Whiz on a bike over grassy dykes, gawp at multi-colored fields of tulips, go hunting for masterworks by Vermeer and Rembrandt, watch windmills creak in the countryside – these are the experiences that await those who score cheap flights to Netherlands from New Zealand. Most of the lowest-price deals will whisk you straight into the huge international airport in Schiphol. That's right on the edge of the buzzing capital of Amsterdam, where you can wander handsome 16th-century canal rings and hit the acclaimed Rijksmuseum just moments after touching down. Of course, it's also easy to launch explorations elsewhere from there – the rural waterways of Groningen and the youthful university city of Utrecht are only a train ride away!
Get a taste of Netherland's nightlife and culture in Amsterdam. A city of canals, it's home to cobbled lanes, Flemish architecture, and smoky coffee shops aplenty.
Transport yourself back in time with a visit to Zaanse Schans, where creaking windmills and squat 18th-century cottages hearken back to the Holland of old.
The Rijksmuseum calls culture vultures with its collection of more than 2,000 works from the Dutch Golden Age.
No airlines fly non-stop between New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Qatar Airways is the best airline to fly to the Netherlands from New Zealand.