Floriade, Amsterdam & Keukenhof Bulbfields
Friday 29 April 2022 (5 Days)
From 14 April 2022, Almere will be the stage for the Floriade Expo 2022 International Horticultural Expo for six months: the greenest day out. Once every 10 years Floriade is the park to enjoy the scent and colour of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit. The Expo offers 40 inspiring country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture programme.
Floriade will be an extraordinary experience for young and old in 2022. Don’t miss it!
Keukenhof, the most beautiful Spring garden in the world
Keukenhof is one of the world's largest flower gardens, situated in the town of Lisse, in the Netherlands. According to the official website, Keukenhof Park covers an area of 32 hectares and approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the gardens annually.
Visit the world-famous 17th century capital of Holland. Enjoy the historic buildings, beautiful museums and pleasant ambiance. Go for a boat tour on the canals, stroll through Vondelpark, and go shopping in the inner city. Amsterdam is a unique city!
This is the city of Rembrandt, Anne Frank, the Red Light District, Johan Cruyff, and the Dutch East and West India Companies; there’s a world of fascinating stories, spellbinding art and architecture that has stood the test of time.
The picturesque city of Delft lies on the River Schie between Rotterdam and The Hague. Its historic Old Town is bordered by canals and home to a delightful market square, many churches, and a number of well-preserved medieval-era houses.
In addition to being an important university city, Delft has long been associated with trades and industry, in particular the manufacturing of Delftware, a world-famous form of pottery that has been around since the 17th century and is now experiencing a comeback (you'll recognize it from its distinctive blue and white colouring). In fact, much of the town's most significant architecture dates from the 1700s, when the pottery's popularity was at its peak.
Novotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a beautifully designed hotel at a very convenient location, within walking distance of Hoofddorp Station, 4 minutes by train from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 20 min by train from Amsterdam's city centre. It is the perfect hotel to explore Amsterdam and the region or for organizing a meeting or congress. Discover the excellent service and first class facilities of this brand new flagship property.
Thanks to its location close to Amsterdam Airport and with quick access to the city centre this hotel is the perfect spot to explore Amsterdam and the rest of the region. It is also the perfect venue for a good night sleep before an early flight. Nice walking and cycling tracks are located just outside the hotel and bikes are available for rent. You can also jump on the train and visit one of the many museums in Amsterdam or take a tour on the canals. In spring, the famous Keukenhof is a must-see.
Day 1 – Depart South Yorkshire and make our way south to Dover for the short sea ferry
crossing to Calais. We cross over into Belgium then Holland arriving at our excellent
4 star Novotel late afternoon.
Day 2 - Full Day to Floriade
Day 3 - Free day to explore Amsterdam
Day 4 – After breakfast we head for Keukenhof Gardens (entry included)
We depart mid afternoon for Delft, famous for the pottery.
After some free time to explore this beautiful town, we return to the hotel early evening
Day 5 We depart the hotel and return to Calais for our late afternoon ferry back to Dover arriving home late on Monday night
Coach from South Yorkshire (see departure points below)
Short Sea Ferry Crossing (Dover-Calais)
4 Nights Bed & Breakfast
4* Novotel, Amsterdam Airport
Easy 20 mins train ride into the city centre
Entry into Keukenhof Gardens
Entry into Floriade
Free time in Delft
Children under 15yrs: £399 (based on sharing with 2 adults)
Single Supplement: £172 (double room, single occupancy)
Initial Low Deposit: £30
Further Deposit of £70 required by 1 October 2021
Balance Due: 19 February 2022
Not included: City tax must be paid by the individual directly to the hotel in cash, when checking out.
It will be approximately 26 euros (£24) per room per stay (exact amount TBC)
Departure Points: M1 Junc 36, Rotherham, Catcliffe, Sheffield, Norton and Chesterfield