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Floriade and the Royal Gardens of Holland
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!
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14 April - 09 October 2022
Suggested itinerary by coach
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart the Netherlands
Check out of your hotel and travel back to UK via a short sea crossing.
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.
Fletcher Hotel Amersfoort ****
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.
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|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.