Educational Journey

In-depth learning about the Dutch country and culture.

Itinerary

Family Program

1 Nov - Arrival

From 16:00
Families arrive at the park where they are given a chance to settle in and unwind from their travels.

2 Nov - Meet and Greet

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
During an informal get together, we will meet all the participants of Worldschooling Netherlands and the Teen Camp. We will do some connecting activities and get to know each other better.
During this afternoon we will also learn about some traditional Dutch food and about the occasions when the Dutch eat them. We will serve some typical Dutch snacks and get our first taste of the Netherlands.

*The time of the activity can be adjusted to the needs of the group.

3 Nov - Watermanagement           

Approx 8:30 – 19:00
How does the Netherlands keep the water out? Does the country really needs Dutch boys to put their fingers in dikes, or is there a more sophisticated system behind it? We will have a fun and entertaining day filled with all kinds of exhibitions and activities right on the Storm Surge Barrier, the eight wonder of the world. We will learn all the ins and outs about the construction that keeps the water out of the country, all at our own level of understanding, and all with a lot of fun.

4 Nov - Traditional Dutch Fishers Town           

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
We will visit the traditional fishers town Volendam where we will enjoy some traditional Dutch experiences. In a number of exhibitions we will taste a Haring Dutch style, learn how Dutch cheese is made, and learn about the traditional Dutch costumes. All this while enjoying the beauty of this cute fishers town that makes you feel like you have gone back in time.

*The time of the activity can be adjusted to the needs of the group.

5 Nov - Free Day

Have a relaxing day at the park, enjoy the company of other families, or go explore The Netherlands on your own.

6 Nov - Below Sea Level           

Approx 10:00 – 19:00
This whole day we will spend below sea level in the province Flevoland. We will learn how this province was part of the sea before, and how the Dutch managed to reclaim the land.

We will also visit a historical 17th century VOC ship. We will learn more about the VOC that meant so much for the country in the exhibitions, while exploring the ins and outs of the ship.

Traditional Dutch pancake restaurant
Pancakes for breakfast? For the Dutch pancakes are mainly eaten for lunch and dinner. Filled with all kind of ingredients, you will not recognise the pancake anymore. We will visit a traditional pancake restaurant and enjoy the typical Dutch pancakes, while the kids enjoy an amazing playground in the restaurant.

*The cost of the meal is not included.

7 Nov - Old Holland Games           

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
We will go back in time ourselves, to a time when kids did not have iPhones and Nintendo’s to enjoy themselves. What did they do? Which traditional games did the Dutch play. While the kids are competing, the parents get to watch and prepare themselves, because also the parents turn will come.

*The time of the activity can be adjusted to the needs of the group.

8 Nov - Free Day

Have a relaxing day at the park, enjoy the company of other families, or go explore The Netherlands on your own.

9 Nov - Dutch History in Action           

Approx 9:00 – 18:00
We will discover the history of the Netherlands as if we were there. We will experience this day loaded with workshops and activities, that make us relive history while being in the center of the action, while knowledgeable experts teach us all about the Dutch history and answer all our questions.

10 Nov - Windmill Experience           

Approx 10:00 – 17:00
Windmills are a remarkable staple of the Netherlands. Today we will get to experience windmills from the inside and out. We will visit a number of windmills, and through a series of exhibitions we will learn all about the windmills and other traditional Dutch features.

11 Nov - Free Day

Have a relaxing day at the park, enjoy the company of other families, or go explore The Netherlands on your own.

12 Nov - Den Haag / The Hague          

Approx: 8:30 – 18:30
Den Haag / The Hague is the political capital of the Netherlands. Here, the Dutch government is located and the king has its palace. But also, Den Haag is the city of international peace and justice. In this day we will go by the national and international highlights of democracy, peace and justice. In the afternoon it is time for fun. We will pay a visit to the Dutch miniature park that shows all the highlights of the Netherlands in scale in a fun and engaging way.

13 Nov - Traditional Dutch Poffertjes           

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
In this workshop for the whole family, we will teach you how to prepare the typical Dutch dish “poffertjes”. You will then of course get to try your new learned dish and understand why they are so popular in the Netherlands.

*The time of the activity can be adjusted to the needs of the group.

14 Nov - Group Photo in Dutch Outfit

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
The whole community will gather for a group picture in traditional Dutch costumes.

*The time of the activity can be adjusted to the needs of the group.

15 Nov - Dutch Clogs           

Approx 14:00 – 17:00
In this workshop we will make our own clog and learn more about them.

16 Nov - Amsterdam           

Approx 9:00 – 19:00
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The best thing to do here is just walk around and breath in the energy of the city. We will start the day with a visit to the Anne Frank house* where we experience the story of Anne Frank with our own eyes. After, we will pay a visit to the famous Rijksmuseum, to conclude the day with a visit to a kids science museum. Of course there will also be te option to explore Amsterdam on your own.
* The visit to the Anne Frank House we cannot guarantee, as the tickets can only be booked in competitive timeslots.

17 Nov - Sinterklaas Arrival           

Approx 17:00 – 19:30
The Sinterklaas celebrations start mid November when Sinterklaas arrives in the country. This day is looked forward to by all Dutch children who will all gather to see Sinterklaas arrive in their home town, and we will get to experience this celebration first hand. The Sinterklaas arrival introduces us to the Dutch Sinterklaas celebrations that last until the 5th of December and include daily rituals that we will introduce into the program from today.

18 Nov - Free Day

Have a relaxing day at the park, enjoy the company of other families, or go explore The Netherlands on your own.

19 Nov - Efteling           

Approx 9:30 – 20:00
Efteling is one of the largest theme parks in Europe, with tons of rides, shows, rollercoasters, and so much more fun for all ages. However, Efteling is so much more than just a theme park. Since 1952 the theme parks fairytales, presented in astonishing artworks in the rides and shows, have touched the hearts of nearly every Dutch person, young and old, and so became part of their culture.

20 Nov - Sinterklaas Visit

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
Sinterklaas will visit us with his helpers. They will bring traditional Sinterklaas candy. We will sing a Sinterklaas song and have a little personal chat. Maybe he will even bring us a small gift.

21 Nov - Goodbye Party           

Approx 14:00 – 16:00
The saddest day of the program will for sure be the goodbye party. One more time we will all be together and enjoy each others presence. During this day we will look back at our month together and say see you later to our new friends.

*The time of the activity can be adjusted to the needs of the group.

22 Nov - End Of Stay

Before 10:00
Do your final packing and start your next journey!

*The program and all its activities are subject to change.

Housing

Traditional Dutch community park

We are super exited about the park, all in traditional Dutch style, with typical Dutch private apartments. The park is located in a small traditional Dutch town, centrally located, with easy (public transport) access to Amsterdam. At the park there is a pool and a supermarket, and it is a small walk into town.

Every family will have its own apartment at the park. The apartments are all designed different and might not be the same as the pictures. All apartments have a separate equipped kitchen/living room area. The utilities are included and there is WIFI in the apartments. Please note that this is not an Airbnb rental. Certain necessities that are usually included in an Airbnb will not be included, for example toilet paper, shampoo, detergent etc. There will be 1 set of bedding and towels per person. There is a laundromat on site at extra charge. A €500 deposit will be charged at booking. This will be returned after the stay (minus banking fees), if all is left in good condition and all open amounts have been paid.

*The accommodation is fully arranged by our partner. The park is subject to change. Facilities are subject to be partly or fully closed.
*The swimming pool will be closed 18-22 November.

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