Welcome to the Netherlands
On arrival at Amsterdam International Airport, you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century "Golden Age."
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore and live the ultimate Amsterdam experience with this combined tour of the city´s streets and canals.
Hop onto a double-decker open-top bus to discover Amsterdam´s most iconic landmarks! That´s not all, Amsterdam is notably famous for its Canals and with this tour, you are invited to embark on their canal cruise so that you have even more freedom to explore as you take in the beauty of the Dutch capital from the water. Both of these tours are not only a fantastic way to see Amsterdam’s iconic sites and neighbourhoods but also helps you to familiarise yourself with the area allowing you to locate all of its most interesting museums such as the world-famous Van Gogh Museum where you can see all of the Dutch painter’s most renowned works of art, from his Sunflowers to his many self-portraits. On the other hand, you can learn about the heart-rending story of the Jewish community in Holland by visiting Anne Frank House. There are countless things to do whilst in Amsterdam, from taking a walk through Vondelpark to escape the bustling city to wandering through the Red Light District. If you like to shop, why not explore the floating flower market or even grab yourself a bargain at Waterlooplein Flea Market, the Netherlands´ oldest flea market or even take some time to visit one of their many Museums! No matter your taste, you will be spoiled for choice! The canal cruise gives you the chance to admire the beauty of this city from a different perspective. As you slowly glide along the waters of the canal you will be able to admire the highly ornamented facades of buildings dating as far back as the 16th century. Truly, a visit to Amsterdam is an enriching cultural experience, and one to never forget!
After breakfast relax and unwind while you enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you in the hotel or there are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from. Optional tours you can book with us
Best of Holland Tour: Volendam, Marken and Windmills + Delft, The Hague and Madurodam
Discover the best of Holland whilst you immerse yourself into Dutch history, eat some cheese and tower over the city of Madurodam, a fun filled day of wonder and amazement.
Highlights: Visit one of the original Delftware factories, Cruise the biggest lake in Holland, A picture-perfect fun filled day
Cost per person AED 475.00
Candlelight Cruise including wine and cheese
Make your night in Amsterdam one to remember with a romantic candlelight cruise along the city’s canals. See the city lit up in all its glory and enjoy the sights with a loved one.
Highlights: Sip on a glass of wine and taste Dutch cheeses as we cruise, Explore Amsterdam’s quaint canals at night, Atmospheric and romantic. From candlelight to red light, discover all sides to Amsterdam with this atmospheric canal cruise tour of the Red Light District. Set sail for an unforgettable after-dark experience on the waters of the River Amstel and spend two hours exploring the quaint canals.
Cost per person AED 250.00
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for check out and make your way to the train station for your scenic train journey to Rotterdam. On arrival to Rotterdam make your way to your hotel and check-in.
The Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Rotterdam is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum's vintage ships and exhibits trace the city's seafaring history. The 17th-century Delfshaven neighbourhood is home to canalside shopping and Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshiped before sailing to America. After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII, the city is now known for bold, modern architecture.
Overnight in Rotterdam
After breakfast, Hop on board the world renowned City Sightseeing buses and experience panoramic views of the architectural capital of Holland, the only Dutch city with a real skyline. The tour will take you to all the essential sights where you can hop on and off and explore at your own leisure. Rotterdam is known as Europe’s largest port which boasts a beautiful riverside setting, lively cultural life and an abundance of maritime heritage. Visit a number of museums in the beautiful Museum Park. Learn something about the history of the world in the Natural History Museum, or take a look at the beautiful art in the Museum Boijmans va Beuningen. Continue on our tour and hop off at stop 3 where you can take a tour of the harbour with the Spido! In 90 minutes you can see what Rotterdam is truly famous for and view the city from an alternative perspective. This is also the stop for the World museum and the more historical parts of Rotterdam, Veerhaven and Scheepvaartkwartier. Ascend up the 185-metre high Euromast Space Tower in the elevator and have some coffee or a bite to eat in the restaurant while you take in the impressive views from the highest point in the city. Fancy getting down a bit quicker? Then why not go abseiling and create a once in a lifetime experience. With plenty more to see including the birth place of the Holland America Cruise line, Market Hall and a variety of shops and restaurants to be enjoyed in the centre, City Sightseeing Rotterdam provides you with the easiest way to make your way around.
Overnight in Rotterdam.
After breakfast, prepare for check-out and make your way to the train station.
Board the 2nd class train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam airport for your onward flight.
AED 4,950/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
Destinations: Amsterdam & Rotterdam.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Amsterdam / Dubai.
3 nights in Amsterdam based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Rotterdam based on twin sharing basis.
Arrival airport transfer in Amsterdam on private car.
2nd class train from Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Amsterdam.
City tours in Amsterdam & Rotterdam on seat in coach.
Amsterdam canal cruise.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Netherlands- When most people think of the Netherlands, they think of Amsterdam with its famous red lights and “coffee” shops. (And probably tulips, too.) But there is much more to the country than those three things. The Netherlands is a country filled with historic brick filled and cobblestone lane cities, an interconnected canals, beautiful and vast farmland, iconic windmills, and even some pleasant beaches. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world. Most travelers come to the Netherlands and only party in Amsterdam for a few days, but by doing so, they miss much of what the country has to offer. Spend time exploring get out of the cities and you’ll discover the country that keeps us coming back every year. The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century "Golden Age."
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the Netherlands consulate website: www.vfsglobal.com/Netherlands/UAE. Netherlands is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
Transportation: Figuring out how to get around is one of your biggest pre-trip decisions. Get our holiday expert best advice on deciding between your options. Based on your trip itinerary, our experts will help you choose wisely. You'll also find a wealth of practical travel tips.
Money: Use your money wisely. Know the best time to use cash or card — and how to avoid unnecessary fees either way — as well as tipping etiquette, and how shoppers can take advantage of VAT refunds.
Phones and Technology: Phones and other smart devices can be huge time-savers...or expensive distractions. Get our tips for making the best use of technology during your trip, and for calling home with or without your own phone.
Packing Light: On your trip you'll meet two kinds of travelers: those who pack light and those who wish they had.
Sleeping and Eating: Your hotel and restaurant choices can be a matter-of-face chore…or they can provide rich opportunities to connect with locals and their culture.
Health & Hygiene: Take comfort: Doctors, hospitals, launderettes, and bathrooms aren’t that different. Dealing with them can even be part of the fun of travel.
Sightseeing & Activities: Once you're on the ground, the real fun begins…but it pays to have a thoughtful plan. Our experts will help you get oriented to your surroundings, use your sightseeing hours wisely, and find your way off the beaten path.
Things do & see:
Amsterdam-The capital and center of tourism in the country, Amsterdam is as beautiful and serene as it is crazy. There’s the famous canals, beautiful and historic houses, tons of parks, museums, foodie scene, art, coffee shops, and, of course, the infamous red light district.
Rotterdam-is one of the busiest shipping ports in all of the world. It may not get all the attention Amsterdam does but this city is a great place to go if you want good shops, great architecture (though most of the old building were bombed in WW2), and a chance to learn about the famous harbor locks.
Leiden-Head to this small town and see where the Pilgrims lived before they left for America. It’s a very historic city and filled with beautiful 17th-century buildings and parks. There’s a small museum in the city that has sporadic opening hours but if you’re nice, usually the owners let you roam through even if it’s closed.
Hague-is a hub of international life as it’s a center of European justice. You can see the Queen’s office here and visit the old castle and palace. The Hague is also located right on the beach, so lounging on the sand and strolling the boardwalk are popular summer activities.
Canal tour-Whether in Amsterdam or in another city, make sure you take a canal tour and see the canals that made the area famous and inhabitable. The Dutch practically perfected canal-building and it’s such an integral part of life here, that you can’t really understand the country until you spend time boating on the canals.
Haarlem-Take a stroll through the old & historic, upper-class homes of the rich and famous and visit the old homes of the merchant class that helped build the city. This city is a short bike or train ride from Amsterdam. There’s not much to do here but the town center has a good market, the central church is phenomenal and awe-inspiring, and it’s a low-key alternative to the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam.
Kings day-Every year on April 27th (April 26th if the 27th is a Sunday), the Dutch used to celebrate the birthday of their queen Juliana. However, in 2013, Queen Beatrix passed the throne to her son, Willem Alexander and Queen’s Day became King’s Day.
Edam-A picture-perfect town with windmills, farmland, and quaint houses where the famous Dutch cheese gets its name from. It’s one of the more quintessential Dutch towns. Basically, come here to eat and be as Dutch as possible!
Keukenhof-is the largest flower garden in the world, with 32 hectares’ worth of spectacular floral displays. The garden is open between March and May of each year when the tulips are in season.
Hoge Veluwe National Park-is the largest national reserve in the Netherlands. It is home not only for drift-sands, wild deer, and other animals but also to the Kröller-Müller Museum, the repository of Helene Kröller-Müller’s art collection. You can rent white bicycles in three designated regions and hope you will never get lost in the sea of green.
Maastricht-One of the southernmost towns in the Netherlands, this city is famous for having the country’s only “mountain.” It’s really more of a hill though and doesn’t take long to climb.
Go cycling-As one of the most popular activities throughout the country, you would almost feel out of place not on a bike. The country is covered in over 20,000km of paths, dedicated to the two-wheeled transportation. Hoge Veluwe National Park is a particularly beautiful place to ride, but the entire landscape of the country is quite scenic as well.
Delft-This is a fascinating little town, making it the perfect destination for a day trip. There are a few interesting sights here, including the Municipal Museum het Prinsenhof, Nieuwe Kerk, De Zeven Zonden, and of course, the trademark blue and white pottery. The town lies between The Hague and Rotterdam.
Van Gogh Museum-Open since 1973, this museum is host to over 500 original works by Vincent Van Gogh, in addition to several works by some of his contemporaries and beloved friends. The exhibits chronicle his life span, showing the progress and development of his work, alongside Gaugain, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Visit “Venice of the North”-Slow-paced Giethoorn is a charming place with lots of picturesque canals. With no cars allowed in the city center, this peaceful town is a good change of pace from the busyness of the Netherlands’ bigger cities.
Historic Netherland-At The Netherlands Open Air Museum, Themapark Archeon, and Zaanse Schans, you can see what life like in the low countries a few hundred years ago. With antique windmills, houses, farms, and shops, you can feel a part of Holland of old.