AADAS Emigration to North America Tour
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AADAS Emigration to North America Tour

April 29, 2020 - May 12, 2020

The American Association of Dutch American Studies invites DIS members and DIS magazine readers to its first emigration to North America tour in the Netherlands. Henk Aay and Mary Risseeuw (both AADAS board members) are planning and leading this educational tour; they have extensive experience with and contacts for leading excursions and conducting genealogical and other research in the Netherlands.

The tour group will stay in just two hotels, one in the east in Zwolle, and one in the southwest, in Dordrecht. We are arranging conversations over lunch with people from the areas we are visiting who have relatives/friends overseas. We are trying hard to keep the price around $4500 per person (including air and ground transportation, accommodations, tour guides, daily breakfasts, five lunches and several group dinners, but not personal travel and other meals).

Here is a tentative itinerary for the tour, Monday, April 29- Monday, May 12, 2020.

Wednesday, April 29   Departure: Chicago to A’dam

Thursday, April 30       A’dam to Open Air Museum in Arnhem, group supper

Friday, May 1              Friesland tour (guide, Dr. Annemieke Galema) coastal municipalities;

Saturday, May 2          Groningen tour through Hogeland (guide from University of Groningen)

Sunday, May 3            Open Day

Monday, May 4           Achterhoek, Gelderland Tour; dodenherdenking

Tuesday, May 5           Open Day, Liberation Day-public holiday

Wednesday, May 6     Catholic Migration from Noord Brabant led by Dr. Hans Krabbendam;

Thursday, May 7         The Hague: National Archive; Antwerp: Red Star Line Museum

Friday, May 8              Rotterdam: Maritiem Museum; Holland America Line Quay

Saturday, May 9          Zeeuws Vlaanderen tour; visit a number of villages

Sunday, May 11          Open Day; Group Supper

Monday, May 12         Return: A’dam to Chicago

Tuesday, May 13         Optional Extension for visits to places of family history

Wednesday, May 14   Optional Extension for visits to places of family history


If you have questions or wish to sign up, write or phone Mary Risseeuw mrisseeuw@yahoo.com; phone (920) 550-2215


April 29, 2020
May 12, 2020
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Mary Risseeuw
(920) 550-2215