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Canals, Cobblestones & Windmills

Netherlands and Belgium in 8 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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The ultimate tour of major cities in the Low Countries, hitting all the cultural centers of the Netherlands and Belgium. Experience this rich history and artistic culture like never before!

Trip Highlights

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    Amsterdam
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    Kinderdijk
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    The Hague
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    Antwerp
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    Bruges
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    Brussels
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    Ghent

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + $790

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 6 Nights

Itinerary

Land in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and experience the city’s cosmopolitan delights. Head to the Hague to see “Girl with a pearl earring” before stopping at either Keukenhof or Delft. Make your first stop in Belgium with Antwerp, a famous port, before visiting the canal-side cathedrals of Bruges and Ghent. End your journey in Brussels with a Belgian chocolate treat.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Amsterdam.* Night on board.

*Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Amsterdam

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Arrive in Amsterdam and go through customs at the airport. This cosmopolitan, global city represents a center of culture, art, and technology that takes influences from all over the Low Countries and the world.

There won’t be a group meeting today, so catch a cab or public transportation to the hotel. You're free for the rest of the day to rest, or take a stroll along the city's famous canals. Try local Gouda cheese or a special Dutch pancake, both widely available around the city center. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Novotel Amsterdam City or similar
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3594 Reviews

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3rd Day: Amsterdam

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off for an Amsterdam city tour and really get to know your new surroundings. See the stunning Rijksmuseum, home to famous works by Dutch Golden Age masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. Enjoy the included audio guide to fully appreciate the rich history on display at this cultural landmark.

Next, set off on a canal cruise through the iconic city center and discover why Amsterdam is known as the “Venice of the North.” Appreciate the distinctive architecture and see how locals live in low-slung houseboats along the canals’ edge. After disembarking, enjoy a free afternoon to enjoy the city center as you please. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Note: Take into account that if you travel during the Christmas season you’ll have a very special plus: you’ll be able to see the city's decorations and visit the Christmas markets in some of the cities. Take advantage to enjoy the most magical time of the year!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Novotel Amsterdam City or similar
tripadvisor rating

3594 Reviews

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Activities

included
Amsterdam City Tour

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4th Day: Amsterdam - The Hague - Amsterdam

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Breakfast at the hotel. Head straight to the Hague, the second major Dutch city and official capital. Begin with another city tour to see the main sites in this beautiful city. At the Mauritshuis Museum, you’ll see more important works of Dutch Art like the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. Next, visit the Binnenhof District, known for hosting the Dutch legislature and other important government buildings. Tour these majestic squares and examine the historic architecture as you learn more about Dutch history.

Your next stop is Delft. This city is smaller than Amsterdam or the Hague, but features a compact and charming old town that is a pleasure to explore on foot. Delft is famous for its handmade blue and white ceramics, which make a great souvenir! This city is also where the artist Johannes Vermeer was born. Explore the city on an included guided tour through the center of this 400-year-old city.

However, if you happen to be traveling between late March and early May, you may have the chance instead to see Keukenhof, an enormous garden park dedicated to one of Holland’s most well-known exports: the tulip. These months are the peak season to see the tulips in bloom, with fields upon fields of different colors and varieties to admire. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Please note: Keukenhof opening dates are subject to change given the attraction's seasonal nature. This day’s included activity will be confirmed by your guide in advance.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Novotel Amsterdam City or similar
tripadvisor rating

3594 Reviews

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Activities

included
The Hague City Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Amsterdam - Kinderdijk - Antwerp - Bruges

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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some iconic Dutch windmills. These 19 windmills, constructed in the 18th century, remain functional today, and help to drain excess water at the confluence of two rivers.

Next, head across the border to Belgium. Begin your tour of this new country in Antwerp, a coastal port city in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region. Go on an included tour to see the majestic Town Hall in the center, and traverse the historic Diamond District that remains a crucial part of the European diamond trade. Appreciate the gorgeous Flemish Renaissance architecture in the central square, Grote Markt. If you’re still curious to learn more about Antwerp’s stunning religious art, head on an optional tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral.*

Leave Antwerp behind and drive west to Bruges. Check in at the hotel and enjoy a free evening in the city. Overnight in Bruges.

*Optional tour of Notre Dame Cathedral: One of Antwerp’s major landmarks, this is the largest Gothic cathedral in all of the Low Countries. This short tour can be completed during free time following the included city tour. Please note that the cathedral can be closed unexpectedly–in this case, refunds will be issued.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Martin's Brugge or similar
tripadvisor rating

3855 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Kinderdijk

Light

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included
Antwerp City Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral of Antwerp

Moderate

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6th Day: Bruges

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Breakfast at the hotel. Time to explore Bruges with a guided tour. Visit the Guild House to learn about the Hanseatic League, a wealthy and powerful Germanic trading empire that once dominated the Baltic Sea. See the Belfort van Brugge, an imposing medieval bell tower in the main square that is a symbol of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

End the morning with a canal cruise and take in more of the city as you float peacefully by. Enjoy a free afternoon to shop in the Grote Markt, appreciate a local museum, or try a famous Belgian beer. Overnight in Bruges.

Note: the canal cruise is not suitable for the winter season, and so is only included between March and mid-November. In the colder months, you will have additional free time in Bruges.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Martin's Brugge or similar
tripadvisor rating

3855 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bruges City Tour

Moderate

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7th Day: Bruges - Ghent - Brussels

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Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to Bruges and hello to Ghent. The fourth-largest city in Belgium, Ghent is a beautiful and compact pedestrian paradise. While on a walking tour, take in the medieval architecture that lends this stunning city an Old-World charm. See the stone Sintmichielsbrug, or Saint Michael’s Bridge, as well as the Ghent Belfry, some of the city center’s major landmarks. In order to see one of Jan van Eyck’s most famous works, you’ll have to do an optional tour of Sint Baafscatedraal* that many consider to be the main highlight of the city.

Finally, spend the afternoon in Brussels, the Belgian capital. Unlike every other city on this tour, Brussels is predominantly French-speaking, but officially bilingual with Dutch. The home of such famous products as Belgian waffles and Belgian chocolate, Brussels is a culinary delight. Take a tour of the city center, visiting the Grand Palace and the famous Manneken Pis statue. Overnight in Brussels.

*Optional tour or Sint Baafscatedraal: “The Mysterious Lamb” is an altarpiece made up of twelve panels. This famous work by Jan van Eyck is the centerpiece of this medieval cathedral, and narrowly escaped destruction by the Nazis in World War II. This activity will be after the included city tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pullman Brussels Centre M... or similar
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2402 Reviews

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Activities

included
Brussels City Tour

Moderate

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included
Ghent City Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Visit the St.Baafskathedraal in Ghent

Moderate

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8th Day: Brussels - Canada

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Breakfast.* Self transfer to the airport. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.**

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in Canada the following day.

 

Included activities

Included

Amsterdam City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, home to exemplary examples of Dutch Art. Then, see why Amsterdam is called the “Venice of the North” with a canal cruise.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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On Mondays, the Mauritshuis Museum opens at 13:00, therefore the activities on Monday will be done in the afternoon.

The Hague City Tour

Included activity for day 4 in Amsterdam

Visit the Mauritshuis museum, which exhibits hundreds of Dutch paintings including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. Then visit Binnenhof, the district where the Dutch Parliament is located.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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The windmills are closed in January and February.

Visit to Kinderdijk

Included activity for day 5 in Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still has 19 old-fashioned windmills in operation. Learn more about this uniquely Dutch technology.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Antwerp City Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Antwerp

Learn how Antwerp’s history as a center of international trade brought incredible wealth to this city, resulting in beautiful Flemish Renaissance buildings and a huge ongoing diamond trade.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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The cathedral is closed on January 1st. The cathedral may close without prior notice, in which case the cost of the activity will be refunded.

Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral of Antwerp

Suggested activity for day 5 in Antwerp

Duration: 30min. Extant since the 9th century and reconstructed in the 14th century, this Gothic church is a major architectural landmark that can be seen from many points in the city.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Visit the St.Baafskathedraal in Ghent

Suggested activity for day 7 in Ghent

Duration: 30min.This cathedral is home to "The Mysterious Lamb” an altarpiece considered the greatest masterpiece of medieval Flemish painting. It remains in its original location and was restored to wide acclaim in 2020.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Amsterdam, Brussels - Canada.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers not included.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.*
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City Tour in Amsterdam, The Hague, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa, drinks, city taxes* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*City taxes are not included and must be paid directly to the hotels.

Airport transfers are not included. 

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

*Visits may change depending on your travel date. On Day 4 of the itinerary, if your trip falls between June and February, you will most likely visit Delft.  However, if you are traveling between late March and early May, you may visit Lisse to see Keukenhof. This visit can be confirmed the day before.

The canal cruise in Bruges is not suitable for the winter season, and so is only included between March and mid-November. In the colder months, you will have additional free time in Bruges.

  • Holland
  • Belgium
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required.

    • Currency

      Euro.

    • Language

      Dutch.

    • Electricity

      230 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 01:00.

    • Other useful information

      Most shops and businesses open from 09.30 to 17.30. They are often open until 21.00 on Thursdays.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.holland.com/global/tourism.htm

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    Babies: 0 - 2 years old. Not inclusive of breakfast.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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