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The Amazing Keukenhof Tour – 2023

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17th April 2023
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4 nights, 5 days
Availability : Monday 17th April 2023
Max People : 50

Single person supplement of £199 applies.

Keukenhof is one of the places in the world that must be visited at least once, though if you have already been, you’ll want to go again to see its millions and millions of tulips and other bulbs in flower in a vast floral sea!

We combine this heaven with visits to other attractions, which will surprise and even overawe you: Aalsmeer Flower Market, the World Heritage site at Schokland, the ‘Venice of the North’ that is Giethoorn, beautiful Delft and an option to visit Amsterdam to wander around the beautiful old centre.

Helpfully, almost all Dutch (92%) speak English, so you can be sure of an easy time when you need to speak to the locals.

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For anyone in-the-know, Keukenhof is one of the places in the world that must be visited at least once, though if you have already been, you’ll want to go again!

Imagine millions of tulip bulbs (yes, MILLIONS) mixed with other flowers such as daffodils and muscari, to create a sea of floral delight.

Combine this with a visit to a globally renowned horticultural show, on a much grander scale than RHS Chelsea, and any plant lover will be in heaven.

We mix this heaven with a visit to other attractions, which will surprise and even overawe you: Aalsmeer Flower Market; the World Heritage site at Schokland; the ‘Venice of the North’ that is Giethoorn, and a visit to Royal Delft China factory in Delft, with free time to visit the beautiful old centre of this romantic town.

Helpfully, almost all Dutch (92%) speak English, so you can be sure of an easy time when you need to speak to the locals.

 

 

Departure Locations & Times

Garden Centres in Kent & Sussex between 6:00 and 7:00am

Garden Centres in Surrey & Hants between 4:30 and 5:30am

(early start owing to loss of 1 hour in time change on the Continent)

Departure Date

Monday 17th April 2023

Price Includes

  • Transfers to and between all venues and the hotel by luxury coach
  • Eurotunnel crossing
  • Entry to all named venues
  • 4* hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, with an extra dinner on the first night
  • Group leader to smooth your way and explain each stage of the trip
What to Expect

Our aim at Pennywood Tours is to give you a relaxing and carefree time where we do all the work so you can sit back and enjoy the trip.

To this end, all tours are escorted by a group leader who will check you on board and make sure you can find your allocated seat. We’ll seat you with the person/people you are booked with but if you know of anyone else on the trip who has booked separately please let us know in advance and we’ll try to seat you all together. The coach will be a super deluxe vehicle with a toilet and is incredibly comfortable.

Our Group Leader will advise you of all the details of travel times, stops, when to return to the coach etc. so you will be in no doubt about what and when. He or she will be available for any additional questions you may have.

We will do our best to stick to our itinerary but you will understand that when there are traffic jams or adverse weather conditions, we may struggle to do everything as planned but we will let you know what information we have in these situations when we have it.

We look forward to seeing you and welcome any questions you may have by contacting us at info@pennywoodtours.com or on 01622 434 981.

Itinerary

Day 1Travel to The Netherlands

We will take the Eurotunnel between Folkestone and Calais and then travel northwards, stopping at least twice. One of these stops will be at the Delta Works Museum.
1953 saw a devastating flood which killed 1,836 people in the Netherlands, so you’ll understand that water and its management is critical to the Dutch, especially as 20% of the country is below sea level!
The museum chronicles the development of the world’s largest flood defence system, (described as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers), and they have a café and toilets!
Finally, we will arrive at the Best Western Museum Hotel in Delft for our four-night stay where we will enjoy a welcome dinner. The hotel is a classic Dutch building in the heart of this beautiful city and very close to the central market square, which is packed with cafes, restaurants and shops.

Day 2Royal Delft China Factory tour and shop, and Amsterdam option

We start the day with a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the famous Royal Delft China is made, followed by a visit to the attached gift shop if the visit has generated an appetite for this beautiful product.
Afterwards you can either enjoy the rest of day in Delft itself or we’re happy to shuttle you to Amsterdam for the afternoon to look at this beautiful old city.

Day 3Out-and-about in The Netherlands

This will be a long day packed with wonder and awe with lots of refreshment opportunities!
We start by leaving the hotel at 6:30am (you can order a take-out breakfast from the hotel) and then we travel to the Aalsmeer Flower Market, which starts even earlier and finishes around normal breakfast time.
This will be an eye-opener! The Dutch control around 90% of the world’s cut flower market and Aalsmeer trades billions of euros of stock using systems which are quite remarkable. You’ll even get to see the ‘Dutch Auction’, as traders try to hold their nerve and buy at the lowest price as the price falls and falls ‘on the clock’ before competitors buy first.
We will then travel north into the ‘polder’ which is land reclaimed from the sea. Our next stop will be at the World Heritage Site of Schokland.
It’s tempting to think that nobody was much affected by this land reclamation, but the reality is that the sea was shallow, with islands of small communities, who suddenly found their lives dramatically changed. This is very similar to what happened in East Anglia when the broads were drained The site also has a café!
Moving on from Schokland, we hope to visit Blokzijl, which was formerly a fishing village but, cut off from salt water by the IJsselmeer (new name for Zuider See), now serves as a leisure harbour and is very scenic – and another opportunity to visit a café!
We finally reach Giethoorn, known as the ‘Venice of the North’. Giethoorn is a traditional Dutch village, but instead of a traditional high street and other roads, it’s served by canals.
Within the town, there is a small village history museum and a rock shop with a stone and mineral museum attached. We haven’t included a visit to these, but I can recommend the rock shop as worth a visit. There are also a number of cafés in the settlement.

Day 4Keukenhof day!

We will be visiting this fabulous park in one of the two peak weeks for the display, so it will look amazing!
We’ll arrive as early as possible to enjoy the park before visitor numbers build up later in the day. There are several cafés and restaurants at the park and it’s a lovely way to spend a leisurely day and conclude our programme of visits.

Day 5We make our way home

Today we bid farewell to our hotel, at around 9am, and will then make our way home, stopping regularly for breaks, before returning to our departure points in the early evening.

Note: It is a condition of the trip that you have travel insurance to cover any medical needs, including repatriation costs.

Please note that all destinations will require walking, possibly with steps and slopes, which may be slippery. Sensible shoes are a requirement, and you should dress for the weather.

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