Best of the Netherlands - 2022

Best of the Netherlands - 2022

Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands Finish: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visiting: Amsterdam, Aalsmeer, Keukenhof, Delft, Rotterdam, Gouda, Arnhem, Giethoorn, Groningen, Zaanse Schans, Volendam


Duration: 6 Nights

Physical rating: Steady pace

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Tour code: 503382

Tour operator: Cosmos

Age range: 5-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1206

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Tour Overview

Famous for its tulips, windmills, and wooden clogs, Holland is a delightful country with scenic landscapes, historic monuments, and vibrant cities. You’ll get to know the country on this affordable tour of the Netherlands starting and ending in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Holland’s capital, is a pleasant, 700-year-old city whose elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, renowned museums, and picturesque canals—not to mention the bike paths throughout the city—make for a pleasurable atmosphere. Here, your city tour includes a cruise—the best way to see Amsterdam—through the elegant canals lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” The Netherlands are known for their flower production, which you will experience on the visit to the fascinating Aalsmeer flower auction where more than 20 million plants and flowers are sold daily.

Highlights

  • iconSpend the night in the provincial capital of Groningen.
  • iconFor centuries, this tiny nation of seafaring traders played a leading role in world history.
  • iconVisit to the fascinating Aalsmeer flower auction or, when the tulips bloom, see some of the 7 million flowers planted.
  • iconVisit a wooden clog workshop in Zaanse Schans.
  • iconExplore Groningen this morning, an important trade center in the 13th century hailed today as the “World Cycling City.”

Places You'll See

Countries:
Rotterdam
Amsterdam
Volendam
Arnhem
Zaanse Schans
Keukenhof
Groningen

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrive In Amsterdam Area, Holland

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Ibis Styles Amsterdam Airport (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Amsterdam on your own with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

icon Day 2 : Amsterdam Area

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Ibis Styles Amsterdam Airport (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

For centuries, this tiny nation of seafaring traders played a leading role in world history. It reclaimed 40% of its territory from the sea, and produces a healthy agricultural surplus in the midst of Europe’s most densely populated area—yet Holland manages to remain quaint and scenic. Your day begins with a canal cruise to see Amsterdam from water level. Complete the experience watching skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a diamond center, and follow a Local Guide who will point out Amsterdam’s highlights on the included city tour. Enjoy time this afternoon to explore on your own or attend an optional traditional Dutch dinner.

icon Day 3 : Amsterdam Area–Aalsmeer/Keukenhof–Delft–Rotterdam

Location: Aalsmeer, Keukenhof, Delft, Rotterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Express Central Station (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Begin your day with a visit to the fascinating Aalsmeer flower auction or, when the tulips bloom, see some of the 7 million flowers planted annually at the world-famous Keukenhof—one of the world’s largest flower gardens (departures April 3 to May 1 and weather permitting). Continue to historic Delft to visit the famous Royal Delft pottery factory. See how this exquisite pottery is made, and marvel at the magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware. Continue on to Rotterdam, the world’s busiest port, to marvel at the city’s futuristic architecture during your sightseeing with a Local Guide.Today’s Distance: 99 mi/ 160 km

icon Day 4 : Rotterdam–Gouda–Arnhem Area

Location: Rotterdam, Gouda, Arnhem

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Postillion (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Arrive in Gouda, renowned for its cheese! Stroll around the picturesque narrow streets to the medieval Market Square, see the Gothic-style Town Hall with its red and white shutters and the Goudse Waag used for cheese weighing in the 17th-century. Then, enjoy your interactive cheese experience. Next, is Arnhem, site of the WWII Battle of Arnhem, where you will see John Frost Bridge, named after the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days. Enjoy time on your own to do some independent exploring.Today’s Distance: 71 mi/ 115 km

icon Day 5 : Arnhem Area–Giethoorn–Groningen

Location: Giethoorn, Groningen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Hotel Groningen Martiniplaza (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, head for the village of Giethoorn, built on canals but quainter than cities like Venice or Amsterdam. Spend the night in the provincial capital of Groningen.Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km

icon Day 6 : Groningen–Zaanse Schans–Volendam–Amsterdam Area

Location: Groningen, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Ibis Styles Amsterdam Airport (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Groningen this morning, an important trade center in the 13th century hailed today as the “World Cycling City.” Cross over the 19-mile Barrier Dam, which is part of an incredible system of 1,200 miles of dikes, dams, and dunes built over the last 900 years to protect the part of Holland that is below sea level. Visit a wooden clog workshop in Zaanse Schans. Continue to the fishing village of Volendam, then arrive back in Amsterdam and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km

icon Day 7 : Amsterdam Area

Location: Amsterdam

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

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    Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Meals

    6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Low Deposit

    Cosmos requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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