Consistently celebrated as one of the world’s greatest musical icons, the Dutch maestro André Rieu, accompanied by the renowned Johann Strauss Orchestra is set to perform in the Dutch capital Amsterdam in January 2020.
The perfect way to start the year, we are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic three-day concert break including a visit to one of Europe’s greatest city break destinations.
Departing on January 10, 2020, from a wide range of airports throughout the UK, this exceptional night is set to be one of the early highlights of 2020.
Performing at the Ziggo Arena in Amsterdam, the audience is in for an extraordinary night of entertainment as André performs some of his greatest hits popular around the globe.
Celebrating this wonderful concert break, we take a look at what you can expect throughout this fantastic short holiday away.
After flying into Amsterdam, you will be greeted by your Tour Manager and transported to your chosen hotel.
On arrival, you can drop off your bags and go out into the Dutch capital, or unpack and relax in preparation for the big concert the following day, the decision is yours.
An included coach tour on day two features memorable visits to local attractions like the world-famous Van Gogh Museum, The Royal Palace, and renowned Rijksmuseum.
Home to the world’s largest collection of artwork from the famous Dutch painter, the Van Gogh Museum also has on a display a wide range of exhibits including drawings and letters once belonging to the painter.
Wandering around the museum, you will be struck by the painter’s tremendous artistic output.
Inside the museum alone there are hundreds of paintings on display charting Van Gogh’s development as a painter, including some of his most famous work.
Amsterdam’s Royal Palace is another included tour high point.
Situated within central Amsterdam in Dam Square, the Palace is one of the city’s most famous landmarks.
First constructed in the 17th century, rooms in the palace are some of the grandest in all of Amsterdam.
The Central Hall is hard to miss, complete with spectacular chandeliers hanging high above lovely marble flooring.
The country’s National Museum, the Rijksmuseum charts Dutch history and arts starting from the Middle Ages right through to present day.
A vast collection of exhibits range from works from the renowned artist Rembrandt to an intricately decorated Doll’s House that rivals some full-size buildings around the world in grandeur!
If planning to make the most of your free time, the city is a great place to explore either on foot or by bicycle.
Spectacular both during the day and at night, Amsterdam’s huge (and we mean HUGE!) network of canals lined with lovely buildings offer great walking routes.
Be sure to pack appropriate clothing as it can be chilly in the capital in January, much like the UK.
An important historical landmark, Anne Frank House is well worth a visit.
One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the house, now a museum, is where Anne Frank and her family hid from the occupying Nazis.
Hidden away in the building, the family lived in a secret Annex before finally being discovered two years after going into hiding.
Today, visitors can explore the former home and learn more about the story of Anne Frank, her diary, and the Secret Annex.
André Rieu & the Johann Strauss Orchestra
André Rieu with his orchestra, choir, soloist and special guests brings a delightful and innovative approach to his concerts, recreating the atmosphere of 19th century Viennese Dance Halls.
Spectators can expect quite the show, filled with trademark waltzes and beautiful melodies from opera, musicals, film and classical music.
During the concert, you will hear music from across the global star’s fantastic back catalogue ranging from classics from his first major hit album ‘Strauss & Co’ to latest mega-hit ‘Romantic Moments II’.
The evening performance in the heart of Amsterdam is a delightful not-to-be-missed experience in The Maestro’s wonderful home country.
At £45 per person, holidaymakers can also opt to go a memorable Amsterdam Cheese and Wine cruise where you will take to the waterways of Amsterdam on a cruise past some of the city’s most iconic and important buildings including Anne Frank House.
Away from the busy streets of the city, you will be able to enjoy a delicious cheese board accompanied with carefully chosen wine as you cruise through the capital.
Don’t miss this wonderful festive concert!
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