Holland Friendship Tours

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
Destinations

We’ve changed everything for 2021. In previous years we have accommodated our groups in Stayokay hostels, for 2021 we are booking you into Hotels. 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……

Noordwijk

Katwijk

Katwijk. Not exactly a destination that is mentioned in many guidebooks, but Katwijk Aan Zee is a real gem!

This coastal town in the west of the Netherlands is not very big, but perfect for some relaxing. The beautiful embankment has been restored only a few years ago, and really makes the beach come out more. On the beach you will find several food and beverage stands or restaurants where you can go and see the beautiful sunset over and over again.

A little outside the centre of Katwijk you can find the beautiful dunes where you can enjoy several hours of walking or biking.

Click here to access our guide to the Katwijk area

Amsterdam

Amsterdam. Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Bringing things up-to-date, one of the must-see parts of the City is the infamous Red Light District.

Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths!

Click here to access our Amsterdam guide.

Valkenburg

Valkenburg Castle

Valkenburg is Holland’s most visited tourist area outside Amsterdam.

Its popularity can no doubt be explained by the wide range of attractions and facilities this picturesque town has to offer. Its location, very close to the German and Belgian borders, is an added and unique attraction for a football tour since teams can enjoy a truly ‘International’ Tour, even on the shortest of trips.

Click here to access our Valkenburg guide.

Whats Included?

Every tour we arrange includes:

local coach travel

Every tour we arrange an Holland include:
Hotel Accommodation.
Breakfast 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

You have a choice of ways to get there, either a coach will pick up your group at your home base and stay with you for the duration of your tour. Ferry travel from Dover-Calais is included if you choose to travel by coach. We can take you by another ferry route if you wish, ask us for aprice

OR you can fly. Below is a list of the nearest airports to each of the locations and the airlines that fly from the UK and Ireland to each of these destinations

Schiphol Airport

KATWIJK; The nearest airport is Rotterdam/The Hague which is 30 miles away, however, this is only served by one airline from the UK, British Airways from London-City.

A better choice is Schipol which is 34 miles away. Here is a list of airlines there:

Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin.
BA from London-City, London-Gatwick and London-Heathrow.
EasyJet from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Southend, London-Stansted and Manchester.
Flybe from Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, London-City Manchester, Newquay and Southampton.
Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford.
KLM and KLM City from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, London-City, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Norwich and Teeside
Ryanair from Dublin.

VALKENBURG: The nearest airport with flights from the UK and Ireland is Eindhoven which is 64 miles away, however, this is only served by one airline from the UK, Ryan Air from Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Stansted and Manchester.

Alternatively Dusseldorf International is 72 miles away. Here is a list of airlines there:
Aer Lingus from Dublin.
BA from London-City and London-Heathrow.
EasyJet from London-Gatwick.
Eurowings from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Finally, Brussels Airport is 79 miles away and the following airlines fly from there:
Aer Lingus from Dublin.
BA from London-Heathrow.
Brussels Airlines from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London-Heathrow and Manchester
Ryan Air from Dublin.

AMSTERDAM: Has its own airport, Schipol. The following airlines offer flights from the UK and Ireland.

Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin.
BA from London-City, London-Gatwick and London-Heathrow.
EasyJet from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Southend, London-Stansted and Manchester.
Flybe from Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, London-City Manchester, Newquay and Southampton.
Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford.
KLM and KLM City from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, London-City, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Norwich and Teeside
Ryanair from Dublin.

 

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