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