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Best of Holland

Duration 7 days

Destinations visited :
  • Netherlands
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Saddle up for a wild ride through the best of Holland on this epic Netherlands trip. You’ll see the works of great masters at the Rijksmuseum, cycle through medieval Groningen like a local and soak up some of that characteristic gezellig spirit with a family on their farm. This shows the 2021 itinerary of the Best of Holland. To see the 2022 itinerary, click on AVAILABLE DATES and select a 2022 departure date.

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DAY 1

Arrive Amsterdam (2 Nights)
What better place to start your jaunt through Holland than Amsterdam? Spend your day strolling through its pretty streets and tree-lined canals, stopping for a coffee and speculaas along the way. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening on a scenic canal cruise, including a light meal and welcome drinks, admiring the centuries-old façades.
Hotel: Bilderberg Garden
Meal: Welcome Reception

DAY 2

Amsterdam Sightseeing
Delve into the Golden Age and its extraordinary art, architecture and history, traversing the city’s inner labyrinth of canals and narrow streets, along which hundreds of sturdy Dutch bicycles rattle day and night. Enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum, featuring the works of great Dutch masters, including Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3

Amsterdam – Aalsmeer/Keukenhof – The Hague – Delft – Rotterdam
We rise with the birds this morning, taking a trip to Aalsmeer to visit the vibrant flower auction and see the vividly hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (end of March until mid-May), we’ll enjoy an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof – the mesmerising sight of several million flowering bulbs planted across 32 hectares will leave you in absolute awe. This afternoon, we travel through 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 manufacturing 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.
Hotel: Bilderberg Parkhotel
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 4

Rotterdam – Arnhem – Oosterbeek
We travel north to Arnhem to see John Frost Bridge, so named to pay 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. We stop for a visit of the Airborne Museum to learn about the Battle of Arnhem. This afternoon, we’ll also visit the Hoge Veluwe Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum, featuring the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world.
Hotel: De Bilderberg
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 5

Oosterbeek – Zwolle – Groningen
We head north to the beautiful Hanseatic city of Zwolle, where we’ll join our ‘Local Specialist’ for a walking tour through its medieval centre. Ending our day in Gronginen, we’ll ‘Connect With Locals’ joining Dignie and Gina on their farm for a hearty ‘Be My Guest dinner’ and meet-and-greet with their neighbour’s cows, just in time to see them being milked.
Hotel: Apollo
Meal: Breakfast,Be My Guest

DAY 6

Groningen – Volendam – Amsterdam
‘Dive Into Culture’ and saddle up to explore the university city of Groningen during a guided bicycle tour of its medieval centre. Ramble along the city’s ring of canals like a local, before enjoying a stunning drive through the mesmerising Frisian Lake District 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, followed by a celebratory Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: Mercure City
Meal: Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

DAY 7

Depart Amsterdam
For now we say a fond tot ziens to Amsterdam and our newfound friends, closing the door on a memorable Dutch experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meal: Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING in Amsterdam, enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 20 guests
  • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and guided bicycle tour in Groningen
  • VISIT Aalsmeer or Keukenhof (when open), Royal Delft Pottery, the Airborne Museum in Arnhem, Hoge Veluwe Park, Kröller-Müller Museum in Zutphen and Volendam
  • VIEW the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem
  • TICKETS for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (end of March until mid-May)

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
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Best of Holland

Saddle up for a wild ride through the best of Holland on this epic Netherlands trip. You’ll see the works of great masters at the Rijksmuseum, cycle through medieval Groningen like a local and soak up some of that characteristic gezellig spirit with a family on their farm. This shows the 2021 itinerary of the Best of Holland. To see the 2022 itinerary, click on AVAILABLE DATES and select a 2022 departure date.