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Netherlands & Belgium Walking & Hiking Tour

Windmills, Tulips, Canals & Villages

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,249 - $5,399 pp dbl occ

($1,000 for sgl occ)

Coastal footpaths and trails through flower fields punctuated by the Netherland's iconic windmills. Rich history and magnificent architecture delight in The Hague and Utrecht. Belgium beckons with hiking routes through rolling forests, lush pastures and a castle-dotted countryside. And in charming villages with cobblestone streets, you’ll find spectacular regional cuisine. From the legendary North Sea to the exquisite Amblève Valley, expect the unexpected.

Netherlands and Belgium Walking and Hiking Tour Map
Netherlands and Belgium Walking and Hiking Tour Map

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam / End Brussels

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Saunter down classic seaside promenades and soak up the laid-back Dutch beach culture found just outside The Hague
  • Marvel at the canals and waterworks of monuments such as Kinderdijk, whose wooden windmills still work to protect Holland from the tides
  • Walk through beautifully shifting landscapes—green forests, bucolic hills, picturesque meadows and enchanting villages
  • Celebrate a good day's hike with a pint of Belgian ale and discover the country's outstanding farm-to-table culinary traditions
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Kick off your journey with a tasty lunch at the beach—or at a farm among a sea of flowers if you're visiting in spring | Hike amid the North Sea's expansive sandy beaches and windswept dunes | Springtime visitors experience the tulips of famed Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom | Discover The Hague's Gothic architecture, interesting history and lively culinary and cultural scene.

Hotel des Indes, Netherlands
Hotel des Indes
The Hague
| Premiere Hotel

Built in 1858 to host aristocrats and heads of state, this opulent former palace is located among the cafés, restaurants and shops of the historic city center. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Walk through a uniquely Dutch landscape of polders, dikes and farming canals to the quintessential windmills of Kinderdijk, a World Heritage site | Taste organic gouda—a Dutch classic—made fresh at a local farm | Hills in Holland? You bet! Hike through leafy forests, meadows and heathland to the beautiful village and castle of Amerongen, nestled along the Rhine | Get to know the tree-lined canals and promenades of Utrecht, a vibrant university town and one of the Netherland's oldest cities.

Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht
Grand Hotel Karel V
| Premiere Hotel

This centrally located and elegant property along the Utrecht canal was originally built in the 14th-century as a monastery and has housed nobles throughout the centuries. (spa)

Days 4-6

Cross the border and immerse yourself in idyllic Belgian villages, local farms, cow-dotted pastures and fruit orchards | Explore the pristine broadleaf forests and abundant trails of the Ardennes, a hiker's paradise | Medieval castles and an integral World War II history are just part of Belgium's intrigue | Taste centuries-old recipes for Belgian beer, chocolate, Herve cheese and rare delicacies in this culinary hot spot | Savor a picnic lunch in the Amblève Valley | Visit the town of Spa, whose mineral-rich thermal waters attracted 18th-century royalty and inspired the now ubiquitous term | Find your own spa bliss at our state-of-the-art retreat, a building inspired by the grandeur of Versailles.

Manoir de Lébioles
Manoir de Lébioles
| Premiere Hotel

A former manor—inspired by the palace of Versailles—has been reimagined as a luxury hotel featuring exceptional hospitality, a world-class wellness center and a fairy-tale garden. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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April 2023
Apr 9 - Apr 14
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Apr 16 - Apr 21
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Apr 23 - Apr 28
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Apr 30 - May 5
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May 2023
May 7 - May 12
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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 400 ft. gain
Keukenhof Gardens Visit (1 hour) *Spring Departures
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Cheese Farm Visit (1 hour)
Utrecht Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Belgian Beer Tasting (1 hour)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 miles | minimal elevation gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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