Best of the Netherlands

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This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  Please note: GOOD NEWS - The local tour operator will no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination for travelers as of March 1, 2023.  For travelers departing before March 1, the tour operator requires that trave...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Begin and end your vacation in Amsterdam! Cruise the canals, visit a diamond center, and see the city highlights.
    • Visit the world-famous Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Admire tulips as far as the eye can see.
    • Visit typical Dutch villages like Staphorst and Giethoorn towns as you cross the area's bogs and swamps.
    • Explore Groningen, an important trade center in the 13th century also known as the "World Cycling City."
    • Feeling cheesy? Taste the Netherlands' famous Gouda cheese at a dutch cheese workshop in Zaanse Schans!
    • This 6-night escorted vacation in the Netherlands will have you saying "it's all gouda!" From the romantic canals of Amsterdam to the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, you'll see and experience it all in the famous home of tulips, windmills, and wooden clogs.

What's this trip about?

    This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  Please note: GOOD NEWS - The local tour operator will no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination for travelers as of March 1, 2023.  For travelers departing before March 1, the tour operator requires that travelers aged 12 and older provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy), in English, for all vacations. Proof of vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the tour start date. *Exceptions apply to children who do not qualify for vaccination. This 6-night escorted vacation in the Netherlands will have you saying "it's all gouda!" From the romantic canals of Amsterdam to the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, you'll see and experience it all in the famous home of tulips, windmills, and wooden clogs. Begin your vacation in Amsterdam, the busting capital renowned for its elegant architecture, art museums, and canals. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the canals and soak up the city's unique cafe culture before heading to Rotterdam, Europe's busiest port. Along the way, stop at either the Aalsmeer Flower Auction or Keukenhof Gardens where you'll witness the country's famous tulips in an array of bright colors. You'll continue your trip to Groesbeek and Arnhem, two towns that played an important role during WWII. See traditional Dutch life in Staphorst and stroll the fairy tale walkways of Geithoorn (Little Venice) before spending one night in vibrant Groningen. Your last day in the Netherlands takes you to the villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam and ends in Amsterdam where you'll toast to an incredible vacation with a Heineken, of course.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAmsterdam
End Citythe Netherlands

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Netherlands

Attractions

  • Amsterdam

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Short Cruise

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Amsterdam (AMS)
    • Round-trip airport transfers*
    • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar: 2 nights in the Amsterdam area at theBest Western Plus Amedia Amsterdam Airport or the Hotel Ibis Styles Amsterdam Airport Hotel (Formerly the Tulip Inn Hotel)
    • 1 night in Rotterdam at the Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam
    • 1 night in the Arnhem area at the Postillion Hotel
    • 1 night in Groningen at the Apollo Hotel Groningen
    • 1 night in the Amsterdam area at theBest Western Plus Amedia Amsterdam Airport or the Hotel Ibis Styles Amsterdam Airport Hotel (Formerly the Tulip Inn Hotel) Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary, including: Amsterdam sightseeing tour with canal cruise and visit to the Diamond Center
    • Visit to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction or Keukenhof Gardens - on departures from April 4th - May 2nd only
    • Visit to the Royal Delft Pottery Factory
    • Guided sightseeing in Rotterdam
    • Visit to a Wooden Clog Workshop
    • Visit to a Dutch Cheese Workshop Buffet breakfast daily and 3 dinners
    • Services of a Professional Travel Director
    • Headsets throughout the tour
    • Transportation by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
    • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage and service charges *Note: To take advantage of included transfers, flights must arrive and depart Amsterdam between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm **Note:Children must be 8 years or older at time of travel. ***Note: Starting in 2022, porterage will no longer be offered on this tour. Travelers will be responsible for transporting their own luggage for the duration of their tour.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam!

Say "hallo" to Holland! Arrive at Amsterdam airport and enjoy a transfer to your first accommodation in the Amsterdam area. The rest of the day is free to explore the vibrant capital on your own - perhaps you want to take a leisurely stroll along the famous canals, or do as the locals do and rent a bike! Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. 

Day 2 Amsterdam

Your first full day in the Netherlands begins with an exciting excursion! See the city from a different perspective on a canal cruise followed by a visit to a diamond center where you can watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones. Then, follow a lo...

Day 3 Amsterdam - Aalsmeer/Keukenhof - The Hague - Delft - Rotterdam

Begin your day with a visit to the fascinating Aalsmeer Flower Auction or, when the tulips bloom, see some of the 7 million flowers on your visit to world-famous Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest flower gardens (weather permitting).

Continue on to hi...

Day 4 Rotterdam - Groesbeek - Arnhem

Today is all about exploring the Netherlands' recent history and role in WWII. Your first stop is Groesbeek, a town where Allied forces launched Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne battle in history and the only major Allied defeat of the northwest Eu...

Day 5 Arnhem - Giethoorn - Groningen

Your first stop today is in Giethoorn, a quaint village built on canals that is often referred to as "Little Venice." Only fully accessible by boat, this fairy tale town is world's away from busy cities like Venice or Amsterdam. Spend the night in the provincia...

Day 6 Groningen - Zaanse Schans - Volendam - Amsterdam

Explore Groningen this morning, an important trade center in the 13th century that today is hailed as the “World Cycling City.”

Later, enjoy a scenic drive through the lovely Frisian Lake District. Cross over the 19-mile Barrier Dam, which is part of an ...

Day 7 Depart the Netherlands

Your Netherlands vacation ends today. Say "vaarwel" to all things Dutch as you transfer to Amsterdam airport for your flight home.

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