Dutch Escape (KEWX)

8 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Amsterdam

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Your eight-day off-season vacation in Holland and Belgium is the perfect getaway to Europe! Enjoy seeing the sights, while admiring the Netherlands’ windmills and waterways, and sampling Belgium’s cuisine. Fewer crowds and lower prices during the off-season means having more space and time to enjoy the artistry of both countries. Take a canal cruise in Amsterdam past homes of the “Golden Age,” and visit the Rijksmuseum to see Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Drive north across the 19-mile dike between the North Sea and the Ijsselmeer (the former Zuiderzee). In Arnhem visit the Airborne Museum and see the John Frost bridge—commemorating the Battle of Arnhem and the British bravery made famous in the film, A Bridge Too Far.

On to Antwerp for guided sightseeing in the historic harbor city on the River Scheldt. Visit the Grote Markt in the Old Town and dine at one of the city’s lively restaurants. An included excursion takes you to one of Western Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns—Bruges. Visit the Church of our Lady to see Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges, and learn of the town’s rich textile history with a lace-making demonstration. In Holland’s Kinderdijk, see the 18th century windmills—helping to drain the lowlands and make the windmill a national symbol. In Rotterdam, visit the impressive Markthal, and enjoy a visit to the Royal Delft Pottery Factory, before arriving in The Hague—housing the King’s residence, parliament, and International Court of Justice.

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Single supplement waived for 2020/2021 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
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 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam
  • Historic Centre of Bruges
  • Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners including dinner at a local restaurant in Antwerp


Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 AMSTERDAM

Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades, and the “Golden Bend,” the most prestigious part of the Herengracht. Also visit the RIJKSMUSEUM with Rembrandt’s “Night Watch.” Later, an optional excursion is available to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 AMSTERDAM–ARNHEM

A comfortable drive takes you north and across the 19-mile-long ENCLOSING DIKE, separating the salty North Sea from the freshwater IJsselmeer the former Zuiderzee. A monumental work designed by Cornelis Lely and constructed in the 1920’s. Via the provinces of Friesland and the Noordoostpolder, arrive in Arnhem, setting of the movie “A Bridge too Far.” Hear how the British forces defended the bridge during the Battle of Arnhem during a visit of the AIRBORNE MUSEUM and see the world-famous John Frost Bridge.
Today’s Distance: 68 mi / 110 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ARNHEM–ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Cross the border into the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, formerly part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands until 1830, and arrive in Antwerp. Enjoy guided sightseeing of this important harbor city on the River Scheldt, and visit the GROTE MARKT in the Old Town. This evening, dinner awaits at one of Antwerp’s lively local restaurants.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

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Day 5 ANTWERP. EXCURSION TO BRUGES

Take an excursion to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour and visit the CHURCH OF OUR LADY with Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges, featured in the movie The Monuments Men. See also the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Return to Antwerp.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 ANTWERP–KINDERDIJK, HOLLAND–ROTTERDAM

Back in Holland, stop at the “Kinderdijk,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take pictures of the 19 windmills which were built in the 18th century to drain the polders. Continue to Rotterdam, heavily bombed during World War II, resulting in a city with a totally modern center and the largest harbor in Europe. Sightseeing with your Local Guide features the impressive MARKTHAL, opened in 2014 as a residential and office building with a market hall. This evening, an optional dinner outing is available.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 ROTTERDAM–DELFT–THE HAGUE–AMSTERDAM

This morning, visit the ROYAL DELFT POTTERY FACTORY with the magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware pieces, and see skilled craftsmen at work. Next is The Hague, residence of the king, the parliament, and the International Court of Justice. Walk through the INNER COURT of the parliament, a former hunting castle, and enjoy free time with a chance to visit the Mauritshuis Museum, home to the painter Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring. Return to Amsterdam, for a farewell dinner prepared at the hotel to celebrate your Dutch Escape.
Today’s Distance: 72 mi / 120 km

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Day 8 AMSTERDAM

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam.

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Amsterdam
Rotterdam

Amsterdam

Symbols of Holland and Dinner in Marken

Symbols of Holland and Dinner in Marken

From windmills and cheese to wooden shoes, experience the history, culture, and symbols of Holland on this mesmerizing excursion to Volendam, followed by dinner at a traditional tavern.

Price Range: $$

Rotterdam

Delfshaven with Beer Tasting and Dinner

Delfshaven with Beer Tasting and Dinner

Explore Rotterdam's magnificent Delfshaven district on this excellent excursion and see the Pilgrim Fathers Church, tasting of Mayflower beers, and a traditional Dutch dinner!

Price Range: $$



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