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Amsterdam Festive Light Festival - Staying In Amsterdam Centre

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9163

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days


Enjoy the most wonderful time of year in Amsterdam!

A tourist's visit to Amsterdam is a vibrant journey through a city steeped in history, culture, and modern allure. As travellers navigate the picturesque canals and cobblestone streets, they're greeted by iconic landmarks such as the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and Rijksmuseum, each offering a glimpse into the city's rich heritage.

One highlight of a visit to Amsterdam is the enchanting Amsterdam Light Festival, held annually during the winter months. This dazzling event transforms the city into a mesmerizing open-air art gallery, with light installations illuminating the canals and streets. Visitors can embark on illuminated boat tours, gliding past stunning artworks that play with light, colour, and perception. From intricate sculptures to immersive installations, the festival showcases the creative talents of artists from around the world, captivating audiences of all ages.

Beyond the Lights Festival, Amsterdam's dynamic culinary scene beckons with its eclectic mix of international cuisines and traditional Dutch delicacies. Travelers can indulge in stroopwafels from local markets, savour Indonesian rijsttafel, or sample fresh herring from street vendors.

At night, the city comes alive with its lively nightlife, offering everything from cosy brown cafés to pulsating clubs. Whether exploring historic neighbourhoods like Jordaan or soaking in the electric atmosphere of Leidseplein, Amsterdam promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor, blending old-world charm with contemporary flair.

We stay on a B&B basis for 3 nights at the ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera. Your hotel is centrally located, so you won’t have restrictions on your time in Amsterdam, with restaurants, shops and attractions within walking distance.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy Amsterdam at its festive best at a special price, just for special people like you!

An ideal choice for:

* Friends and family looking to get away together and have some fun
* Anyone wanting to just enjoy a festive weekend in a magical, illuminated city
* Anyone wanting to experience a short European weekend
* People who love staying in the centre of exciting Amsterdam
* Christmas shopping, food, drink or history lovers

Valid passport required for travel

PRICE FROM ? £379 per person
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Day 1

Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point and get comfortable as you head to Kent to join our ferry at Dover for the crossing to France. On arrival on the continent, you’ll continue through Belgium and into Holland. Arrive in Amsterdam and check in at your centrally located hotel with free time to go and explore the city by night if you wish.

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours as you please. Explore Amsterdam easily on foot but taking a boat trip is a must! Boats leave regularly from opposite Centraal Station or near Rijksmuseum and Heineken Museum. Cruise through a luminous celebration of art installations, illuminated bridges and Dutch style buildings – a once in a lifetime magical experience. You can eat, drink, shop and be merry. Otherwise, just kick back and relax in one of the most amazing cities in Europe.

Day 3

A leisurely breakfast this morning and head back into the main central hub or make your way to Museumplein (about 30 minutes stroll) where you’ll find the incredible Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and many more. Museumplein also transforms into a charming Christmas Market Village by the way! Wander back after dark and you’ll see the city transform into an illuminated wonderland. Enjoy your final evening in Amsterdam.

Day 4

After a final breakfast, join the coach and bid farewell to Amsterdam as you head back towards the port. After crossing the channel back to the UK, sit back and relax as we whisk you back home expecting to arrive back late evening/early hours subject to traffic and travel.

Tour includes

  • Return ferry crossing Dover / Calais
  • 3 night's hotel with hot & cold buffet breakfast
  • Free time in Amsterdam
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Valid passport required for travel
£50 deposit per person applies on these departures


INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Discover the vibrant and captivating city of Amsterdam, where rich history, artistic heritage, and modern culture intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. From its iconic canals and historic buildings to its world-renowned museums and lively neighborhoods, Amsterdam offers a diverse array of attractions for every visitor. Stroll through the charming streets of the Jordaan district, explore the masterpieces at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, and immerse yourself in the poignant history of the Anne Frank House. Whether you're cycling along picturesque canal paths, enjoying a leisurely boat tour, or savouring the local cuisine at a cosy café, Amsterdam promises an adventure filled with memorable moments and enchanting discoveries. Join us on a journey through this dynamic city and uncover the many wonders that Amsterdam has to offer.

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ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera Amsterdam

Nestled in Amsterdam's bustling centre, the ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera seamlessly blends urban vibrancy with contemporary comfort. Its prime location grants easy access to iconic landmarks like the Royal Palace and Anne Frank House. Featuring snug accommodations, a stylish bar offering refreshing drinks and snacks, and complimentary Wi-Fi, guests can unwind after exploring the city's rich culture. Experience Dutch hospitality at its finest in this dynamic and inviting hotel (please note that as with many such hotels in Europe, there are no complimentary tea & coffee making facilities in the bedrooms).

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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