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Best of Holland 2014

  • Duration: 7 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Taking in every angle of this little country, this is a rare opportunity to go beyond the tulips and canals of Holland's postcards to see its pretty towns and unique customs from the inside. It's Insider moments like… starting the day waking up on board the SS Rotterdam, in a city famous for its maritime history – and ending it sitting down to supper with Dignie and Gina, at their Dutch farmhouse. Strolling together to a neighbour's farm, to see how their dairy cows are milked, you settle in to taste regional dishes like mustard soup or beef salad. The inside look at The Netherlands continues the next day, as you pedal through Groningen with our local friend, who lives there and shows why it's the world's cycling capital.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Dutch Village At the northern tip of the Province of Overijssel, in the middle of the Nature Reserve known as the Wieden and next to the De Weerribben National Park, lies the village of Giethoorn. This charming village is criss-crossed by many canals, hump-backed bridges and literally bristles with thatched farmhouses. We will have time to explore this pretty spot more popularly known as 'Holland's Green Venice'.


    • + Hidden Amsterdam Wealth and spirit is what the Jews have brought to Amsterdam. Both can still be admired in the former Jewish part of the city. We begin with a visit of the Anne Frank House, and also see the Begijnenhof, where unmarried women lived in safety in earlier times.

    • + Kinderdijk Visit And Boat Ride See the spectacular straight line of 19 working windmills, built around 1740 to pump water out of the reclaimed 'polder' lands. Part of a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, situated below sea-level. Experience the Dutch provincial landscape between the Rhine river branches of the delta, during our boat ride.

    • + DINNER IN AN HISTORIC DUTCH HOUSE Savour a meal of Dutch specialities in elegant surroundings. Drinks included.

  • Rotterdam

    • + Historical Delfshaven Enjoy a walk with our Local Expert through historical Delfshaven and learn about the Pilgrim Fathers. See how they make the traditional pilgrim beer before sampling the local produce including the beer and Pelgrim cheese.

  • Ossterbeek

    • + Traditional Dinner on the "Hoge Veluwe" Amid the cosy surroundings of a historic restaurant, savour a mouth-watering meal of authentic Dutch specialities with drinks. The food is exactly as you want it - hearty, rich and delicious.

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