The Choir is proposing a trip to Holland following the visit by the Grootkoor. The organiser, Nan van Groenigen, has been in touch and the initial outline of the trip, in his words, is shown below. Please note the costs are approximate and do not include travel/ferry crossing. The date proposed for the trip is the first weekend in August, 2-6th, 2018. Further details will be made available once we have the travel costs.
Choir trip to The Netherlands 2018
Departure on Thursday 2 August 2018 towards Harwich. In Harwich you can take the night boat to Hoek van Holland where you will arrive on Friday morning. If you prefer to travel by day you could also drive to Colcester, stay there for a night in a hotel and take the boat on Friday morning to travel to The Netherlands. This will be a bit more expensive since you need to have an extra night in a hotel and the trip in The Netherlands will be 1 day longer and therefore more pricey.
You will arive in Hoek van Holland at 09.00 in the morning and you will have a 30 minute travel towards Delft. A beautiful city with old buildings, amazing shops and a touristic city center. Your choir members can walk through the city and have lunch here. In the afternoon you will go to a hotel on the outskirts of Amsterdam. This 4 star hotel has decent rooms and a marvelous restaurant. You can choose to stay in the hotel and have a shared dinner at night. Or you could choose to have a dinner at the late afternoon and have a concert at night.
After breakfast we go to Amsterdam city. Your choir members can enjoy the city. Go to one of the many museums Amsterdam has and after we will take a traditional boat tour through the canals of Amsterdam. Everyone will take care of his/her own meals during this day. After dinnertime we will walk towards the Noorderkerk where you will be performing a concert at night. After this concert you can all have a drink in one of the restaurants or bars in the area. Afterwards we will go to the hotel again.
After a delicious breakfast we will drive by bus to Schevening where you can have another touristic day with each other. Especially in the months May until September this city is the place to be. The shops are opened and the boulevard and beach have many restaurants, bars and beach clubs. In the late afternoon you will go to Hoek van Holland (40 minutes) again where you take the nightboat towards Harwich.
You will arrive at Harwich at 9.00 in the morning and the bus will take you to back home where you will arive at the late afternoon.
Price: €215,– p.p.
• 2 night stay in a 4 star hotel for 2 people in 1 room
• 2 days breakfast buffet
• Tourleader from the start in Hoek van Holland until departure
• Tourist tax
• 2 concerts in different churches
• A concert in Scheveningen if the weather allowes it
• Visit to Delft
• Cozy gatherings after the concert
• Own expenses during the trip
• Lunch and dinner
• Boat tour through the canals of Amsterdam, €11,– p.p.
• 1 room surcharge for staying in a single room, €95,-