Our North Holland tour includes 3 nights accommodation in Amsterdam at the Hotel Marquette Amsterdam- Heemskerk and the following 4 day Tour:
Our North Holland Tour includes 3 nights accommodation in Amsterdam at the Hotel Marquette Amsterdam- Heemskerk, and the following 4 day Tour:
Visit the world-famous 17th century capital of Holland. Enjoy the historic buildings, beautiful museums and pleasant ambiance. Go for a boat tour on the canals, stroll through Vondelpark, and go shopping in the inner city. Amsterdam is a unique city!
Discover the multifaceted province of North Holland and enjoy a fantastic holiday embracing every one of the typically Dutch icons! Visit the cheese market in Alkmaar, the fishing village of Volendam, and the windmills on Zaanse Schans.
Day 1 – Amsterdam
Founded in 1275 on a hundred islands, it preserves the ancient canal structure in the historical centre, which makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. The elegant buildings overlooking the water were the property of the merchants who enriched themselves with the processing of diamonds which has maintained its beauty to this day. This first tour of the city touches on the main attractions, including the teeming Dam Square, which has always been the heart of the city. You will discover the most important buildings of Amsterdam, the New Church, Nieuwe Kerk, where the Dutch sovereigns are crowned, and the Royal Palace. Afterwards, there is time to experience a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam (about 75 minutes).
Day 2 – Alkmaar & Afsluitdijk (Enclosure Dam)
This morning is dedicated to the visit of the famous cheese market in Alkmaar. The town is one of the most beautiful and characteristic of Holland, with its historic centre full of monuments, bars and cafes. The magnificent old town boasts important monuments and lively shopping streets, with bars, cafes and restaurants for every budget. Do not forget the Stedelijk Museum, the Beer Museum, the Beatles Museum and of course the Cheese Museum. After visiting the Dutch cheese town, we are heading for the Afsluitdijk (Great Dam): the first colossal engineering work built to tear the land from the sea preventing floods. The Afsluitdijk dam, 32 kilometres long and built between 1927 and 1933, represents one of the most important elements of the works aimed at the recovery of the Zuiderzee, the former South Sea, connecting the provinces of Friesland and North Holland. After visiting the Afsluitdijk, we return to Amsterdam.
Day 3 – Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken
If you want to get an idea of life in Holland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, we suggest you visit Zaanse Schans. In this place, you will find authentic homes, windmills, a pewter factory, a cheese farm and other handicraft activities. The traditional local style is visible both inside and outside. After visiting the windmills, we continue to Volendam and have lunch in a characteristic restaurant. The village looks like a living postcard with windmills, pointy-roofed fishermen’s houses and costumed characters. The day ends in beauty with a visit to the island of Marken, connected by an embankment to the coast.
Your 3 nights stay will be at the Hotel Marquette Amsterdam-Heemskerk
4-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and an outdoor tennis court. Self parking is free. The hotel has 65 rooms.
Price from £290 per person
•Amsterdam Canal Cruise (75 minutes)
•Entrance diamond factory Amsterdam
•Visit Zaanse Schans & Cheese farm
•3 nights accommodation in Amsterdam, Including Breakfast
Dutch men are on average the tallest in the world
Holland is the biggest flower exporter in the world
Amsterdam has over 1200 bridges
There are over 1000 windmills in the Netherlands
The Dutch own more bicycles than any other country
The Dutch invented Gin – ‘Dutch Courage’ originated when Brits and Dutch drank Gin during the 30 year war (1618 – 1648)