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Belinda Szonert was a guest of Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions and P&O Ferries.

Venlo is close to Rotterdam by road and rail. Admission to Floriade 2012 costs 25 euros (adult) and 12.50 euros (child).

B&B, in deluxe room at Bilderberg Hotel De Bovenste Molen in Venlo from 105 euros per night. To check availability and prices, see

P&O Ferries offers daily Hull-Rotterdam crossings, with minicruises from £83, or £119 each way for car with two passengers, incl standard cabin.

P&O Ferries has teamed up with Superbreak to offer Floriade minicruises from £220 on selected dates throughout festival. Package incl return ferry crossings ex-Hull, two nights in four-star hotel in Amsterdam, day’s entry and transport to Floriade and coach transfers.

Fares on P&O Dover-Calais crossings start at £35 each way (car and up to nine passengers).

Ferry reservations: 0871 664 6464/

By coach, Shearings four-day Floriade packages start at £199.

Shearings Holidays: 0844 209 7143 or

The Club La Santa leisure pool.

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