Groups & Special interest

We are proud to offer group programs with a personal touch, and whenever possible we will suggest surprising and original elements. We will enable you to be original and stick out with reasonable rates. Whether you prefer a tour by bus or boat, bicycle or tram, everything is possible.   We listen carefully to your wishes and prepare tailor-made proposals.  We recognize that the organization of the tour must be perfect.
Holland Palette is specialist in art tours and travel for disabled visitors for many years.  We are keen to share special interest themes with you – all of these themes are perfect reasons to organize tours to Belgium and Holland.

Cultural Holland

Your very first visit will be in The Hague, at the Mauritshuis Museum and the Bredius Museum. Three days will be dedicated to exploring Amsterdam, with visits to the Amsterdam Museum, the Rembrandt House, the Maritime Museum as well as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Hermitage Museum and the Frans Hals Museum. You will also have time to enjoy a tour of the canals and have dinner at the “Five Flies” restaurant. On the last day you will visit the national Park Hoge Veluwe,  the Kröller-Müller Museum and “Het Loo” Royal Palace.

 

Bruges, Zeeland, Rotterdam and Gouda

Enjoy the combination of one of Belgiums finest city and Dutch treats.
We will start in Bruges where you will see all the beautiful sights and you will make a boat trip on the canals.
The next day you will meet your guide and travel to Zeeland. This province of the Netherlands has a great history with water. You will learn all about te 1953 disaster and why dykes and locks were built during the visit to Delte Expo Neeltje Jans.
In the afternoon we will visit an Oyster farm and learn everything about growing oyster. Off course you will also get to taste this exquisite product.
The other days of the trip will be spent in Rotterdam and Gouda. You will discover Rotterdam with your guide by coach, on foot and by boat. And you will get to know Gouda and it’s local treat; Stroopwafels.

2017  the year of Mondriaan

Program June 3rd  –September  24th 2017

A 3-day program including the house where Piet Mondriaan was born, followed by the Central Museum to see a vast collection of Rietveld Objects.  The following day, visit the Rietveld Schröder house and visit to the Municipal Museum in The Hague to enjoy the world’s largest Mondriaan collection in a single exhibition. You can see how Mondriaan progressed along his artistic voyage of discovery
The final day visit to the picturesque town of Leiden and the Theo van Doesburg exhibition in the Museum Lakenhal.
Or continue the tour to the Kröller Müller Museum, one of the treasure troves of De Stijl, the Villa Mondriaan, or the Helmond Museum (until Sept 3rd)  for the exhibition ‘Working for a better world ” with the work of Peter Alma, Bart van der Leck, Lou Loeber, Johan van Hell and other members of De Stijl.

Art Program

Four themes stand out; – The middle ages in the Southern Netherlands/Belgium – The 17th Century Golden Age; in the footsteps of Rembrandt, – The impressionists ; Van Gogh and his contemporaries and– Modern art; the Cobra Group and others. Let us combine the four themes for your client, or go into detail and discover the hidden highlights on a single subject.

Cultural Belgium

The departure point of the trip will be at the Margritte Museum in Brussels followed by a visit to the farm of the Hulpe Castle, the St Bavon Cathedral and the Maison Alijn in Ghent. In Bruges you will make stops at the Saint Sang Basilica and the Groeninge Museum. In Antwerp you will stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the famous Rubens House. 

Agri Holland

A global study trip on agriculture in Holland, the most advanced in the world.
We will visit modern and traditional cheese farms in and around Amsterdam.
In this program we will show livestock farming, a tomato grower, a tree nursery, a biological vineyard and a visit to the Agricultural University of Wageningen and the centre of experimental agricultural research.
In Aalsmeer your will learn about the steps regarding the wholesale auction of cut flowers. We will visit a horse milk farm and a self-contained high-tech livestock and fodder farm. Finally you will visit a Dutch specialty; a tulip bulb grower.

Programs for disabled travellers

“Wheelchair tours”; adapted bathrooms at the hotel and in restaurants, all excursions checked for access, extra time in the morning for preparation….still see the highlights of Holland. For mentally disabled guests we avoid visits that might be scary and have the support of the suppliers to make a tour fun.

 

Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg

This trip will start in Belgium with a boat tour on the Bruges Canals.  you will visit the must-see towns of Ghent and Antwerp where you will visit the Rubens House. The day will continue with a visit to The Hague and the Panorama Mesdag cylindrical painting followed by a stop in the village of Delft. Visits of classics like Keukenhof Spring Gardens, the Broeker Auction Museum and a Cheese Factory are included. In Amsterdam we will show you the city from the water by using canal boats. Following you will visit a diamond cutting facility. You will then discover the north of Holland visiting the Steam Train Museum in Hoorn, Medemblik and the Zuiderzee Open Air Museum. You will then travel to Luxemburg with a stop in Brussels.

 

Bicycle tours

Holland is the ideal country for a bicycle tour. There are separate bicycle paths almost everywhere. Some paths lead right through nature reserves, where cars are not allowed. There are hardly any hills and the beautiful cities and attractions are located at short distance from one another.

Modern architecture

Some of the world’s most famous architects have their roots in Holland; the Amsterdam School; Berlage or later Michel de Klerk and his “Ship.” Discover the roots of the group “de Stijl” in Leiden and Utrecht. Dudok in Hilversum and the “functionalists” of which Rotterdam has several fine examples. A specialized guide will take your group around.

Windmill program

The windmills are one of the greatest Dutch heritage. Windmills make part of the symbol of Holland, just like the tulips and the cheese. The Dutch built windmills for many centuries for corn milling, land drainage, saw milling, and in fact all manner of industrial purposes.

Pilgrimage of Holland, Germany and Belgium

Find inspiration by visiting the places that have been visited by the religious for many centuries. Be it in the protestant city of Amsterdam or roman catholic towns like Beauraing and Bruges.

Christmas vibes

Take advantage of your time here during winter to discover the Christmas Markets of Monschau and Brussels. Our guides will introduce you to Brussels and Bruges using their many monuments as a theme. Finally, the Bruges ice sculpture exhibition will take your breath away.

Freewheeling Amsterdam

2 Nights in Amsterdam. Transfers from Amsterdam Central Railway Station or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol followed by a guided tour of Amsterdam. Included is a Holland Pass allowing you free or discounted entrances to museums (including the Rijksmuseum) and other attractions in Amsterdam and other cities. Return transfers.

Ghent, Bruges and Brussels

You will find these 3 towns in Belgium delightful. You will start in Ghent at the St Bavon Cathedral, have a bite in a brewery and tour the canals of Bruges. At Brussels we will finish our city sightseeing by visiting a chocolatier, which will certainly be a highlight.

Amsterdam, tulips, windmills and villages

A classic. Visit the city of Delft and the Royal Delft earthenware factory and Delft Experience. The second day is dedicated to see the windmills of the Zaanse Schans and visiting the fishing villages of Voldendam and Marken. And, of course, a canal tour of Amsterdam. On the 3rd day we will visit the Keukenhof, Holland’s world-famous spring gardens. As of mid-May this will be replaced by a visit to Holland’s miniature village of Madurodam.

Undiscovered Holland

An exploration of unknown villages in an authentic way.
We will visit Schiedam – village of windmills and capital of Genever (Dutch gin) combined with a tour of Rotterdam. The charming and historic University town of Leiden combined with a visit to The Hague. On day 3 we will visit the city of Delft and the oldest city in Holland, Dordrecht, with its picturesque harbour.
In the city of Gouda we will visit the cheese market and the church of John the Baptist with its stunning stained glass windows. Finally, two small villages; Oudewater with its Witches Weigh House and Schoonhoven renowned for its silver industry.

The Belgian Ardennes

Your stay will begin with a guided tour of Dinant followed by a visit to the Leffe Abbey and their famous beerbrewers.  Along the way we will stop in Namur, the capital of Wallonia and will end with a visit of the Annevoie Castle Gardens.