dogs in the Netherlands

1. enjoying a day out at Het Plein

Having spent nine days in the Netherlands recently, it was fascinating to see so many dogs being taken out by their owners in their daily course of life.

dogs in the Netherlands

2. in Het Plein

dogs in the Netherlands

3. curious French Bulldog in Den Haag Centraal

Unlike in Malaysia where dog owners take time out of their day to walk their dogs first thing in the morning and as soon as they return home after a long day at work, dogs in Holland have a better life.

dogs in the Netherlands

4. a free dog near Den Haag Centraal

dogs in the Netherlands

5. at Kyocera Stadium, The Hague

They get to partake in their owners’ daily routine, whether it’s running errands, shopping, having a cuppa or dinner. One lady who owns a clothes shop in Rotterdam even takes her dog out to her shop every day.

dogs in the Netherlands

6. walking three dogs in Den Haag

dogs in the Netherlands

7. guide dog near Den Haag Centraal

In today’s post, I am sharing some photos of dogs that I managed to catch on camera during my stay in the Netherlands, but these were just a fraction of what I saw because it wasn’t always that I had my camera prepared and on standby.

dogs in the Netherlands

8. at Starbucks Den Haag Centraal

dogs in the Netherlands

9. checking out dining options in Rotterdam

Dogs are everywhere, as you can see, and are allowed into certain shops and also food & beverage outlets.

dogs in the Netherlands

10. at the shopping square in Rotterdam

dogs in the Netherlands

11. inside a shop in Rotterdam shopping square

They are even allowed on Metros and trams, without requiring a ticket, but I did not see them in cars or on bicycles.

dogs in the Netherlands

12. dogs in a clothes shop in Rotterdam

dogs in the Netherlands

13. two men and a dog enjoying an evening walk in Rotterdam

If there’s one thing I miss about Holland, it’s its dog-friendly attitude…. and its cool weather, the friendly people and well-connected public transport.

dogs in the Netherlands

14. doggie shoe cleaner at Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

dogs in the Netherlands

15. dog sign in The Hague

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