The Best of Holland

The Best of Holland

Discover Holland beyond the bulbfields and Amsterdam with an exploration of the heart of this beautiful country.

Discover Holland beyond the bulbfields and Amsterdam with an exploration of the heart of this beautiful country. Uncover the traditional and idyllic village of Giethoorn with its waterways, take a trip on board a heritage steamer and a steam train, wander around Palace Loo and visit authentic Dutch towns along the way.


At a glance:

  • Giethoorn

  • Heritage steamer boat trip

  • Steam train

  • Paleis Het Loo

  • Apeldoorn

  • Nunspeet

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia to board the Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and continue the journey through France to Holland arriving at the Villa Vennendal Hotel for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

After breakfast travel to Giethoorn in Weerribben-Wieden National Park, an idyllic village in Overijssel where countless thatched farms have been built on small peat islands connected by over 170 small wooden bridges. Enjoy free time to take a boat trip or purchase lunch as Giethoorn undeniably has a gastronomic reputation. It is home to various excellent restaurants, many are beautifully situated at the water's edge. Travel to Nunspeet for the afternoon to explore the town centre, located around the main market square.

B, D

Day 3

Following an early start, drive to Enkhuizen to board the mv heritage steamer for a boat trip to Medemblik. On arrival there is free time to purchase lunch before boarding the steam train to Hoorn.

B, D

Day 4

It's a more leisurely start to the day today before travelling to Museum Paleis Het Loo, one of the most popular museums in the Netherlands. Wander around the gardens and take a look in the stables. In the afternoon we travel to Apeldoorn, a city surrounded by natural beauty in the province of Gelderland. Apeldoorn still retains a small town charm with a town hall, market square and daily markets. Picturesque parks and gardens, old churches, and mills provide rustic elements while the Orpheus Theatre and Omnisport Apeldoorn exemplify the modern.

B, D

Day 5

Following a final breakfast, travel back to France to board the Eurotunnel. Once back in East Anglia the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Villa Vennendal Hotel, Veluwe


Hidden away in the forests of the Veluwe is the beautiful and nostalgic Villa Vennendal Hotel, offering relaxation and plenty of facilities in the centre of a wooded wildlife haven.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

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