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9 DAYS CHARMS OF NETHERLANDS

Maastricht, Rotterdam, Deventer, Leeuwardan & Amsterdam

History & Culture

Highlights

  • Explore the Bossche Bollen workshop, you fill your own Bossche Bollen, decorate it
  • Visit the Kröller-Müller Museum, which is home to the world’s largest private collection of Van Goghs and one of Europe’s largest sculpture gardens
  • Explore the the Anne Frank House without the crowd
  • Visit the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum, come face-to-face with famous Dutch masterpieces
  • Carefully-handpicked boutique or luxury accommodations throughout

A destination of culture and innovation intertwined, the Netherlands is packed with a vast array of places to explore.

This trip is designed to include both the first-time highlights, as well as the hidden gems not known to many. From windmills, cheese markets, wooden shoes, masterpieces of Old Masters, bulb fields and many other attractions.

From

HKD 58,380 Per Person

9 Days 8 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Maastricht

Arrival in Maastricht
Maastricht
Nil

Arriving in Amsterdam or Brussel’s airport, you will be transferred to Maastricht. Enjoy an afternoon 2-hour private Maastricht tour with its historical structures, squares and the famed ‘het Vrijthof’ which has attracted pilgrims since Medieval times to the grave of Saint Servatius. Conclude with 1-hour evening Maastricht cruise (shared), passing the Bonnefantan Museum, Gouvernement and St Pietersburg.

Day 02 Maastricht / Antwerp / Rotterdam

Maastricht / Antwerp / Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Breakfast included

Start with Saint Peter’s cave, excavated through centuries beneath Saint Peter’s Mount. Drive 110 km or about 1.5 hours for a 2-hour Antwerp walking tour, exploring its guild houses, churches, Brabo-Fountain, the giants who lived at Citadel Steen, as well as delicious Belgium chocolates and waffles. Thereafter, we drive 100 km or about 1.5 hours to Rotterdam.

Day 03 Rotterdam / Kinderdijk / Rotterdam

Rotterdam / Kinderdijk / Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Breakfast included

Greet the morning from Euromast Tower, boasting panoramic city and port views. Explore Rotterdam’s funky modern architectures by foot, such as Erasmus Bridge, building ‘Rotterdam’, Cube Houses and Market Hall. Drive 30 mins to the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk (UNESCO), served to drain excess water from the reclaimed land. After visiting the Kinderdijk village and the windmill interior, you have an optional activity to bike across the windmills in proper Dutch style.

Day 04 Rotterdam / ‘s Hertogenbosch / Deventer

Rotterdam / ‘s Hertogenbosch / Deventer
Deventer
Breakfast included

We devote the day to explore ‘s Hertogenbosch, home to renowned medieval artist Jheronimus Bosch, for a Bossche Bollen decoration workshop. Set off to WW2 Nazi Concentration camp or the Efteling fairy-tale theme park before we driving 110km or about 1.5 hours to Deventer.

Day 05 Deventer / Hoge Veluwe / Deventer

Deventer / Hoge Veluwe / Deventer
Deventer
Breakfast & Lunch included

After Deventer’s city walking tour, we drive 35km or about 30 mins to Hoge veluwe. Visit the Kröller-Müller Museum inside the National Park Hoge Veluwe, home to the world’s largest private Van Gogh collection and one of Europe’s largest sculpture gardens. Conclude with the cozy, ornate Canneburgh castle.

Day 06 Deventer / Giethoorn / Orvelte / Leeuwarden

Deventer / Giethoorn / Orvelte / Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden
Breakfast included

Drive 70km, about 1 hour for half day Giethoorn walking tour. Giethoorn was nicknamed ‘Venice of the North’ with its wooden bridges, thatched farmhouses and canals. After lunch, we drive 60km, about 1 hour to Orvelte museum village to understand local saw mills, blacksmiths and wooden shoe industries.

Day 07 Leeuwarden / Edam Marken / Amsterdam

Leeuwarden / Edam  Marken / Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Breakfast included

Visit the old planetarium in Franeker and the historic Hindeloopen fishing village at the northernmost province of Friesland. Continue 116km, about 1.5 hours to Edam and Marken, surrounded by fertile towns adorned with of canals and lakes. Transfer to the picture-perfect capital – Amsterdam.

Day 08 Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Breakfast included

Start with a city tour through the cobblestone streets and tree-lined Amsterdam canals (UNESCO). Visit the harbor, historic Jordan quarter, Vondel Park, “Skinny Bridge” and Red Light district. Explore the the Anne Frank House, a writer’s house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. This afternoon, come face-to-face with Dutch masterpieces at Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum before relaxingly traversing the inner labyrinths of 17th century canal houses on a 1-hour canal cruise.

Day 09 Departure from Amsterdam

Departure from Amsterdam
Nil
Breakfast included

Rise early to visit the world-famous Flower Auction (closed on Sat & Sun). Experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor, traders and the quantity of beautiful flowers traded. After lunch, you will be transferred to Amsterdam International Airport for your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 102,580
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 58,380
Single Supplement HK$ 11,580

Crowne Plaza MaastrichtSuitehotel Pincoffs Rotterdam • Hotel FINCH Deventer • Elfstedenstate  Leeuwarden • Pulitzer Amsterdam

Maastricht

Maastricht

Crowne Plaza Maastricht (Standard Room)

Less than a 15-minute walk from Vrijthof in the center of Maastricht, guests can enjoy a drink at the fireside in the bar. (Rooms: 144)

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Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Suitehotel Pincoffs (Luxury Double)

Centrally located in the Kop van Zuid overlooking Erasmus Bridge and Maas river, traditional trimmings are enhanced with contemporary comfort, top-notch view and hospitality. (Opened: 2008; Rooms: 17)

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Deventer

Deventer

Hotel FINCH (Deluxe Double Room)

Located in Deventer, 3.9 km from Sport- En Recreatiecentrum De Scheg, this hotel features a bar and views of the city. (Rooms: 21)

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Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden

Elfstedenstate B&B (Superior Room)

Located in a monumental building in Easterein, 6.8 mi from Sneek.

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Pulitzer Amsterdam (Deluxe Double Room)

Set within 25 interlinked 17th and 18th century canal houses, the newly restored Pulitzer Amsterdam is a luxury hotel along the famous Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals. (Opened: 2016; Rooms: 225)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 118,980
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 75,280
Single Supplement HK$ 26,380

Kruisherenhotel MaastrichtMainport Design Hotel Rotterdam • Grand Boutique Hotel Deventer • Post-Plaza Hotel Leeuwarden • The Dylan Amsterdam

Maastricht

Maastricht

Kruisherenhotel Maastricht (Signature Plus Monastery)

Set in a renovated Gothic monastery, each room has its contemporary character designed by international designers such as Philip Starck, Le Corbusier and Ingo Maurer. (Refurbished: 2005; Rooms: 60)

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Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Mainport Design Hotel (City Room)

This luxurious 5-star Mainport Design Hotel is on the Maas River banks in the center of the city of Rotterdam. The hotel has a waterfront terrace and a private jetty which is accessible for taxi and party boats. (Opened: 2013; Rooms: 215)

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Deventer

Deventer

Grand Boutique Hotel Huis Vermeer (Grand Suite)

Located at the opposite of the Lebunius Church and 200 m from Deventer city center, this hotel features individually decorated Rooms. (Opened: 1880; Rooms: 11)

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Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden

Post-Plaza Hotel & Grand Café (Superior Double Room)

Located in the city center, this atmospheric hotel is beautifully restored from within the old post office in the old Gratama Bank. (Opened: 2009; Rooms: 82)

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

The Dylan Amsterdam (Luxury Duplex Room)

Boutique hotel The Dylan is set along the Keizersgracht canal, in the heart of Amsterdam. Dam Square is a short walk away. (Opened: 1999; Rooms: 40)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Throughout English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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