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Biking Vacation Holland in Springtime Bike & Barge​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr

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Pre or Post-Trip Extension
Amsterdam · 2 nights $295

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Pre-Trip Extension - Amsterdam

2 nights for only $295

  • Two nights at the Hotel Vondel, Amsterdam
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

Pre Trip Extension AmsterdamMake your own discoveries as you explore Holland’s exciting capital city. Stroll through the Rijksmuseum to view works by the great Dutch masters, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Visit the Van Gogh Museum for an unforgettable look into the famous painter’s life and work. Shop at the floating flower market, or wander along the city’s many canals, lined with pretty gabled houses. See the home where Anne Frank and her family hid and where she penned her famous diary. It’s all here: endless art, culture, history and shopping within easy reach of our centrally-located hotel.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. 

Single Supplement: $245

Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Amsterdam

Depart the U.S. for Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Day 2 - Arrive in Amsterdam

Upon arrival at the Amsterdam airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If any portion of your luggage appears to be lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Please make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you. After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Please wait here while your representative helps make arrangements for your transfer, via taxi or minibus, to our Amsterdam hotel (transfer time is approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic).

Transfers are provided by Schiphol Taxi, who will be looking for you and carrying a VBT sign. You may be approached by other companies offering a transfer. Please use only Schiphol Taxi (telephone: +31 654 354 601 or +31 681 299 101). Transfers provided by any other company will be at your own expense.

If you cannot find the VBT representative, or have been delayed in customs or because of lost luggage, please go to the airport's Red & White Meeting Point and wait there.

Hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm, but the staff will do their best to get you to your rooms as soon as possible. After checking in, you have the rest of the day to relax or to begin your exploration of the city. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations about what to see and do in Amsterdam.

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam

Delve into Amsterdam's cultural and historic riches at your own pace during this independent trip extension. From the Van Gogh Museum to Dam Square, you can expect to find an inexhaustible variety of delights in this cultured capital. Take in the superlative collection of art by Dutch Masters in the Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank's house, including the attic where she and her family famously hid. Our hotel is located near major points of interest, and you'll have ample time to browse Amsterdam's vast array of shops and be entertained by the city's animated street life.

Day 4 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam / VBT Air Package guests arrive

Spend the morning on your own. VBT Air Package guests will be arriving throughout the day. Join your fellow travelers at 6:00 pm in the lobby of the hotel for an introductory meeting with one of our VBT Trip Leaders. Later try one of Amsterdam's wonderful restaurants for dinner on your own. 
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