Holland and hockey go hand in hand. The nation is a powerhouse in both the men’s and women’s game having won a record 10 World Cups. With such a rich hockey background and a wealth of school, club and academy sides to play Holland is a great destination for a school or club hockey tour.
Hockey tours to Holland offer excellent value for money year-round. Along with its close proximity to the UK and associated travelling time and cost benefits, this popular destination provides a great cultural setting too.
Highlights of a hockey tour to Holland include…
- Social, historical and cultural educational opportunities
- Opportunity to stay in the popular city of Amsterdam
- Fantastic venues and facilities
- A unique culture and atmosphere
- Competitive opposition
The benefits of Holland as a tour destination include…
- A major hockey nation
- Variety of hotel and apartment accommodation in central locations
- Excellent range of non-sport, downtime activities
- Short coach, train, or flight from the UK
- All standards of opposition available
All Sporta tours are tailored to meet the requirements of each school and club, but to give you an idea of how a hockey tour to Holland could look here’s a sample itinerary…
Day 1 – Arrive into Amsterdam airport in the morning after your short flight from the UK. You will be met by one of our Sporta Tours representatives who will take you to your hotel via private transfer. In the afternoon you will watch a high standard, local hockey match to expose you to the style and differences in Dutch hockey. Time before and after dinner can be spent exploring the city.
Day 2 – After breakfast you will be transported to a local hockey club for a morning training session with one of the local coaches. Lunch will be held at the club and followed by a fixture against the club. After the game you will go back to the hotel to relax before dinner followed by a free evening to relax.
Day 3 – Breakfast followed by a free morning to explore local attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, local waterpark or a tour of the Amsterdam Arena, home of AFC Ajax. In the afternoon, visit the renowned Anne Frank museum followed by a transfer to your second match in the early evening with dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4 – After breakfast you will be transferred to a local hockey club for your second training session followed by lunch at the club. Play your final match and enjoy a post-match dinner at the club and prize-giving ceremony. Return to the hotel to relax before your final day.
Day 5 – Free morning after breakfast followed by a transfer to the airport in the afternoon for your short flight home.