Travel challenge: A Dutch canal holiday

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Each week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a canal-boat holiday in the Netherlands. Prices are for seven nights for two people in mid-June; international travel not included...

Hoseasons

£860: departs Sneek on 14 June in a one-cabin boat.

"Cruising from Sneek, you can enjoy a range of exciting water sports on offer... or simply lay back and soak up the sun and big skies of the Dutch landscape," says Pali Badwal of Hoseasons (0844 847 1100; hoseasons.co.uk ).

Blue Water Holidays

£899: departs Loosdrecht on 12 June in a two-berth Penichette 935.

"Perfect for a couple, the Penichette 935 is a classic Dutch-style boat, ideally located in Loosdrecht, an excellent base for visiting exciting Amsterdam and the scenic Dutch waterways. We also offer other options in the Netherlands, including different boats, short breaks and one-way cruises," says Samantha Darwin at Blue Water Holidays (01756 701200; boatingholidays.com ).

Le Boat

£1,010: departs Strand Horst on 12 June in a one-cabin Capri boat.

"There is no better way to discover the true Holland than by cruising the canals and waterways," says Simon Conder of Le Boat (0844 463 3577; leboat.co.uk ).

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