Amsterdam & Holland’s Historic Triangle

Experience Holland’s ‘Historic Triangle’ by steam and ship on this fantastic tour and enjoy a day at leisure in the vibrant capital of Amsterdam, where there is so much to see and do. We end our holiday with an authentic taste of Holland, visiting a traditional cheese farm and clog factory!

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

Day 2 Historic Triangle (Hoorn-Medemblik-Enkhuizen)
This morning we head north and cross the N302, a 27 kilometre bridge over the Houtribdijk dam offering fabulous water views. On arrival in Hoorn, we embark on our full day ‘Historic Triangle’ adventure, starting with a one-way steam train journey to Medemblik. We enjoy tea/coffee and cake as we steam along the 1887 railroad, through historical pretty villages and the Dutch countryside. On arrival in Medemblik, we have time to explore the beautiful, historic centre and harbour before we hop aboard our historic motor ship for a cruise to Enkhuizen. As we sail, we tuck into a tasty lunch of various breads, including the West Frisian blackcurrant loaf, and sweet and savoury toppings. Be sure to admire the endless views of the former Zuiderzee sea from the upper deck! We disembark in Enkhuizen where we visit the fascinating Zuiderzee Museum to learn about life by the Zuiderzee sea in bygone times. We can lend craftsmen a hand, walk down the cobbled streets, admire the wooden houses and meet the locals of the past, before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure discovering this historic town.

Day 3 Amsterdam
We enjoy a full day at leisure in Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands. Known for its historic buildings, museums and lovely canals, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring! Culture seekers should head to the Museumplein square where the main museums are located, including the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh in the world; the Rijksmuseum, which showcases 800 years of Dutch history; and the Stedelijk Museum, dedicated to modern and contemporary art. We could visit the fabulous Concertgebouw concert hall with its stunning acoustics, or the Anne Frank House for an insight into the life of the young wartime diarist. The Heineken Experience allows us to discover the origins of the famous brand with a chance to taste the good stuff, while a visit to the Royal Palace Amsterdam sees us follow in the footsteps of royal guests as we explore its imposing rooms and halls. We may wish to enjoy the fantastic views from 22 floors up at the A’Dam Lookout tower or, for something more leisurely, a stroll around the tranquil Vondelpark is a fine option, as is a relaxing canal cruise – a must-do when in Amsterdam!

Day 4 Cheese Tasting, Volendam & Zaandam
We start our day with an authentic taste of Holland, with a visit to Simonehoeve, a traditional cheese farm and clog factory, where we indulge in some friendly competition as we take part in a cheese tasting contest! We are given a drink of our choice and five cheeses to taste (blindfolds are optional!) and must guess the type and age of each one – there’s a gift up for grabs for the winner, so the competition is on! After, we spend some time at leisure in the picture-postcard fishing village of Volendam, where we have some free time to explore and have lunch. This afternoon we head to Zaandam and the beautifully preserved village of Zaanse Schans, with its authentic wooden houses, windmills, sheds, shops and museums. We have time to explore this unique piece of Holland, as well as the shops, sights and attractions in Zaandam centre.

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

Leonardo Hotel Lelystad City Centre

Lelystad, Holland
The Leonardo Hotel Lelystad is located on the main market square within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. All 86 bedrooms are modern in style with a stylish black and white colour scheme. Each contains a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The modern restaurant and bar are on the first floor and offer views over the city centre. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Leonardo Hotel Lelystad City Centre

Lelystad, Holland

4 Nights Half Board

Based on Sunday arrivals

• Return short sea crossing
• Full day ‘Historic Triangle’ tour, including steam train with tea/coffee & cake, lunch cruise, entrance to Zuiderzee Museum
• Entrance to Simonehoeve & cheese tasting

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