Spring into Holland

1st – 7th May 2016 (6 nights)pdfdownload


See the colour of Holland in Spring

This tour has been designed for those with limited time available or who prefer not to drive long distances. It is centered at an excellent campsite on the coast which is just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Katwijk aan Zee, one of the Netherland’s best-known seaside resorts. The site is well-served by public transport and you could take advantage of the free time to visit the Hague, seat of government and home to the International Court of Justice, or, perhaps, the old university city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace. Both cities are about a 30 minute bus ride away.

Amsterdam is a 30 minute train journey from Leiden Central Station. However, the trip does include an excursion to the Netherland’s capital city where we will take a cruise through the Canal District, one of the best ways to see the city, especially if it is for the first time.

Of course we couldn’t be in Holland in early May without visiting the Keukenhof gardens, the largest Spring garden in the world; 7 million flower bulbs, mostly daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, are planted every year. There are also seven special show gardens, each reflecting the latest trends in horticulture. You will be free to wander through the 79 acre site at your own pace and, perhaps, pick up some inspiration for your own garden.

There is also a full-day excursion to Delft, home to the distinctive blue-and-white porcelain. We will have a guided tour of the pottery which produced the first ‘Delft Blue’ in 1653. There will be an opportunity to visit the historic centre of the city with its rows of gabled houses, almshouses and the Prinsenhof, former residence of the Princes of Orange. Here, between the City Hall and Nieuwe Kerk, you will find up to 150 stalls selling cheese and other foods, antiques, books and bric-a-brac, and just five minutes walk away on the Brabantse Turfmarkt is the colourful flower market with dozens of flower merchants and thousands of flowers for sale.

Please note that no pets are allowed on this tour due to restrictions at the campsite

Spring into Holland
Day One – Sunday 1st May
We meet up today at our campsite in Katwijk for our six night stay. This evening we join together for a welcome drinks reception

Day Two – Monday 2nd May
A free day, time to relax, take a walk into town or down to the sand dunes. This evening we will have a group dinner in the campsite restaurant

Day Three – Tuesday 3rd May
An excursion to Amsterdam today, including a Canal Cruise to see this wonderful city from the water. Plenty of free time to allow you to wander around the streets, shop, window shop or visit one of the many museums

Day Four – Wednesday 4th May
A day for you to revisit Amsterdam via the local bus and train, or stop off to visit the old town of Leiden

Day Five – Thursday 5th May
Excursion to Delft to visit the Delft Pottery Factory and later in the day you will be taken into the town centre where the weekly market will be in full swing, some 150 stalls to view

Day Six – Friday 6th May
Our excursion today will take you to the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, one of the most photographed gardens in the world. You will be free to wander through the gardens and pavilions at your own pace

Day Seven – Saturday 7th May
The tour ends today


Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000



  • 6 Campsite nights with hook-ups
  • Drinks reception
  • Group Dinner with wine in the Campsite Restaurant
  • Excursion to Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Excursion to Delft
  • Visit and Guided Tour of Delft Pottery
  • Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens, including entry ticket
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

This tour will start and finish in Katwijk to allow customers the opportunity to extend their holiday on either side of the tour, but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour Directors on the outward and return journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf 


  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60 day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • 1 x Campsite in Kent with electric hook-up
  • 1 x Campsite near Calais with electric hook-up
  • Dinner in the Campsite Restaurant
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome


Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000