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Thursday 25 October 2018

Anne Frank House

09:30 – Bus or Tram to Anne Frank House

10:00 – Visit Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is the biographical museum dedicated to the Jewish girl Anne Frank. During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house, known as the Secret Annex (Het Achterhuis).
The visit to the Anne Frank House will start with a introductory program. You will be provided with an introduction to the Frank family’s period in hiding, an explanation of the museum and a brief summary of the activities of the Anne Frank House. The duration of the introductory program is 30 minutes after which the group will visit the house without a guide as the small and narrow areas in the secret annex are too small.

12:00 – Visit Westerkerk

The Westerkerk is mentioned frequently in her diary – the tower could be seen from the attic of the Achterhuis and Anne Frank described the chiming of the carillon as a source of comfort.
It is situated right next door to the Anne Frank House. Rembrandt van Rijn was buried somewhere under a tombstone in the Westerkerk on October 8, 1669. The exact location of the grave is unknown; the number of his grave was lost.

12:30 – Lunch Restaurant Jansz

A short walk along the Prinsengracht will you to the Restaurant Jansz

14:30 – Canal cruise in the Saloon boat Dame van Amstel

The best way to see the real Amsterdam is by boat. The group will enjoy a lovely scenic boat tour on the Amsterdam canals in a beautiful saloon boat.
The group will board the boat near restaurant Jansz. The tour will last 2 hours and it will be possible to order drinks and they will be served some Dutch bites.

16:30 – Arrival back at Okura Hotel

Museum Bags & Purses

09:30 – Canal cruise in the Saloon boat Dame van Amstel from the Okura Hotel

11:30 – Visit to Museum of Bags and Purses, including a guided tour

Just across the water from the Waldorf Astoria you will find the Museum of Bags and Purses.
Every bag has its own story. It tells us something about the fashion, art, skills and customs of a particular period. Uncover the rich history of this everyday item at
the Museum of Bags and Purses.
In a magnificent 17th-century canal house, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam, you will unlock the history of the bag from the
Middle Ages to the present day. This is the only place you will find so many special and exciting bags under one roof. From unique historical items to timeless classics produced by world famous brands and up-and-coming designers.

13:00 – High Tea in 17th century Period Room

On the first floor of the museum of Bags and Purses, two period rooms were recently restored to their original splendour. The rich and elegant period rooms are decorated with beautiful works of art by great masters of the 17th and 18th century.
In the 17th century period room the group will be served a full, three-course High Tea, starting with a selection of savoury snacks and sandwiches, followed by a range of sweet delicacies prepared by our pastry chefs and presented on a tiered cake stand.
To finish, there are scones with Devonshire clotted cream and a selection of jams. A special tea to match each course will be served.

14:30 – Guided walking tour through Amsterdam

16:00 – Arrival back at Okura Hotel

Stedelijk Museum

10:00 – Walk through the Pijp to Museum Square

It’s only a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the famous Museum Square where a some of the most famous museums of Amsterdam are situated. The walk will take the group across the locally very popular area of the Pijp.

10:30 – Visit the Stedelijk Museum, guided tour of the highlights

The Stedelijk Museum, situated at the Museum Square, is het biggest museum of modern art in the Netherland. Its historical building with red bricks dates from 1895 and the collection consists of world famous modern artists, like Karel Appel, Cézanne, Chagall, Marlene Dumas, Kandinsky, Edward Kienholz, De Kooning, Malevich, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Gerrit Rietveld and Warhol.

12:00 – Canal cruise in the Saloon boat Adeline with High Tea

14:00 – Paint workshop Delft tiles

The Netherlands is very well known for it’s Delftware. Delftware of Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue, is blue and white pottery made in and around Delft and the tinglazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century.

In the workshop everybody will paint two Delft Blue Tiles.

16:00 – Arrival back at Okura Hotel

Dinner at Scheepsvaartmuseum

(Dress code: business suit/cocktail dress)

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18:00 – Departure from the Okura hotel

22:00 – Return to the Okura hotel

Friday 26 October 2018


09:30 – Bus to Rembrandthuis

10:00 – Visit Rembrandthuis with etching workshop

In this monumental building in the heart of Amsterdam, which is now a museum, Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1658.
The group will get a tour through the museum, seeing the old building and visiting the etching exhibition.
You will also participate in an etching workshop and make their own etch painting.

12:30 – Lunch at restaurant de Frenzi

14:00 – Guided tour at the Stopera

The Stopera is the nickname of the Amsterdam building complex of the city hall and opera. It is home to the Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
The group will have a guided tour through the building. During the tour they will see the theater hall where people are always working from the early mornings tot late at night. They will visit the ballet studios where the dancers rehearse. The group will go backstage and visit the costume workshops.
The rehearsal schedule for this fall is being made as we speak so we are trying to arrange that the group can see a rehearsal while they visit the Stopera.

16:30 – Arrival back at Okura Hotel

Zaanse Schans

10:00 – Bus to the Zaanse Schans

10:30 – Guided tour Zaanse Schans

When you say the Netherlands, you say windmills. One of the most beautiful locations to see this typical Dutch landscape is just a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam: the Zaanse Schans.
You will enjoy the lovely scenery, visit the windmills and an old Dutch farmhouses.

12:30 – Lunch at the Swarte Walvis

14:00 – Licorice making workshop

A typical Dutch treat in the Netherlands is licorice. In one of the old farmhouses it is possible to make your own licorice.
Licorice is made from a wide range of special ingredients. You will get to know them in this workshop. You can taste all the ingredients and carry out all the steps in the production process on a small scale. While the licorice is cooling down, you will have a tasting of all the different kinds of European licorice.

17:00 – Arrival back at Okura Hotel

Van Gogh Museum

Walking tour

11:00 – Walk to Museum Square

11:30 – Visit of the Van Gogh Museum

Step into Van Gogh’s world and explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh.
An expert guide will show Vincent’s earliest Dutch works. You will discover how his approach changed in Paris when he met modern artists and see how he developed his famous individual style in the south of France.

13:00 – Culinary Walking Tour: tastes the culinary highlights of The Netherlands

Discover the not-so-frequently shown areas of Amsterdam by foot with a local guide and experience the culinary highlights of the Netherlands.
During the tour you will get the chance to taste typical Dutch food for example an oyster and Dutch grey shrimps tasting, stroopwafels, poffertjes, herring, broodje
Van Dobben croquette and of course a cheese tasting.

15:30 – Arrival back at Okura Hotel

Dinner at the Rijksmuseum

18:00 – Departure from the Okura hotel

The gala dinner will be in the Gallery of Honour. In this unique setting you will enjoy your dinner in front the impressive “Nightwatch” painted by Rembrandt in 1642 (the painting is 3m63 by 4m34).
(Dress code: business suit/cocktail dress)

22:00 – Return to the Okura hotel