2022: Liberation of Holland

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75 + 2 Anniversary Tour 2022
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9 Days / 8 Nights
Availability : May 2 - Only one departure!
Start: Amsterdam, Holland
End: Amsterdam, Holland

HONOURING THE 75+2 ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION IN 2022

8 nts Arnhem

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Join us, May 2022, for the postponement of the 75th Anniversary events, to give our thanks and remembrance to the Canadian veterans who liberated the Netherlands from the Second World War.

Embrace the Dutch and Canadian celebrations in a series of events and tours that promise to come back safer, healthier, and more exciting than ever – all to honour those who did the impossible, up against all odds, so that we could have peace today.

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Minimum Tour Capacity:20 Travellers per 40 seat coach/ Maximum Tour Capacity:  25 Travellers per 50 seat coach

Tour Details

The Battlefield Tour Difference

– Celebrate 75+2 years of remembrance in the Liberation of WW2, in Holland
– Participate in all Liberation Celebrations & Commemorations in Holten, Wageningen, and Apeldoorn
– A visit to the 005 Canadian Clubhouse in Lochem

– A visit to the Liberation Museums of Groesbeek, Arnhem, and Lochem

– A visit to Zeeland & Bergen Op Zoom to discuss the Battle of the Scheldt
– A day to explore the Keukenhof Gardens

 

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport ( Amsterdam)  (Google Map)
10:00am – Meet your tour manager in arrivals lounge.

 

Drop off Location & Time

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport  ( Amsterdam) (Google Map)
11:00am drop off at airport

Price Includes

  • 8 nights accommodations in Superior Tourist Class (3 - 4 Star Hotels
  • Full-Time Experienced Battlefield Tour Manager
  • Executive Motor Coach with Washroom/AC/tea/coffee
  • Daily breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Online Custom Map Kit & Tour Resource & Info Guide
  • All surcharges, fees, and departure taxes
  • All Entrances as per your Itinerary

Meals

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 0 lunch
  • 8 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare - this is a land only itinerary
  • Transfers
  • Lunches (L), Some Dinners (D) + and drinks with dinner
  • Gratuities owed to tour staff (may we suggest 5EUR per person, per day)
  • Porterage (luggage handling to your room available upon request)
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

With over 30 years of experience we provide you with a seamless travel program using trusted accommodation and restaurants that we personally know and love. As well, you’re receiving reliable and insightful information from an experienced and knowledgeable source, gaining one of the most in-depth understandings of the areas you’ll be exploring.

Following the footsteps of our fathers, The Battlefield Tours has had the honour of leading our Canadian Veterans through the Battlefields of Europe. Unique to mainstream tours, the Battlefield Tours are different: This is real history. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, May 2ndJohn Frost Bridge, Stationsweg, the White House, Hackets Hollow, the Kate ter Horst house, Lonsdale Church

Upon your arrival into Amsterdam Schiphol, you will be met by your Tour Manager and Coach Driver before our journey to Arnhem. Upon arrival into Arnhem, we will see the John Frost Bridge, (A Bridge Too Far), with a stop at the ‘Airborne at the Bridge’ museum. As we drive to our hotel in Holland we will discuss the Battle of Arnhem. We arrive in time for some rest and relaxation before our “Welcome Dinner”, where we will have the opportunity to meet other Canadian travelling companions. (B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 3rdKeukenhof Gardens

After breakfast, we make the drive to Lisse to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, home to Europe’s largest garden, home to 7 million tulip bulbs planted annually. After the war, the Dutch people and their Royal family expressed their thanks to Canada by sending thousands of tulip bulbs to Ottawa. The Gift of Tulips became a yearly tradition. Approximately 10,000 of the bulbs from the Keukenhof are gifted to Canada each year. Before returning to Arnhem we will see the Kinderdijk Windmills UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest of all windmill sites in the Netherlands, to learn more about Holland’s history & heritage. Tonight, we return back to the hotel for our dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 3 - Wednesday, May 4thCommemoration Ceremonies

**Ceremony at the Canadian Military Cemetery in Holten**
Today is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands. After breakfast, we depart for the Commemoration Ceremonies at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery in Holten. Before returning to our hotel for dinner, we will also get the opportunity to visit the Liberation Museum in Lochem and the Canadian Clubhouse, home to the 005 Canadian Legion of the Netherlands.(B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 4 - Thursday, May 5thLiberation Parade

**Liberation Parade in Wageningen**
After breakfast, we depart for Wageningen, to take part in the Liberation Parade, celebrating 75 years since the liberation of the Netherlands. On 5 May 1945 German Commander General Blaskowitz met with Canadian General Foulkes, here, at the Hotel de Wereld. There they negotiated the surrender document for all German forces in the Netherlands. (B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 5 - Friday, May 6thHartenstein Hotel, Nijmegen, Groesbeek

**Canada Welcome at the NMM** *Note, this event may change*
Today, the National Military Museum in Soesterberg is inviting all Canadians to join them for their Canada Day event. Upon arrival, we will be welcomed with coffee and tea, followed by the Introduction to the “Him or Me” exposition by the curator and project leader. We’ll be the first to partake in their Canadian sightseeing/audio tour, followed by a museum visit for you to explore the museum at your own pace, a large part of the ground floor is furnished with Canadian and German WWII
equipment .(B,D)
Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 6 - Saturday, May 7thZeeland, Yerseke, Canadian War Cemetery of Bergen-Op-Zoom

Today we take the long drive to Zeeland to visit the Liberation Museum of Zealand and Liberation Park to discuss the Battle of the Scheldt. Zeeland was the hardest-hit province in the occupation, and the effects of the Battle for the Scheldt were felt far beyond. This single operation cost the Canadians more casualties than any other operation during the whole of WWII. After our orientations we head to Yerseke to sample some of their world renowned seafood for lunch. We end our day with a solemn visit to the Canadian War Cemetery of Bergen-Op-Zoom. Before the day’s end, we will also visit the small village of Woensdrecht. Here, the Black Watch and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry engaged with the German 6th Paratrooper Regiment in a fierce battle on October 13th, 1944 – “Black Friday” as it is known, due to the high losses of men from both Canadian unit – however, victory was achieved, and it paved the way in cutting off a large number of German forces in the battle of the Scheldt. Tonight we return to Arnhem for our dinner and overnight. ( B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 7 - Sunday, May 8thVE DAY: Leeuwarden and Groningen

**VE DAY in Europe**
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day in Europe. We begin our day with a visit to the Hartenstein Hotel, the HQ of the beleaguered Airborne Forces in Operation Market Garden – now a remarkable museum before heading to the city of Nijmegen for an orientation tour and lunch. This afternoon, we continue to Groesbeek with a visit to the Liberation Museum. We finish our day in the Canadian Military Cemetery of Groesbeek to pay our respects. (B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 8 - Monday, May 9thApeldoorn

**Apeldoorn Thank You Canada Celebrations**
Today we join in on the 75th Liberation Celebrations in Apeldoorn – home of the ‘Thank You Canada’ static show. Witness displays of Old Army Cars at the Historic Army camp, and witness the Dutch Schoolboard’s “Peace and Freedom” Presentation “Apeldoorn and the war”. Throughout the day we will also see various stage performances, and this evening, a static show with various hot air balloons. Tonight we return to our hotel for our dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Accommodation: Van der Valk Hotel, Arnhem

Day 9 - Tuesday, May 10thAmsterdam

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Schiphol Amsterdam airport for our flights back to Canada. (B)

Option to extend to Amsterdam with visits to Anne Frank & the Dutch Resistance Museum, see the Amsterdam Pre or Post Extension Tour- ask for details

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: May 2  $3,980 $4,870

TOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Pricing Subject to change for 2022 tour.  Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking. 

Initial Deposit: $500.00 (of which $300 is non-refundable) to guarantee your space is due immediately

Your Remaining Balance: Due by Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 (70 days prior to departure)

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes

Rooms:

Please specify if you prefer a double (shared) or twin beds. Most rooms are doubles and twins may be on request. Single rooms are in short supply and early booking is advised. All rooms have private facilities which will be either bath or WC or shower & WC. We will try to meet your request but cannot guarantee your preference will be met.
 

Luggage:
We ask that those of you on the motor coach tours, limit your luggage to one suitcase plus a carry on. Please be sure that you are aware of current airport and airline weight and carry-on restrictions.
 

Wheelchairs:
We are able to carry your folding wheelchair in the luggage compartment but not battery powered wheelchairs. Please advise the Battlefield Tours if you intend to bring one. If you are disabled in any way please ask our staff about the suitability of any particular tour or hotel.

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