- Can I draw up my own plan for a day trip?
Yes, as a rule you can.
- Can I see what Holland is famous for, like tulips,
Dutch windmills, clog making and cheese making during the trip?
Yes, these typically Dutch sights and activities can be included
in the programme of HollandTheRideway.
- Can we visit a Dutch cheese market?
Yes, for example against the historic backdrops of Edam,
Gouda and Alkmaar. HollandTheRideway can also organise cycle rides or guided
these Dutch cheese centres.
- Can we go and see the tulip fields?
HollandTheRideway can organise a fascinating sightseeing tour
through the Dutch tulip fields in full bloom, for example
on our way to the
Keukenhof, the famous tulip gardens that show the Dutch tulip
at its most beautiful.
There are also tulip festivals. The
is from the end of March until the end of May. Flower parades
are organised in August and September.
- What other flowers can be seen outside the tulip season in
There are a number of flower auctions open to visitors and
there are flower parades in August and September. Of course,
there are also a great many private flower gardens open to
- Can we visit well-known Dutch cities like Edam, Gouda,
Volendam and Delft?
All the places of historic interest in the Netherlands
can be visited.
- Are there any other interesting cities in
the vicinity of Amsterdam?
Holland is a country that has a high city density. In the
vicinity of Amsterdam there are a lot of fine cities
and towns besides
Marken, Edam and Volendam.
- Can we go and see the Van Gogh paintings during our
Yes, we can. We can also organise a sightseeing tour
to the area in which Van Gogh painted during his so
Another famous Dutch painter we can include
in the programme
Vermeer. We can visit the site where he painted his
View of Delft.
Other Dutch painters we can include in our programme
Rembrandt and Mondriaan.
- Does Holland have any museums that are very special?
Holland is the country that has the highest museum
density in the world with about 1200 museums, so
you are bound
to find something
that suits your taste.
- Can I find out more about Anne Frank's life?
Amsterdam has the famous Anne Frank House, but there
are also places outside Amsterdam that call up
- Can we find any information about / traces of "the
Arnhem Battle" during our trip?
Yes, we can organise a trip to the battlefields of the Second
- Can we visit the Dutch hydraulic-engineering works?
Yes, we can. There is a variety of possibilities. A visit to
these milestones of Dutch civil engineering can, for example,
be combined with a sightseeing tour of the historic cities
- Can we visit areas below sea level?
Yes, we can visit an area that is on the UNESCO World Heritage
List , for example on a daytrip from Amsterdam.
- Can I find out a bit more about my Dutch ancestors
during our trip?
Of course HollandTheRideway can take you to the places in which
your ancestors lived. We can also visit the historic dwelling
places of ancestors of famous Americans like F.D. Roosevelt.
Furthermore, genealogical resources are available at archives
which can help you with your search for ancestors.
- Can I go and see Jewish cultural heritage in the Netherlands?
Both in Amsterdam and elsewhere there is evidence of the rich
Jewish life in the Netherlands, for example synagogues and cemeteries.
I go to a spa during the trip?
There are some spas in the north and in the south of the Netherlands
that can be visited on the trip.
- What is included in the price of the trip?
Included in the price are: picking you up and dropping you at
the place of departure, expert guiding and assistance, non-alcoholic
beverages and typically Dutch sweets like "Haagse Hopjes" (coffee-flavoured
candy) and "Bitterkoekjes" (Dutch almond macaroons).
- How many people will be on the same trip?
You can come on a trip on your own, i.e. a private trip, but
it is also possible to travel in a group of three or four.
The maximum number of people on the MPV is eight.
- Do we travel long distances?
Holland is a small country. The longest distances are 200 kilometres
(east-west) and 300 kilometres (north-south).
- Will I be accompanied by an expert guide?
Yes, you will be accompanied and guided by a fully qualified
- Can we stop at any given moment to take pictures?
That’s possible, but we have to take into account the traffic situation and the amount of time available.
- Can we do any shopping during our trip,
e.g. buy souvenirs or Delft blue
Yes, you can. It is, of course, also possible to buy typically Dutch
souvenirs later via the Internet.
- Can we have lunch or dinner at a restaurant
during our trip?
Yes, you can. There are a large number of restaurants
that have typically Dutch food on the menu.
- Do you make hotel reservations? Yes, if you stay in the reserved hotel will be part of a HollandTheRideWay tour.
- Can you arrange accommodation
on trips of more than one day?
HollandTheRideWay specializes in organizing daytrips, but we can arrange accommodation on trips of more than one day.
- Are there any special places
to spend the night?
There is a large variety of special hotels and guesthouses
that offer bed and breakfast. We advise you to book well
If you wish to make reservations, HollandTheRideway can be
- Are there any timeshares in Holland?
Yes, there are several places that offer timeshares in Holland
including Zandvoort and Port Zelande. If you wish to stay in a timeshare rental in one of these locations,HollandTheRideWay can arrange daytrips to be included in your holiday.
As with hotels and guesthouses we recommend that you book well in advance of your travel dates.
- Are any special trips possible, like a
boat trip, a cycle ride or walks?
Yes, they are, provided you let us know in advance what you
want. Holland is a country of polders, lakes and rivers
boat trips can be included in the programme. Holland also
has an extensive and safe system of cycle tracks
- Are trips
all over Holland possible?
We can take you anywhere in Holland.
- Are trips to neighbouring
countries like Belgium and Germany possible?
Yes, they are, provided the distance is not too long
for a daytrip.
- Can you give guided tours in Amsterdam? As a rule we do not do guided sightseeing bus tours in Amsterdam. If you wish we can arrange guided walks and bike tours in Amsterdam and other towns in Holland, if you let us know well in advance.
- Are there any destinations that are especially
interesting for women?
There are several destinations that may be interesting
for women, for example
the Museum of Bags and Purses
and the Perfume Bottle Museum.
- What programmes are possible for
children, e.g. theme parks?
Holland has about ten theme parks, for example
Six Flags and the Efteling, a
number of other beautiful amusement parks, some
splendid Zoos and other
attractions that children are interested in,
like for instance Madurodam, The
Hague's miniature city.
- What can you show me about the Dutch struggle
against the waters?
HollandTheRideway can show you many dams, dikes,
remains of dike
breaches, polders, ring canals, pumping stations
(even the steam pumping
stations of the World Heritage List), locks,
weirs and museums and exhibitions
focused on civil engineering.
In the programme we can also include the latest developments
in the field of water storage, water discharge and water management
increased global warming.
- Can the latest developments in the field of nature
management in Holland be included in the programme?
Yes, they can.
Our Holland Floodproof tours will show you some interesting sites.
- Which places of interest on the World Heritage List
can be visited in
There are currently six Dutch properties on the World Heritage
List. Most of
them can be visited without booking in advance. It is possible
to visit more
than one property on one daytrip.
- Is it possible to visit an oil refinery? Yes, we can arrange a visit to an oil refinery in the Rotterdam port area.
- Which attractions in Holland will give us a good impression of Holland
Waterworks, Unesco World Heritage sites, historical town centres, unique Dutch landscapes, central river region, windmills, tulips fields, cheese farms , flower auction, modern masterpieces of architectural design, large bike storage sheds and homes of the locals.
- What’s the difference between Holland and The Netherlands? Historically Holland is the western part of the Netherlands. Because it was (and it still is) the most important economic part of the country, the name Holland became a description of the country as a whole.
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