Dutch water world
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in Western Europe and three islands in the Caribbean.Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction that lowered the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas, peat extraction continued through turf dredging.
Nearly 17% of the country’s land area is reclaimed from the sea. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta.
PARK HOTEL BILDERBERG (FIRST NIGHT)
DUTCH FARM – GIETHOORN (SECOND NIGHT)
Hoeve (farm) Montigny is situated in the top north-western part of the Overijssel province, close by the national parks De Wiedenâ and De Weerribben. A 10.000 ha wide national park, unique for north western Europe.
THE DELTA WORKS
Delta Works protect against the sea. Big floods are regularly breaking news around the globe and have always been a great threat to the Netherlands which are partially below sea level. The Delta Works have been declared by the U.S. Society of Civil Engineers as one of the even wonders of the modern world.
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Giethoorn used to be a carfree town known in the Netherlands as “Venice of the Netherlands”. Giethoorn has over 150 bridges. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (nowadays there is a cycling path), and all transport was done by water over one of the many can
Overnight stay Hotel and Dutch Farm
Continental breakfast 2x, Dinner 2x – Lunch 3x
Day 1 Arrival, transfer to Zeeland / the delta works, lunch, Rotterdam harbor sightseeing by boat, dinner at Hotel New York – evening Rotterdam!
Day 2 Transfer to Kampen, old city visit – fish tasting, lunch, Giethoorn visit, boat tour, dinner in Giethoorn, evening/overnight stay Dutch farm
Day 3 Powerboating extra option* on IJsselmeer, lunch together, transfer to airport 13.30
Organized transfers between programs with small taxi bus, walk and/or bike.
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