We know you are spoilt for choice in the Land of Windmills, Tulips and Canals, but let some of our travel agents, who’ve been there and done that, help you chalk out the right itinerary…
Peden Doma Bhutia from Rotterdam
Sanjiv Nangia, Director, Otilla International
For most Indian travellers, scenic beauty, shopping, some soft adventure and tours constitute the main ingredients of their itineraries. Food, for a few vegetarians, holds significant importance. Holland works very well on these parameters. Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hague/Zwolle with a minimum of two or three nights per city are a must to do justice to the destination. Hague offers the typical market squares, coffee houses, night clubs and shopping.
Ketaki Kapur Pantle, Co-founder, Serendipity & Beyond Tours
My journey beyond Amsterdam was an eye-opener. After this trip, we will now have Holland itineraries spanning at least five to seven days. A must-do on the list would be a trip to the windmills of Zaanse Schans, the Henri Willig cheese factory, the Waanders in Zwolle. The theme park – Efteling World of Wonders, will also feature in our itinerary, with atleast two nights at Roode Koper and a day at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet mall. The Inntel hotel at Zaandam is idyllic in terms of location and design and offers great value to discerning travellers.
Rupjeet Saggar, Owner, Sagger World Holidays
I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to be able to experience Holland first-hand. Amsterdam and Rotterdam offer plenty of opportunities for sightseeing. The lovely canals, bicycle-happy locals and cheery flower markets, are what make visitors flock to Amsterdam year after year. A visit to the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s House, Vondelpark and the cheese factory to sample local dairy products are what make the visit to the destination a unique one. Here, one can simply admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills.
Karan Vakharia, Director—Business Development, Pathfinders Holidays
When we asked anyone about visiting The Netherlands, they would only talk about visiting Amsterdam. After my visit to the country, I’d surely like to change people’s perception and say that Holland is much more than only Amsterdam. A day trip to Zaanse Schans would be a perfect thing to do, to explore the Historic windmills and distinctive green wooden houses and to get a taste of the chocolates and cheese at the Henri Willig cheese factory. For shopaholics, the McArthurGlen outlet mall is the ideal place to visit.
Anshu Tejuja, Managing Director, Ashoka Dream Holidays
Holland has a lot to offer in terms of its deep-rooted culture and local flavours. The Zaanse Schans truly captures the culture of Holland in the countryside showcasing the windmills, the cheese factory, cheese farm, the local homes and handicraft. A family with kids must visit the Efteling theme park and enroute, shopaholics can even enjoy lovely deals at the McArthurGlen designer outlet. The city of Rotterdam also offers a bespoke experience since the travel is by foot.
Vidhi Sandal, Director—Operations, 7 Wonders World Travel
Holland is a beautiful place for peace lovers. The trip to the country is incomplete without experiencing the ancient architectural buildings and the lovely picturesque canals. Though the choice of a city depends upon client to client, I feel, Indians love to travel for adventure, luxury, shopping, sightseeing and to top the list is good food at the end of the day. Amsterdam, in Holland, has it all. Add to these Zaanse Schans, Rotterdam and The Hague for a sparkling trip with beautiful memories.