Holland / Amsterdam
"Think of all the beauty left around you, and be happy” (Anne Frank)
Art & History
Highlighted City: Amsterdam
A modern city filled with a glowing tapestry of colorful homes and breath taking canals. Amsterdam is a true cultural hub of history and art boasting celebrated collections of art and architecture. The history of the Jewish people of Amsterdam can be seen as early as the start of the 17th century. The influence of its Jewish population is clearly seen in the streets and buildings of this rich city. The Jewish Quarter, Portuguese Synagogue and Anne Frank's house are sites regular explored by visitors from around the world. In addition, Amsterdam is home to the largest collection of artworks by Vincent
Van Gogh. The Moco Museum, Cobra Museum of Contemporary Art and the Rijksmuseum are not to be missed.
Tour the Central Amsterdam Museum Plaza, including Van Gogh Museum,
Diamond Museum, Moco Modern Art and Rijksmuseum.
After lunch, enjoy an easy walking tour of the city:
The Old Church, The Jewish Quarter (Jodenbuurt), Royal Palace, The Jordaan District, The Dutch East India Company,
The Begijnhof Convent,
Masterpieces of Dutch Art, The Widest and Narrowest Bridges.
Visit the Portuguese Synagogue A magnificent building dating from 1675.
Its sheer size says something about the visibility of the Jewish community in Amsterdam - they didn’t feel they had to hide.
Jewish Historical Museum, including the Children’s Museum.
Take in Anne Frank’s House and read excerpts from the heroic girl’s famous diary.
Finish off the day with a relaxing and romantic sunset Canal Cruise.
Back in time at Zaanse Schans, a residential area where the 17th and 18th centuries are brought to life.
Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread (dare you not to eat), or visit the clog-making factory. Don’t miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and windmills either.
Tour of windmill, used to produce paint! Tour of Clog Museum (before Nike or Adidas…)