Dutch Escape 2020
8 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Starting at $1,099
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Your eight-day off-season vacation in Holland and Belgium is the perfect getaway to Europe! Enjoy seeing the sights, while admiring the Netherlands’ windmills and waterways, and sampling Belgium’s cuisine. Fewer crowds and lower prices during the off-season means having more space and time to enjoy the artistry of both countries. Take a canal cruise in Amsterdam past homes of the “Golden Age,” and visit the Rijksmuseum to see Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Drive north across the 19-mile dike between the North Sea and the Ijsselmeer (the former Zuiderzee). Visit the Airborne at the Bridge Museum in Arnhem—commemorating the Battle of Arnhem and the British bravery made famous in the film, A Bridge Too Far. On to Antwerp for guided sightseeing in the historic harbor city on the River Scheldt. Visit the Grote Markt in the Old Town and dine at one of the city’s lively restaurants. An included excursion takes you to one of Western Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns—Bruges. Visit the Church of our Lady to see Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges, and learn of the town’s rich textile history with a lace-making demonstration. In Holland’s Kinderdijk, see 19 18th century windmills—helping to drain the lowlands and make the windmill a symbol of Holland. In Rotterdam, visit the impressive Markthal, and enjoy a visit to the Royal Delft Pottery Factory, before arriving in The Hague—housing the King’s residence, parliament, and International Court of Justice.
Destination & Sightseeing
|AMSTERDAM||Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, canal cruise; visit the Rijksmuseum|
|ARNHEM||Visit the Airborne at the Bridge Museum and see John Frost Bridge|
|ANTWERP||Guided sightseeing, visit the Grote Markt; dinner at a local restaurant|
|BRUGES||[LF] Guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady, the Market Square, and enjoy a lace demonstration|
|KINDERDIJK||Take pictures of the 19 windmills|
|ROTTERDAM||Guided sightseeing, visit the Markthal|
|DELFT||Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory|
|THE HAGUE||Orientation, walk through the inner court of the Parliament|
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
MEALSFull buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners: welcome and farewell dinner in Amsterdam and dinner at a local restaurant in Antwerp
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Staalmeesterlaan 410 Amsterdam Netherlands
Overlooking the leafy Rembrandt park, this modern high-rise 446 room hotel has a skybar and open kitchen restaurant located on the 17th floor, with the highest rooftop terrace in Amsterdam offering spectacular panoramic views of the city. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas and there is also a sauna and fitness facility.
Stationsplein 1 Arnhem Netherlands
Located in the city center, opposite the Central train Station, Arnhem's shopping & entertainment district offering a great selection of bars and restaurants can easily be reached within walking distance. All 124 modern guest rooms offer Free Wi-Fi internet access, in-room safe & coffee/tea making facilities. The on-site cozy restaurant serves delicious culinary delights and draught beer and creative cocktails can be enjoyed in the bar.
Gerard Le Grellelaan 10 Antwerp Belgium
The 262 air-conditioned contemporary designed rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows from which the unique views overlooking the skyline of Antwerp can be enjoyed. Other amenities include a sleek modern Living & Bar concept restaurant specialising in Belgian & French cuisine. There is also a fitness center, indoor swimming pool and Free Wi-Fi access available throughout the property. Easy motorway access to the city center and other major cities such as Brussels, Ghent & Amsterdam is ensured due to this property's strategic location on the city's ring road.
Quinten Matsijslei 25 Antwerp Belgium
This stylish, environmentally friendly hotel is located in the heart of Antwerp beside key attractions like the famous Diamond District and Rubens House with city's Central Park on its door step. The spacious and contemporary guestrooms feature Hypnos beds, climate control system, flat screen televisions with international channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities, and mini fridge. Guests can benefit from an on-site gym and lounge bar offering a wide range of dishes.
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Wilhelminakade 52 Rotterdam Netherlands
Located in the heart of Rotterdam in the trendy Kop Van Zuid area, known as the Dutch Manhattan, this exclusive area has become an architectural landmark in Northern Europe. Housed in a former 19th-century spice warehouse, the design of this boutique hotel has been created by the famous Italian Teresa Sapey using a fusion of nautical and astronomical elements while preserving the building's original structure. All rooms are air-conditioned with Free Wi-Fi internet access which can also be used throughout the hotel. Other amenities include a fitness centre and lounge bar.