Holland or Netherlands...  it all depends on who you ask..

 

The writer has been organising tours to Amsterdam since 1973.... and he remembers the first tour....

 
The Netherlands is a country in western Europe bordered by the North Sea in north and west, it is bordered by Germany in east and Belgium in south. European Netherlands shares also maritime borders with the United Kingdom. The Netherlands are a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, actually one of its constituent countries, consisting of the twelve Dutch provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean, Aruba, Curaçao (and Bonaire), and Sint Maarten. 

European Netherlands occupies an area of 41,543 km² making it just slightly larger than Switzerland(41,285 km²) or half the size of the U.S. state of South Carolina. Much of Netherlands in the west and north are low-lying with about 20% of its area below sea level. In east and south there are higher lands with minor hills. Located there is Vaalserberg ("Mount Vaals") with 323 m (1,059 ft) is the highest point in the European part of the Netherlands.
The three main rivers are Rhine, Maas (Meuse), and Scheldt.

The Netherlands has a population of 16,785,000 (est. May 2013); capital and largest city is Amsterdam; seat of government is in the city of The Hague (Den Haag).
Spoken language is Dutch (official), recognized regional languages are West Frisian (in Friesland), Papiamento (in Bonaire), and English (in Sint Eustatius and Saba). 

Map is showing the European Netherlands and the surrounding countries with international borders, the constitutional capital Amsterdam, provinces capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads and airports.
 
 We offer visit to Amsterdam for any duration.

It can be one centre..  AMSTERDAM ONLY

  • meet and greet at airport
  • transfer to city centre hotel
  • 1, 2 or 3 nights hotel
  • local city tour
  • transfer to airport or station for onward travel

 

We can combine tours, with rail travel on Thalys Express Trains
  • AMSTERDAM and BRUSSELS
  • AMSTERDAM and BRUSSELS and PARIS
  • AMSTERDAM and PARIS

We can offer any combination for your clients

   
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

TOURS TO ZAANSE SCHANS
Tour usually include     Volendam and Marken, two picturesque towns
 
 
FULL DAY - Combined tours

You will see by luxurious coach, the old and new parts of this beautiful city with its many historical buildings and interesting sights. For example you will get to know the Royal Palace, the National Monument, the Skinny Bridge, the Albert Cuyp market and the beautiful houses along the canals. We will also visit a windmill on the river Amstel and a stop will be made at a diamond factory where you will see the traditional way of polishing.


In the afternoon the tour goes Marken, Volendam and the windmills.

This tour shows the typical Dutch countryside of polders and little canals on the way to the  ' Zaanse schans', a well - known windmill village with many interesting windmills. We will be visiting a wooden shoemaker here. Then we move on to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken - on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer), with its’ wooden houses and locals wearing their national costumes. On the way, we will stop at one of the very few cheese farms, where the cheese is still made in the traditional way*.

Duration: 9 hours

 
 
 

 SPRING TIME SPECIAL

Keukenhof, the Flower of Holland

 
 
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