Netherlands (Amsterdam, Holland)
Enjoy a weekend getaway to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and lively café scene of Amsterdam. Holland’s capital is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities and we have time to relax and enjoy the picturesque network of canals and historic cobbled streets. This is combined with visits to historic Marken and Volendam with their old-world charm, creating the perfect long weekend.
We’ll stay at a comfortable 4-star hotel within approximately one hour’s drive of central Amsterdam and well placed for our excursions. All rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.
Mobility Information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We will provide you with the hotel information as soon as it is known and should you have any queries on the facilities in relation to mobility, please contact us immediately.
Ferry to Calais and on to our hotel in Holland.
Day 2 – Amsterdam including canal cruise
We visit lively Amsterdam, the city of canals, bicycles and cafés. Included in our day here is a wonderful canal cruise; probably the best way to see this unique city. We also have time to explore the city at leisure. There are plenty of atmospheric lanes and quarters to explore or famous museums to visit including the Anne Frank Museum, a thoughtful exhibition of the famous war-diarist’s life.
Day 3 – Marken & Volendam
We head first to the charming seaside village of Marken, a former island set on a peninsula. Marken is unique, not just for its preservation of many of the island’s traditions, but also for its characteristic houses built on stilts and knolls. We then visit the fishing village of Volendam, with its bustling harbour and traditional Dutch costumes giving us a flavour of Holland’s vibrant past.
Travel back to Calais for our return ferry home.
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