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Intro to the Netherlands

Going Dutch! Amsterdam is great, but The best bits of the Netherlands are outside of the big city. Wide, white beaches that stretch out for miles. Go off-road without worrying about getting a flat tyre because the cycle paths are surfaced. Charming towns with tall beautiful buildings with picturesque  canals lining the streets. Also, have a ‘Koffie en Koek’ while you bask in the richness that this country has to offer.

SCHEDULE

The Netherlands in June: June 2 - July 6, 2019

Prep Camp: June 2 - June 8

Tour Dates: June 8 - July 6

Departure Day: July 6

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Tour Highlights

Middelburg - This city was an important location in the Dutch Golden Age. It is waiting for you to explore its rich trading history

Dordrecht: Take a stroll through the town and discover the city which shaped current-day Netherlands.

Vermeer’s Delft: Home of Vermeer and William of Orange, of Delft Blue pottery, and Dutch Art

The Hague: Home of the World Court and the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’

Rembrandt’s Leiden: Learn about the era of trade, science, tolerance and world-changing art.

Haarlem: The original home of culture! See the museums, galleries, concert halls, monuments, restaurants, shops and festivals.

Amsterdam: One of the world’s most important centers of trade. a vibrant cultural hub, and filled with history.

Hoorn & Enkhuizen: Monumental buildings, grand architecture and museums filled with historic treasures.


Fun facts

The Netherlands is also known as Holland. “Netherlands” means low-lying country; the name Holland (from Houtland, or “Wooded Land”) was originally given to one of the medieval cores of what later became the modern state and is still used for 2 of its 12 provinces (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland).