and sunny with temperatures reaching 22° C. With this in mind, we’d recommend choosing the summer months for your stag weekend in Amsterdam.

When are the festivals on in Holland that are suitable for a stag do?

If you and your stag group are keen festivalgoers and you’d like to coincide your stag weekend with one, then here are a few great options of festivals in Holland…

  • Amsterdam Coffee Festival (13th March – 15th March 2020)
  • Amsterdam Wine Festival 2020 (20th March – 22nd March 2020)
  • Wonderland Festival Amsterdam (21st March 2020)
  • Taste of Amsterdam (29th May – 1st June 2020)
  • Amsterdam Open Air (6th June – 7th June 2020)
  • Milkshake Festival Amsterdam (25th July – 28th July 2020)
  • Spring Break Amsterdam Festival (5th April – 7th April 2020)
  • Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (7th – 16th August 2020)

Useful Phrases in Dutch

  • Yes = Ja
  • Please = Alstublieft
  • Thank you = Dank je
  • Good Morning = Goedemorgen
  • Good Afternoon = Goedenmiddag
  • Good Evening = Goedenavond
  • Hello = Hallo
  • How are you = Hoe gaat het met jou
  • Fine thanks and you = Goed bedankt en jij
  • I understand = Ik begrijp het
  • I do not understand = Ik begrijp het niet
  • Do you speak English? = Spreekt u Engels
  • I do not speak Dutch = Ik spreek geen nederlands
  • Nice to meet you = Aangenaam kennis te maken
  • Pay please = Betaal alstublieft
  • Where is the bathroom? = Waar is het toilet

Stitch up Phrase

Can I have a pint of cat sick please = Mag ik een pint kattenziek alsjeblieft

Popular Cities in Holland for a stag do

Amsterdam

If you’re looking for a stag weekend destination that offers plenty of culture, epic stag do activities, incredible nightlife and a little risqué entertainment, then Amsterdam could be your ideal stag do location. This vibrant capital city truly has so much to offer! Here’s a little more information on how to spend your stag do in Amsterdam. 

What can you do in Amsterdam?

If you fancy a little downtime in between exhilarating stag do activities and partying, or you’re simply keen on soaking up some culture, then here are eight fantastic ideas…

  1. Anne Frank House
  2. Vondelpark
  3. Dam Square
  4. Canal Cruise
  5. Coffee Shops
  6. Find a tour of the city
  7. Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
  8. Leidseplein

Popular Stag do activities in Amsterdam

Check out our most popular activities in Amsterdam
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