HOLLAND: Golf Cruise Itinerary
Sunday, Day 1 : Delft
Guests are met in Amsterdam and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Panache, a town well known for its pottery ceramic products which were styled on the imported Chinese porcelain of the 17th century. This beautiful, unspoilt town is more than 750 years old, and began as the home port of the Dutch East India Company. Once aboard enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Time to enjoy Delft before dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 : Delft to Leiden
This morning we cruise to Leiden. Following lunch, we depart for Golfbaan Delfland, a challenging course with many water hazards, strategically place bunkers and breath taking vistas. After lunch we take a scenic cruise to the historical city of Leiden, home to one of the oldest universities in the country and the birthplace of Rembrandt. There is an opportunity to take an early evening stroll or cycle before dinner on board.
Tuesday, Day 3 : Leiden to Oude Wetering
This morning after breakfast, tee off at Koninklijke Haagsche, the Royal Hague Golf and Country Club considered one of the most beautiful in the European Continent. The course consists of 18 holes situated in an undulating dune landscape, providing impressive views. This afternoon we cruise to Oude Wetering, our mooring for tonight. Free time this evening to cycle along the many towpaths around the lake or visit a local cheese market, in the nearby medieval town of Gouda. The large Gothic church of Sint Janskerk in Gouda is known especially for its magnificent stain glass windows, for which it has been placed on the UNESCO list of Dutch monuments. Dinner on board.
Wednesday, Day 4 : Oude Wetering to Haarlem
An optional very early morning tour to Aalsmeer Flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded here each day. After breakfast, we experience a cruise highlight, with a walk through the world famous Keukenhof Gardens. Known as the garden of Europe, with more than 100 acres filled with over 7 million flowering bulbs, we stroll through breath-taking waves of colour on this unforgettable half day excursion. This afternoon we cruise to Haarlem, dating back to the 13th Century. Haarlem is home to the Frans Hals Museum founded in 1862 with its vast collection of Old Master. This evening, enjoy dinner ashore at a local restaurant.
Thursday, Day 5 : Haarlem to Zaanse Schans
We enjoy an early morning cruise to the historical city of Zaandam. After an early lunch, enjoy a round of golf at Kennemer Golf and Country Club. Founded in 1910, the course is about 1.5 km from the sea and consists of three series of nine holes. Return to the barge for dinner on board.
Friday, Day 6 : Zaanse Schans to Alkmaar
This morning we enjoy a breakfast cruise to Alkmaar, a beautiful coastal town famous for its traditional cheese and clog making. After an early lunch depart for our afternoon of golf at Amsterdamse Golf Club. Founded in 1934, it is one of the oldest clubs in the Netherlands, typical characteristics of the course are water hazards with reeds. Tonight enjoy the Captains Farewell Dinner on board.
Saturday, Day 7 : Alkmaar
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Amsterdam.
- This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. The itinerary is in the reverse direction on alternate weeks.
- Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.
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