Amsterdam & The Netherlands

What We Love

Johannes Vermeer   Girl with a Pearl Earring  (c. 1665)

Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665)

  • There really is something about the light and landscape here. Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt thought so too.
  • The museums! Amsterdam has more than any other city in the world. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are both extraordinary, but real art lover must journey to a town called The Hague, where Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “View of Delft” and Carel Fabritius’ “Goldfinch” call home. 
  • The “Venice of the North” has a system of canals that roll past impossibly quaint, 17th-century buildings.
  • The Holland countryside is out of a fairytale with its tiny villages and rolling fields full of flowers and windmills.

Things To See & Do

  • Strap on some comfortable shoes and allow us to arrange special access to all the popular museums so you don’t have to wait in line. The Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and Rijksmuseum are very popular and are not to be trifled with during peak season. 
  • Visit a hidden tasting room in a 1679 liqueur distillery and learn the proper way to drink jenever.
  • Take measure of what is thought to be the world’s narrowest house, with a façade just three feet, three inches wide.
  • In Alkmaar, discover why the town’s 1573 resistance of occupying Spanish troops ultimately led to its world-famous cheese market.