Group tour operator and DMC for tours to the Netherlands
The Green Heart of Holland – Keukenhof & The Hague
Discover the Green Heart of Holland by visiting Keukenhof and enjoy the cruise through the ‘Amsterdam Lakes’ and take in the beautiful views, the historic windmills and the typical villages during the famous Tulip season.
As well as this, stay in the cosmopolitan city of The Hague. Bursting with style and culture as well as being a bastion of Justice and Peace, the Hague has a key role as a diplomatic centre and the site of the International Court of Justice is housed in the famous Peace Palace. Home to the seat of the National Government and the official residence of the Dutch Monarchs, there are three Royal Palaces that grace the city. Yet the city is more than just the home of the Royal family. Hosting around 30 theatres and more than 40 museums which house famous art work like the Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring (Maurithuis) and Eschers Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Escher in Het Paleis). The Hague is regarded as one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the Netherlands.
Amidst its canals and cobbled streets, you’ll find an abundance of excellent museums and art galleries. From Van Gogh to Rembrandt, there’s something to suit every taste in this cultural hub. The dutch capital is a captivating city and it is clear to see why so many visit each year, throughout all times of year. Spend a day exploring the narrow walkways or see the sights traversing the city’s famous canals. Also, if your visit to Keukenhof didn’t fulfill your floral appetite, why not head to the Bloemenmarkt, where vibrant colours and fragrances of fresh flowers every Monday to Saturday fill the city centre.
March - May 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to the Netherlands
Take the overnight sailing from the UK to the Netherlands. Perhaps enjoy dinner onboard before settling in to your cabin.
Upon arrival this morning travel directly to Amsterdam, to explore one of the most interesting cities in Europe, at your own pace. The capital of the Netherlands is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. Explore this unique city on foot, walking along its many canals. Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and its own unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Museum fans are spoilt for choice with great museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank’s House.
Amsterdam Lakes & Keukenhof Gardens
This morning we head to Lisse to enjoy a 1.5 hour cruise across the ‘Kagerplassen’ (also known as the ‘Amsterdam Lakes’) Enjoy the beautiful view, the historic windmills and the typical villages in the famous bulb region. Upon request it is also possible to make a stop at a working windmill which can be visited. Upon return to Lisse, head directly to Keukenhof Gardens. With over 50 years of displaying its floral art with a different theme every year and a fresh look every day, Keukenhof has developed into a showcase for the flower bulb and ornamental plant industry. The history of Keukenhof, the name meaning ‘kitchen garden’, goes back to the 15th Century. Tulips proliferate but there are daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi and crocuses to admire as well. Perhaps see the gardens from a different perspective on a ‘Whisper Boat’ cruise. Optional guided tours also possible.
The Hague & Royal Delft
This morning we visit The Hague, the Dutch seat of government and home to the royal family. Perhaps you like to visit the Maurithuis, Escher Museum or take a guided tour and visit the Royal Gardens. After lunch, 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. Afterwards, continue onto the port for your overnight sailing back to the UK.
Arrive in the UK
Upon arrival, travel back to your local area.
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.
Holiday Inn The Hague – Voorburg ****
This brand new hotel is conveniently located opposite the Voorburg train station, close to where thoroughfares A4 (Amsterdam – The Hague), A13 (The Hague – Rotterdam) and A12 (The Hague – Utrecht) come together. Within walking distance explore the historical Voorburg neighbourhood, with the Huygens’ Hofwijck museum and the Herenstraat, the Centre of the Hague is a short train ride away. The hotel has 125 new, air-conditioned bedrooms. The chic, open lobby and Miss Jones restaurant is a great to enjoy evening meals. Coach parking is available.
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|4 day tours||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|March – May 2023||From £255.00 per person||From £105.00 per person|
Dinner is available at all hotel for a supplement. Alternative dates and hotels are also available on request.