HOLLAND: Golfing Barge Cruise Itinerary
Sunday, Day 1 : Alkmaar
Guests are met in Amsterdam and transferred by private minibus to Panache. Once aboard enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 : Alkmaar to Zaanse Schans
This morning we cruise to Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam, a place renowned for its wooden windmills, barns and houses built in the traditional Dutch style. After 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. Dinner on board.
Tuesday, Day 3 : Zaanse Schans to Haarlem
We enjoy an early morning cruise to the historical city of Haarlem, dating back to the 13th Century. 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. This evening, enjoy dinner ashore at a local restaurant.
Wednesday, Day 4 : Haarlem to Oude Wetering
Optional very early morning tour is to Aalsmeer Flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded here each day. Return to the hotel barge for a breakfast cruise to Oude Wetering, our mooring for tonight. This afternoon marks 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. 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.
Thursday, Day 5 : Oude Wetering to Leiden
After breakfast we cruise to Leiden. Home to one of the oldest universities in the country and the birth place of Rembrandt. Leiden is an historical city full of charm and character. Perfect for those who like to cycle, or simply stroll the banks of the pretty tree lined canals. This afternoon, 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. Return to the hotel barge for dinner on board.
Friday, Day 6 : Leiden to Delft
Morning cruise arriving in Delft by lunchtime, our final mooring for the week. Delft is 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. Following lunch, we depart for Golfbaan Delfland; a challenging course with many water hazards, strategically place bunkers and breathtaking vistas. Tonight enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.
Saturday, Day 7 : Delft
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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