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Springtime in Holland

Overview

Travel by Coach
4 Included Excursions
  • Discover the picturesque village of Volendam
  • Explore the glorious gardens and displays at Keukenhof Gardens
  • Visit vibrant Amsterdam
  • En-route visit to medieval Bruges

This springtime break combines the floral extravaganza of Keukenhof, a glimpse into bygone times at the traditional village of Volendam and a visit to the dazzling Dutch capital.
Must See

Volendam


Volendam is the quintessential Dutch harbour village with characteristic gabled houses, narrow alleyways, canals and drawbridges. It has preserved its traditions and heritage dating back to the 17th century, when it thrived as a major shipping port on the old Zuiderzee. You can still see lady villagers wearing their traditional costume and bonnet with pride.

Volendam is particularly famous for its association with artists such as Picasso and Renoir who were attracted by the natural beauty of the area and were offered accommodation at the local inn in exchange for their drawings, etchings and paintings.

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One: UK to Zandvoort
Calais, then on to your hotel in Zandvoort.

Days Two to Five: Zandvoort
A chance to relax at leisure in Zandvoort. Join our three included excursions to Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam and Volendam. (B,D)

Day Six: Zandvoort to Northern France
We depart Zandvoort and head to Bruges for an-route visit. Then we continue to Northern France for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Seven: Northern France to UK
Calais, then home. (B)

NH Hotel, Zandvoort

Situated along the coastline in Zandvoort, this hotel is a superb place to stay and will provide easy access to many of Holland’s attractions and famous destinations. The rooms are spacious and comfortable as well, making any stay enjoyable.

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En-route: Bruges

Enjoy the exquisitely preserved medieval city of Bruges during this excursion. Charming Bruges is known for its winding cobbled streets, pretty gabled houses and attractive tree-lined canals, each crossed by a humpback bridge. Explore the city at leisure, enjoying its architecture and historical details.

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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.

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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.

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Half Day: Volendam

The picturesque village of Volendam is one of the best known ports of the old Zuiderzee and 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.

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Optional Excursions

Amsterdam Cruise

See Amsterdam from a different perspective on this 75 minute cruise around the famous canals. English commentary is provided as we cruise around the sites and attractions of Amsterdam and it will also give us a chance to learn more about the city’s history.

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Dutch city of Delft

Join us as we explore Delft, a beautiful city with a uniquely Dutch atmosphere. Famous for Delftware - the traditional blue pottery produced in the city, as well as for its historical city centre and canals, we’ll be able to enjoy the scenery here.

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