Holland Friendship Tour

Available year round

Holland is one of our most popular destinations for travelling teams; the standard of football is good, the facilities are excellent and the host teams are welcoming and friendly. We will arrange matches for you against local teams of your own ability level. Our local agent really has his ‘finger on the pulse’ and is well known all over Holland in local soccer circles. One other thing you can be sure of, you will be impressed by the facilities of the clubs there, all have excellent pitches and a lovely club house to enjoy some social time with your hosts after the match.

Holland Friendship Tour
Accommodation

We accommodate our hostel groups with Stayokay.  You can discover the Netherlands in a surprisingly affordable way. For a fun group outing, you don’t need to travel far ! The Netherlands offers lots of interesting places where you can spend a fantastic time with your group, and it’s just a short flight or train ride away. We offer a choice of three different destinations……

Stayokay Arnhem - Take a City Safari!

 

Located at the edge of the national park De Hoge Veluwe and new to us for 2019 Stayokay Arnhem is just a stone’s throw from the city of Arnhem. This makes it the ideal base.

Whether you prefer a cup of coffee or a pint of lager, time flies in the hostel’s cosy English pub, and when the weather is fine, the outdoor café forms a perfect setting for getting to know your fellow guests.

Stayokay Arnhem is situated close to the city and not far from the Hoge Veluwe National Park. Actively out and about, get out into the countryside or enjoy city life. The hostel also organises fun things to do in the vicinity. Boredom can be ruled out!

Facilities in the hostel:  Bar, two
restaurant halls. 5 recreation, rehearsal and conference rooms, Pool, Air Hockey, Table football (for a fee), Darts and Table tennis.

The beautifully located hostel has 33 rooms, each with their own bathroom facilities.

Arrangement of rooms: 2 x 2-person / 12 x 4-person / 3 x 6-person/ 15 x 7-person/ 1 X 8-person.

The hostel’s extensive grounds offer a wide range of things to do: Garden and terrace, Playground with see-saw and slide, Basketball and volleyball courts, Bicycle and mountain bike-hire.

Please click here to access our guide to Arnhem.

Arnhem

About Arnhem: Arnhem a sizable city in its own right, it is best known today as the site of one of the most famous battles of World War II. It has long been at the centre of conflicts because of its strategic location on the banks of the Rhine River. The Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden, was fought in September 1944. Advancing Allied forces, in large part due to a series of mistakes, failed to secure a key bridge and suffered defeat, delaying the Allied advance into Germany until the following spring. There is even a museum dedicated to these events.

The Arnhem War Museum is a private museum dedicated to the Second World War in and around Arnhem. It’s a beautiful private museum with a great collection of war artifacts. The museum also offers dioramas with authentic material. This collection consists of Allied and German documents, uniforms, weapons, and many non-military objects, for example newspapers, which give an impression of the daily life of that time.
Other attractions include Burgers’ Zoo which is one of the largest Zoo’s in Holland. It has been successful enough in breeding fish and coral for their own aquarium that they can now help provide animals to other public aquariums.
Besides presenting many of its animals in simulated habitat in spacious indoors ecosystems, Burgers’ Zoo also has facilities for conservation and captive breeding of animals nearly extinct. The Socorro dove (Zenaida graysoni) for example does not exist outside captivity at present; it was wiped out by introduced mammals on its home island. The species is being bred in Burgers’ Zoo for eventual reintroduction into the wild.

Park Sonsbeek is the most famous park in this city. It is 67 hectares and borders two other parks. These three parks are closely linked and together they are around 200 hectares. The area is a protected cityscape.

Stay Okay Noordwijk - A Quality Seaside Resort

Thanks to its beautiful setting among dunes and forest, Stayokay Noordwijk is an ideal group accommodation. Here, groups can enjoy themselves whilst taking part in an array of sports activities.

The hostel was renovated in 2007 and has more than 28 spacious rooms, which can accommodate 136 people.All rooms have their own bathroom facilities.

Arrangement of rooms: 2 x 2-person / 12 x 4-person / 14 x 6-person.

Facilities include Table-top games, Table tennis and Video games (for a fee).  The hostel’s extensive grounds offer a wide range of things to do:  Terrace, Garden with lawn and barbecue area (from 15 pers.), Children’s playground and activities, Volleyball court, Bicycle, mountain bike, scooter and trundle cart hire  plus Water sport and canoe rental. It also has a Bar. Restaurant, free WiFi public area’s. meeting facilities. luggage storage and a gift shop

Click here for our guide to Noordwijk

About Noordwijk

Noordwijk

Noordwijk is a friendly fishing village that has transformed into a popular beach resort that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The town of Noordwijk is ideal for relaxing at the beach or at one of the numerous restaurants and beach pavilions. It is also just 26 miles from central Amsterdam.

The main attraction of Noordwijk is the beach, but that’s not the only thing Noordwijk has to offer.

Discover the world of satellites and rockets at Space Expo, Europe’s first permanent space exhibition. If you’re visiting Noordwijk in springtime, you should definitely rent a bike and cycle through the bulb region where millions of tulips colour the landscape.

Relax at the beach, wine and dine on and around the boulevard, shop in the historical centre and enjoy Noordwijk’s famous nightlife.

Ever thought about a city trip to The Hague? This city has something for everyone and is only 5 miles from Scheveningen beach.

The hostel is housed in a beautifully restored building in the style of the Amsterdam School, located in the heart of the city at a five minutes’ walk from the Hollands Spoor railway station.

In the hostel, modern-day comfort goes hand in hand with a historic atmosphere. You will be given bed linen upon arrival to make your own bed. Towels are not included.

Click here to access Den Haag city guide.

Hostel facilities: bar & restaurant. bicycle rental. free WiFi. meeting rooms. luggage storage. lockers. laundromat. wheelchair accessible.

All bedrooms have their own bathroom facilities. There are a total of 223 beds.

Arrangement of rooms: 11 x 2-person / 4 x 3-person / 18 x 4-person / 1 x 5-person / 8 x 6-person / 8 x 8-person

About Den Haag

Den Haag

The Hague is one of the most extraordinary cities in Holland. Not just because it is the government city,  but also because of its many monuments, historic districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline.

Things to do include a visit to the amusement park Drievliet. It has family attractions, children activities, adventurous rides and magical shows. Drievliet has many spectacular rides and slides that make you fly through the air, free fall dive into the water, spin and rock around and blast away with a speed of 70 kilometres an hour. If you would rather take it, there are plenty of other activities more suited to younger visitors (and parents).

The Hague Market is the biggest outdoor market in Europe. The Hague Market is locally pronounced as the ‘Haagse Mart’ and is located on Herman Coster street. You can buy just about everything here on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Approximately 25,000 people visit the Hague Market each market day.

Whats Included?

Every tour we arrange at Stay Okay hostels include:

local coach travel
  • Accommodation in the hostel of your choice
  • Breakfast and evening meal each day
  • Either coach and ferry direct from your location OR local transfers if you decide to fly
  • Two matches per team against local opposition of your own ability level
  • Local assistance throughout your tour
  • All services of GoBYSA

One free place for every 20 paying passengers

The Football

Holland Friendship Tour

Football is the most popular sport in Holland and is played by teams of all ages and abilities throughout the country,  wherever you decide to go we can be sure to find teams for you to play and no matter your ability level you are certain to enjoy competitive matches.

Nearly all clubs have their own clubhouse where you will be made welcome after the games. Join the locals for a drink and a chat, most people in Holland speak English.

Getting There

 

For all tours to Holland we offer a choice of travel, either flying from your nearest airport or Coach and Ferry directly from your home base.

If you choose to fly we will arrange for you to be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation, then on match days we will arrange transfers to/from the games, then we will take you back to the airport at the end of the tour. If you decide that you want to travel by coach/ferry the coach will pick up your group at your base and take you over to Holland, the coach will stay with your for the duration of your tour.

Here are a list of airlines that fly to the three destinations:

Arnhem.
The nearest airport is Weeze which is 55 miles away. RyanAir from Edinburgh and London-Stansted.

Eindhoven (58 miles) Ryan Air from Dublin, Edinburgh, London–Stansted and Manchester.

Schipol (65 miles). Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin. BA from London-City, London–Gatwick and London–Heathrow. Cityjet from London City, Manchester and Newcastle. easyJet from Belfast– International, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted and Manchester. Flybe from Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, London–City, Manchester, Nottingham/East Midlands and Southampton. Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford KLM/KLM City Hopper from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, London-City. London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle uponTyne, Norwich and Southampton. Ryan Air from Dublin. Vueling from London-Luton.

Rotterdam/The Hague (68 miles). BA City Flyer London-City.

Noordwijk
The nearest airport is Rotterdam/The Hague which is 30 miles away. BA City Flyer from London-City.

Schipol (34 miles). Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin. BA from London-City, London–Gatwick and London–Heathrow. Cityjet from London City, Manchester and Newcastle. easyJet from Belfast– International, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted and Manchester. Flybe from Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, London–City, Manchester, Nottingham/East Midlands and Southampton. Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford KLM/KLM City Hopper from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, London-City. London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle uponTyne, Norwich and Southampton. Ryan Air from Dublin. Vueling from London-Luton.

Den Haag.
The nearest airport is Rotterdam/The Hague which is 12 miles away. BA City Flyer from London-City.

Schipol (34 miles). Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin. BA from London-City, London–Gatwick and London–Heathrow. Cityjet from London City, Manchester and Newcastle. easyJet from Belfast– International, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted and Manchester. Flybe from Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, London–City, Manchester, Nottingham/East Midlands and Southampton. Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford KLM/KLM City Hopper from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, London-City. London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle uponTyne, Norwich and Southampton. Ryan Air from Dublin. Vueling from London-Luton.

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