Best of Holland

Best of Holland

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Best of Holland

7 Days Starting and ending in Amsterdam

Visiting: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Oosterbeek, Zwolle, Groningen, Volendam

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

EBHOZM20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Delight in the best of the Netherlands on this in-depth exploration. Visit Delft and Volendam to learn about regional traditions. You'll see the works of great masters at the Rijksmuseum and soak up some of that characteristic gezellig spirit with a family on their farm.

Highlights

  • 3 Dinner (D)

  • 6 Breakfast (B)

  • Amsterdam: Go Dutch and share a gezellig Be My Guest dinner, savoring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam.

  • Amsterdam: Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands, where you'll enjoy its exceptional collection of works by the Dutch masters.

  • Delft: Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created.

  • Groningen: Take a guided walking tour of Groningen with a Local Specialist and explore this university city's medieval canals and streets.

  • Amsterdam: The charming countryside of North Holland reveals its secrets behind perfecting Dutch cheese and crafting the traditional clog.

  • Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.

  • Rotterdam: Witness the impressive market hall and Erasmus Bridge on your orientation of this modern city.

  • Aalsmeer: The colossal Aalsmeer Flower Auction is the size of 200 football pitches and even has its own fire brigade, hairdresser and bicycle repairperson! Over 30,000 varieties are featured, the most popular of which are roses, tulips and chrysanthemums.

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Day 1: Welcome To Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Accommodation: Bilderberg Garden
Meals Included: Dinner

What better place to start your jaunt through the Netherlands than Amsterdam? Spend your day strolling through its pretty streets beside tree-lined canals, stopping to enjoy coffee and speculaas along the way. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening on a scenic canal cruise, including a light meal and welcome drinks, admiring the centuries-old gabled façades of canal houses.

Day 2: Explore Amsterdam’S Art And Architecture Dive Into Culture
Location: Amsterdam
Accommodation: Bilderberg Garden
Meals Included: Breakfast

Delve into the Dutch Golden Age and its extraordinary art, architecture and history. Dive Into Culture and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum, featuring the works of great Dutch masters, including Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city your way. Visit the floating flower market or stroll along the canals to admire Amsterdam's pretty gabled façades. This evening perhaps join an Optional Experience to enjoy a meal in the Dutch countryside.

Day 3: Journey To Aalsmeer/Keukenhof, The Hague And Rotterdam Dive Into Culture
Location: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam
Accommodation: Bilderberg Parkhotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We rise with the birds this morning to visit Aalsmeer and its vibrant flower auction, filled with the vividly-hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (late March until mid-May), we'll enjoy an included visit to the tulip gardens of Keukenhof. The mesmerizing sight of millions of flowering bulbs planted across 32 hectares will leave you awestruck. This afternoon, we travel via The Hague to the historic town of Delft and Dive Into Culture at the Royal Delft Pottery workshop where we'll gain insights into the production of this delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain. We continue to edgy Rotterdam, which was rebuilt from the ground up after being destroyed during World War II. Your orientation tour will reveal an innovative city with architectural treasures worth capturing on camera and a vibrant multicultural scene around every turn.

Day 4: Onwards To Arnhem And Oosterbeek
Location: Rotterdam, Arnhem, Oosterbeek
Accommodation: Hotel De Bilderberg.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure, or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Kinderdijk, famous for its 19 monumental windmills. Later we travel east to Arnhem to see the John Frost Bridge, so named as a tribute to the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days with a mere 750 soldiers, during the World War II Battle of Arnhem. Learn about this famous battle, inspiration behind the film 'A Bridge Too Far', on an included visit to the Airborne Museum at Oosterbeek.

Day 5: Off To Stunning Zwolle And Groningen
Location: Oosterbeek, Zwolle, Groningen
Accommodation: Leonardo Groningen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we head north to the beautiful Hanseatic city of Zwolle, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour through its historic center. Later we continue to Groningen, where the rich history and peculiar dialect will certainly be a highlight for culture and history buffs alike. Dive Into Culture and explore this university city the way the locals do on a guided walk with a Local Specialist along its medieval canals and streets.

Day 6: Venture To Volendam And Return To Amsterdam Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter
Location: Volendam, Amsterdam
Accommodation: Mercure City
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a beautiful drive through Friesland en route to Volendam, a former fishing port on the edge of IJsselmeer. Dive Into Culture and learn about the craft of wooden clog making and Dutch cheese. Then meet Tom, miller of Katwoude, for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Visit the mill and learn about the important role the mill plays in managing rising water levels. This evening, enjoy a celebratory Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with the Pauw family as you connect with locals over a traditional Dutch meal.

Day 7: Farewell Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Meals Included: Breakfast

For now we say a fond tot ziens to Amsterdam and our newfound friends, closing the door on a memorable Dutch experience.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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