2022 New Year In Holland
Welcome 2023 in Holland and join in the party with this new New Year's break. Based just outside Rotterdam on the busy Nieuwe Maas River, enjoy some of the more unusual Dutch traditions from eating 'OIiebollen' to diving into the icy North Sea (participation not required!) as well as a good old traditional New Year's Eve celebratory party night with a sparkling toast to see in the New Year! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDAY 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, you make your way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Drive through France and Belgium and onto your hotel just outside Rotterdam for your 3 night stay. Dinner, bed & breakfast
DAY 2 - NEW YEAR'S EVE
Head off today to the picturesque historic town of Delft. The exquisite town centre is like a time capsule, having changed little since the glory days of the Golden Age. Stroll the narrow, canal-lined streets or maybe visit the Royal Delft Pottery Museum, manufacturer of the famous Delft Blue since the 17th century (entrance not included - approx. €14 in 2021). Things start to wind down on New Year's Eve around midday so head off to Rotterdam, funky and edgy and full of crazy, innovative architecture, to join an included harbour cruise for a unique view of the shipyards, docks and thousands of containers awaiting shipment from one of the world's largest ports. Head back to the hotel to get ready for this evening's New Year's Eve Party with a festive buffet dinner and musical entertainment. At midnight raise a glass of bubbly and see in the New Year with an 'Oliebol' - a deep fried bun to ward off evil spirits! Bangers, crackers and lots of noise generally accompany the stroke of midnight and on a clear night you may be able to see the city fireworks form the hotel.
DAY 3 - NEW YEAR'S DAY
After a late breakfast, it's off to the coast to blow the cobwebs away at the much-loved North Sea resort of Scheveningen with its very striking pier. The New Year's Dive sees the spectacle of 10,000 brave swimmers plunge into the water together - it's cold, it's bold and it's great to watch from dry land! The tradition dates backs to 1965 and gives the town a real party atmosphere. Head back to the hotel this afternoon for your farewell dinner this evening.
DAY 4 - Travel back through Holland, Belgium and France to Calais for the return to England arriving back early to mid-evening. Back to top
DELTA HOTEL, VLAARDINGEN
Passing container ships and the Port of Rotterdam form the backdrop of the modern 4* Delta Hotel Vlaardingen. Its unique waterfront location, right on the bustling Nieuwe Maas river, offers fascinating views over the busiest port in Europe with the to-ing and fro-ing of the large international vessels and tankers that visit.
The trendy interior has a nautical theme in keeping with the surrounds. Smart guestrooms offer free WiFi, TV, small fridge, tea & coffee making facilities (NB Supplement of €25 applies to a river view room per room per night - subject to availability).
The Grand Cafe and Brasserie Restaurant offer informal, contemporary dining with river views. There is a lift. Watertaxis from the hotel take approx. 10 minutes into Rotterdam itself (please ask at hotel for details). Back to top