Holland in Bloom


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Admire the floral magic of Keukenhof Gardens with over 50 acres of parkland ablaze with colour
  • Visit vibrant Amsterdam
  • En-route stop at Antwerp with free time to explore this charmng city

Take a stroll through the colourful gardens at Keukenhof with a wide range of tulips, daffodils and narcissi. As a contrast Amsterdam awaits with its many attractions.

Must See: Keukenhof Gardens
Holland is at its dazzling best in spring. Situated in the town of Lisse, Keukenhof is a magical place which has been welcoming garden lovers since 1949. Enjoy the ultimate spring feeling as you tip-toe through the largest flower garden in the world with a myriad of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and other spring flowering bulbs. The overwhelming kaleidoscope of colour and intense scents cannot fail to impress.

The Keukenhof theme for 2015 is Van Gogh, commemorating 125 years since his death. The main highlight will be a flower mosaic, measuring 250m2 planted using different colours of tulips, based on a self-portrait by the artist.

The tulip variety ‘Vincent van Gogh’ will be planted in the Walk of Fame. The works of an Gogh will serve as a wonderful source of inspiration for the many flower shows in the Orange Nassau Pavilion.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - UK to Holland
We depart the UK via our crossing to Calais and continue to Holland for a late arrival at the hotel.

Days Two and Three - Holland
During our time in Holland we enjoy two included excursions. We begin by visiting Keukenhof Gardens and the 7 millions bulbs planted every year to produce this floral extravaganza. The second excursion is to the vibrant city of Amsterdam famous for sights including Dam Square, the Rijksmuseum and Anne Franks House. (B,D)

Day Four - Holland to Northern France
Sadly we say farewell to the town of Bovenkarspel and head to our overnight hotel. On route we call at Antwerp to have some free time in this fashionable city (B,D)

Day Five - Northern France to UK
We depart our overnight hotel and cross back to the UK and continue our journey home. (B)

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.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En route: Antwerp

There are a number of ‘must-see’ sights in the city, such as the Cathedral of Our Lady, Rubens House, the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) and the Museum Plantin-Moretus. We’ll be able to tour some of these attractions during our stay in the city, and will also be able to wander through the streets admiring the pretty architecture.


Full Day: Amsterdam

As Holland’s capital city, Amsterdam is guaranteed to be a fantastic place to visit during our New Year break. The city is famous for its expansive canal system and many bridged islands, for which it’s earned the name ‘Venice of the North’. This bustling city will be a highlight on our holiday, as it is absolutely packed with things to do. 

The Museum Square, or ‘Museumplein’, is home to some of the most significant museums in the city, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. All three are well worth touring in our spare time in the city, and there’s also the Anne Frank House and the Civic Guards Gallery, as well as many other exhibits and sights.


Full Day: Keukenhof Gardens

Experience the dazzling floral displays in the seven themed gardens with a never-ending variety of spring bulbs and flowers. Admire beautiful tulips, daffodils, narcissi, hyacinths and many other varieties of flowers, taking in the kaleidoscope of colour.


Optional Excursions

Amsterdam Guided City Tour

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.


Antwerp Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Antwerp to see the main sights this fashionable city has to offer from the famous Cathedral to the Antwerp Central Station which is regularly high up in the best train stations in the world polls.