|Discover Holland Day|
|Time||09:00 - 18:00|
|Meeting point||To be announced|
|Availability||24 tickets | Buy ticket in your personal account|
On this day we will explore the Holland of stereotypes. First, we visit a traditional cheese farm, where we will get a tour from the farmer and make our own Dutch cheese. The whole process of cheesemaking will be explained to us. Of course we can taste some of the cheeses the farmer made himself. We will have lunch in a town thatís on UNESCOís World Heritage list: Kinderdijk (Childeren Dike). It is a small village in the neighborhood of Rotterdam thatís famous for its many traditional Dutch windmills. A total of 19 windmills were built around 1740 to drain the polder it lies in because the polder is below sealevel. In order for the ground to be fertile, the water is taken out of the polder into the river ďde LekĒ; ending up in the Noordzee. You can take a walk, or just relax on one of the many dikes. After lunch, we will go to Gouda. Gouda is a historical city, famous for its cheese and its 15th century city hall. The area were Gouda now lies, was still covered with swamps and wetland around the year 1000. One of the most important rivers cutting through that area was the "Gouwe" river. Alongside its banks the first settlers came to live during the 11th and 12th centuries. Most people came to build a house around the fortified castle of the family "Van der Goude" (close to the present St. Johnís church). The small city began to grow and named itself Gouda" (after the "Van der Goude" family). Here you can visit the historical buildings in the city center and buy some souvenirs.