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Take a canal cruise through Amsterdam, visit The Hague and see the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom

No country welcomes spring quite like The Netherlands. Each year, the world-famous tulip fields blossom, blanketing the countryside in a vibrant tapestry of reds, pinks, oranges, and yellows.

On this delightful four-day holiday, you'll experience breathtaking views of the famous tulips in Keukenhof Gardens and along some of Holland's most charming canals and waterways.

Your springtime escape begins in Amsterdam, the culture-rich Dutch capital. While here, look forward to a cruise along the city's famous canals, before some free time to explore at your own pace.

A highlight of the trip will be a visit to the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens. Here, you'll witness an incredible seven million flowers carpeting 80 acres in an awe-inspiring riot of colour. You'll see imaginative landscape gardening nestled between tranquil lakes, water gardens and blossoming tulips of every hue.

You'll also visit the villages of the Zuider Zee on a guided tour. Wander through the charming streets of the historic fishing village of Volendam, once frequented by Picasso and Renoir, and get a glimpse of Dutch life through the ages in its preserved traditional houses.

You'll also gain behind-the-scenes insights into one of Holland's most celebrated crafts in Zaandam, where you'll watch a wooden shoemaking demonstration at its famous windmills.

Last but not least, look forward to visiting The Hague, where you'll see some of the city's historical buildings and museums, as well as its charming old town. Take some time to relax at the famous beach and pier before heading home.

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  • Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre
  • A canal cruise
  • Tour of the gardens at Keukenhof
  • Visit to The Hague
  • Visit to the villages of the Zuider Zee
  • Return flights to Amsterdam
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour managera

Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Mar 1, 2025
To
Sat, Sat, May 31, 2025
Duration
4 days
Price per person
£880*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, subject to availability and based on 15 April 2025 departure date, at DoubleTree Rotterdam Centre from LHR. Departures available March - May 2025, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit £250pp. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Entrance fees are not included. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Newmarket Holidays ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. ABTOT 5509.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Amsterdam canal cruise
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Today you'll fly to Amsterdam, where you'll meet your tour manager and transfer to the colourful Dutch capital.

    Once in the city, you'll set sail on an included canal cruise to explore Amsterdam by water, enjoying lovely views of its historic buildings and picturesque houses lining the waterways.

    After the canal cruise, there is a small amount of free time for you to explore the cobblestone streets and winding canals of this exciting city.

  2. Day
    2
    Keukenhof
    Keukenhof, Netherlands

    After breakfast at your hotel, you'll board the coach to begin the journey to the gardens at Keukenhof.

    Here you'll witness some seven million flowers carpeting the ground in a breathtaking display that attracts visitors from around the world each year.

    Wander the pathways through this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the gardens' restaurants and cafes for lunch.

    You can even take an optional canal boat ride (payable locally) along the waterways that thread their way through the stunning gardens before returning to your hotel for dinner this evening.

  3. Day
    3
    The Zuider Zee
    Zaandam, Netherlands

    This morning's tour takes you through the charming villages of Holland's windmill-dotted landscape and the reclaimed Zuider Zee.

    Wander the picturesque streets of the historic fishing village of Volendam, once frequented by Picasso and Renoir, and glimpse Dutch life through the ages in its preserved traditional houses.

    In Zaandam, enjoy behind-the-scenes insights into one of Holland's most celebrated crafts with a wooden shoemaking demonstration at its famous windmills. Later this afternoon, return to your hotel to relax, freshen up, and have dinner in the local area.

  4. Day
    4
    The Hague
    The Hague, Netherlands

    After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you'll travel a short distance to The Hague, a northern coastal city and the country's administrative and political centre.

    There is no shortage of things to see and do here. The city is home to an assortment of historical buildings and museums, as well as a charming old town and beautiful beaches.

    Following time exploring the sights of the historical centre you will have some free time to enjoy the beach, with its famous pier and selection of restaurants and shops.

    Later in the day, you'll return to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to catch your flight back to the UK.

Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre

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Rotterdam, Netherlands

Located at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge and overlooking the Maas River, this stylish hotel is within walking distance from many of the city’s main tourist attractions. There is a state-of-the-art wellness centre featuring an indoor swimming pool, a gym, and a spa with a hammam and saunas. A chic brasserie and bar provide all-day dining with river views. Guestrooms are equipped with TVs, minibars, and Wi-Fi, and decorated with modern, colourful artwork while offering views of either the Rotterdam skyline or the Maas River.

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Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Mar 1, 2025
To
Sat, Sat, May 31, 2025
Duration
4 days
Price per person
£880*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, subject to availability and based on 15 April 2025 departure date, at DoubleTree Rotterdam Centre from LHR. Departures available March - May 2025, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit £250pp. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Entrance fees are not included. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Newmarket Holidays ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. ABTOT 5509.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: NMAMSTERDAM