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Wednesday August 8th 2018 :  ( This excursion is already fully booked )

Afternoon excursion to Textile Conservation Centre of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Departure 13:00 hour
Price : € 51,00

By bus from Zaandam to Amsterdam where the group will be split into smaller groups, as we can only go with a maximum of 15 persons to the Research and Conservation Centre.

Group 1 goes to the Textile Conservation and Research Centre. Here you will find a selection of laces from the collection 17th to the 20th century, including items from the Royal collection. The conservator will be present to introduce and to answer any questions.
Collar of linen and bobbin lace with flower pots ca. 1630 – ca. 1640
BK-BR-J-233Écharpe or table-runner of needle lace of Queen Wilhelmina, Isidore De rudder, 1918

Group 2 goes to the Rijkmuseum. Here one can, based on information available at the entrance, decide what one wants to see.

Group 3 will explore the surroundings of the Rijksmuseum led by an experienced guide.

After one hour the groups will be switched.

Included in the price :
– Bus from Zaandam to Amsterdam v.v.
– Visit to the Textile Conservation and Research Centre
– Ticket Rijksmuseum
– Walking tour led by an experienced guide

Thursday August 9th 2018 :
For both excursion : Around the clock by five we are back in Zaandam.

By bus to Schagen to visit the West-Friese parade.
After lunch a visit to the private museum of Piet and Annita Mooij.
Piet collects agriculture tractors and Annita collect everything about lace making.
She made her own West-Friese cap of Beveren Lace.

By bus to Volendam.
At Volendam we start at the Volendam Museum with a guided tour.
After this we walk to the Dike and go by boat to Marken for a lunch.
In the afternoon there will be a guided visit to the Marker Museum and a guided walk around the island.