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By booking this package with Great Value Vacations, you’ll discover the secrets and rich history behind the Faces of Holland. The Faces of Holland, the iconic must-see attractions in the Netherlands include canals, windmills, tulips, cheese, cycling and Dutch masters.
Holland is an amazing country that is so much more than windmills and tulips. A land of great culture and history, this amazing package will help you to learn and explore more about this great land. Arriving in Amsterdam, the capital city, you will make your way to the 5 Star Hotel NH Barbizon Palace which will serve as your home base for four days and nights. During your stay you can walk the streets soaking up the local culture with visits to the Rijksmuseum or the Stedelijk Museum to gaze upon works of art by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian. Or take a boat ride along the many canals that earned the city the nickname of “Venice of the North”. In the evenings you can sample the nightlife of this vibrant and modern city.
On day five you will make your way Southeast to Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands and a city renowned as an international seat of higher education. For the next two nights you will stay at the 5-star NH Hotel Utrecht. From this beautiful hotel you can make your way out to visit one of the many universities that dot the city. Or for more cultural pursuits you can visit the many museums (check out the Money Museum of the Royal Dutch Mint or the Railroad Museum) during the day and sample the exciting theatre culture by night, a vibrant arts scene that is second only to the capital city of Amsterdam.
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Take a 5-minute walk to a national treasure of the Netherlands, the magnificent Dom Tower. The impressive Jaarbeurs Convention Center is also a quick walk from the hotel, affording an easy commute for guests in town on business. The many attractions of the Netherlands are within easy reach, as cars and public transportation can carry you to Amsterdam, Amersfoort, and Hilversum within 30 minutes. Our staff at NH Utrecht will be happy to provide you with bikes and scooters as well as the maps and information you might need to fully explore Utrecht on your own.
In addition to its 276 stylishly comfortable guests rooms, the NH Utrecht hotel provides extensive meeting facilities comprised of 8 fully equipped, multi-functional conference rooms and 23 elegant executive boardrooms. Conduct a meeting on one of the hotel's top floors in the glow of natural light as the city stretches out before you. The NH Utrecht's conference rooms are characterized by spacious yet efficient layouts in an overall peaceful setting, with staff available to assist with any audio-visual needs.
This luxury city-center hotel is great for a stay in Amsterdam, minutes from The Old Church and Dam Square. Easily explore cultural sights like Amsterdam Museum and Anne Frank House.
Don't miss out on a sauna, a steam room, or a fitness facility. This hotel also features an airport shuttle, valet parking, and concierge services. Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or dine in your room with 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Business travelers will appreciate free Wi-Fi in public areas, as well as a business center, limo/town car service, and small meeting rooms. 12240 sq ft (1137 sq m) of event facilities at this hotel include a conference center, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Make yourself at home in one of 274 guestrooms featuring minibars and coffee/tea makers. Wi-Fi keeps you connected, and cable TV is available for your entertainment. Beds feature signature bedding and down duvets, and conveniences include cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds.
Canals in Amsterdam
In 2010, the canal ring in Amsterdam was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and 2013 will find the entire city celebrating the 400th anniversary of these famous waterways. The canals were initially built for water management and for the transport of goods, but today they primarily serve recreational needs, from boating and sighting to dining and romantic walks.
Rent a bicycle
The Dutch and their bikes are inseparable. It’s not a form of transportation; it’s a way of living. In Holland, the best way to travel along the canals and busy roads is by bike, especially in the capital. You can bike along the canals of Amsterdam, coast along the Dutch shoreline, cycle through the colorful flower bulb fields, pedal along through meadows dotted with cows and windmills and much more!
Alkmaar Cheese Market
The city of Alkmaar is famous worldwide for its cheese market. Since 1593, cheese carriers using traditional sleds carry thousands of kilos of cheese from the ‘Waagplein’ square to the weighing house. What used to be the serious business of weighing and negotiating has turned into a popular attraction for visitors interested in learning about the Dutch way of life.
Gouda Cheese Market
The Gouda cheese market is held during July and August in front of the Gouda City Hall and the Cheese weighing building. Gouda is known for its quintessential Dutch cheese which represents about 60 percent of Dutch cheese production.
As the National Museum of The Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum is home to a wonderful collection of Dutch art and history. During a visit to the Rijksmuseum, you will be immersed in Dutch history and culture by seeing some of the world’s greatest masterpieces.
The former residence of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn has been restored to its former glory; the way it was when Rembrandt lived here in the 17th century. Everything’s there: his studio, his living quarters and his art. You’ll most definitely be surprised by his curiosity cabinet.
Edam Cheese Market
In the Middle Ages, the Edam cheese market was the hub of the city. It was where farmers brought their cheeses to be weighed, sold, and exported all over the world. But in 1922, the cheese market was closed when cheeses began being made in factories. Now, Edam has restored the farmer’s cheese market to its former place and holds historic reenactments during the summer.
Van Gogh Museum
No other place in the world has so many paintings by Vincent van Gogh under one roof. The collection consists of more than 200 canvases, 500 drawings and 750 written documents. Together, these provide a fantastic insight into his life and work. Until April 2013, the collections are on view at the Hermitage Amsterdam.