the Spousal program

For all accompanying spouses and children (12+), the NVVRT has selected a made to measure spousal program for the Friday. This day is about enjoying the finest parts of Amsterdam’s heritage and Dutch culture. Two local ladies will be your guides as you visit the” must see” and “insider sites” of Amsterdam.

  • Meet-up at a local cafe for coffee and homemade apple pie.
  • Exclusive visit to the Anne Frank house
  • Bike tour over the canals (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Visit to the Dutch costume museum in a 300 year old canal house for:
    • Amsterdam history, culture and folklore
    • Workshop Dutch fabric painting
    • Photo studio with traditional clothing
    • Dutch drinks and appetizers

From your hotel you will be picked up around 9pm to cycle over the beautiful historic canals of Amsterdam. On one of these canals is the Anne Frank House www.annefrank.org, where we skip the endless waiting lines to go straight in to have a look at the place where she wrote her world famous diary. You will have time to reflect on what you have seen and learned, during a nice lunch in the city centre. We will get on our bikes again around 2pm and cycle along the historic canals to the Dutch Costume Museum www.hetklederdrachtmuseum.nl, which is hosted in a canal house from 1670. During a private tour we will hear about the stories and related practices of the Dutch folk costumes and the history of the house. In the Staphorst Stip workshop you will enjoy the craftsmanship yourself by making your own traditional Dutch pattern on a bag. At the folklore studio you can have your portrait taken wearing the famous wooden shoes. We will end our day at the historic kitchen of the museum with drinks and Dutch appetizers. And of course, you can have a look at the shop to bring some original souvenirs home.

The program ends at 4.30 pm in the Dutch Costume Museum, after which the guides will bring you back to your hotel by bike.

If you feel uncomfortable to ride a bike through Amsterdam, alternative transportation can be arranged.