The Holland - Leiden Untour
Book an Untours Holland vacation package and look forward to some fantastic sightseeing! You'll see windmills and canals and so much more! Leiden's infectious vitality and Amsterdam's cultural riches will captivate you.|
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WHAT TO DO ON YOUR HOLLAND VACATIONDay trips and Sightseeing: Holland (or correctly: “The Netherlands”) is a great little country that offers picturesque towns, superb museums, beautiful canals, windmills, excellent bicycling and exuberant flower exhibits. Will there be enough to do for 2 weeks? You bet. You’d need more time than this just to visit all the major museums. Besides, Belgium is not far either. Cities include: Amsterdam, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam, Haarlem, Utrecht, Gouda. There is surely no single place in Europe with more world-class museums per square mile than Holland: Leiden alone has 12 museums, including the National Antiquities and Ethnology Museums; Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Kröller-Müller Museum, Porcelain Factory in Delft, Mauritshuis in The Hague, Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. Visits to the Keukenhof in Lisse, or the Aalsmeer Flower Auction will put flower lovers into seventh heaven. The windmills that everyone thinks of when they think of Holland are close by: Molenmuseum “De Valk” in Leiden, and The Kinderdijk between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. Even brief ventures into Belgium: Brugges (3 hours) and Brussels (2.5 hours) are possible.
Off-the-beaten-track treasures that can’t be beat: Try a walking tour of Amsterdam and a tour of seventeenth-century Dutch Masters on display at the Rijksmuseum, both led by our staff person Marike, who is a knowledgeable museum guide, or attend a concert at the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw. Visit the Aalsmer Flower Auction. Even the humble pleasures of buying fresh bread and pastries at the bakery down the street or shopping for bread, cheese, spices, fish or flowers at Leiden’s open-air market are unforgettable on a Dutch Untour.
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Dee McConnell - Transportation Specialist and Co-Team Leader - Switzerland and Holland Untours
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Here's what our customers say about how much there is to do in Holland:"Edmond was a wealth of knowledge - very friendly and informative. We enjoyed our 5 hour walk around Amsterdam immensely!" Linda Buttimer
"Our greeter at the apartment was Eakaterina ( I probably did a job on the spelling) was excellent. She also was our Leiden walk tour guide. We had a great time. She was amazing. Marike gave an excellent tour of Amsterdam. Her knowledge of Amsterdam's history and art was excellent. Both walks were a special touch." Judy Trask
"We had our own personal tour of Den Haag with Janet, which was very interesting and informative. She also did a great job with our own personal orientation, helping us to find all the things we needed in close proximity." Ruth Gage
"Everything was excellent--we loved every day of it." Stephen Littlejohn
"The rail system is superb and makes it easy to travel around the country. The city of Leiden is an excellent home base -- it is charming, has a great windmill museum and a nice combination of student- and permanent residents." Karen Andrews
"Leiden is a perfect base. We would not want to be in either Amsterdam or Rotterdam. We were delighted with the wealth of music recitals we were able to enjoy in Leiden." Margaret McLean
"Leiden was a great location--in itself and for it's easy access to so many other towns. We love staying in one place and getting to know an area well. Untour made it so easy to get there, settle in and make it our home for two weeks. The welcoming food, the guide books and maps, the orientation, etc----it seems you've thought of all the little things to make it easy!" Ann & Sanford Mazeau
"Entire experience was excellent" Jack & Ann Vernon
"We feel that Leiden is a wonderful "home town" when visiting Holland. It is well situated for rail connections to the rest of the country, and at the same time, there are so many things to do in town. We found that the 8-day train pass was just about right (we purchased only one additional ticket." Ann Heath
"We like the independent travel and flexibility Untous offers. We really wish we had discovered Untours earlier in our retirement years." Arthur & Margaret Gaisser
"Leiden is the ideal city for an Untour because of its beautiful museums, its walkability, the ease of using buses locally and trains for visiting other cities. We enjoyed not having to deal with a car. Lennneke was a terrific hostess and guide - our favorite by far! Also great to have Marike to get us started in Amsterdam!" Larry & Cathy Dinnean
"There is so much to see and do in Leiden, one could spend the entire two weeks there. We loved the market days." Katherine Powell & Steve Bowser
"Leiden is the perfect city to be based in. We walked everywhere, there were great restaurants, everyone was friendly. Lenneke was very nice and helpful. The train system was great!" Jean Polk
"We didn't think anything could measure up to our two Swiss Heartland untours, but this was just as great - different, but so enjoyable. The combination of rural and city pleased us. We loved Holland and kept busy every day. Every day was an adventure: museums, walking the streets, eating on the canals at night, exploring other towns. Everything was convenient to Leiden." Rodgers & Alexandra Smith
"The superb Dutch train system makes Leiden an ideal central location." Judy & Chuck Gibbon
"Leiden as our home base is vibrant and probably a microcosm of all of Holland." Doug & Judy Campbell
"We especially liked the location of our apartment, both being in Leiden and the part of Leiden we were in." Mary &