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Itinerary

Mission Statement: "To reconfirm the presence of the community concert band in present day American music"

Monday, June 05                                           Travel Day

FLIGHTS TO AMSTERDAM

Board your flights to Amsterdam. No Air costs have been included in the price. Airline reservations will become available 11 months prior to the trip.

Tuesday, June 06                          Arrival/Amsterdam/Monnickendam

ARRIVAL IN AMSTERDAM

Upon arrival in Amsterdam, gather your luggage and proceed to customs. Once outside of Customs meet your Amsterdam Tour Directors.

AALSMEER FLOWER AUCTION

After your early flight arrival at Amsterdam Schiphot Airport, We suggest a visit to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction to see the industry in action. In a building approximately the size of a 100 football fields many different kinds of flowers are traded many of which arrive in the florist’s shop throughout Europe on the very same day. The Aalsmeer Flower Auction is only open Monday – Friday.

CONTINUE TO MONNICKENDAM

On to Monnickendam, located north of Amsterdam about 10 miles. Stop at the requested Lake Land / WaterFront Hotel that is located on the lake, just outside of Monnickedam., a historic small and very much quaint village dating back to the 13th century.

Free Afternoon to Relaxl HOTEL CHECK IN

WELCOME DINNER

Time to Relax and enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at your hotel or nearby restaurant.

OVERNIGHT MONNICKENDAM

Wednesday, June 07                               Area Amsterdam Sightseeing

BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

CANAL BOAT RIDE

We begin our sightseeing tour with a canal boat cruise to get an impression of Amsterdam.

 

LOCAL GUIDE SIGHTSEEING

Continue by coach and walking with a local guide to admire Dam Square with the National Monument and Royal Palace at the other side, the district of the “Nine Streets” , Beguinage and Museum district with Rijsmuseum, and Van Gogh

Museum.                  Municipal         Museum        for contemporary      art and
Concertgebouw all together.

GASSMAN DIAMOND FACTORY

This morning tour ends with a visit to the Gassan Diamond Factory to see the highly skilled craftsmen at work.

ANNE FRANK HOUSE

This afternoon you will see the Anne Frank House on a pre arranged visit. At the rear of a narrow 17C building Anne Frank and her family hid before being deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. See the secret passage camouflaged behind a revolving bookcase.

FREE TIME IN AMSTERDAM

Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore this fascinating city.

DINNER

Enjoy dinner this evening in Amsterdam at a local restaurant.

OVERNIGHT MONNICKENDAM

Thursday, June 08                                      Sightseeing/Performance

BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

VISIT CITY OF DELFT

On to the charming city of Delft.              Birthplace of the paineter

Vermeer and known because of its Delftware, the blue and white ceramics.

DELFTWARE FACTORY

The group will pay a visit to the Delftware Factory and Museum “Porceleyne Flesch”.

LOCAL GUIDE TOURING

With a local guide to the city center on the Market Square with nicely decorated city hall and impressive New Church, with the new restored grave of William the Silent, all of the members of the Dutch Royal Family are buried here (visit optional).

SPIDO HARBOR CRUISE

On the cri.ise you will see one of the largest and most impressive harbors of the world and enjoy all of the activities at the various docks.

VISIT THE HAGUE

We continue to Royal The Hague, the seat of the government and home of the Royal Family.

GUIDED TOUR

During your guided orientation tour you’ll see the Houses of Parliament, Palace Noordelnde, the Queens working palace and Carnegie’s Peace Palace. Pass the Peace Palace now the international Court of Justice.

VISIT MADURODAM

After the tour continue on to Madurodam for a visit. Madurodam is a miniature village of Holland. Our day ends on the beach In Scheveningen, the seaside resort of The Hague.

DINNER

Enjoy dinner in a beach restaurant, overlooking the North Sea.

OVERNIGHT MONNICKENDAM

 

Friday, June 09                                               SIgtseeing/Performance

BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

EXCURSION TO THE NORTH

Depart your hotel with your tour manager to the northern part of Holland. Visit the windmill of Scherrnerhoorn and learn how the Dutch living in the western part of Holland, located under sea level is keeping their feet dry. But also the industrial use of the windmills.

On to the quaint typical Dutch small village Rljp & de Graft. Possible excursion to the cheese market.

ALKMAAR

On to Alkmaar where we will visit the traditional cheese market. This is Only on Friday from 10:00am and 12:30pm. Optional Tour here.

NATIONAL MILITARY MUSEUM

We continue to the National Military Museum In Soest, an new museum built on an old air force base. Also learn more about WWII history in Holland.

DINNER

Enjoy Dinner this evening.

POSSIBLE JOINT CONCERT Possible joint concert in the Soest are.

OVERNIGHT MONNICKENDAM

Saturday, June 10                                                                                   Sightseeing/Seaside

BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

VISIT VOLENDAM

FREE AFTERNOON

Spend a free afternoon in Amsterdam.            Your tour manager will

make some suggestions for you to do in the city. Possibly visit Albert Cuypmarket, Amsterdam’s most famous street market of visit one of the numerous museums. or Just shop in the various shopping area of Amsterdam.

DINNER

Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in Amsterdam.

OPTIONAL CONCERT

Optional: possibly attend a concert in Amsterdam.

OR stroll with your tour manager through the Red Light District of Amsterdam (optional) Please note that this can be done in the afternoon also or not at all.

OVERNIGHT MONNICKENDAM

Sunday, June 11                                                                                  Freeday/Performance

BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

FREE DAY

Free Morning in Monnickendam.

REHEARSAL

Rehearsal for final concert.

DINNER

Enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel this evening before the concert!

CONCERT GROTE KERK

Special Concert this evening in Monnickendam at the Grote Kerk. This is maybe with a local band.

OVERNIGHT MONNICKENDAM

Monday, June 12                                                                                                                   Travel Day

BREAKFAST

Breakfast before your flights back to the States.

FLIGHTS BACK TO THE STATES

Check in for your flights back to tne States.

WELCOME BACK

Welcome back to Indiana after a great trip to the Netherlands.

Instrument truck is included In the cost of the trip.

There is also based on 100 passengers $5000 for instrument rental and excess bag fees. One free for international travel. Second bag (instrument) $100 or more each way.

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