Netherlands Trip

Golden Age of the Netherlands: Manuscripts, Archives and Culture

11 November – 17 November, 2018

What do Rembrandt, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tulips, Johannes Vermeer and the American Revolution all have in common?   Under the expert guidance of Manuscripts Society Trustee Alfred Lemmon of The Historic New Orleans Collection and cultural tour specialist Nick Fritz, a veteran of 40 years of specialized tours of the Netherlands – you will get your answer.

Enjoy extraordinary access to libraries, museums, and archives in The Hague, Amsterdam, and Utrecht for an intimate look at manuscripts that guided the exploration of the New World and funded the American Revolution. The art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Eyke, and Van Gogh; the Pilgrim Fathers Museum; the Museum of the Book [Meermanno Museum]; the archives of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and so much more are opened to you. Stay in 5-star hotels in The Hague and Amsterdam and experience northern European cuisine.

You will not want to miss the very special tour designed with the Manuscript Society in mind. Extraordinary documents, luxurious hotels, breathtaking venues, excellent cuisine and the knowledge of experts to guide your steps. Golden Age of The Netherlands—like nothing else available! Only twenty (20) spaces are available so do not wait. Explore the schedule and tour details. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Tour information

Hotels: Des Indes Hotel (The Hague); the Pulitzer Hotel (Amsterdam)

Price per person, double occupancy: $4,700 (includes $500 tax-deductible donation to The Manuscript Society); single supplement: $1,245.

Land arrangements: 7 nights in hotels; all breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 1 reception; all travel outlined in the tour schedule; entrance fees for outlined activities; professional tour escorts; and gratuities

Not included: airfare, taxis, extra beverages, alcohol, laundry, phone calls, and personal costs not specified in the tour package

Deposits and refunds: $2,350 is due upon registration. Please note a reservation/registration is not complete until deposit is received. Final payment is due by Monday, July 16, 2018. Reservations may be made by credit card or by check, payable to The Manuscript Society.

A full refund, minus a $200 processing fee, will be made for cancellations received on or before March 29, 2018. Cancellations made from March 30 to July 1, 2018 will forfeit full deposit and 50 percent of remaining fees and a $200 processing fee; from July 2 to August 31, 2018, full deposit and 85 percent of remaining fees and a $200 processing fee; after September 1, 2018, full deposit and 100 percent of remaining fees.

All cancellations must be made in writing and addressed to Netherlands Study Tour, Manuscript Society, PO Box 13349, Overland Park, KS 66282

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Among possible sources for insurance is your airline or credit card.

Valid passport required for travel to the Netherlands. Passports must be valid for the intended period of stay in the Netherlands. For additional information concerning passports, please consult:

All passengers must supply the following with final payment:

A copy of their passport.

Arrival flight information (airline, flight number, date and time). This is only for hotel and overall tour logistics.

The telephone number and email address of an emergency contact person. It must be someone not on the tour.

PDF Registration (Download)