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Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague reopens

2014-06-20 | Holland | No comments

After a huge two year renovation, the Mauritshuis Museum of The Hague is reopening on 27 June. Home of masterpieces such as Vermeer’s  Girl with a Pearl Earring, Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch and  Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson, the museum has doubled in size with the addition of the brand new Royal Dutch Shell Wing. Visitors can take a virtual tour througho...

Cycling in Holland with Freedom Treks

2014-06-18 | Holland | No comments

Holland is the perfect country to discover by bike, and UK leisure cycling company Freedom Treks offers an amazing series of cycling holidays in Holland. From short breaks taking in the tulips of North Holland or the Zeeland Delta, to luxury holidays along the Frisian Sea or Ijssel Lake, it is possi...

Hols in Holland: Hof van Saksen

2014-06-13 | Holland | No comments

Set around a sand-fringed lake, Hof van Saksen is a well kept secret amongst local holiday makers who love its thatched farmhouses in the Drenthe province of northern Holland (just two-and-a-half hour’s drive from the Hook of Holland ferry port). Offering family friendly activities include campfires and rock climbing; bat safaris; raft and go-kart building;…

Events in July: Four Day Marches

2014-06-10 | Holland | No comments

From 15-18 July 2014, the 98th Four Day Marches will take place in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. This annual event, which includes walks of 30, 40 or 50 kilometers , is designed to promote fitness and wellbeing. This year has seen a record 53,844 registrations! For more information, head to www.4daagse.nl/en If you’re taking part, you’ll probably want a…

Easter in Holland

2014-04-02 | Holland | No comments

Easter is fast approaching (18 – 21 April), and Holland is a wonderful place to enjoy it. With spring in full swing and the flower-bulb fields in bloom, there are some wonderful traditions to enjoy. Here are some top tips for ways to enjoy this holiday in style! Visit the tulip fields of Keukenhof, which will…

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Competition: WIN a four night trip to Holland!

2014-03-27 | Holland | No comments

Stena Line has teamed up with Road, Rail and Sea to offer an amazing four-night getaway to Holland! The prize includes: Stena Line return sailings from Harwich to Hook of Holland for two passengers and a car, or two passengers from any Greater Anglia station (includes Liverpool Street in London) t...

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Top spots for taking pictures in Amsterdam

2014-03-21 | Holland | No comments

With its winding canals and cobbled streets, Amsterdam is a highly photogenic city – here are some top spots to take some pictures that will make your trip memorable. Posing in front of / on top of / peeking around the 6’5″ft-tall travelling iamsterdam letters, currently located behind the Rijksmuseum From the “piazza”, or Me...

National Ferry Fortnight: Kids go free!

2014-03-12 | Travel Tips | No comments

To celebrate our brilliant kids go free offer we’re encouraging everyone to embrace life and free their inner child! Kids go free when you take your car on a ferry to Holland on any sailing, any time this year! So get packing and take the kids, their toys, games, skateboards, inflatabl...

Poffertjes for Pancake Day

2014-03-04 | Holland | No comments

Poffertjes are little pancake puffs are a traditional Dutch treat, perfect for Shrove Tuesday. Here’s a recipe, courtesy of dutchfood.about.com: Ingredients: 1 level tsp instant yeast 1 tbsp milk 1 cup buckwheat flour (100 g) 1 cup flour (100 g) 2 eggs 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/4 cups warm milk (250 ml)…

Ferry to Flanders

2014-02-04 | Holland | No comments

This year is the centenary of World War I, so many of you will be considering a visit to Flanders, to honour the fallen and gain more of an insight into the experiences of the soldiers who fought for our freedom. Located just an hour and a half from Hook of Holland, Flanders offers a…

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