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Best of The Netherlands | 8 days tour in The Netherlands

Along historic cities, dikes and washlands

EUR 1189,– per person

Immerse yourself in the Dutch way of life. Experience Amsterdam, Utrecht and other pittoresque places and enjoy the tranquility of Holland’s green garden. There is no place like The Netherlands…

Included: personal meet & greet and support, airport transfers, 7 nights stay in cozy B&B and boutique hotel, wine & dine package, transport by train and private car. Bikes included!

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Destination Holland | Mondi DMC The Netherlands

Do you want to book, or change the travel arrangement? Call, or email us via info@mondireizen.nl

Flight tickets arrangements, domestic and international car transport at request.

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, canal network and narrow façade houses, a legacy from the Golden Age. Visit a museum, take a boat trip, walk through the Vondelpark and experience the pleasant atmosphere on the many terraces and shopping streets. Throughout the year there are covered markets at special locations, such as the IJhallen, Cultuurpark Westergas with fashion, design, art, food stalls and the NeighbourFood Market with all kinds of street food to lick your fingers at. Also visit the nice microbreweries in and around Amsterdam. Whether you are looking for a dark brown bock, a fresh white or something in between, just assume that one is brewed to your taste!

    The Hague

    The Hague is the only large Dutch city with a beach directly on the North Sea coast. The city has many monuments, chic hotels and a political heart. The government of the Netherlands is located on the historic Binnenhof and the King’s work palace is on Noordeinde. You can visit beautiful art museums and spend a day in high class shopping. The tram takes you in twenty minutes from the center to Scheveningen or Kijkduin, where you can enjoy the sun, beach and sea. Settle down on one of the terraces on the Plein or the Grote Markt and enjoy the many flavors of The Hague. With excellent restaurants, fresh fish from Scheveningen and the Asian influences of China Town and the former colonies, there is a lot to experience!

    Utrecht

    The historic locations in the old city center together form the bustling heart of Utrecht. Many elegant city castles and warehouses have been converted into cozy cafés, trendy shopping concepts and restaurants with world cuisine. The heart of Utrecht is the two thousand year old Domplein. You sit here among the nicest shops, tastiest restaurants and most beautiful sights of the city. But if you look a little further, you will notice that the whole of Utrecht is actually bursting with special places. You can drink the best coffee in the city in the contemporary Voorstraat, and you are at the right place for all your exotic shopping in the multicultural Lombok. For example, start with a cup of coffee in one of the cozy cafés on the Domplein and then climb the 465 steps of the Dom tower for a great view of the city.

    Delft

    The town hall on the Markt was designed in the 17th century by city architect Hendrick de Keyser. De Keyser was considered one of the best architects of his time and he would leave two architectural highlights in Delft: the tomb of Prince William of Orange in the Nieuwe Kerk and the town hall on the Markt. The town hall opposite the Nieuwe Kerk on the Markt is one of the most iconic landmarks of Delft to this day. The city center of Delft is also dominated by two large churches, at a stone’s throw from each other: the Oude Kerk and the Nieuwe Kerk, with its rich history and connection to the Royal House. The canals of Delft were part of the original city plan. They served as defenses and as the lifeblood of the city. Goods, people and food were transported over it. The oldest canal is the Oude Delft; the city has grown around it in the last 750 years. The other canals are still central to city life. The word “Delft” itself is derived from “delven”, which means “digging”…

    Volendam

    In Volendam, the most famous fishing village of the Netherlands, there is plenty to do all year round. Take a look at the cozy harbor with old- en new Dutch ships and take a boat trip to Marken. Or get photographed in traditional Volendam costume and learn more about the history of Volendam in one of the museums. Are you hungry for fried kibbling or a smoked eel? Volendam is the most famous fishing village of the Netherlands. Where else do you take on the challenge of tasting raw herring? Enjoy the view of mooring and fishing boats and other ships in the harbor. From a terrace of course!

    Hanseatic city of Nijmegen

    The history of the oldest city in the Netherlands goes back more than 2000 years. Wisdom comes with the years they know in Nijmegen, because you experience the history vividly. Follow the Romans in Nijmegen, then stroll along the trendy boutiques in the shopping streets and plop down on one of the terraces for a snack and a drink. The city is surrounded by a green rolling landscape. From the Waalkade you can walk straight into nature and beaches, cross over De Waal to the impressive Rivierpark, or take a walk along the vineyards and hills at Groesbeek. Towards the west you can taste how fertile the Betuwe and De Bommelerwaard are, dream away in the romantic Land of the rivers Maas and Waal!

    Gorinchem

    Gorinchem is a real fortified city, beautifully situated opposite Woudrichem on rivers the Merwede and the Linge. Around 1600 the medieval city became a “modern” fortress. The Eighty Years’ War was in full swing and the fortress kept the Spaniards at bay. Later in 1672 Gorinchem became an important fortress in the Old Dutch Waterline (defense works), Gorinchem also remained a strategic stronghold in the New Dutch Waterline. The original ramparts with bastions are almost completely intact. The footpath over the ramparts runs all the way around and gives beautiful views over the rivers; unique in the Netherlands! Gorinchem is therefore the largest authentic fortress in the Netherlands. Take a look at the fully restored Lingehaven and historic harbor in the extension thereof, a nice quiet place on the edge of the pleasant city center.

    Kinderdijk, unique piece of waterwork

    The vast area of ​​Kinderdijk in the Alblasserwaard is seen worldwide as the proof of human ingenuity when draining land and protecting against water. Sail along on one of the canal boats on Kinderdijk and enjoy the magnificent view of the dikes, bosoms, the polder landscape and of course the 19 world-famous windmills. A cruise on the Lage Boezem of the Overwaard past the authentic mills is an experience in itself. You can get off at different places to further explore the area. Be sure to take a look at Museummolen Nederwaard. This mill, which is still working, has been preserved in its original state and is operated by a real miller. Explore the most mill-rich province of the Netherlands once, all in Holland, by bike. You cycle past centuries-old mills, through a green polder area and typical dyke villages.

    Cozy Zaltbommel is buzzing!

    Who does not recognize its silhouette from the Waal bridge and the A2? Visit Zaltbommel, because the city and the surrounding green garden of the Bommelerwaard have everything to offer you! Fortress town of Zaltbommel has retained its small-scale and historic character and is rich in nice shops and restaurants. Sights are plentiful, such as City- castle Zaltbommel, Castle Loevestein and Ammersoyen and the southwestern Dutch Waterline, recently nominated as a UNESCO heritage. Bordering on De Waal and De Maas, De Bommelerwaard has been known as boat owners for some time. But with its vast floodplains and attractive cycling and walking routes, it is also discovered by walkers and cyclists. Enjoy the peace and the greenery. Do you want to get into the big cities from De Bommelerwaard? That is possible, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Bosch, Breda, Gorinchem and Nijmegen are less than an hour away. Cycling is inextricably linked to Holland, so we hand you bikes to discover yourself.

    Cycle from East to West

    Nowhere can you experience the water and the floodplain from as close as in Rivierenland and De Bommelerwaard. Follow the route from East to West along De Waal, pass through Munnikenland, Slot Loevestein, the Gamerensche and De Brakelse Benedenwaarden. A route that is characterized by dikes, quays, ewe forests and lakes. You pass pasture where Konik horses and Red Geus cattle graze and in the summer months you sniff the most delicious scents along the summer quays. Field sage and Wild Marjoram, also known as oregano, are then in full bloom. Enjoy a sporty, beautiful and educational trip in peace, bikes included!

    Search for the adventure

    Loevestein Castle, the most famous castle in the Netherlands, because who doesn’t know the story of Hugo de Groot who escaped in a book chest? In 1361, in the typically Dutch river landscape, where Maas and Waal meet, knight Dirc Loef van Horne had his castle built. At the time ideal for levying tolls, nowadays attractive for a day out. Everyone can experience everything in the castle, the forecourt and the soldiers’ village. In the museum you will learn about Hugo de Groot, the Middle Ages and the Dutch Waterline. With games you learn more about gunpowder and weapons, and in the basement you can feel the experience of high water. Everyone gets a key to discover everything. Experience a great adventure for young and old!

    Delta Works

    A large part of the Netherlands is below sea level. The water also finds its way to the sea via the many large rivers through our country, so the Netherlands is a typical delta region. Due to the abundance of water and the low location, the Netherlands is vulnerable to flooding. Protection against high water is therefore of vital importance for the safety of millions of Dutch people and our economy. The Delta Works were built to protect against high water from the North Sea. The flood defenses consist of 5 flood barriers, 2 locks and 6 dams. But it is about more than Delta Works and water safety alone, the Delta Works also contribute to better water management and freshwater supplies. In addition, the accessibility of Zeeland has been improved and new nature and recreational areas have been laid out. Come see this wonder of the world!

    The best of The Netherlands | 8 days tour EUR 1.189,– per person

    Based on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 people.

    Including:

    • 7 Nights / 8 days stay in cozy hotel and B&B in Amsterdam and Zaltbommel.
    • Airport transfers Amsterdam
    • Transfers to Volendam and from Marken
    • Boat trip fees Volendam/ Marken
    • Private car transport to Kinderdijk and Delft
    • Train tickets to The Hague, Delft, Den Bosch or Nijmegen
    • Care based on breakfast (AI or FB at request)
    • 1 x Package winebar in Zaltbommel.
    • 1 x Dinner in cozy restaurant in Zaltbommel (beverages excluded).
    • 1 Bike per person in Zaltbommel a.s.

    Exclusive:

    • Tourist tax (to be paid on location)
    • Transfers and transportation not mentioned in the program
    • Beverages, tips and other personal expenses
    • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the program
    • Entrance fee for places of interest.
    • Optional electric bicycle 25 euros p.p.p.d.
    • Car transportation not mentioned in the program (at request)
    • Mondi Reizen administration costs 15.00 euro
    • SGR / SGRZ contribution 2.50 euro
    • Calamity Fund contribution 2.50 euro

    All package holidays from Mondi Reizen are offered under the guarantee of the SGR, SGRZ and the Calamiteitenfonds. VvKR and the Mondi Reizen general terms and conditions apply.

    Along the route and the places you pass are fun nature walks to take, also enthusiastic city guides are ready for you. We can arrange guided tours, trips and other packages on request.

    At request we can arrange airline tickets, international airport transfers and private car rental and transportation. For further information, please contact us.

    Best of The Netherlands | 8 days tour

    From day to day:

    Day 1 Arrival & transfer to hotel in Amsterdam

    Your tour starts with a personal meet & greet at the airport. Then you transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight in Amsterdam.

    Day 2 Amsterdam

    Spend your day in Amsterdam. Walk around, take a canal- cruise (arrangements at request), visit museums and taste the atmosphere of our capital. Enjoy your lunch in a nice restaurant in the city center. Return in the evening and spend the night in your hotel in Amsterdam.

    Day 3 Visit Volendam and Marken

    Today you visit Volendam by private car and Marken by boat trip departing from Volendam. Walk around and get a taste of these well known Dutch places. Enjoy your lunch in a nice local (fish)restaurant. Return in the evening by private transfer and spend the night in your hotel in Amsterdam. 

    Day 4  Utrecht

    After breakfast you’ ll meet our representative who will bring you to Utrecht (private car transport included). In Utrecht you arrive in the center, walk around and experience the inner city of Utrecht where hip and historical go hand in hand. Enjoy a streetfood lunch! In the evening you head to Zaltbommel by train where you will spend the night in your cozy B&B (your driver brings the luggage to the B&B, transfer from the train station in Zaltbommel included). 

    Your bike will be handed to you in Zaltbommel. Tip: explore Zaltbommel and surroundings by bike, information is available in your B&B. 

    Day 5 The Hague and Scheveningen (beach) 

    After a hearty breakfast, head to The Hague by train. Visit the Dutch parliament building, spend some time at the beach in Scheveningen and have dinner in a local restaurant. Return in the evening and spend the night in your B&B in Zaltbommel.

    Day 6 A day in Den Bosch, Nijmegen or The Delta Works

    Today, have a slow start in the morning and than visit the lively and vibrant Den Bosch (15 km), or visit the cozy Nijmegen (45 km). Shop in the pleasant shopping streets and enjoy your lunch in one of the catering streets. At request we can optionally visit the Delta Works in Zeeland.

    In the afternoon/ early evening  you will be welcomed in Zaltbommel in the winebar and you will dine in a cozy family restaurant (wine and dine included).

    Day 7 Zaltbommel, Woudrichem and Gorinchem

    Today you make a sporting trip by bike through the area, a trip over dikes and through green floodplains. Cycle, or take the ferry from Zaltbommel (in June, July and August), than visit Slot Loevestein and the picturesque Woudrichem where you will have lunch. Do you have time left? Take the ferry and cross over the river The Waal to Gorinchem. In the afternoon / evening you cycle back to Zaltbommel and take some rest. Overnight in your B&B in Zaltbommel.

    Day 8 End of program

    Today you will travel home, or to your next destination. 

    ***** The journey ends, but memories remain! *****

    Personally welcomed, in Zaltbommel you spend the night in the small and cozy B&B In de Oude Smederij  This B&B is 100% energy-neutral and you dispose of all comforts and private utilities. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Parking for the car is available, bicycles can be rented. A pick-up service is also available.

    Do you want to change the route or more information? Contact us, call 0031 418 6480 43, or mail to info@mondireizen.nl

    Private car transportation, international airport- transfers, car- rental and flight- or train arrangements at request.

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    Which package do you prefer and does it fit in your agenda? Contact us for the possibilities, we are happy to help. Flight- arrangements, airport transfers and international transport available at request.

    Do you want to book, or change the travel arrangement? Call, or email us via info@mondireizen.nl