Est. 1985
Request Brochures Brochures

Group tour operator and DMC for tours to the Netherlands

Floriade and the Royal Gardens of Holland

  • Birdseye view of Floriade , Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - Courtesy of floriade.com

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 1b. Floriade Birdseye
  • The Peace Palace, The Hague, Holland ©NBTC

    floriade The Peace Palace, The Hague, Hollad - European Group Travel ©NBTC
  • Greenhouse at Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - Courtesy of floriade.com

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 4. Floriade_Greenhouse - Courtesy of floriade.com
  • Flowers at Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - Courtesy of floriade.com

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 14f. Flowers - Courtesy of floriade.com
  • Aeres College entrance to Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands © BDG Architecten - Courtesy of floriade.com

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 5a. Aeres College - Entrance © BDG Architecten
  • Pavilion Food Forum at Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands © Photographer Doepel Strijkers - Courtesy of floriade.com

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 6. Pavilion Food Forum © Photographer Doepel Strijkers
5 day tour
From £279 per person - Minimum 25 passengers

Don't miss out on the most prestigious horticultural event of Europe, Only once every 10 years!

Beginning in 2022, Floriade Horticultural Expo, will once again be showcasing the best Flora and Fauna in the most highly anticipated horticultural event in Europe. The theme of this year’s decennial Floriade Expo will be ‘growing green cities’, focusing on the sustainability of our cities of the future illustrating the most innovative verdure exhibits for following 6 months. Opening in the spring of 2022 in the spacious Almere, a city located a short distance away from Amsterdam, will transform into a living laboratory showcasing fascinating and ingenious horticultural exhibitions provided by many countries, cities and innovative businesses.

For the true horticulturalists, we have developed an itinerary to experience the best of the Netherlands magnificent gardens. This includes a visit to the Hague, the seat of Government and home to the Dutch Royal Family.  This regal city is full of embassies and mansions, green boulevards and parks. However, more importantly is the visit to the breath taking Royal Gardens. The Netherlands is also just as famous for its beautiful Delft Porcelain as well as its flowers, so continue to Delft for a guided tour of the Royal Delft Porcelain factory.

Furthermore, with an array of impressive attractions, lots of art and culture, and with a unique collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers, this is an event not to miss!

Get in touch today and modify the itinerary to suit your group.


Dates

14 April - 09 October 2022


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to the Netherlands

Take a short sea crossing and travel to the Netherlands, arrive and check in to your hotel.  If time permits, begin exploring and get to know the area.

Day 2

Floriade Expo

Spend a full day exploring the living laboratory that is Floriade. Discover new developments and be touched by what you see and see the many attractions, lots of art and culture, and with a unique collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Floriade Expo 2022 will be an extraordinary expo. For six months the attention to the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ will be focused on the cities of the future. Visitors will have a unique and meaningful experience: while visiting the expo they will be invited to ‘explore, touch and change’.

This expo will also be the start of a new city district close to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Almost everything that will be built for the exhibition will become part of the legacy of Almere. The structures will remain and become part of the community. As part of this innovative exhibition concept, Floriade Expo 2022 will stimulate innovation and the development of solutions that can benefit us all. It will be a living laboratory and a platform for smart solutions.

The expo site will be developed as a Green City Arboretum, serving as a model for green structure development in cities. This arboretum will consist of a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Around 3000 species have been selected that contribute to the green city in terms of biodiversity, air purification, food production and city climate management.

The arboretum will be planted in alphabetical order. Each lot within the grounds will be allocated a letter of the alphabet. A four-meter wide strip around each lot will contain plants and trees, the Latin names of which starts with the letter allocated to the lot. We invite participants to choose planting that bears a relationship to their exhibit, country or city of origin.

Afterwards, return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 3

Royal Delft, The Hague and the Royal Gardens

This morning we visit The Hague, the Dutch seat of government and home to the royal family. Perhaps take a guided tour and visit the Royal Gardens. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the world-famous Royal Delft porcelain factory, where the renowned Delft Blue is still entirely hand painted according to centuries-old tradition.

Day 4

Het Loo Palace Gardens and Amersfoort

This morning we travel to Apeldoorn to visit Het Loo Palace’s wonderful gardens (‘The Woods Palace’). The main Palace building is currently being renovated, but the Palace’s decorations alone are worth a visit, and the gardens, often described as being the ‘Versailles of Holland’, are absolutely stunning. Enjoy a guided tour of these wonderful gardens. We continue to Amersfoort, a well-preserved medieval city, renowned for its historic walls and gates and beautiful canals.

Day 5

Depart the Netherlands

Check out of your hotel and travel back to UK via a short sea crossing.


Suggested hotels

Fletcher Hotel Leidschendam-Den Haag ****

The Fletcher Hotel Leidschendam is located near the bustling city centre of The Hague and the beautiful beach of Scheveningen. Get away from it all and enjoy a combination city and beach! Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add balconies and pond views. There is a a restaurant with a terrace. Other amenities include a bar, a fitness centre and meeting space, coach parking is available free of charge.

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Epe-Zwolle ***

Surrounded by tranquil woodland, this hotel is 60km from Almere and 100km from Amsterdam. Rooms and suites feature wood furnishings with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some have terraces. Upgraded quarters add sitting areas, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. There’s a restaurant with a bar and a furnished terrace. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a hammam and a sauna. There’s also a bowling alley, a pool table and a tennis court, as well as nature trails. Free parking is available on site.

Inspected by Greatdays Staff in October 2019

In a Bauhaus-inspired building surrounded by wooded gardens, this relaxed hotel is 1 km from the A28 highway, and 3 km from both The Mondriaan House and Koppelpoort, a 15th-century medieval gate. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; some have colourful, retro-style furnishings. Upgraded rooms add tea and coffeemakers; some have balconies. here’s a warm bar/lounge with a pool table. Breakfast is extra. Other amenities include an airy restaurant with a terrace, plus a simple cafe, a gym and meeting facilities. Coach parking is available free of charge.


You may also be interested in:

Floriade Expo & Amsterdam

Steaming through Floriade 2022

Netherlands in a Nutshell – Going Dutch with Floriade


2022 Dates Hotel Half Twin Single Supplement
any 4 nights in May Fletcher – Epe-Zwolle From £285.00 per person From £120.00 per person
01 May x 4 nights Fletcher – Den Haag From £305.00 per person From £135.00 per person
15 May  x 4 nights Fletcher – Den Haag From £305.00 per person From £135.00 per person
22 May x 3 nights Fletcher – Amersfoort From £305.00 per person From £145.00 per person
10 June  x 3 nights Fletcher – Amersfoort  From £305.00 per person From £145.00 per person
12 June x 4 nights Fletcher – Den Haag From £305.00 per person From £135.00 per person
19 June x 4 nights Fletcher – Den Haag From £305.00 per person From £135.00 per person
23 June x 3 nights Fletcher – Amersfoort  From £305.00 per person From £145.00 per person
Any 3 nights in July Fletcher – Epe-Zwolle  From £279.00 per person From £130.00 per person
any 4 nights in Sept Fletcher – Epe-Zwolle From £285.00 per person From £120.00 per person
18 Sept x 4 nights Fletcher – Den Haag From £305.00 per person From £135.00 per person

Dinner is available at all hotel for a supplement. Alternative dates and hotels are also available on request.

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.162. 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

Send an Enquiry

Greatdays Wholesale

Greatdays offer a trade only booking service for coach and tour operators or professional group travel organisers and we can provide single or multiple elements of a holiday.

Read more

bawta ETOA CTA AGTO

Greatdays Holidays

Greatdays are able to offer a complete tailor-made booking service for group travel organisers with the help of one of our friendly consultants to assist you through the booking process.

Read more

ABTA ATOL CTA AGTO