5 Days
Duration
Holland
Destination

Looking for the number one hockey destination? Well here it is. Watch the Dutch hockey sides and see why we recommend the Netherlands as the hockey destination of choice. It also offers state of the art facilities with plenty to do and see during your free time. Cycling is civilized in the Netherlands. You can go off-road without worrying about getting a flat tyre because the cycle paths are surfaced. Amsterdam is charming with its tall narrow buildings lining the canals and the narrow streets. Almost everyone speaks English – and probably another couple of languages for good measure. The Netherlands is small and getting around is easy with short distances, allowing you to fit a great deal in your itinerary. If you are visiting the Netherlands in the spring make sure you make time to watch a pro EHL match or in the autumn a Hoofdeklasse hockey match.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

We recommend traveling during March and April (towards the end of Dutch season after the really cold weather) or during September and October (start of the Dutch season).

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to hockey, you can expect a competition rating of 5 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Noordwijk, Holland
  • Tonbridge School / Noordwijk Dordrecht, Holland / Tonbridge School
  • Exclusive use of a 49-seater coach with toilet, from Tonbridge School to/from Holland and used as stated in the itinerary (subject to confirmation at time of booking)
  • Coach transfers with a driver to follow the itinerary as shown
    – 3 nights at Hotel Aan Zee, Noordwijk
    – 1 night at the Stayokay Hostel, Dordrecht

*All accommodation is subject to availability. Room configuration is based on multi-bedded 4/5/6 bedded rooms for students and where possible twin rooms for staff, subject to availability. Please note we are not holding any accommodation or services until the booking has been confirmed & if hostels are unavailable, hotel prices may increase overall cost

  • Breakfast 4 Lunch (hotel) 1 Packed lunch 3
  • Dinner 1 Post-match reception 3 Other x
    1 x Self-led training session (for 30 players)
    1 x Pro-led training session (for 30 players)
    3 x Pre-arranged fixtures per team
    – Anne Frank Museum (based on students being 17 or under)
    – Clara Maria Clog and Cheese Farm
    – EHL ticket (price subject to confirmation at time of booking)
  • Full liaison between the group and TEAM Sports for the duration of the tour. (Services of a TEAM Sports representative throughout)

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights, insurance and airport taxes
  • Passports and visas if applicable
  • Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a person nature. Any other services not mentioned.

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Amsterdam – There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. Take in the sights of Amsterdam by biking along with the locals. Visit the moving Anne Frank museum which documents the life and death of this remarkable girl. Don’t forget to visit the Van Gogh Museum or take time out to have some pedal boat fun on the canals.
  • Rotterdam – Diergaadrea Biljdorp is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe, housing animals from each continent. Enjoy a harbour tour or a splash tour involving a coach that rides on land and sails on the water. Perhaps follow a tour of the SS Rotterdam or a stadium tour of De Kuip, home of top football club,
  • Den Haag – The Hague offers a unique combination of city life and beach life. The city’s two seaside resorts – Schevenigen and Kijkduin – both boast lovely, wide, sandy beaches that attract locals and tourists alike. With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. Not far from The Hague is Duinrell Theme Park and Tiki Waterpark, a fun treat for your group!
  • Delft – Tour the Royal Delft, where the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery is made and enjoy free time to explore the historic city centre.
1

Day 1

Depart Tonbridge School by coach for journey to Dover.  Your TEAM Sports representative will accompany you throughout your tour

Arrive and check in at the port of Folkestone

The 35-minute Eurotunnel crossing departs

Arrive at Calais and begin coach journey to Noordwijk (approx. 4 hours)

Noordwijk is located approximately 50 minutes South-West of Amsterdam and is recognised by its rugged dunes, magnificent woodlands, flower fields and an eye catching 13km of fantastic sandy beaches.

Check-in at the hotel for 3 nights (or if before check-in time, store luggage for a short time)

Hot lunch at hotel

Time to prepare for your first match

Walk to local Club for fixture 1

Fixture 1 v local Club

Post-match reception at the Club

Return to the hotel on foot

2

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel

Walk to pro training session 1 with a Dutch Pro
(1.5 hours pitch hire)

Return to hotel to freshen up

This afternoon you will be visiting the Clara Maria Cheese and Clog Farm

Wooden ‘clog shoes’ are a rich part of Dutch history and are still worn in some parts of Netherlands. The Clara Maria Cheese and Clog Farm is a part of this history by being one of the oldest farms (more than 160 years old) and renowned for their clog shoes and their sumptuous Gouda cheese. The original farm barn has now been converted into the cheese room and clog making factory.

Alternatively, bikes can be arranged for self-guided rides of Noordwijk (at additional cost)

Lunch at leisure – packed lunch provided

Transfer to local Club for fixture 2

Fixture 2 v local Club

Post-match reception at the Club

Return to the hotel

3

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel

Walk to self-led training session 1
(1.5 hours pitch hire)

Transfer to Amsterdam (approx. 50 minutes) where you will have the chance to visit the moving Anne Frank Museum and independently explore the city.  An option is to take a 1 hr Canal Tour/Cruise along Amsterdam’s famous waterways (at additional cost)

Lunch at leisure – packed lunch provided

After Amsterdam visit, transfer to local club for
fixture 3

Fixture 3 v local Club

Post-match reception

4

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel

Morning at leisure

Check-out of hotel and transfer to Rotterdam HC for EHL fixtures.  Match times and teams TBC

Lunch at leisure (at own cost)

After EHL, transfer by coach to Dordrecht

Check-in at the Stayokay Hostel, Dordrecht for 1 night

Time to freshen up before enjoying dinner at the hostel.

5

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel

Check out of hotel and transfer to Calais

Arrive and check in at the port of Folkestone

Packed lunch provided

The 35-minute Eurotunnel crossing departs

Arrive Folkestone and transfer to Tonbridge School

End of tour arrangements

You will be sent a copy of our ‘Safety Management System’ (SMS) with any proposal / quote that we send to you.  This will provide you with all the information you require to understand how we prepare for and plan your tour, to ensure health and safety at the forefront of our planning and a systematic approach is followed. If you would like a copy of this document in advance of this, please call our team on + 44 207 402 3708.

It is our responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with the health and safety advice for any destination that we feature on our website.  We feel the best way to do this to ensure that all information is the most up to date, is to provide you with the following web links:

Health, Safety & Entry Requirements: FCO Netherlands

Health Advice: Travel Health Netherlands

Fit for Travel Netherlands

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