Amsterdam and Delft
- 5 Days
- From £549
- Catch the direct Eurostar service from London or Ebbsfleet International to Amsterdam
- Spend time in Amsterdam, discovering the city’s famous museums, galleries and canal-lined streets
- Discover the City of Orange – Delft, famous for its pottery and connections with painter Johannes Vermeer
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 4 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps, guides and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Make your way to London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet and check in for the new direct Eurostar service to Amsterdam. Your journey will take you under the English Channel, through Brussels and Rotterdam, arriving into Amsterdam in just under 4 hours.
On arrival, head for the Max Brown Hotel Museum Square (or similar) and check in for a 2-night stay.
Amsterdam is one of Western Europe’s top travel destinations, with a beautiful cityscape made up of Golden Age canals, gabled houses, narrow streets and picturesque squares. Not to be missed attractions include the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House and the Rijksmuseum.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Do as the locals do and hire a bike to explore the city! There are numerous places which offer bike hire near the station, or we can book bike tours either around the city or the surrounding countryside. Please ask for details.
It’s just an hour’s journey from Amsterdam to Delft and your ticket will be ‘open’ which means that you can travel whenever you like.
Once you arrive in Delft, check in for 2 nights at the BW Museumhotels Delft (or similar). Once you’ve settled in at your hotel, it’s time to head out to begin your exploration of this quintessentially Dutch town.
Delft is famous around the world thanks to its connection with Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer and the distinctive Delft Blue earthenware, which you can buy all over the city. Don’t miss a visit to the Vermeer Centre to learn about ‘Dutch Light’ and see the studio where some of the artist’s most famous works were painted.
You can also visit the factory where Delft pottery is made or learn more about the history of Holland at the Museum Prinsenhof. The best views in town can be had from the top of the Nieuwe Kerk tower.
After a leisurely breakfast in your hotel, head back to the station and catch a train to Brussels, via The Hague or Rotterdam. After an easy change at Brussels Midi station, board the Eurostar back to the UK.
TMR RECOMMENDS: You will need to travel back to Brussels via The Hague (pictured) or Rotterdam, so you might like to take the opportunity of stopping in one of these fascinating cities for a night or two.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The Max Brown Hotel Museum Square is situated in Amsterdam’s museum district, close to the famous Vondelpark. Bedrooms are decorated in a modern style with a small desk, a safe and cable TV. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel and there is also a 24-hour bar.
Located in the centre of Delft, the Best Western Museumshotels offers comfortable accommodation within easy walking distance of the city’s main sights. Classically designed bedrooms are equipped with cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities (on request) and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is also a welcoming bar and a 24-hour reception, where bike hire is available.
Upgrade your accommodation
Occupying neighbouring canal houses along the famous Prinsengracht canal, the Hotel Pulitzer offers luxury and style in the heart of the city. All 230 bedrooms feature marble bathrooms with heated floors as well as flat screen TVs and typical Dutch decoration. Enjoy classic dishes at the canal-view restaurant or a drink in the courtyard bar.