NZD 408 per day
Amsterdam Super Saver 2: Windmills, Delft, The Hague and
Madurodam Day Trip
ACTIVITIES / SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Amsterdam Super Saver 2 combines two best selling tours at a discounted price. Start the morning with a tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam before spending the
afternoon in Delft, The Hague and Madurodam. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Amsterdam, this full-day super saver tour gives you a delicious taste of Holland. Even
better, you'll enjoy an approx. 12% discount when you buy these tours in this way.
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Trip (Morning)
The tour firstly takes you to the famous windmills, wooden houses and old-fashioned stores of Zaanse Schans, where you will visit a wooden clog factory. Next, you'll drive to the
famous fishing villages of Marken and Volendam on the Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). On your way you will stop off at a cheese factory, where Dutch cheeses are still being
made in the traditional way.
Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Half-Day Trip (Afternoon)
Your next destination is the picturesque town of Delft for a visit to one of the famous Delft blue potteries, Delftse Pauw. The blue-and-white pottery became famous as a 17thcentury duplicate of Chinese porcelain. From Delft you will continue your journey to The Hague, former capital of the Netherlands, passing such famous sites as the Houses of
Parliament, Peace Palace and the Binnenhof.
the final highlight of the day is a visit to the famous miniature town of Madurodam - Holland in a Nutshell. The canal houses of Amsterdam, the Alkmaar cheese market and parts of
the Delta Works are all replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. Windmills turn, ships sail through the harbor and trains travel across the city on the world's largest miniature
Entrance fee to Madurodam
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Boat ride (optional, no extra charge)drop-off
Electric Lady land
Even if you didn't eat a space cake before visiting Electric Lady Land – the world's first museum of fluorescent art – you're gonna feel like you
have. Grey-ponytailed owner Nick Padalino has his art gallery/shop upstairs, and the glow-in-the-dark 'museum' is in the basement. It's
really just a small room with Nick's psychedelic sculpture on one side, and cases of naturally luminescent rocks and man-made glowing
objects (money, government ID cards etc) on the other side. Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles' 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' and other trippy
tunes play on the stereo while Nick lovingly describes each item in the collection. Check out the mind-blowing info on the fluorescent
rabbit, and wow your friends with the fact that the most naturally fluorescent place on earth is…drum roll…New Jersey, USA (lots of
incandescent minerals in the ground there). Allow a good hour to visit.
Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise
ACTIVITIES / BOATING & CRUISES
Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals at twilight and enjoy a delicious pizza as you cruise. This evening tour is the perfect
introduction to Amsterdam, and great fun for all the family!
After boarding your cruise, you'll order the pizza of your choice. While enjoying an appetizer, your pizza will be delivered straight from
the oven to the boat. Enjoy unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during your cruise.
All great pizza deserves an equally tasty dessert, so dig in to your Ben and Jerry's ice cream while you cruise along Amsterdam’s lovely
illuminated canals, passing the city’s famous gabled houses.
RESTAURANTS / INTERNATIONAL
Admired by gourmets citywide, De Kas has an organic attitude to match its chic glass greenhouse setting – try to visit during a
thunderstorm! It grows most of its own herbs and produce right here (if it's not busy you might be offered a tour), and the result
is incredibly pure flavors with innovative combinations. De Kas keeps the selection simple – one set menu each day, based on
whatever has been freshly harvested. Reserve in advance.
Japanese Pancake World
RESTAURANTS / JAPANESE
This little restaurant has a worthy global mission: to spread the addictive taste of Japanese pancakes outside Japan. At the continent's
only shop specialising in okonomiyaki (literally 'cook as you like'), you'll get your pancakes in a hot iron dish with your choice
of fillings (meat, seafood, veggies, cheese) topped with flakes of dried fish. There are barely two dozen seats: we love to perch at
the back counter and watch the chef work his magic. Reservations recommended.
Letter to My Best Friend
Hi Daniel. This is Lars here. I’m going on a trip
to Holland. It’s gonna be great, don’t you
think? I will be flying on a plane to Schiphol
(Amsterdam) costing $8,829.92. This is almost
half my budget but then again it is the most
expensive part of it all. I can’t wait for my visit
to Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise. It is gonna
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Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise
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5 Useful dutch phrases
1. Waar is ... ?= Where is ... ?
2. Wie ben jij?=Who are you?
3. Waar ben jij?=Who are you?
4.Goede dag=Good day
5.Ik kom uit .....=I come from .....
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The Netherlands, like the 17 other countries in the eurozone, uses the euro as its official currency. The value of
the euro vs. the American dollar fluctuates continuously; for the latest rate, check a reputable online currency
converter such as Xe.com. (Note that there is often a commission on top of this to convert your home currency
into euros.) The euro is common to 17 European Union member countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia,
Slovenia, and Spain), as well as seven other countries worldwide. The common currency eliminates the
headaches that European travelers experienced prior to the euro's introduction, when it was necessary to
convert from one currency to the next each time a national border was crossed.
Euros come in both coins and banknotes. Coins are minted in values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, as well as € 1 and
€ 2; all feature Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on the reverse (with the exception of some special-issue coins),
while the € 1 and € 2 have a distinctive two-tone composition. Banknotes come in denominations of € 5, € 10,
€ 20, € 50, € 100, € 200 and € 500. (There are no € 1 and € 2 banknotes; these are circulated exclusively as
coins.) In practice, coins tend to be prominent in the eurozone than in the U.S. (where even dollar coins have yet
to take off), so a coin purse can come in handy if your wallet doesn't have a dedicated coin pocket. Also note
that many local businesses refuse to accept banknotes over € 100, and some even draw the line at € 50; this is
usually indicated at the cashier's desk.
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