DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT HOTEL
Today you arrive at your hotel. Take a walk and enjoy the wide space around you.
DAY 2: THE COUNTRYSIDE
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 have a lunch with sandwiches and cheese.
DAY 3: BROEKERVEILING MUSEUM
Water plays an important role in Westfriesland. Potatoes, vegetables and cattle used to be transported over the water in open barges. Westfrisian gardeners pushed the barges with a pole to the oldest auction in the world, originated in 1887, to sell their vegetables and fruit. The auction in Broek op Langedijk is still in use for visitors of Museum BroekerVeiling. At the auction you can bid yourself on local products and hopefully you pay a good price for the potatoes.
DAY 4: SAND AND SEA
The best place to recover from all the impressions during this relaxing holiday is the beach. 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 5: ON THE WATER
You can 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 go swimming.
DAY 6: WESTFRISIAN FOLKORE IN SCHAGEN
In the summer the historic centre of Schagen is dominated by the Westfrisian Folklore Market. For 10 weeks you can visit the market on Thursday with a different theme every week, such as costume, dance and music or old crafts. You can stroll through the streets, across the cozy square and enjoy the unique procession. During this procession, the horses pass by with authentic carriages and farm wagons accompanied by people in original Westfrisian costume.
DAY 7: ALKMAAR
The Cheese Market in Alkmaar dates back to the 14th century and nowadays thousands of visitors from around the world visit the Waagplein for its cheese market, a particular spectacle which includes a market filled with cheese and hauling cheese carriers. There is much more to experience than just cheese. Join our guide during a city walk to make sure that you discover the most unique spots in Alkmaar.
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’!