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Traditional Holland All Inclusive

 

Sailboats moored at Marken
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover the charming towns of Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and enjoy a journey on-board a steam train
    • Visit Volendam, Marken and Edam to see the many sights here
    • Spend free time in delightful Ostend

    Enjoy a great break with us as we make our way to the small town of Bovenkarspel, where we will get the opportunity to take in the scenic delights of traditional Holland. With two included excursions, we will discover a number of Holland’s picturesque towns, including Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Volendam, Marken and Edam, as well as visiting Belgian Ostend. Read More

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    • Great for - Scenery


    Ostend Harbour and station
      
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    We begin our holiday in Bovenkarspel with an excursion to the busy harbour town of Hoorn, where we board a wonderful steam train to enjoy a journey to the popular town of Medemblik. Admire the beautiful scenery as we travel, and then make the most of time in nearby Enkhuizen to take in the splendid sights here.

    The next day, we make our way to Volendam - marvel at the picturesque harbour and see the local townsfolk in their traditional dress. We visit a local cheese factory and enjoy a cheese tasting experience, before you travel onwards to Marken, and then continue to Edam, famous for the cheese of the same name.

    Departing Bovenkarspel, we travel to Belgium, staying at a hotel overnight and enjoying free time in scenic Ostend before returning home.
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  • The Hotels

    YOUR HOTELS


    VIEW ALL HOTELS Hotel De Halve Maan Royal Astrid Hotel


    Hotel De Halve Maan
    This typical family-run Dutch hotel is located in the centre of the small village of Bovenkarspel, north of Amsterdam. Relax in the evening in the cosy traditional bar or stroll around the village.
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    Hotel De Halve Maan

    • Hotel De Halve Maan
    • Hotel De Halve Maan

    This typical family-run Dutch hotel is located in the centre of the small village of Bovenkarspel, north of Amsterdam. Relax in the evening in the cosy traditional bar or stroll around the village.

    • All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV and radio
    • Buffet breakfast and three course dinner
    • Pleasant restaurant
    • Bar
    • TV lounge
    • No. of rooms: 32
    • Lifts: 1 (serves most floors)
    • Official rating: 3 star
    Royal Astrid Hotel
    The Royal Astrid Hotel in Ostend provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks.
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    Royal Astrid Hotel

    • Royal Astrid Hotel
    • Royal Astrid Hotel
    The Royal Astrid Hotel in Ostend provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks. The cosy bar with fireplace is the perfect place to unwind with a drink in the evening.
    • All bedrooms have private facilities, including hairdryer, cable TV, phone and safe
    • Lounge
    • Mozart restaurant serving buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner
    • Bar
    • Indoor pool, sauna and steam room
    • Lift access
    • Official three-star rating

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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Amsterdam at night
    Amsterdam by night
    This city of Amsterdam is transformed with an array of twinkling lights by night, as the city is illuminated along the canals and with the bright lights of the buildings. There’s nothing better than seeing a city come to life, and this is when we’ll really see this happen in Amsterdam. Come with us on an optional excursion as we explore Amsterdam by night.
    Hoorn
    Full Day: Hoorn and Steam Train Journey
    We explore charming Hoorn, located on the Northern bank of Ijsselmeer. We then take to the tracks with a thrilling steam train journey through picturesque countryside from Hoorn to Medemblik, before discovering the town of Enkhuizen which, at its peak in the mid-17th century, was one of the most important and wealthiest cities in Holland.
    Drawbridge in Volendam
    Full Day: Volendam, Marken and Edam

    The picturesque village of Volendam is one of the best known ports of the old Zuiderzee, and is a favourite Dutch resort. It is also famous for its association with famous artists such as Picasso and Renoir who were attracted to the area. Wander along the narrow alleyways which wind between the pretty gabled houses. Step back in time with a visit to a traditional cheese farm where you can gain an insight into cheese making and enjoy an included tasting.

    We then continue to explore the towns of Marken and Edam. Marken was once an island, but is now connected to the mainland by a causeway. The town is famed for its traditional wooden buildings, with many folklore stories being based around the town’s history. The traditional fishing town is incredibly quaint, and will provide us with opportunities to enjoy the scenery and to buy local souvenirs.

    Meanwhile, in Edam, we’ll find out more about the town that has become famous for the production of the cheese with which it shares its name. We’ll find many shops selling Edam cheese, and will also be able to find a lot of other shops selling handmade wares and interesting gifts for friends and family at home.

    Ostend Harbour and station
    Ostend
    Enjoy free time to discover the wonderful Belgian seaside resort of Ostend, with its galleries, pretty pier, and impressive Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk cathedral to discover. Explore at leisure to see the sights here.

 


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What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Overnight stay on return journey
  • Daily breakfast, packed lunches and three evening meals
  • Five free drinks on 3 nights from a choice of beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursions
  • One optional excursion
Hotel De Halve Maan

Hotel De Halve Maan

This typical family-run Dutch hotel is located in the centre of the small village of Bovenkarspel, north of Amsterdam. Relax in the evening in the cosy traditional bar or stroll around the village.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel De Halve Maan

  • Hotel De Halve Maan
  • Hotel De Halve Maan

This typical family-run Dutch hotel is located in the centre of the small village of Bovenkarspel, north of Amsterdam. Relax in the evening in the cosy traditional bar or stroll around the village.

  • All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV and radio
  • Buffet breakfast and three course dinner
  • Pleasant restaurant
  • Bar
  • TV lounge
  • No. of rooms: 32
  • Lifts: 1 (serves most floors)
  • Official rating: 3 star
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