Day 1 – Rotterdam, City of Architecture
The second-largest city in the Netherlands is a source of inspiration for architecture enthusiasts. The largest port of Europe is the port of Rotterdam. The entire city is built around the harbour and, many impressive big ships will cross the river Maas. The best view is from up on the Erasmus Bridge. Discover Rotterdam by foot and boat and see all the highlights, including the Town Hall, Port, Central Station and Cube Houses.
Day 2 – Floriade Expo 2022, Almere
Starting in the spring of 2022, the International Horticultural Expo, Floriade Expo 2022, will take place in Almere. For six months, they focus on the cities of the future. The main theme is ‘Growing Green Cities’, a theme that is more urgent than ever. Floriade Expo 2022 promises to be an extraordinary event. Visitors will enjoy a unique and meaningful experience, as the expo will invite and challenge them to ‘Explore. Touch. Change.’
Day 2: Pick up at the reception area at 8:30 AM for a tour through the countryside. First visit Zaanse Schans, one of the highlights of the Netherlands. Be part of a vibrant and stunning living and working community that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The village is packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961. Along the way to the fishing villages Volendam and Marken (boat tour to the island included) the guided tour will show the typical Dutch countryside and make a stop at a cheesefarm, where cheesemaking and clogmaking in the traditional way will be shown. Off course, a free tasting of Dutch cheeses is included. Your driver will point out all interesting highlights of the Dutch countryside and you can make photo-stops along the way. Volendam is also a great place for lunch; traditional Dutch herring or baked fish would taste great after a busy morning.
Day 3: The highlight of the tour would be a visit to the Floriade; Expo Floriade 2022 Almere is a six month A1 horticultural exhibition registered by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).Exhibits and presentations at Expo 2022 Floriade Almere will address how the green city concept can be expressed and how urban challenges like feeding the city, improving the health of citizens, ensuring enough green space and reducing energy consumption will be tackled.
3* or 4* category hotel: Centrally located to accommodate your guests on a bed and breakfast bases in Amsterdam or it’s surroundings depending on your budget and travel program.
Bookable: whole year round with a minimum stay of 2 nights