“Off the Beaten Track”
our Dutch ‘Voyages of Discovery’
2014: “Amsterdam Trip”– our first single-city trip was well appreciated. To view the text and some of the photos as published in the Autumn Newsletter please click this link.
2007: “Holland off the Beaten Track” – a five day tour, visiting the North-east and the Wadden Eilanden (islands along the north coast).
2005: “Fairway of History and Commerce” – along the river Rhine from Leiden to Kleve.
2003: “Achterhoek Uncovered” – the Hanseatic Cities in Gelderland.
2001: “Discovering the Delta” – in the South-west.
Multi-day Tours in the United Kingdom
Wales – Cardiff to St Davids – from Thursday 24 mid-day – Sunday a.m. 27 May. The programme started in Cardiff, no longer the world’s largest coal port, but still a thriving commercial centre with an enviable reputation for arts and culture. A private visit to the National Museum of Wales – with the largest collection of Impressionists in the UK, followed by a tour around Cardiff Bay and the dramatic Wales Millennium Centre, home to the world famous Welsh National Opera. The day finished with a private tour of the Wales Assembly (the Senedd), followed by drinks and dinner in the Members’ room, by special invitation. Thereafter we travelled westwards via various places (including the open air Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans, the National Botanic Gardens and its neighbour Aberglasney Gardens) into Pembrokeshire where St. Davids, the UK’s smallest city, became our staging post for visits to its 13th century Cathedral, the bird and seal-watchers paradise of Ramsey Island and the Tregwynt Woollen Mill.
“The Other Holland” – Lincolnshire – following on from the 2009 “Unilever Lecture“, the Society held a three day Tour in the cities and polders of Lincolnshire in the middle of the month.
“Gardens and Historical” Trip to Suffolk, June, Tuesday to Thursday
“Chichester” – Thursday to Saturday, including the Rolls Royce factory, West Dean gardens, the refurbished Pallant House Gallery, Goodwood House, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, and a boat trip around Chichester Harbour. As is often the case, local friends arranged for our party to view what is not normally open to the public …
St Albans, Hatfield, and more …
Salisbury, another in our series of long weekend breaks.
Norfolk, members explored the city, and Dutch links in the county.