Dayprograms in The Netherlands
ARTTRA offers various cultural day programs on art and nature. ‘The pastoral life of the aristocracy’, ‘Sailing in Frisia’, and Modern Architecture in Almere. Tailored to the interests of your guests, guided by experienced art historians in any language desired. They are socially very capable and will do their utmost to give your guests a good time. Clearly, ARTTRA ensures that all practical issues are perfectly taken care of.
Dayprogram North Holland
North Holland: trade and craftmanship in the 17th century
This program will show participants the cultural riches of 17th century North-Holland. We will start with a visit to The Zaanse Schans, with windmills, ancient wooden houses, shops and a shipyard. After having had lunch in the trading-town of Hoorn we will go for a city walk along merchants’ houses on the harbour front, the Main Tower, warehouses and canals. In the weigh house you will admire a V.O.C. hall, one of the rooms of the admiralty, portraits of Michiel de Ruyter, chinaware and several rooms in the style of the 17th century. You will visit a 17th century water mill, still in working order, after having taken a beautiful route to get there. Dinner in the evening will be enjoyed in an authentic naval shop.
extra: visit to the oldest and world largest vegetable auction, based in a Jugendstil-building, including a boat tour
North Holland: colours and flowerbulbs
In spring foreign guests mostly like to visit the bulb fields in full bloom. You may like to admire rare and ancient species of tulips, and afterwards try tasting some smoked eel from the Westeinder lakes at a former refuge shelter. Via a beautiful route along the bulb fields you will reach the picturesque artists’ village of Bergen, where you can admire a collection of works of art by members of the Bergen artists’ movement like Leo van Gestel and Charley Toorop. After a short walk along the beach of Bergen on Sea you may conclude the day with a dinner in the old trading town of Hoorn, or the cheese town of Alkmaar.
extra: a visit to the marine aquarium with tropical fish and shellfish from the oceans of the world
North Holland: sailing trip combined with cultural program
ARTTRA offers your guests a combination of sports and civilization. First a visit to the outdoor museum of Enkhuizen. A guided tour around the attractive and lively town on the former Zuiderzee, with original cobblestones, courtyards and historical gardens, will provide the visitor with a realistic image of the fishermen’s lifestyle as it used to be around the IJsselmeer.
Afterwards an original “tjalk” (historical sailing ship) will be waiting for you. A seafood lunch will be served aboard the sailing ship. To conclude this day dinner may be enjoyed at a former pepper warehouse or at an old Dutch restaurant on the waterfront.
extra: an hour’s beautiful cycling tour from Enkhuizen along the Omringdijk.
Prices depending on your wishes and the number of participants.
Tweede Boomdwarsstraat 4
1015 LK Amsterdam
tel +31 (0) 20 6259303
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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