FEEL FREE AND RELAX

8 days/7nights from € 599 per person

Westfriesland is a unique region in the North of Holland and completely surrounded by the Westfrisian Circular Dike. In this area you will find all the beauty that The Netherlands has to offer: tulips, windmills, cheese, a rich history, dikes, beaches and Amsterdam is just a stone’s throw away. During this holiday you feel free while exploring the countryside and some historic towns in a very special way.

        What’s included

Bed & Breakfast
Bike rental
Boat or canoe rental
Visit Zuiderzee Museum
Historic ride by Steam Tram
Travel plan

                         Optional Add-ons

    • International Flights
    • Car rental
    • Theatre and sport event tickets
    • Private and group excursions

A perfect mix of culture and nature!

During this holiday you discover all the beauty that Holland has to offer in just one area, called West-Friesland. The traditional Dutch way to discover this beautiful region is a bike ride along the green pastures full of cows and sheep where in the spring the tulip fields colour the horizon.

Along the way you will find countless authentic villages and historic towns, like Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik. Every town offers a great mix of museums, shops and entertainment. When you wander through the narrow streets and across the squares, you will pass the most beautiful buildings that reflect history.

On the lake IJsselmeer you can practice various water sports, especially for kite surfers it is a true paradise. To discover the hidden gems of West-Friesland, you rent a boat. During a trip through the polder you experience even more the beauty of the wonderful landscape.

On hot summer days you cool off by the sea and at the end of the day you watch the sunset while enjoying a drink in one of the many beach pavilions.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT HOTEL

Today you arrive at your hotel. Take a walk along the lake and enjoy the wide space around you.

DAY 2: ENKHUIZEN

A beautiful route by bike or by car takes you over the historical ‘Omringdijk’ to Enkhuizen. Here you visit the Zuiderzee Museum where you will see how people used to live.

DAY 3: STEAM TRAM

Your journey back in time starts in Hoorn where you step on board of the Museum Steamtram that will take you from village to village across the Westfrisian countryside to Medemblik. Here you have time for a lunch or some shopping. In the afternoon the old-fashioned steamer with a fantastic saloon-deck sails along the coast of lake IJsselmeer to Enkhuizen. From Enkhuizen a regular train takes you back to Hoorn. You can also take your bike with you during the journey and cycle back to your hotel.

DAY 4: BIKING

Follow one of the many bicycle routes through the characteristic villages. Enjoy the beautiful views over the meadows and tulip fields. Take a break on the way for a coffee with delicious Dutch pastry and lunch with sandwiches and cheese.

DAY 5: HOORN

In Hoorn you will encounter the history of the powerful Dutch East India Company during the 17th and 18th centuries. You can visit a museum to learn more about about this important and at the same time dark period. The history of the town is not just on show in the old centre, it can also be seen in the harbour. The nicest way to get to know the city is to take a city walk with a guide. The walk takes you past the best spots. After you enjoy sitting on a terrace or go shopping and you end the day with a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants.

DAY 6: ON THE WATER

Today you may rent a (electric) motorboat and go on your way for a beautiful trip through ditches and canals. Along the way you will pass the best spots for fishing and picnics, and if the weather is nice you can even swim.

Do you prefer sailing? Then you can also rent a sailing boat for a spectacular trip across the lake Markermeer. Sail to Volendam and pay a visit to this characteristic Dutch fishing village.

DAY 7: BEACH

The best place to recover from all the impressions during this holiday is the beach. You can go to one of the beaches along the lake or you you will visit the North Sea coast. On hot summer days you can cool off by the sea and at the end of the day you can watch the sunset while enjoying a drink in one of the many beach pavilions.

DAY 8: TOT ZIENS!

All good things come to an end. Take the wonderful memories of this holiday back home and of course we hope to see you again in Holland. We say ‘tot ziens’!

The Drommedaris in Enkhuizen

Enkhuizen

Biking

Medemblik old steam train

Steam Tram Hoorn-Medemblik

On the water

The beach

Restinn Oosterleek

The farm with detached hotel rooms is located directly on the Westfriese Omringdijk at the Markermeer. Here no sounds of fast driving traffic but it is all nature that you hear … the wind, the water, the many meadow birds and the sound of silence.

The menagerie of horses, sheep, chickens, peacocks, goats and dogs is for the owner of the hotel rooms a pure hobby. Here there are no active agricultural activities anymore. The lake, at 1 minute walking distance, is an excellent place for everyone who likes swimming, sunbathing and fishing.

Made to measure holidays!

The excursions during the holidays are our personal recommendations, but of course we can adjust the program to your preferences. The order of the itinerary may change because of the opening days of the cheese market and folklore market. When the attractions, such as the Keukenhof, are closed, you can be assured that we offer you a nice alternative for that day.

We will do anything to adjust your holiday to your wishes.