With Europe's largest commercial port and a location in the heart of Western Europe, the Netherlands is widely considered the 'gateway to Europe' - a main entry point into the continent's economic and legal centre.
An excellent infrastructure, high-speed train network, and numerous international airports make travelling in and out of the Netherlands particularly easy.
Within the Netherlands public transport will also take you almost anywhere you want to go. Consider buying a discount card for the train; it really is worth the investment. Holland has a dense railway network that offers frequent service and is the quickest way to travel between city centres.
The bicycle is the cheapest and easiest way to get around, especially if you live in a city. Most Dutch people, regardless of their profession or status, own a bicycle. Buy a second-hand bike rather than a new one to save money. But also be sure to buy at least one strong lock!