Discover the Netherlands | Saturday 22 July
Join us for a day out of Amsterdam and discover what more the Netherlands has to offer! You can choose from the three following day trips:
Visit to Cheese and clog farm Clara Maria - (morning programme)*
Cheese lovers unite! In the morning we will cycle* through the Forest of Amsterdam to a Cheese farm. Here we will see how Dutch farmers cheese is made, will have a tasting session and even make our own cheese!
*Own bike required (not included in the fee and needs to be arranged by yourself) or you can travel by public transport and meet us there.
Day trip to Haarlem (full day trip)*
Haarlem, the capital of the province of North Holland and also the home of Bianca (summer school team member). With an abundance of historical sights, cultural attractions and hidden gems crammed into a relatively small city, a visit to Haarlem makes for a brilliant day trip from Amsterdam.
On this day you can choose between (first come first serve):
- Molen de Adriaan: one group has the chance to visit De Adriaan windmill, a smock mill charmingly located in the city center on the bank of the river Spaarne. A guide will tell us all about the age-old technique of converting wind into productive energy. You will also learn more about windmills in general, and about the Adriaan in particular.
- Teylers museum: one group has the chance to visit Teylers Museum.The museum is the best-preserved 18th-century public knowledge institution for the arts and sciences in the world. It has been open to the public since 1784, welcoming all those who are eager to look at objects of interest in the visual arts and the sciences. It is a unique place with a remarkable atmosphere, and a visit is bound to be an unforgettable experience.
After the windmil/museum visit we will gather all together and go for lunch (included in the fee). After lunch - we will go on a boats through the canals of Haarlem. Afterwards you have the chance to stay in Haarlem, go to the beach or return to Amsterdam.
Day trip to National Park Veluwe and Van Gogh Collection at Kröller-Müller Art Museum - (full day trip)*
The Netherlands might not be famous for its wildlife, but we do have stunning national parks around the country. We will visit one of these parks where we will cycle around (bikes included and optional, also possible to walk instead) the beautiful heathered and sandy fields. In addition, we will visit the museum inside the park: the Kröller-Müller museum which has the second largest collection of paintings from Van Gogh, but also pieces painted by Monet, Seurat, Picasso and Mondriaan, and a garden full of interesting modern sculptures. All pieces and sculptures were privately collected by the Kröller-Müller couple between 1907 and 1922. All in all, it will be a unique experience combining nature, architecture and art.
We will leave in the morning and be back in the late afternoon. Costs are including the transport there and back, entrance to the park, museum and museum garden (with impressive sculptures!). Lunch is not included and can either be brought (picknick in the national park) or you can have lunch at the restaurant.
*Registration is required with additional costs, not included in the tuition fee. Registration link will be shared with summer school participants. Limited spots available. First come, first serve.