Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Cycling is key to the city’s character with 400km of cycle paths. Art lovers head to the Museum District to indulge in works by Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk.
Borgo Egnazia, Puglia
Borgo Egnazia is a celebration of traditional Puglian architecture, designed on a traditional Apulian village set among olive groves and lemon trees along the Adriatic coast of Southern Italy. It is an ideal base to explore the entire Puglian region from Lecce’s unique baroque architecture to the UNESCO World heritage town of Alberobello, famous for the traditional trulli’s.
Every detail of the hotel’s main building, separate and private villas (each with its own swimming pool), has been meticulously designed. Along with a unique range of accommodations, there are four pools to choose from, two beaches with a shuttle service, an 18 hole championship golf course, tennis courts and fantastic crèche and children’s club facilities with creative labs, cooking classes, story-telling, baby dancing, face-painting, playground games, beach days and treasure hunts!
Children: Crèche within the kids club for babies and under-3s (book ahead in high season). Trullalleri Kids Club (3-12yrs). Indoor and outdoor areas, lots of toys. One member of staff per two children. Activities include: theatre workshops, dancing, face painting, bracelet-making, cookery classes, tennis, swimming, bike rides, trips to the zoo and trips to the local ruins. Staff help children put on productions and plays in the evenings. Lunch & dinner can also be provided. For teens: Games room with a Wii, Xbox, ping pong, beach toys table football, bikes (and helmets), board games, trampoline. Babysitting. Baby monitors are free to borrow.
Facilities: Playground, cookery classes, horse riding, tennis academy, water sports
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example: Prices start from £6,950 (low season) per person based on two adults and two children flying by Citation XLS from Farnborough to Bari and staying for 3 nights in a Villa Giardino. Transfers from Bari Airport and Breakfast are included. Other aircraft and departure airports are available.