Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Hauge, & Rotterdam

April 12-19, 2024

$5,795

Moderate

Not the sort to watch the world go by? These packages are perfect if you enjoy getting out in the world and being on-the-go! Enjoy longer walking tours and days full of fun activities punctuated with time to rest.

Join WTA on a magical trip to Amsterdam during the most beautiful time of the year, Tulip Season! Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is renowned for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and the Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy many historic buildings and the most picturesque sites the city has to offer. In addition to its rich history, the Dutch have a knack for cultivating tulips, with fields full of magnificent flowers that will be a sight to see during our visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. You will also want to venture to notable cities like The Hague and Rotterdam, where you will explore lush, green, canal-laced landscapes adorned with windmills. Indulge in authentic local cuisine in each city and delight in local cheese and clogs.

Itinerary

Day 1 – April 12 – Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). Private transportation will take you to your accommodations for the week. After settling into your hotel, your group will get to know each other over a local welcome dinner.

Note: We recommend your flight from the US arrives before 11 am on April 12 to allow adequate time to join the day’s activities. If you wish to arrive one day early, on April 11, charges for the additional night’s stay can be added to your invoice.

Day 2 – April 13 – Today, you will take a memorable tour of the Anne Frank House. Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank as she went into hiding in the Secret Annex. Jewish Anne Frank hid in 1942 from the Nazis during the occupation of the Netherlands; two years later, she was discovered and died in 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The Diary of Anne Frank was written while she and her family were in hiding during WWII as they attempted to evade the Nazis. Her famous diary was found and is the most well-known diary of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

Day 3 – April 14 – Your group will spend today at the famous Keukenhof Garden, known as the Garden of Europe. This is one of the world’s largest flower gardens and is found to be the most beautiful in spring. Keukenhof Park covers an area of 32 hectares and has approximately 7 million flower bulbs planted annually. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture all of the vibrant colors and unique displays at the Keukenhof Garden! This evening, your group will celebrate a wonderful week in Amsterdam.

Day 4 – April 15 – FREE Day. Enjoy shopping throughout the city, or take a scenic bike ride through the countryside. Cycling in Amsterdam is the most authentic way to travel. There are around 515 km (320 miles) of dedicated cycle lanes in Amsterdam, making it the perfect setting to cycle the city or beyond. The countryside area is famous for its quaint villages, historic towns, farms, nature reserves, and lakes. You will have many opportunities to stop and take one-of-a-kind photos of the picturesque sights.

Day 5 – April 16 – Today, you leave the city of Amsterdam and head to The Hague, the capital city of South Holland. Check into your accommodation before venturing out for your private guided walking tour of the city. Notable sites include Binnenhof Court of Parliament, the Royal Palace Noordeinde and its lush gardens, and many local monuments. In the evening, indulge in a delectable group dinner.

Day 6 – April 17 – Day trip to Rotterdam for a private walking tour of the city. With stops such as “Swan” Bridge, Market Hall, the Cube Houses, and St. Lauren’s Church, Rotterdam has much to explore. Enjoy a local lunch in the city center of this major Dutch port city before heading back by train to your accommodation in The Hague.

Day 7 – April 18 – FREE Day. Explore The Hague at your own pace. If art is calling your name, head to the art district and check out any of the many museums or galleries. Stroll down Grote Marktstraat, one of the most popular shopping streets, where you can explore and grab a bite to eat. In the evening, you will celebrate an incredible week with a group farewell dinner.

Day 8 – April 19 – Depart The Hague via train for your return to Amsterdam. You will depart back to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) for your connecting flight to the US. Your departure flight needs to leave after 12 pm to allow time to return to Amsterdam.

*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and is subject to change.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 8 days & 7 nights’ accommodations
  • Single occupancy, boutique hotel
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transportation
  • Keukenhof Garden Tour
  • Anne Frank House
  • Hauge City Tour
  • Rotterdam City Tour
  • FREE DAY to explore
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAY)
  • Daily group dinner
  • COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare from the US to Amsterdam Airport Schipohol (AMS)
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional excursions and tours not listed above
  • Gratuities and tips for personal services

Karamel McCoy

Host

What can I say…I love the world! Not just some of it, ALL OF IT. I travel because I’m curious, thrive in new cultures, and need a change of scenery more than the average person. The creation of WTA is the product of the faith I had to create a space for women just like me. When we travel together, I feel whole and in bliss being with my tribe. I’m inspired every day by the extraordinary women that travel with WTA. I’m a better person because of Women Travel Abroad. And I thank each and every one of my travelers for having faith like me and believing that world travel together is possible. Cheers to 23 trips and 154 WTA travelers and to 100 more trips and 1,000 more WTA travelers in the future!

Travel Insurance

Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.

Suggested Travel Insurance companies are below. Ensure you inquire about a “Cancel for Any Reason” plan.

 

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Additional Information

  • Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
  • Monthly minimum payment of $400 is required on the first of every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
  • Final payment must be made 90 days before the trip date.
  • A 50% refund can be requested prior to 6 months before the trip start date found in your invoice.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 6 months of the trip date found in your invoice.
  • A $250 penalty will be charged for any outstanding balance after the final payment date found in your invoice.
  • For inquiries, contact wtaadmin@womentravelabroad.com