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City Breaks

City Breaks in The Netherlands

The friendly cities of the Netherlands offer up a wealth of different experiences to the visitor, from dynamic, modern Rotterdam, with its futuristic architecture and great shopping, to the stately streets of The Hague and atmospheric, ancient Delft. The star of the show, however, is undoubtedly Amsterdam, with its celebrated art galleries, beautiful canals and bohemian atmosphere.

During the festive season, many Dutch cities, including Amsterdam, Valkenburg and Maastrict, play host to lovely Christmas Markets, which are perfect getaways to enjoy holiday cheer, sample regional specialties and stock up on fabulous gifts and beautiful decorations.

Whether you’re interested in being part of a city tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from.

The country has excellent train and ferry connections; our journey planner shows you how to travel by Amsterdam by train. Featured below are some of the best city breaks to experience what the urban centres of the Netherlands have to offer, all of which are easily reachable by train or ferry.

Bruges canal taken by Beespoke Tours

Cycling Tour from London to Bruges with Beespoke Tours

Discover why Belgium is so much more than chips and Trappist beer (without striking those off the list either!) cycling through the beautiful Essex countryside and along the famous dutch dykes to arrive in the fascinating medieval city of Bruges.


1 May to 1 October
Beespoke tours at London St Pancras

Cycling Tour from London to Amsterdam with Beespoke Tours

Cycle besides rivers, ancient woodlands, farmlands, quiet villages, sand dunes, tulip fields and of course, windmills on this 50 mile a day trip. If you’ve never sampled the dreamy idyll that is the Dutch cycle network, this trip is a must.


From 1 May to 31 October

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