CITY BREAK AMSTERDAM & FLORIADE
Discover the Netherlands with this tour; a paradise known for its tulips, windmills, culture, art and architecture. On this trip, you will also discover the country’s picture-postcard landscapes: Volendam, Marche, the region of flowers and its windmills … and of course Amsterdam with its beautiful canals, picturesque houses and many museums.
While exploring the city, don’t miss Amsterdam Noord, the up-and-coming Amsterdam! Very different from normal Amsterdam, it’s all about warehouses, art and funky cafés with live music. Stop by one of the many bakeries and try the legendary stroopwafel and the poffertjes, small and fluffy pancakes typically topped with butter and icing sugar.
DAY 1: AMSTERDAM
Arrival at Schiphol airport, meet your guide and bus and start the panoramic tour of Amsterdam: the famous Dam Square, the Begijnhof, the flower market along the Singel, the Montelbaan Tower and the Waag. We will get lost in the streets of Amsterdam, among colourful houses, canals and bicycles. In the evening, a mini-cruise on the canals with cheese tasting.
Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: ALMERE – FLORIADE
After breakfast, departure by bus to Almere. Entrance to the 7th edition of the international horticultural exhibition FLORIADE. This important exhibition takes place every 10 years and in 2022 it focuses on the theme “Growing Green Cities”. Of course, this goes far beyond a collection of green elements placed next to each other. The exhibition showcases new technologies, products of the future and research into solutions for growing urbanisation, food supply, health and energy saving worldwide. Admission includes a ride in the cable car. Free time for lunch.
Return to Amsterdam in the evening, dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: VOLENDAM – MARKEN – ZAANSE SCHANS
Breakfast at your hotel and meet your guide for the excursion to Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans. Holland is one of the smallest countries in Europe, which allows us to reach some of the most beautiful places in the countryside and the coast in a short time. We will reach one of the liveliest coastal villages, Volendam, and from there continue to the island of Marken, where we can admire one of the best-preserved fishing villages with traditional costumes. Lunch in a restaurant.
Finally, we will reach Zaanse Schans, one of the first industrialised places in Europe thanks to its windmills. A perfectly preserved village of wooden houses with different types of mills used throughout Dutch history. You will have the opportunity to attend a meeting with craftsmen who explain how the famous wooden clogs are made.
Return to Amsterdam. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4: AMSTERDAM – RETURN
Breakfast at the hotel and free time for individual activities and shopping. At the scheduled time meet the bus for the transfer to the airport for your return.
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