Take a journey to the wonderful city of Amsterdam to experience its bohemian way of life, the beautiful canals, party culture and colourful history. Enjoy a fully guided tour by bus, on foot and on an included canal cruise, with two nights central accommodation in the heart of this incredible city. Get the chance to see the Dutch countryside, windmills and cheese farms, and optional visits to the Anne Frank house or the Vincent Van Gogh museum. On our final day enjoy a visit to the stunningly beautiful Belgian town of Bruges with its labyrinth of canals and ancient houses.
Fully guided three day excursion to Amsterdam and Bruges
Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in central Amsterdam
Canal cruise along Amsterdam's waterways
Walking tours in Amsterdam and Bruges
Excursion to the Dutch countryside to visit a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker
Visit to Zaanse Schans, a living museum and village of Dutch life
Excursion to the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium
Travel with us from London across the channel and through the Low Countries to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, with its beautiful canals and narrow gabled houses. Relax and enjoy the fun way of life this city proudly proclaims to the world. After a delightful cruise along the canals on our guided boat tour we then explore on foot other parts of the city, including the old fortifications and the Red Light District. Check into our central accommodation and then head out for a night in the bright lights and bars of Amsterdam!
After breakfast on our second day we board our coach and head into the lush green Dutch countryside passing historic windmills and vast tracts of land reclaimed from the ocean known as Polders. We visit a traditional cheese maker and sample the local produce then see how the famous wooden shoes or 'clogs' are made. At Zaanse Schans we visit a working Dutch museum with fascinating collection of wooden houses, farms and windmills. On our way back into Amsterdam we head into the centre with optional drop off locations such as the Anne Frank House or the Vincent Van Gogh museum or simply back to the hotel. A free afternoon is then available.
On our third day we check out after breakfast and head to Belgium to visit the beautiful city of Bruges. We enjoy a guided walk through its cobble stone streets and timber framed buildings. Visit the famouse chocolate shops, see traditional lace making, climb the 366 steps up to the Belfry, sample some of the world renowned Belgian beer or just relax next to one of the many canals.
Our return takes us from Belgium through France to the port of Calais for our journey via the English Channel back to London.
06:05am - London, Great Portland Street Tube Station
06:20am - London, Embankment Tube Station
06:55am - London, Lewisham High Street, outside Police Station
07:05am - Ramsgate Train Station
07:45am - Canterbury East Train Station
This tour normally ends by 10pm in London. If you are travelling onwards to Cambridge, the final arrival time will vary, as the feeder service that we provide links in with our other tours. If we are unable to transfer you by our own transportation, we will provide free rail or coach transfers to Cambridge. In the event that public transport (rail or coach) does not offer a practical and convenient service, International Friends will provide travel by taxi, minibus or coach.
I have a Visa for the UK already, can I travel to Netherlands? International Friends cannot give immigration advice to our guests so we would strongly suggest you to check with neareat Dutch Consulate for more information about your visa requirement
How much luggage I can bring with me? Your luggage will be stored in locker compartment on your bus, each passenger can bring up two suitcases.
Your accommodation is included in the price of your tour on a bed and breakfast basis. All rooms are 2-6 bedded ensuite rooms. Single travellers will share a room with other travellers (of the same sex) from the tour group. Twin rooms available for a supplement.
3* Hotel - We use a selection of 3* hotels in the city centre, including the Tulip Inn Amsterdam centre, Die Port Van Cleve and Nova Hotel. All hotels hotel are good quality 3* hotels located in the city centre, walking distance to many attractions. Rooming based on ensuite twin/double rooms, bed and breakfast basis.
If you wish to share a room with a specific person also booked on the tour, please make a note in the special requests box of your booking. We always try to give your preferred rooming choice but cannot guarantee it. If you have any questions on the rooming please contact our office staff.