The Netherlands’ name literally means “Low Country”, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.
Most of the areas below sea level are man-made. Since the late 16th century, large areas (polders) have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country’s current land mass.
Travelserv can provide your holiday needs, from hotels to tours (see our example tour below):
Coach Tour: London – Brussels – The Netherlands – London
DAY 1: London – Dover – Ferry – Calais – Brussels – The Netherlands
This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Dover port, to board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais.
Upon arrival, we proceed through Belgium. We first visit the city of Brussels, where on our orientation tour we see the Grand Place, the Mannekin Pis statue and the Atomium (photo stop). Later we drive to The Netherlands and check into our hotel for a two-night stay. (Dinner)
DAY 2: The Netherlands: Zaanse Schans (or Keukenhof Gardens), Cheese and Clog Farm, Volendam, Amsterdam
Today, we visit a working windmill village – Zaanse Schans (or Keukenhof Gardens for arrivals in Holland between March 21st and May 20th). Zaanse Schans, the open air museum, with its characteristic green wooden houses, warehouses and historic windmills gives the feeling of having stepped back in time.
Later, we drive north through the flat landscape of Holland passing windmills from a bygone era, to visit a cheese and clog making farm. You can sample local made cheeses and learn how the famous wooden clogs are made, before visiting the picturesque fishing village of Volendam. We then proceed to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam for a canal cruise through the city’s complex system of waterways. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: The Netherlands: Madurodam – Calais – Ferry – Dover – London
This morning we depart for Den Haag, where we visit the Madurodam Model Village to see miniature Holland. We then journey south for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, where the tour ends, and its time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast)
Price: from £299