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Topic: Holland

  • VBT Traveler Shirley D. Visits Ancestral Home in the Netherlands

    Located about 30 minutes north of the town of Harlingen is the small farming community of Sint Annaparociie. Perhaps best known as where Rembrandt got married in 1634, the village is the capital of the Het Bildt municipality and is a primarily farming and fishing community. It also happens to be the ancestral home of VBT traveler Shirley D., who… Read More

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  • Learn about Frisian Cuisine on the islands of Texel of Terschelling

    The Wadden Islands are an archipelago that forms much of the European barrier to the North Sea.  The westernmost group—called the West Frisian Islands— belongs to the Netherlands feature vast sandy beaches, miles of car-free bike paths, unique seafaring traditions and amazing local cuisine. Thanks to fresh seafood, foraging expertise and an unlikely scenario that brought them a famous fruit,… Read More

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  • 5 Comparable VBT Tours in Different Countries

    If you’re thinking about where to take your next vacation, the breadth of our line of active tours may prove somewhat overwhelming considering you can bike or walk you way through 26 countries on 5 continents with us. We want you to find the perfect itinerary for your preferences. Perhaps nothing is more rewarding than a glass of wine after… Read More

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  • Top Moments of Cultural Discovery on VBT’s New for 2016 Active Tours

    The best way to become immersed in the local culture of any destination is by learning about the native history, traditions, and cuisine first-hand. This is why we tie in engaging group activities—off our bikes—into our daily itineraries on our active tours so our guests can feel like travelers, and not tourists. We’ve already announced five, brand-new biking tours in… Read More

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  • Biking Friesland — Holland’s Most Unique Province

    The province of Friesland in northern Holland is unique for both its cultural and geographic characteristics. Bound by the Wadden and North Seas, Freisland consists of a large area of mainland Holland, as well as an archipelago including pastoral islands like Vlieland and Terschelling. Once part of ancient Frisia, the province still maintains much of the cultural identity that has… Read More

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