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7 Day Best of the Netherlands

Discover Amsterdam's scenic canals, charming flower markets and admire the masterpiece artwork from the Dutch Golden Age!
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7 Day Best of the Netherlands

CruisePlus Land Offer

Roundtrip Amsterdam

June 23, 2018

Cosmos Land Tour

Famous for its tulips, windmills, and wooden clogs, Holland is a delightful country with scenic landscapes, historic monuments, and vibrant cities. You’ll get to know the country on this Holland tour starting and ending in Amsterdam. The highlight of this tour through the Netherlands is a visit to the fascinating Aalsmeer flower auction, where over 20 million plants and flowers are sold daily. For the value-minded traveler wanting to have an in-depth experience of the Netherlands, this is the perfect Holland vacation!

What we are Including

  • 7-day guided tour
  • Buffet breakfast, 3 dinners including a farewell dinner in Amsterdam
  • First-class air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Individual headsets for included sightseeing audio
  • Admission charges for included sightseeing locations
  • Superior accommodations
  • Other departure dates available
  • Taxes

Please note: optional excursions, additional meals, and gratuities are extra and are not included.

  Land Tour
From: $1420pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Itinerary

Roundtrip Amsterdam

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM AREA, HOLLAND

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Amsterdam on your own. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
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DAY 2: AMSTERDAM AREA

For centuries, this tiny nation of seafaring traders played a leading role in world history. It reclaimed 40% of its territory from the sea, and produces a healthy agricultural surplus in the midst of Europe’s most densely populated area—yet Holland manages to remain quaint and scenic. Your day begins with sightseeing with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights. Later, see the city from a different perspective on the CANAL CRUISE. Watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER. Time in the afternoon to explore on your own or to join an optional excursion.
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DAY 3: AMSTERDAM AREA–AALSMEER/KEUKENHOF–THE HAGUE–DELFT–ROTTERDAM

Begin your day with a visit to the fascinating AALSMEER FLOWER AUCTION or, when the tulips bloom, see some of the 7 million flowers on your visit to world-famous KEUKENHOF (departures 0407-0505), one of the world’s largest flower gardens (weather permitting). Carry on to historic Delft for a visit of the famous ROYAL DELFT POTTERY FACTORY. See how this precious pottery is made and marvel at its magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware. Continue on to Rotterdam, the world’s busiest port to marvel at the city’s futuristic architecture.
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DAY 4: ROTTERDAM–GROESBEEK–ARNHEM AREA

Today is all about recent history. Visit Groesbeek, where Allied forces launched Operation Market Garden during WWII, the largest airborne battle in history and the only major Allied defeat of the northwest Europe campaign. Also, explore the NATIONAL LIBERATION MUSEUM, which commemorates Holland’s occupation and liberation during the war. Next is Arnhem, site of the disastrous Battle of Arnhem, where you will see John Frost Bridge, named for the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days. Enjoy time on your own to do some independent exploring.
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DAY 5: ARNHEM AREA–STAPHORST–GIETHOORN–GRONINGEN

This morning, head for the rustic town of Staphorst, dating back to the 13th century when monks began cultivating the area’s bogs and swamps. Inhabitants today still live according to strict Calvinist principles. Stop in the quaint village of Giethoorn, built on canals but very different from busy cities like Venice or Amsterdam. Spend the night in the provincial capital of Groningen.
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DAY 6: GRONINGEN–ZAANSE SCHANS–VOLENDAM–AMSTERDAM AREA

Explore Groningen this morning, an important trade center in the 13th century that today is hailed as the “World Cycling City.” Later, enjoy a scenic drive through the lovely Frisian Lake District. Cross over the 19-mile Barrier Dam, which is part of an incredible system of 1,200 miles of dikes, dams, and dunes built over the last 900 years to protect the part of Holland that is below sea level. Visit a renowned WOODEN CLOG and DUTCH CHEESE WORKSHOP in Zaanse Schans. Continue to the fishing village of Volendam, then arrive back in Amsterdam to enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
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DAY 7: AMSTERDAM AREA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Apr 6, 2018 @ 3:18 pm
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