Best Of The Netherlands
Famous for its tulips, windmills, and wooden clogs, Holland is a delightful country with scenic landscapes, historic monuments, and vibrant cities. You’ll get to know the country on this affordable tour of the Netherlands starting and ending in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Holland’s capital, is a pleasant, 700-year-old city whose elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, renowned museums, and picturesque canals-not to mention the bike paths throughout the city-make for a pleasurable atmosphere. Here, your city tour includes a cruise-the best way to see Amsterdam-through the elegant canals lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” On this Holland tour you’ll also stay in Rotterdam, a young city with the world’s busiest port and known for its modern architecture and design, as well as in some of the minor but interesting towns where you’ll discover the rural atmosphere of this country.The Netherlands are known for their flower production, which you will experience on the visit to the fascinating Aalsmeer flower auction, where over 20 million plants and flowers are sold daily, however, from April to mid-May, the Aalsmeer flower auction visit will be replaced by the spectacular visit 70-acre Keukenhof garden, to see the incredible display of colors from seven million flower bulbs. You’ll also enjoy a visit of the Royal Delft Pottery Factory to see how this precious pottery is made. Visit Gouda, known for its namesake cheese and seasonal cheese market, regularly held on the medieval Market square. Take a stroll in Volendam, known for its old fishing boats, characteristic small houses, drawbridges, and canals. Additionally, drive over the 19-mile Barrier Dam, constructed to protect the part of Holland that is below sea level. For the value-minded traveler wanting to have an in-depth experience of the Netherlands, this is the perfect Holland vacation!
AMSTERDAM Canal cruise and city tourAALSMEER Visit flower auction (except departures April 4 to May 2 where you’ll visit KEUKENHOF gardens instead)DELFT Visit Royal Delft Pottery factoryROTTERDAM Guided sightseeingGOUDA Cheese experienceGIETHOORN & GRONINGEN VisitZAANSE SCHANS Visit Wooden Clog workshopVOLENDAM Visit the fishing village
Amsterdam Area, Holland
Amsterdam Area – Aalsmeer/Keukenhof – Delft – Rotterdam
Rotterdam – Gouda – Arnhem Area
Arnhem Area – Giethoorn – Groningen
Groningen – Zaanse Schans – Volendam – Amsterdam Area