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Netherlands & Belgium Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s

Windmills, Tulips, Canals & Villages

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

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $4,699 pp dbl occ
($800 for sgl occ)

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Netherlands and Belgium Family Walking and Hiking Tour Map
Netherlands and Belgium Family 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
  • Experience the vibrant floral designs at Holland's Keukenhof Gardens, where millions of tulips bloom in April and early May
  • 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 rich farm-to-table culinary traditions
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6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Kick off your family journey among a sea of flowers over lunch at a farm in the countryside | 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 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 picturesque Belgian villages, local farms, pastures with cows 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 tasty delicacies in this culinary hot spot | Savor a picnic lunch among the heathers 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)

Dates & Prices

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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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

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
Level 3 | 8 miles | 400 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
Level 3 | 9 miles | 1000 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 | 3 miles | minimal elevation gain
*Includes shuttle.

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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