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Amsterdam Light Festival

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  • Amsterdam Light Festival © NBTC Frank Karssing

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  • Amsterdam Light Festival © NBTC Frank Karssing

    Amsterdam Light Festival for groups, holland for groups, amsterdam tour, the netherlands © NBTC Frank Karssing
  • Amsterdam Light Festival © NBTC Frank Karssing

    Amsterdam Light Festival for groups, holland for groups, amsterdam tour, the netherlands © NBTC Frank Karssing
  • Amsterdam Light Festival © NBTC Frank Karssing

    Amsterdam Light Festival for groups, holland for groups, amsterdam tour, the netherlands © NBTC Frank Karssing
4 day tour
From £145 per person

Explore Illuminated Amsterdam

From its canals to its world famous museums, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Although an excellent short break year round, during the winter Amsterdam lights up. From the start of December until mid-January, artists from around the world illuminate the city’s architecture.

Amsterdam Light Festival strives to create innovative and unique works of art

The Amsterdam Light Festival strives to inspire, with a host of talented artists, designers and architects contributing to this open-air spectacle. The light installations featured are all created especially for the festival.  Stroll along the canals to see them illuminated with artworks. You could also cycle among the masterpieces to fit in with the locals and have a truly Dutch experience!

During the day, Amsterdam has plenty of other art to enjoy! It is awash with museums and galleries for those with an interest in art such as the incomparable Van Gogh Museum! Or if you just wanted to see the city aglow, there are lots of other fascinating museums just waiting to be explored! Why not visit the Anne Frank’s House or the Rijksmuseum. Furthermore, engage in a Heineken experience or enjoy the sparkle of a free Gassan Diamonds tour. There’s so much variety packed into this city, it’s not surprising it’s one of the must-do European destinations.

When your feet begin to ache, sit back and relax in one of the many canal side cafes and restaurants. This is especially exciting during the light festival, as the rippling waters glisten with the reflected lights. Additionally, for one night in mid-December enjoy the Christmas Canal Parade!


Dates

2nd & 6th December 2019 and 13th January 2020


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Amsterdam

Travel to Dover for your short sea crossing and continue your journey to Amsterdam.  Upon arrival, check in to your chosen hotel and, if time allows, begin exploring this fantastic city.

Day 2

Amsterdam

A full day to explore this cosmopolitan city. Enjoy an optional visit to Gassan Diamonds to have a guided tour of this famous Diamond Factory or include an orientation tour of Amsterdam with a tour guide showing you the main sights. The rest of the day is free to explore this unique city with its famous tree-lined canals and preserved 17th century gabled houses. In the evening Amsterdam comes to light with its Light Festival. Walk or sail alongside light sculptures created by leading artists and beautifully illuminated buildings and bridges.

Day 3

Amsterdam or Volendam and Cheese and Clog Factory

Have another free day in Amsterdam exploring the many museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Anne Franks House. Enjoy a cruise on the famous canals or take a seat in the many canal side cafes and restaurants and sample some Dutch delights. Alternatively take a trip to Volendam, a pretty Dutch fishing village north of Amsterdam, where the locals still dress in traditional costume. There are plenty of tourist shops and restaurants (try the local smoked eels!) and the possibility to take a local ferry to the nearby island of Marken. On the return a stop can be made at ‘De Simonehoeve’ to see demonstrations of cheese and clog making.

Day 4

Return to UK

Enjoy a final stroll along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals before beginning your homeward journey.  Travel to Calais for the return ferry to the UK.


Suggested hotels

Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol

Located close to the airport, there is good access from this hotel to the city centre.  The hotel boasts a modern wellness centre, gym and indoor pool along with a bar and restaurant, which offers an extensive buffet breakfast.  Bedrooms feature flat screen TVs, air conditioning, safes and desks.

ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera

This hotel, located in the heart of Amsterdam, is a mere 5 minute walk from Rembrandtplein Square.  This is a calm area of town with good access to public transport. The rooms are equipped with safe deposit boxes, telephones, TVs, desks and bathrooms with shower and hairdryers.  Enjoy an all you can eat breakfast and relax in the hotel bar in the evening.


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https://www.greatdays.co.uk/tour/amsterdam-classic-alternative/

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https://www.greatdays.co.uk/tour/volendam-amsterdam/


  Hotel Half Twin Single Supplement Dinner
2nd & 6th December 2019 Van Der Valk A4 Schiphol From £145.00 per person From £99.00 per person From £28.00 per person per night
13th January 2020 Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera From £179.00 per person From £118.00 per person *

*Group dinners are not available at the Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera but can be arranged at restaurants in Amsterdam in request.

Other dates and hotels are available on request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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