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2022 - Amsterdam Light Festival

4 Days from £299.00

12/01/2022 00:00:00

From its canals to its world famous museums, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Although an excellent short break year round, during the winter Amsterdam lights up. From the start of December until mid-January, artists from around the world illuminate the city’s architecture to create the Amsterdam Light Festival.

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Tours in this Itinerary

Departing
Wed 12 Jan, 2022
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4
Price
£299.00
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Days
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Wed 12 Jan, 2022
ILLAMS 1
4
£299.00

A Short Round Up -

  • Return Dover – Calais ferry crossings
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast
  • Return Coach Travel


About the Festival -

Amsterdam Light Festival strives to create innovative and unique works of art

The Amsterdam Light Festival strives to inspire, with a host of talented artists, designers and architects contributing to this open-air spectacle. The light installations featured are all created especially for the festival.  Stroll along the canals to see them illuminated with artworks. You could also cycle among the masterpieces to fit in with the locals and have a truly Dutch experience!

During the day, Amsterdam has plenty of other art to enjoy! It is awash with museums and galleries for those with an interest in art such as the incomparable Van Gogh Museum! Or if you just wanted to see the city aglow, there are lots of other fascinating museums just waiting to be explored! Why not visit the Anne Frank’s House or the Rijksmuseum. Furthermore, engage in a Heineken experience or enjoy the sparkle of a free Gassan Diamonds tour. There’s so much variety packed into this city, it’s not surprising it’s one of the must-do European destinations.

When your feet begin to ache, sit back and relax in one of the many canal side cafes and restaurants. This is especially exciting during the light festival, as the rippling waters glisten with the reflected lights. 


Tour Itinerary -

Day 1
Travel to Amsterdam

Travel to Dover for your short sea crossing and continue your journey to Amsterdam.  Upon arrival, check in to your chosen hotel and, if time allows, begin exploring this fantastic city.

Day 2
Amsterdam

A full day to explore this cosmopolitan city. Enjoy an optional visit to Gassan Diamonds to have a guided tour of this famous Diamond Factory or include an orientation tour of Amsterdam with a tour guide showing you the main sights. The rest of the day is free to explore this unique city with its famous tree-lined canals and preserved 17th century gabled houses. In the evening Amsterdam comes to light with its Light Festival. Walk or sail alongside light sculptures created by leading artists and beautifully illuminated buildings and bridges.

Day 3
Amsterdam or Volendam and Cheese and Clog Factory

Have another free day in Amsterdam exploring the many museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Anne Franks House. Enjoy a cruise on the famous canals or take a seat in the many canal side cafes and restaurants and sample some Dutch delights. Alternatively take a trip to Volendam, a pretty Dutch fishing village north of Amsterdam, where the locals still dress in traditional costume. There are plenty of tourist shops and restaurants (try the local smoked eels!) and the possibility to take a local ferry to the nearby island of Marken. On the return a stop can be made at ‘De Simonehoeve’ to see demonstrations of cheese and clog making.

Day 4
Return to UK

Enjoy a final stroll along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals before beginning your homeward journey.  Travel to Calais for the return ferry to the UK.


Your Hotel

The 4-star Holiday Inn Amsterdam Arena Towers is located in the center of Amsterdam Southeast, the most dynamic entertainment area of Amsterdam. It offers free WiFi throughout the entire hotel and modern guest rooms with a personal pillow menu.

Each room includes an LCD TV with international channels, free tea/coffee facilities and a minibar. The private bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower.

The hotel's Open Lobby restaurant offers an all day dining experience where you can eat, drink, work, meet, relax and socialize. It serves a varied menu made with high quality ingredients. You can also grab something from the To Go Café that serves Starbucks products, or order in from the 24-hour room service. The Healthy Start breakfast buffet includes several kinds of bread, cheeses, meats, boiled eggs, vegetables and fruit juices. A dairy breakfast is also available providing cereals and yoghurt. Coffee and tea are included.