Live like a local: Open Heritage Days

2014-09-05 | Holland | No comments

Every year on the second weekend in September, thousands of Dutch monuments welcome visitors to discover the historical and cultural legacy of Holland during Open Heritage Days. Each year the event has a  new theme – this year the theme is ‘travelling’, with a focus on the infrastructure and aspects related to travelling over land, water and air.

Along with famous and well-known landmarks, the weekend is made truly special as holidaymakers gain access to monuments that are normally closed or restricted. Tourists can visit palaces, castles, old farmhouses and factories for free. Occurring annually in the Netherlands since 1986, the weekend encourages citizens and tourists to enjoy the events. Previously a one-day event, Open Heritage Days will take place on 13 and 14 September over the weekend in the whole of the Netherlands.

Travel to Holland with a car or bicycle with between Harwich and the Hook of Holland, from £59 one way for an adult and car. Stena Line offers twice-daily six-hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Fares start from £118 return for an adult and car. Additional adults cost start from £24 and children (between four and 15 years old) from £12 return. Infants (under four years old) travel free of charge. Cabins start from £20.50 per person each way (based on two sharing). To plan your trip to Holland, visit or call 08447 70 70 70

Travel to Holland with a car or bicycle with Stena Line between Harwich and the Hook of Holland, from £59 one way for an adult and car. Stena Line offers twice-daily six-hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Fares start from £118 return for an adult and car. Additional adults cost start from £24 and children (between four and 15 years old) from £12 return. Infants (under four years old) travel free of charge. Cabins start from £20.50 per person each way (based on two sharing). To plan your trip to Holland, visit www.stenaline.co.uk or call 08447 70 70 70

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