The Netherlands

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£639pp

Based on 7 days, 6 nights, 42 passengers, by coach, travelling August 2025. Subject to availability.

Adventure awaits in the Netherlands

Welcome to the Netherlands, the perfect close-to-home adventure holiday for Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides!

Dive headfirst into adrenaline pumping activities, from soaring across high ropes to tearing through rugged bike trails amidst towering sand dunes! Embrace Dutch culture, with local artisan led cheese making sessions and clog workshops that will see you unleash your creativity on traditional wooden footwear.

And of course, no trip to the Netherlands is complete without a day trip to Amsterdam! Urban energy pulses through every cobblestone of this city. Take a boat trip along the winding canals and visit the NEMO Science museum, a place where science is alive and kicking!

When you choose Venture Abroad, you choose to take all the hassle out of it, as our experts help you plan your very own tailored itinerary from start to finish. Activity trips to The Netherlands, tailored your way!

Our top tips for visiting the Netherlands

Visit

In May, Easter, October or the summer months.

Stay

A variety of indoor accommodations.

Travel

By coach or Eurostar.

Get planning

12 – 18 months.

Stayokay

Stay at Stayokay in Soest or Dordrecht! These hostels are funky, modern and fully kitted out. You have everything for a comfortable stay – great dormitory rooms and bathrooms, delicious food that accommodates vegetarians and vegans, a terrace with a campfire, Wi-Fi – the lot! An added bonus, these accommodations are certified with the EU Ecolabel – sustainability is at the forefront!

Buitenzorg Scout Centre

Buitenzorg Scout Centre offers the Brownie House, a perfect self-catered indoor accommodation for small groups (max 20). Enjoy the flexibility of cooking what you what want, when you want, with your own kitchen.

Nestled in the Vuursche Forest, it feels like an oasis, but isn’t far from civilisation meaning you have easy access to shops, public transport and activities and excursions. This rural rest spot gives you that authentic adventure trip experience! Sit round a crackling campfire, roast some gooey marshmallows and share those stories.

Activities and Excursions

This destination is well-known for its prompt and excellent public transport! Make the most of adrenaline-pumping activities, and explore other towns and cities, including Amsterdam which is just a 40-minute train ride away!

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How could your trip to the Netherlands look?

It’s important to remember that with our help, you can plan your time in The Netherlands, to suit your youth group. There’s no fixed itinerary, every activity holiday is different. That said, we know it’s helpful to see how your time away could look, so here’s a sample itinerary to get the ideas flowing.

Day 1

Depart by coach from the UK arriving in The Netherlands in the afternoon. Spend the rest of the day settling in and exploring the area. 

Day 2

A coastal day at Noordwijk sand dunes with the option to hike or bike, as well as a rolly golf session! This day will see you make the most of The Netherlands’ picturesque landscape with high energy activities! 

Day 3

Explore the bustling city of Amsterdam on public transport (at your group’s arrangement and expense)! This city’s vibrant culture is the perfect mix of old and new! Take a cruise through the winding canals and learn about the way the world works at the NEMO Science Museum!  

Day 4

It’s time to get cheesy with a cheese making session led by those who have been perfecting the craft for years! Then take part in a group favourite activity, clog workshop at Zaanse Schans for an extra authentic touch of creativity and down time.  

Day 5

It’s time to enjoy the thrill of Adventure City Rotterdam high ropes – this course will see you testing your limits! When you’re done, explore all Rotterdam has to offer. The second largest city in the Netherlands, and famous for the beautiful buildings it houses, you’re spoilt for choice on how to spend your day! See the sights, shop you heart out and enjoy some delicious Dutch delicacies.  

Day 6

It’s time for De Efteling Theme Park! This theme park has something for everyone, from river rapids and dive coasters to fairytale forests and steam carousels! 

Day 7

And after an unforgettable week, it’s time to board your coach and travel home. 

An itinerary like this could cost…
£789pp

Based on 7 days, 6 nights, 42 passengers, by coach, travelling August 2025. Subject to availability.

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