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Tournaments and fixtures available throughout the year
Close proximity and ease of access
Cluture and affordability


Holland is very popular among our touring schools due to its proximity and ease of access. It is well served from most UK airports and also obviously within easy reach of Calais. Many schools also chose the Harwich to Hook option which works very well.

The Dutch are very strong at hockey in all age groups and boast some superb training facilities. The domestic leagues arguably offer some of the highest standard of play worldwide in both men’s and woman’s hockey and a top level match is always worth building into your tour. Competitive hockey has also spilt over the border into Belgium where good fixtures are also possible and several schools chose to travel overland and play several fixtures in Holland, Belgium and even Germany over the course of a week to ten days.

Due to the cold winters there is a break in the hockey season from December – March where much of the Dutch Hockey moves to Spain!

Other sports played in Holland include cricket in the summer months, a sport that is with increased participation over recent years. Indeed Holland is the only country on mainland Europe where the cricket is developed enough to accept UK touring sides.

Football, like in the rest of Europe, is massively popular with many tournaments and fixtures available throughout the year at many different locations across the country.

The landscape is picturesque and the friendly hosts and interesting culture makes for a brilliant destination at very affordable prices. From a long weekend to a week away, Holland is a fantastic destination to tour.

Holland Map


In summary, the trip was a huge success. The tour company were great in dealing with constant changes to touring party and dates of the trip.
James Gilchriest
Assistant Director of Sport – KES Stratford, boys hockey tour to Holland
Overall a super trip. The best rep I have ever had. Bike tour superb. Matches very good, coach and hotel excellent. Food really good. Driving there was great. I am on to thinking about next tour already!
We had a fantastic tour with high quality hockey and interesting and fun excursions. I would definitely recommend LWTL to any schools looking for a dedicated and professional tour company who give a personal service. I am already looking forward to planning the next tour

Holland Tour Photos

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Each of our team members has gained valuable experience at respected companies. Joanna at Gullivers for 8 years, Carrie with Bundu Bashers in South Africa for 10 years and then Edwin Doran for 3 yrs and John has been organising music tours overseas for the last 22 years. As a keen sportsman himself, our MD Patrick Arnold is actively involved in the schools department and loves to get involved at all levels of organisation and implementation.

Over the years we have built up long lasting relationships with our hosts and ground agents overseas. Their ability to arrange access to top class venues and meet ex-internationals, arrange competitive fixtures, organise musical concerts and provide the all-important local knowledge, makes them invaluable to the touring process. Their support, when faced with the unexpected, also gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the tour.

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