Dutch Delights - Fortress & Gardens 2024

5 days from £ 699.00 *

Extra Discounts for Our Club Members - £5.00 annual Membership

Dutch Delights - Fortress & Gardens 2024

 5 days Coach Holidays
Departing: June 2024
From£ 699.00   *  Price shown: 09 June 2024

Dutch Delights - Fortress & Gardens 2024     

5 Day Tour
Dutch Delights - Fortress & Gardens
Discover Noord Brabant
Love the Netherlands but done Amsterdam, Keukenhof and clogs? Then come and discover another side to this friendly little country on this brand-new tour which showcases some of the delights of North Brabant and the truly amazing Castle Gardens of Arcen. 

Based in the very heart of charming 's-Hertogenbosch, discover this historic city bursting with its distinct joie de vivre, explore the extraordinary fortress city of Heusden and take a stroll through one of the country's most beautiful gardens.

The 5-day tour also takes in Nuenen, the delightful village where Vincent van Gogh lived, worked and produced a quarter of all of his works  

Your tulip time holiday stays very close to Keukenhof Gardens itself and is well situated for a visit to the heart of the bulb growing region. 

Your holiday includes a day out in Amsterdam and Volendam
What The Price Includes
  • Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast 
  • Dinner on the first & last night of your stay 
  • Included excursions as stated
  • Heusden guided walking tour 
  • Local Worstenbroodje & coffee - Heusden
  • Heusden Boat trip 
  • Entrance to Kasteeltuinen Arcen including gardens & castle
  • Nuenen guided walking tour 
  • Entrance to Van Gogh Village Museum 
  • Light lunch at Opwetten Watermill 


DAY 1 - After joining your holiday coach, you travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais, then continue to Holland via the auto-routes of France and Belgium and check into your hotel in the centre of 's-Hertogenbosch for your 4-night stay. Bed & breakfast daily with dinner included in the hotel on the first and last night of your stay

DAY 2 -  4 - At leisure with two or three included excursions 

Your hotel is centrally located in the capital of Noord Brabant, 's-Hertogenbosch (Duke's Forest), known as Den Bosch (the Forest). It's best known as the birthplace of 15th-century painter Jheronimus van Aken, who later took his surname from the town and is remembered worldwide under the name Hieronymous (or Jeroen) Bosch. Den Bosch is an ancient city, full of history and friendly people with a real joie de vivre lifestyle and atmosphere. There are many attractive old streets, a great cafe scene, magnificent fortifications and a fascinating century-old system of canals and waterways all within the city walls. Known as De Binnendieze, the restored waterways have been designated a conservation area since 1972. There are plenty of cafes and restaurant within easy walking distance of the hotel and you may like to try a local Bossche Bol (a kind of large profiterole) before you leave!


Fortress Town of Heusden (All tours)

Travel back to a bygone era and the picture-postcard little Brabant fortress town of Heusden. You can expect picturesque old streets, narrow alleyways, countless centuries-old, beautifully preserved buildings and facades with magnificent stonework as well as antique tile-roofed houses and a lovely yacht harbour - all wrapped in a fortified river-moat which still retains its triangular ravelins (island-bastions). You may like to stroll atop the fortifications for a view of the marina and the Meuse river or take it easy in one of the pleasant terraces that look out onto the main town square. The Visitor Centre, centrally located in the former town hall, houses a model of the amazing fortifications. A local English-speaking guide will take you on a 90-minute walking tour to show you the must-see sights of this beautiful fortified city and you will make a stop at a local bakery for a typical Brabant 'Worstenbroodje' (a kind of sausage roll) and a cup of coffee. Then an included one-hour boat trip (steps up/down) will let you view the town from a different perspective as well as admire the Dutch landscape with windmills, bridges, cows and birds. Head back to Den Bosch later on for some free time

Castle Gardens of Arcen 

In the picturesque town of Arcen, nestled between the Meuse river and the German border, lies a fantastic garden complex on a 32 hectare castle estate. Stimulate your senses, experience history, and discover a variety of unique gardens created around a historic country seat with its 17th century castle. Enjoy beautiful flowers and plants in more than 15 unique gardens, such as the Rosarium with over 8,000 rose bushes, the Eastern Water Garden or the Bamboo Forest. Soak up the scents and colours in the gardens with their many ponds and waterfalls. Each garden in Kasteeltuinen Arcen offers a new green experience. NB not all paths are fully accessible but the castle staff can provide an accessible route through the gardens if required. Complete your day with a visit to the monumental castle or maybe relax in one of the on-site restaurants with stunning views of the gardens.

Van Gogh Village - Nuenen 

You don't have to be a huge art lover to appreciate a visit to the little village of Nuenen where Vincent Van Gogh lived and worked from 1883 to 1885. This is where the artist created one quarter of his work as well as his first masterpiece 'The Potato Eaters' and is today an historic location with no less than 23 sites and buildings of Van Gogh significance. Follow in Vincent's footsteps with a brief walking tour of the village conducted by an informative English-speaking guide and enjoy included entrance to the extraordinary Van Gogh Village Museum which opened in Spring 2023. You will be taken on an interactive journey into Vincent's world and thoughts and the unique Lightlab provides an immersive experience where you can experiment with light and colour to bring Van Gogh's artistic development to life. The museum is fully accessible with a lift. Round off your visit with a light lunch at the nostalgic Opwetten Watermill which Van Gogh painted in 1884.

Return Day - Drive back to Calais today and the return ferry crossing to Dover

Hotel information

Golden Tulip Hotel Central - 'S-Hertogenbosch
Golden Tulip Hotel Central - 'S-Hertogenbosch
Golden Tulip Hotel Central, 's-Hertogenbosch

This historic 4* hotel is located in the heart of 's-Hertogenbosch, overlooking the medieval market square and has been run by the Rademaker family since 1905. 

There is an elegant brasserie style restaurant as well as a friendly bar and unique 14th century vaulted cellar breakfast room. 

A top floor fitness centre offers great views of 13th century St John's Cathedral. Smart and comfortable guestrooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, safe and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a lift

NB There is restricted vehicle access to this hotel and the coach drops off and picks up 100m from the hotel. Porters will assist with luggage between the coach and hotel

Single Room Supplement from £ 135.00

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 7 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Price shown is a Guide and is subject to confirmation at Time of Booking as Prices can go Up or Down .

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09 June  2024
£ 699.00
Members      £ 689.00

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