Groups & Special Interests
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 stand 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 to you – all of these themes are perfect reasons to organize tours to Belgium and Holland.
You will start at the city of The Hague, with a visit the Mauritshuis Museum and the Bredius Museum. Afterwards you will be exploring Amsterdam, with the possibility to visit all or some of the following museums: Amsterdam Museum, Rembrandt House, Maritime Museum, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Museum, Frans Hals Museum, etc… As well you will have time to enjoy a tour through the canals. 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 Belgium’s finest city and Dutch treats. You will start in Bruges where you will see all the beautiful sights as well as a boat trip through the canals.
The next day you will travel to Zeeland, which has a great history with water. You will learn all about the 1953 disaster and why dykes and locks were built during a visit to the Delta Expo. Afterwards you will visit an Oyster farm and learn everything about growing oyster and have a small tasting of their product.
The other days of the trip will be spent your time discovering Rotterdam and Gouda.
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.
Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg
This trip will start in Belgium with a boat tour through the Bruges Canals and visit the towns of Ghent and Antwerp where you also will pay a visit to the Rubens House. The trip will continue with a visit to The Hague and the Panorama Mesdag, followed by a stop in the village of Delft. Visits of classics like Keukenhof Spring Gardens, the Broeker Auction Museum and a Cheese Factory can be included. In Amsterdam we will show you the city from the water. You will then discover the north of Holland visiting the Steam Train Museum in Hoorn, Medemblik and the Zuiderzee Open Air Museum. Afterwards, you will travel to Luxemburg with a stop in Brussels.
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.
A global study trip on agriculture in Holland, the most advanced in the world. You will visit modern and traditional cheese farms in and around Amsterdam. During 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 center of experimental agricultural research. You will also learn about the steps regarding the wholesale auction of cut flowers and visit a tulip bulb grower. We will visit a horse milk farm and a self-contained high-tech livestock and fodder farm.
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.
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.
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.
Really discover the capital of Holland. We can include return transfers from Amsterdam Central Railway Station or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol followed by a guided tour of Amsterdam. We will provide you with a Holland Pass allowing you free or discounted entrances to museums (including the Rijksmuseum) and other attractions in Amsterdam and other cities.
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.
An exploration of unknown villages in an authentic way.
We will visit Schiedam – village of windmills and capital of Genever (Dutch gin) located in the western part of Holland, combined with a tour of Rotterdam. The charming and historic University town of Leiden combined with a visit to The Hague. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 preparatio and 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.
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.