Dinking Dutch

Dinking Dutch

When: April 17th ~ 25th, 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague, Utrecht, and more!

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Description

Cobblestone streets. Ancient windmills. Endless tulip fields. Picturesque canals. Discover quintessential Holland while traveling this magical country for the perfect combination of pickleball and cultural encounters. Witness not only the peak of tulip season, but also Easter festivities, traditional Dutch cheese markets, and the explosive growth of pickleball in cities such as Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague, Utrecht, and several others. All while working on improving your game with our world-class pickleball instructors.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in the Netherlands | Wednesday, April 17th 

Day 2 – Introduction to Holland Tour | Thursday, April 18th 

  • Breakfast at Native Haarlem
  • Depart for Keukenhof Flower Garden
  • Lunch in fishermen’s village of Marken
  • Afternoon tour including cheese tasting at local farm, clog making demonstration, and windmill museum.
  • Dinner at pickleball venue with Haarlem picklers
  • Optional free play with Haarlem Pickleball Club

Day 3 – Haarlem, Pickleball Trips Clinic | Friday, April 19th 

  • Breakfast at local Haarlem cafe
  • Morning Haarlem tour
  • Lunch
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with instructors, Jon and Daniel Moore
  • Dinner in Haarlem with Dutch picklers
  • Free play with Haarlem Pickleball Club

Day 4 – Amsterdam | Saturday, April 20th 

  • Breakfast at local Haarlem cafe
  • (Train to) Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Tour (Specifics TBA)
  • Lunch
  • (Dinner) canal cruise
  • Train to Haarlem

Day 5 – Amsterdam | Sunday, April 21st 

  • (Train to) Amsterdam
  • Easter Brunch
  • Amsterdam Tour (Specifics TBA)
  • (Passion classical music concert)
  • Dinner in Amsterdam
  • Train to Haarlem

Day 6 – USA-Netherlands Pickleball Festival | Monday, April 22nd 

  • Breakfast at local Haarlem cafe
  • All-day mini-tournament with players from all over the Netherlands
  • Dinner with Dutch picklers in Haarlem

Day 7 – Utrecht, Pickleball Trips Clinic | Tuesday, April 23rd 

  • Breakfast at local Haarlem cafe
  • Train to Utrecht
  • Morning Utrecht tour
  • Lunch
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with instructors, Jon and Daniel Moore
  • Free play with Utrecht Pickleball Club
  • Dinner in Utrecht with Dutch picklers
  • Train to Haarlem

Day 8 – Keukenhof Flower Gardens, Zaanse Schans | Wednesday, April 24th 

  • Breakfast at local Haarlem cafe
  • Visit Keukenhof Flower Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Zaanse Schans’ windmills & clog factory
  • Thank you dinner in Haarlem

Day 9 – Departure | Thursday, April 25th 

Irish Pickleball Championships*** | April 26th ~ 28th 


Please keep in mind that this itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered final.

*You will likely have to depart North America the previous day in order to arrive in Amsterdam on April 17th.

**The transfer from/to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is not included in the cost. Our tour will officially  commence at dinner on Day 1 and conclude with breakfast on Day 9.

***See the tab “Irish Pickleball Championships” for additional information.

Tour Package

Included in Price

  • 8 nights at 4-star accommodations with complimentary breakfasts
  • All meals included
  • All activities including tours, entrance & guide fees, pickleball clinics, transportation, etc.

Excluded from Price

  • Airfare to/from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 20% of the Total Costs
  • 30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs
  • 72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travelers to invest in travel insurance to both minimize your financial risks of traveling and provide you with peace of mind to fully enjoy the your trip. Travel insurance can provide many helpful resources including refunds or assistance for any of the following situations that may arise before or during a trip:

  • You need to cancel your participation on the tour
  • You need to cancel or change a flight
  • Lost baggage during the trip
  • Stolen items during the trip
  • Medical costs during the trip

We suggest you talk to your insurance provider to ask about the travel insurance plans available to you. You can also compare policies online. Here are two well-known travel insurance providers to consider:

Please contact us at pickleballtrips@gmail.com if you have any additional questions regarding our cancellation policy or travel insurance.

Packing List

Coming soon!!!

Irish Pickleball Championships

The 2019 Irish Pickleball Championships will be held from April 26th ~ 28th in Multyfarnham, Ireland (approx. 1:30 drive to Dublin). Although Pickleball Trips will not be organizing any tours around the tournament, Dinking Dutch trip participants may be interested in extending their European stay in order to attend. Additional information can be found on Pickleball Ireland’s facebook page.