Events / Outings

U3A TRIP TO THE NETHERLANDS - 17th - 21st May 2018

Join us for our 2018 European Trip to The Netherlands - only a few places left.

Details as follows:

17th to 21st May 2018  Four nights, travelling with a first class coach company previously used by us and many other U3A’s.

Hotel: Best Western, Gouda.

Proposed visits:

DAY1: Travel via Euro Tunnel to The Netherlands with appropriate lunch stop.

Dinner at Hotel.

DAY2:  a.m. Kinderdijk, activities can include a group boat trip, windmill collection, talk in museum, mills and pumping station.                                                                                                                                                                            p.m. Delft including Museum, City Hall Tour, Old Canal and Delft Earthenware Pottery Factory/ museum.

DAY3:  a.m. Zaanse Schans where there is an opportunity to purchase a Zaanse Schans Card which gives entrance to museums, old merchants’ houses, weavers house and cooperage, clog making, windmill and Time museum.

              p.m. Volendam on the Markermeer lake, old fishing village, wooden  homes, old fishing boats in harbour, museum, Hotel Spaander on De Dijk (not to be missed as it is full of art collections since 19thCentury).  Also in Volendam an old bakery and smokehouse with eels and cheese factory.

DAY4: The Hague, The Parliamentary Capital,  all day giving members a list of attractions to choose from, including the tram to the beach and The Girl with The Pearl Earring.

(Madurodam model city, Mauritshuis, Gemeentenmuseum den Haag, Peace Palace, Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, Grote of Sint-Jaconskerk, huis ten Bosch palace, other museums, Old City hall, Westbroekpark, Scheveningen Lighthouse and Beach and Hofvijer to name a few!!) We will produce more detail of each one later.  Time will be allocated to visit the Ancient Town of Gouda possibly on Day 2 or 3 when we return from day visits as they are quite near to Gouda.

Cost: Approx £390 to include transport, B&B accommodation and one evening meal. Single supplement approx. £100. Negotiations are ongoing, and costs may vary according to numbers travelling.

There is a limited number of single spaces in rooms so please indicate your willingness to share twin bedded rooms and with whom!

 You should have your own personal travel insurance cover.

 Deposits: this will be £50 per person payable by BACS to KHAD u3a social account or by cheque payable to Kings Hill and District u3a Social acct

No: 00024944          Sort Code 40 52 40.  Please let me know if you have sent this deposit to the bank.

All bookings and questions to Christine Hutchins

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Tel: 01634 788145