A Taste of Old Holland 2021

This tour takes you on a journey with traditional experiences and visits that Holland is renowned for and includes a few Dutch tastings along the way!
PACKAGED ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Enkhuizen, Medemblik & Hoorn
This morning we head north and cross the N302, a 27 kilometre bridge over the Houtribdijk dam offering fabulous water views. On arrival in Enkhuizen, we embark on a cruise along the coast of Lake IJsselmer, one of the largest, inland freshwater lakes in Holland, whilst enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and a piece of traditional apple pie. We arrive in Medemblik where we have time to explore the beautiful, historic city and its harbour and enjoy our packed lunch before boarding a steam train for a one-way journey. We experience a story from a different era as we trundle through historical pretty villages and the Dutch countryside in an oldfashioned steamer. Upon arrival in Hoorn, we have time to visit Hoorn Museum before we head back to our hotel.

Day 3 Netherlands Open Air Museum & Het Loo Palace Gardens
We start our day with a visit to the Netherlands Open Air Museum, with over 80 historic houses, farmhouses and mills, where we enjoy a 1 hour guided tour. This afternoon we visit the beautiful gardens of the Dutch Baroque 17th century Het Loo Palace, the former royal residence of the Dutch royal family. Here we enjoy a guided tour of the gardens and stables.

Day 4 Marken & Volendam
This morning we are met by our local costumed guide at the authentic fishers’ island of Marken, known for its colourful traditional clothing and monumental houses. We visit the Wooden Shoe Factory and learn how they make clogs with an opportunity to try a pair ourselves! After a short walk we have lunch in a traditional harbour restaurant before boarding the Volendam-Marken Express ferry service to the picture-postcard fishing village of Volendam. Here we begin with a guided walking tour through the harbour and past traditional houses and cottages. We stop at the Cheese Factory where we enter the World of Dutch Cheese to discover the art of cheese making and taste several types of cheese! We then continue our walking tour with a stop at Woltje’s Backerij where we have a demonstration on how stroopwafels (syrup waffles) are made followed by a tasting! After some free time to explore the village, we return to our hotel in time for dinner. If preferred, you can make this a day in Amsterdam – please ask your Account
Manager for details.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we begin our journey home.
Legend

Hotel de Hoeve van Nunspeet

Nunspeet, Holland
AAAA
Located in the middle of the beautiful Veluwe nature area, the Hotel de Hoeve is positioned in a peaceful area with easy access to motorway connections and a 20 minute walk (or free train journey) to the town. All 85 bedrooms are very well arranged, spacious in size, homely in style and equipped with a TV and hairdryer. The fantastic big public areas include a lovely large restaurant area with big windows, a traditional Irish pub and a second bar area with tables and chairs. There is also an outside terrace around the hotel. Leisure facilities include a small indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Villa Vennendaal Hotel

Nunspeet
AAA+ Countryside Hotel Free Onsite Coach Parking
Villa Vennendal Hotel is a classical, olde-worlde hotel located in extensive woodland and less than 10 minutes’ walk to the small village of Nunspeet and within easy access to the motorway. The 75 traditional bedrooms are cosy and well-kept with a TV, hairdryer and safe, with some rooms offering a terrace or balcony. Enjoy a delicious meal in the traditional yet elegant restaurant before relaxing with a drink in the bar or the fabulous winter garden lounge. The hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool and sauna. • Ground Floor Rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure Facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Villa Vennendaal Hotel

Nunspeet
4 Nights Half Board

2021 Twin from £394pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £93
Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Choice of main
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• 1 hour 15 minute cruise (Enkhuizen-Medemblik) with tea/coffee & apple pie
• Packed lunch on 1 day
• Steam train journey (Medemblik-Hoorn)
• Entrance to Hoorn Museum
• Guided tour of Netherlands Open Air Museum
• Guided tour of Het Loo Palace gardens & stables
• Private guide in traditional costume
• Entrance to Wooden Shoe Factory
• Traditional Dutch lunch in a harbour restaurant
• Return cruise (Marken-Volendam)
• Guided walking tour of Volendam
• Entrance to Cheese Factory
• Entrance to Woltje’s Backerij

Hotel de Hoeve van Nunspeet

Nunspeet
4 Nights Half Board

2021 Twin from £439pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £115
Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• 1 hour 15 minute cruise (Enkhuizen-Medemblik) with tea/coffee & apple pie
• Packed lunch on 1 day
• Steam train journey (Medemblik-Hoorn)
• Entrance to Hoorn Museum
• Guided tour of Netherlands Open Air Museum
• Guided tour of Het Loo Palace gardens & stables
• Private guide in traditional costume
• Entrance to Wooden Shoe Factory
• Traditional Dutch lunch in a harbour restaurant
• Return cruise (Marken-Volendam)
• Guided walking tour of Volendam
• Entrance to Cheese Factory
• Entrance to Woltje’s Backerij
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£394 for 5 days

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