Netherlands

Known for its tulips, windmills and bicycles, the Netherlands stretches out over a predominantly flat landscape. Sleepy rural towns and sophisticated cities lie within its expansive vistas, broken here and there by dikes, walls, canals and castles. Visitors will find vibrant art scenes, cultural activities, seasonal festivals and excellent pubs and restaurants in these destinations.

Historically speaking, the country’s global influence stretches back centuries. That is, the Dutch East India Company established trading links with the East and West Indies in the 1600s, bringing a wealth of merchandise and cultural influences back to Europe. The Netherlands’ Golden Age reached its zenith in the artworks of its master painters, namely, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Johannes Vermeer. Today, their paintings hang from the walls of the country’s many world-class museums and galleries.

Tourists generally visit the Netherlands to experience its capital city, Amsterdam, though nature lovers may enjoy the south’s undulating landscapes of heath moors and shifting sands. They’re best explored within the Hoge Veluwe National Park. The historical city of Maastricht is tucked between the Belgian and German borders, and is definitely worth seeing.

Regarding global conflicts, the Netherlands has largely taken a neutral stance since the collapse of Napoleon’s empire in 1814. That said, it suffered severely in World War II, when the Nazis invaded. Its neutral position and tradition of tolerance and liberalism would make it the logical location for the International Court of Justice, which is situated in The Hague.

Featured Trips - Netherlands

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there, here are just a few we’ve hand-selected for you to discover.

Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium

Tiptoe through the tulips, tread through famous battlegrounds, and sprint to the irresistible bonbons on this aromatic tour. Three nights in Amsterdam, two nights each in Luxembourg and Brussels, plus one night in the medieval town of Bruges is the perfect introduction to the sights and delights of the Benelux countries. With intricate canals flowing as freely as the lager from lively Amsterdam to perfectly preserved Bruges, get ready to float up to some of Europe’s most impressive museums, markets, palaces, cathedrals and confectionaries!

Group Tour

9 Days

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CAD

$3,619*

Holland, Luxembourge & Belgium

Tiptoe through the tulips, tread through famous battlegrounds, and sprint to the irresistible bonbons on this aromatic tour. Three nights in Amsterdam, two nights each in Luxembourg and Brussels, plus one night in the medieval town of Bruges is the perfect introduction to the sights and delights of the Benelux countries. With intricate canals flowing as freely as the lager from lively Amsterdam to perfectly preserved Bruges, get ready to float up to some of Europe’s most impressive museums, markets, palaces, cathedrals and confectionaries!

Highlights of Europe

This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Europe. Explore quaint Germanic towns, appreciate the splendour of the quiet Italian Lakes and marvel at the most impressive cities on the Continent. Enjoy a private cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and enter Vatican City ahead of everyone else with special VIP access. Venture to Veneto to learn how to make the perfect Bellini and dine on rich and delicious Italian cuisine in the hills of Tuscany.

Group Tour

15 Days

from

CAD

$5,950*

Highlights of Europe

This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Europe. Explore quaint Germanic towns, appreciate the splendour of the quiet Italian Lakes and marvel at the most impressive cities on the Continent. Enjoy a private cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and enter Vatican City ahead of everyone else with special VIP access. Venture to Veneto to learn how to make the perfect Bellini and dine on rich and delicious Italian cuisine in the hills of Tuscany.

European Sampler

Designed to introduce you to the best of Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France, this 9-day tour of Europe is an awakening for more than just your taste buds. All of your senses will perk up as you leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s bridge-covered canals, dreamily float down the romantic Rhine, and journey through Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, Burgundy’s rolling green vineyards, and the white-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. Along the way, you can expect a heaped helping of cities and villages, castles and palaces, and hand-carved cuckoo clocks to enhance your time in the most flavorful regions of Europe.

Group Tour

9 Days

from

CAD

$3,779*

European Sampler

Designed to introduce you to the best of Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France, this 9-day tour of Europe is an awakening for more than just your taste buds. All of your senses will perk up as you leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s bridge-covered canals, dreamily float down the romantic Rhine, and journey through Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, Burgundy’s rolling green vineyards, and the white-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. Along the way, you can expect a heaped helping of cities and villages, castles and palaces, and hand-carved cuckoo clocks to enhance your time in the most flavorful regions of Europe.

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

18-to-Thirtysomethings:

You. Europe. 26 days. This epic Paris-to-Paris romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t slow down for stragglers. Geared towards budget-conscious travelers eager to check an entire continent off their must-do list in one fell swoop, this adventure will take you from Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, to the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the ancient beauty of Italy’s Florence, the Eastern charm of Budapest and the party capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam. 

Small Group Tour

26 Days

from

CAD

$5,699*

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

18-to-Thirtysomethings: You. Europe. 26 days. This epic Paris-to-Paris romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t slow down for stragglers. Geared towards budget-conscious travelers eager to check an entire continent off their must-do list in one fell swoop, this adventure will take you from Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, to the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the ancient beauty of Italy’s Florence, the Eastern charm of Budapest and the party capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam. 

Tulips fields and windmills in the Netherlands

Custom Netherlands

Let us work with you to tailor a journey based on your travel style and interests. We can use an existing itinerary from one of our many suppliers as a foundation, or build one from scratch to create your ideal vacation. You decide how long you want to stay, what you want to see and experience, and the level of service offered.

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Private Tour

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Tulips fields and windmills in the Netherlands

Custom Netherlands

Let us work with you to tailor a journey based on your travel style and interests. We can use an existing itinerary from one of our many suppliers as a foundation, or build one from scratch to create your ideal vacation. You decide how long you want to stay, what you want to see and experience, and the level of service offered.

Connect with us to start the conversation.

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to change and availability.

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