Apartment Rentals in Holland
A Dutch Treat
The Netherlandswith an excellent public transportation system and 6,500 miles of cycling pathsis an excellent place to arrange a short-term rental in Europe.
Contact A1 Apartment Services (www.apartmentservices.nl) or Pararius (www.pararius.com) to start your search. Keep in mind that rental agencies charge commissions equal to up to a months rent. In addition to apartments, Amsterdam House (www.amsterdamhouse.com) offers short-term houseboat rentals.
A rooming house, with private rooms and shared bathrooms is a good choice if you dont insist on complete privacy. City Mundo (www.citymundo.com) offers rooms and apartments for short-term rentalsfrom three to 21 days.
Where to Look
The Netherlands Board of Tourism, www.holland.com/us/tourism.htm, also have information on rentals.
If you dont speak Dutch, dont worry. Most people in the Netherlands speak English very well and dont mind speaking it. When you call, politely inquire if the person on the phone speaks English.
Finding a short-term apartment will take a few days of work, but once youve found a place, you can settle in and spend the rest of your time enjoying your vacationtruly a Dutch treat.