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Holland Cherry Blossoms Trip

Saturday 21 April | 09h30 - 20h30
Betuwe
, Lienden, Netherlands

Additional Information

Coach pick-up point:
Place Schuman (Brussels), Antwerp E19 - Merksem (#1)
Includes:
trip by 4* coach, bottled water, lunch buffet, great group of international people, a lifetime memory
Child ticket available:
Yes, for up to 16 years (€50)
Comments:
Members please log in before registering, Non-members are welcome to join us, You can book as long as the [Book now] button is still active, even the evening before departure., For more (last-minute) information don't hesitate to mail us at info@expatclub.org or call 0495-345144.
Dean
Nancy
Marelyn
Angele
Michael
Silvia
Monica
Petya
Sonia
Birgit
Doina
Elka
Edgar
Marianne

YOU CAN JOIN AS AS LONG AS THERE ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE. 
AFTER BOOKING YOU IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE YOUR TICKETS,
AND AN EMAIL WITH MORE PRACTICAL INFORMATION OF THE TRIP.

Did you ever want to see the famous cherry blossoms in Japan? And each year you realise that flying to the land of the rising sun is a bit beyond your budget and would put too much stress on your available holidays. Well, this year you are in luck because Expat Club has a great solution for you.

Beautiful apple blossoms | © Swetlana Wall – Fotolia.com

This special blossom trip will lead us to Holland’s fruit garden “De Betuwe” or “Batavia” in English. This scenic flat piece of land lies between the big rivers the Waal and the Lower Rhine and is known for its many orchards. We’ll be making a lovely bus trip over winding dike roads and through numerous blossoming apple, pear and cherry trees. This time of year the blossoms are just spectacular, so you’re in for a big flowery treat! Our two main flower trips to the Keukenhof and the Hallerbos have been successful for many years, so we’re thrilled to add another colourful destination to our calendar. During the day we enjoy a nice lunch before exploring the region. We’ll drive by many orchards and other lovely places and of course also at a few points for either a shorter panoramic photo opportunity or for a bit longer to walk around and see a village or special place.

Departure and trip information
We depart only at 09h30 from Place Schuman (bus stop next to the KBC bank). We travel with a modern 4* coach with extra leg space, reclining comfort seats, an on-board toilet, AC and several flat screen TVs. Return time in Brussels is about 20h30.

We will start our blossoms trip with a healthy lunch in Holland’s favourite hotel chain, the Van der Valk hotel in Zaltbommel. This lunch is already included in the trip fee. Our lunches are a great way to get to know some other people on our trip.

Live & cooking lunch menu

seasonal soup
various warm dishes (croquet, egg dish, pasta)
vol-au-vent
various breads and rolls
various cheeses
various confectionaries
yoghurts
fresh fruits
milk, orange juice, coffee/tea

 


De Betuwe
The “Batavia” region, or “Betuwe” in Dutch is a historical region in the middle of the Netherlands. Already in the Roman periods it was known to be very fertile land as it lies in between the main Dutch rivers of the Rhine and the Maas (la Meuse).

Apple blossoms

Pear blossoms

Cherry blossoms

We will drive along many nice roads with great views on the big rivers, smaller streams, orchards, several castles and lovely villages, including the idyllic city Wijk bij Duurstede, one of the oldest towns in Holland which history goes back to the Roman era.

Typical landscape in de Betuwe, flat lands with pollard willows

Thousands of apple, pear and cherry trees fill the landscape

The small protestant church in Boven Leeuwen

The Linge river in the Betuwe region with the weeping willows

Castle at Wijk bij Duurstede, honourably mentioned as the Netherlands’ most idyllic city | by Microtoerisme (own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Apple blossoms in the Betuwe region | © Joachim – Fotolia.com

During the day we will drive by many orchards and stop in a few places to enjoy the scenery, take pictures, go for a walk, or discover another lovely village. Just let yourself be surprised with this incredibly scenic region of the Netherlands, while being with a group of lovely international people. Just a perfect day!

Your comments

Comments

  1. Ivan Smyth

    Edgar,

    I would be interested in this trip. Are you also planning to rerun the trip in the Netherlands around some of the small port to wins that you rain in the autumn.

    Ivan




    1. Edgar Post author

      Thanks for your questions Ivan. YES, YES, YES, we’ll put it on the agenda again very soon. Probably in March or May. So stay tuned!!




  2. CLAIRE DABIN

    Dear Edgar, how much is the trip? estimate?




    1. Edgar Post author

      We’re working on the trip program and details. The exact fee is therefore also not known yet. At the moment we don’t intend to visit any museums or have guided tours, but we do plan to make the lunch included (buffet lunch). The rest is just to enjoy the beautiful scenery and dutch landscapes.




  3. Joyce Poliakoff

    Please pre-register Dimitri and myself




    1. Edgar Post author

      I’ve just put you on the list Joyce!




  4. Louise Borg

    Am interested in this trip.




    1. Edgar Post author

      We’ll put you on the list Louise!




  5. Rosine

    interested in Betuwe- Rosine Van hemelryck




  6. Fatuma

    Hello, I’m interested in this trip. Please pre-register me as well. Best regards




    1. Edgar Post author

      We put your name on the list Fatuma.




  7. Sonja Boskovic

    Dear Edgar,
    Please note that I am interested.
    Best regards,
    Sonja




    1. Edgar Post author

      We’ve put you on the list Sonja! We will confirm this trip soon.

      On 03/04/2018, 18:11, “Expat Club” wrote:

      sonja_boskovic@net.hr




  8. Lena Lindberg

    Hi, I am interested in joining with a friend and look forward to receiving more information.

    Best,
    Lena




    1. Edgar Post author

      I’ve put you on the list Lena! More information follows very soon.




  9. Monica

    is this confirmed Edgar? this will be a hiking trip?