Amsterdam & Dutch Crafts

Amsterdam
Amsterdam clogs on a stall
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A tour to Holland taking in some classical Dutch crafts and visiting the vibrant city of Amsterdam. We will see traditional crafts such as clog making and cheese making on our trip to Zaanse Schans and a cheese factory. Whilst in Amsterdam you can visit your favourite sights and attractions that make up this fantastic city.

Excursions

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

During our time in Amsterdam, we’ll get the option of taking a scenic canal cruise, which will take us along one of the many canals in the city. This will allow us to see why Amsterdam’s canals are so popular, and will give us a chance to learn more about how and why they were built.


En Route: Sluis (Included)

From Bruges we’ll make our way to Sluis in neighbouring Holland, where we’ll have free time to explore this enticing town. With its popular shopping areas and lovely atmosphere, it’s easy to fall in love with this excellent destination. Sluis is often thought of as the most Flemish town in the Netherlands, and its Flemish-style belfry certainly proves this!


FULL DAY: AMSTERDAM (Included)

On our full day to Amsterdam you will have chance to visit the many famous sights including world famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum or Anne Frank House. Wander the famous canals and explore all the different districts that make up this fabulous city. You will have the option of seeing Amsterdam from a different perspective on a guided canal cruise.


FULL DAY: ZAANSE SCHANS, VOLENDAM AND CHEESE TASTING (Included)

Watch traditional crafts such as clog and cheese making or visit the windmills and traditional buildings at Zaanse Schans. Local charges apply for some attractions. We will then continue to Volendam, a coastal town where the villagers still dress in their traditional dress in the shops, cafes and restaurants perched around a pretty harbour. On our return we will visit a cheese factory to watch a demonstration of how they make their famous cheese.

Accommodation

NH Jan Tabak (primary)

The 4 star NH Jan Tabak is located in Bussum, 20 minutes drive from Amsterdam. The rooms are bright and comfortable with free wi-fi.

Destinations
  • Europe
  • Holland
Tour Types
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Scenic
  • Shopping
  • UK Coach Departures
Departure Points
  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West & North Wales
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire


Day One – UK to Holland From your departure point travel to Hythe Interchange (Stop 24) and join your main tour coach for the channel crossing to Calais. We then continue our journey to the NH Jan Tabak.

Day Two to three – Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Amsterdam Watch traditional crafts such as clog and cheese making or visit the windmills and traditional buildings at Zaanse Schans. Local charges apply for some attractions. We will then continue to Volendam, a coastal town where the villagers still dress in their traditional dress in the shops, cafes and restaurants perched around a pretty harbour. On our return we will visit a cheese factory to watch a demonstration of how they make their famous cheese. On our full day to Amsterdam you will have chance to visit the many famous sights including world famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum or Anne Frank House. Wander the famous canals and explore all the different districts that make up this fabulous city. You will have the option of seeing Amsterdam from a different perspective on a guided canal cruise. (B,D)

Day Four – Holland to Northern France We leave our hotel behind and drive south through Holland. Before crossing into Belgium we will stop in Sluis, a traditional Dutch village on the Belgian border. Famous for being the last port for Bruges, Sluis is often thought of as the most Flemish town in the Netherlands, and its Flemish-style belfry certainly proves this (B,D)

Day Five – Return to UK We make the short journey to Calais for our return crossing and continue our journey home. (B)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
09-Jun-2019 for 4 Nights Visit Website
11-Aug-2019 for 4 Nights Visit Website
29-Sep-2019 for 4 Nights Visit Website

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