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 firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (920) 550-2215