4* Fletcher Hotel, Loosdrecht
Ideally located in the town centre and situated on the shore of the Loosedrechtse Plassen, this is the perfect spot for a getaway. There is a charming terrace which overlooks the marina and is the perfect setting for an evening drink, and the modern, open plan bar and restaurant also affords views of the lake. Bedrooms are attractively decorated and have a TV.
Lift Bar Restaurant Terrace overlooking the marina Wi-Fi TV
Return channel crossing
3 nights dinner, bed & buffet breakfast
3-course dinner with 2-choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Entrance to Keukenhof
Visit to Tulip Farm with coffee/cake & farmer lunch
Steam train ride - one way
We leave early this morning and travel to Dover for our ferry to Calais. We continue to the hotel, arriving with time to settle in before dinner.
Today we make our way through the Dutch Bulbfields to the Keukenhof Gardens. Created in 1949, these spring gardens now have more than 7 million bulbs within 32 hectares, and they are known as the most beautiful in the world.
Tulip Farm & Railway through the Bulbfields
This morning we travel to Slootdorp to visit the tulip farm of Siem Munster. Our excursion includes a short presentation and a guided tour through the greenhouses which house up to 7 million tulips, cold stores and a bunching room. Enjoy a farmer's buffet lunch before continuing to Medemblik where we join the steam hauled railway through the Bulbfields to Hoorn which, depending on weather conditions, will show you the most beautiful colours. We have some free time in Hoorn before returning to the hotel. Please note: The tour of the greenhouses will be replaced by a tour through the growing fields from mid-April depending on growing conditions.
Leaving the hotel after breakfast we return through the Netherlands and Belgium and into France where we reach Calais for the ferry back to Dover. We arrive back to our local area in the evening.