Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of the Netherlands
Take a wonderful study tour through Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Visit Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, the Rembrandt House Museum, the Wester Kerk, the De Waag (city scales), the Munt Tower, the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the famous Vondelpark, the Artis Zoo, the red light district, the Amsterdam canals, the Amsterdam Arena, Madame Tussauds wax museum with changing exhibitions, the Amsterdam harbor – the second largest port in the Netherlands (after Rotterdam), the Amsterdam canals and many other sights that you can visit for will always be remembered. Let yourself be enchanted by an Amsterdam city break!
Experience The Hague on a study trip! The Hague is the seat of government of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland. This city is the headquarters of a large number of national and international institutions, including the seat of the Queen of the Netherlands, the Royal Library of the Netherlands, the Hoge Raad Court, the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Eurojust. You can also visit various attractions such as the Mauritshuis, the seat of government of the royal family, the Binnenhof, the Nieuwe Kerk, the official seat of the Prime Minister, the photo museum or the huge Hagse Markt. Enjoy the Hague on a city break!
Take a group tour of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands. In terms of transport technology, Rotterdam is of great importance due to the largest seaport in Europe (third largest in the world). But don’t forget the other sights in Rotterdam, such as the Nieuwe Waterweg, the Erasmus Bridge, the tallest building in Rotterdam – “Nationale Nederlanden”, the Montevideo Tower, the administration building or the Schouwburgplein. Enjoy the city of Rotterdam on a study trip and get to know the city’s culture!
Sea of tulips in the Netherlands
Young and old are drawn to the province of South Holland, especially at the time of the tulip bloom, to Lisse: This is where the spacious Keukenhof gardens are located, which cast a spell around the castle of the same name. You almost feel like you are in a parallel world when you stroll around in spring. Such picturesque seas of flowers in the open air and in the form of such a magical backdrop can only be found in cartoons. Located between Amsterdam and The Hague, you can get to your destination quickly and easily by car or bus. This is why this destination is often on the wish list for a holiday in Holland. Guided tours or independent visits offer visitors a comprehensive insight.
Why is a visit to the Keukenhof worthwhile?
In addition to canals, art and cheese, the tulip flowers are an absolute must for many tourists on holiday in Holland. A veritable sea of tulips and generally (bulb) flowers can be found in the Keukenhof. If you travel here in April or May, the word “spring” gets a completely new definition. Here it seems almost surreal – the garden is spacious, colorful, natural, invites you to linger and with its paths, ponds and fountains offers a sight that could not be captured more beautifully on a painting. From March 21 to May 19, the Keukenhof is open this year and, in addition to the fairytale garden, also offers exhibitions, flower shows and free entertainment for children (in the form of a maze, a petting zoo and a scavenger hunt). You can hardly get enough of this facility.
Inspiration gardens in Keukenhof
With the seven mottos “Love & Peace”, “Stawberry Fields”, “Happiness”, “Flower Power”, “Ibiza”, “Forest Cabin” and “The Green Machine”, you can marvel at inspiring gardens that live up to their names. Whether you want to enjoy the hair flair and feel like you have been transported back to the hippie era, want to take perfectly staged selfies in front of rainbows and colorful fields of flowers, enjoy peace for body and mind or a short break according to your own taste (sand, palm trees and beach or quiet Forest feeling): in the inspiration gardens in Keukenhof the name says it all.
Picturesque port city in the Netherlands
Veere is a city with 22,000 inhabitants in the province of Zeeland in the southwest of the Netherlands. The town was founded in 1281 by Wolfert van Borssele and flourished especially in the 16th century when the area became a trading center for Scottish wool. Veere acted as the main port for Scotland between 1541 and 1799 and was also known as Campvere at the time. The Flemish architects Antonis Keldermans and Evert Spoorwater designed the Grote Kerk, the fortifications, the cistern and the town hall at that time. During this heyday, the cultural center was located in Sandenburgh Castle, the residence of the Van Borsele and Van Bourgondië families. Veere was a thriving trading town in the 17th and 18th centuries, with around 750 houses inside the city walls, compared to around 300 in 2013.
Although Veere lost its ancestral rights in 1799, Scottish interest in the city persisted. No European city played a more important role in Scotland than Veere once did. The museum called De Schotse Huizen aan de Kaai commemorates the city’s heyday. The museum is spread over two dealers’ houses: Het Lammeken and De Struijs. It includes a Scottish room set up as a reception room and a Scottish governor’s office, like the one who once ruled Veere.
The town hall was built by the Keldermans family from Mechelen, who also built the administration building in Middelburg. It is crowned by a 16th century bell tower. The badly weathered facade pictures were replaced by new ones during the restoration from 1931 to 1934. The old pictures can now be seen in Museum De Schotse Huizen. The imposing Grote Kerk church is located on the southeast side of Veere. Completed in 1521, it has played many roles over the years: prayer house, military hospital, and poor house. Nowadays it is used as a cultural center.
A striking pink facade welcomes visitors to one of Veere’s most beautiful shops: Omas Snoepwinkel (Omas Candy Store). Here visitors can choose from over 100 types of traditional Dutch sweets. Many other shops in Veere are also open on Sundays.
In addition to a city tour through the picturesque cobblestone streets, a boat tour is also recommended. A narrow sandy beach invites you to relax and swim in summer.