Dutch Bulbfields and the delights of Amsterdam

Holiday Highlights

Make the arrival of Spring special this year with a visit to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens and the Dutch Bulbfields. Holland is at its dazzling best in Springtime – the countryside blooms with the breathtaking and incomparable beauty of millions of flowers in a seemingly endless panorama.

Duration
4 days
Price
from £385

This delightful short break not only gives you a chance to view the thousands of acres of magnificent flowering bulbs, but also includes a visit to the incredible Keukenhof Gardens, a truly wonderful experience for flower lovers and gardeners alike – the Gardens cover some 60 acres of floral displays in a magnificent landscaped setting. With over 7 million bulbs planted each year it really is a sight to behold - this overwhelming display of colour will have you reaching for your camera!

To see even more of Holland we have also included a full day “Delights of Amsterdam” excursion. In Amsterdam the atmosphere of Old Holland is never far away but here too is the modern Amsterdam, a thriving city of department stores, interesting and unusual shops and quaint, canal-side pubs and cafes. Not forgetting the Rijksmuseum where some of Rembrandt’s most famous works are displayed and the evocative Anne Frank’s house where she wrote her famous diary during the Occupation. There will also be an opportunity to take an optional Amsterdam canal sightseeing cruise – undoubtedly the easiest and most relaxing way to see the city.

This short break holiday has been arranged with comfort and enjoyment in mind. The itinerary in Holland is leisurely, with both excursions within easy distance of our hotel. Dates and Prices
Included in price
  • Spend a day seeing the Dutch Bulbfields and the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Entrace ticket to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Enjoy our full day “Delights of Amsterdam” excursion
  • Three nights bed and breakfast accommodation in our carefully selected hotel
  • Accommodation in well appointed twin bedrooms with private bathroom
  • Services of a friendly, experienced Mistral tour manager
  • British coach throughout from local departure points
  • ABTA finacial protection

Accommodation

For our holiday we have reserved accommodation in the 4 star Golden Tulip Keyser Hotel in Breda, Holland. The Golden Tulip is only a 5-minute walk from the Grote Markt and located in the city centre of Breda, winner of the Best Historical Centre award 2017 - 2019. It offers free WiFi, a 24-hour reception, terrace and modern rooms with en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy a dinner of International dishes in the elegant dining room at Restaurant Orange and there is a bar where you can relax in the evening. Being in the city centre there is also a good choice of restaurants and bars close by. The hotel is ideally located within comfortable coaching distance for our visits to Keukenhof and the Tulip Fields and for our Dutch Discoverer excursion. N.B. On dates when extra capacity is needed due to popular demand, we may use other hotels of a similar high standard.

Dates and Prices

Excursions

Day 1

We leave in the morning from selected local departure points and travel by coach to Dover, where we take the early afternoon ferry for the short crossing to Calais in France. From here we continue our journey across Belgium and into Holland, arriving at our hotel in the early evening.

Day 2

Today we have included a full day visit to Amsterdam. Amongst Amsterdam's tiny canals and narrow bridges lives a city of flowers, which is renowned for its friendly people, clogs and bicycles. When we arrive in the city we'll arrange an optional ‘Amsterdam Canal Cruise', which takes in many of the city's famous sights - all seen from a unique perspective. After the cruise there will be plenty of free time for more sightseeing or shopping. The Museum Square is home to two of the most famous museums in the city, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. There’s also Anne Frank’s house and the Royal Palace in Damm Square. The two main shopping streets in Amsterdam’s city centre are the Kalverstraat and the Leidsestraat, with a great choice from department stores to tiny boutiques and souvenir shops.

Day 3

Following breakfast we devote the entire day to the beautiful Bulbfields of Holland! We travel first to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. We'll spend the morning here, giving plenty of time for strolling at leisure through the gardens, greenhouses and set pieces (entrance ticket included). When you are ready for a drink or something to eat, there are several restaurants and cafes in the Gardens. This afternoon we continue our journey along the 'Tulip Road', through the gorgeous bulbfields where you will be amazed at a seemingly endless sea of flowers, stretching as far as the eye can see in a breathtaking horticultural display. After a day filled with colourful memories we return to our hotel.

Day 4

We leave our hotel after breakfast and make our way to Calais for the early afternoon crossing to Dover. After disembarking we continue back to our original departure points, arriving home later in the day after what will surely have been an enjoyable short holiday to see the Best of the Dutch Bulbfields, Holland and Amsterdam.

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