DAY 1| DEPART TORONTO
Oct 20th, 2019
Catch your flight booked out of Toronto Person International Airport and relax, we’ll pick you up on arrival tomorrow morning in amazing Amsterdam.
Day 2| AMSTERDAM
Oct 21st, 2019
Welcome to the Netherlands and its beautiful, bustling capital, Amsterdam!
Your Contiki crew will pick you up at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Check in at the hotel and free time to freshen up before we hit the town. We’ll travel to central Amsterdam for a little orientation, and free time to get to know your new favorite metropolis. Check out the café culture, sample some cheese. There’s no shortage of awesome experiences in this adorable city. We reunite in the evening for an included welcome dinner.
DAY 3 | AMSTERDAM
Oct 22nd, 2019
This morning we join our local guide for a walking tour of the city. Watch out for bikes! During the walkabout you will see Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the infamous Red Light District and the canals and bridges of the city. Later an introduction to one of the many innovative techniques currently being used for treatment in the Netherlands. We visit the epic Snoezelen Room where you will learn about the uses of Multi-Sensory environments in helping people with dementia, autism and brain injury. The rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 4 | AMSTERDAM
Oct 23rd, 2019
Today we visit the world famous Hogeweyk Dementia Village where the residents are encouraged to live a normal life and enjoy their surroundings. The town has its own square, supermarket, hair salon, theatre, and restaurant so that the residents can live as normally as possible. Enjoy lunch here before we leave to visit the Volendam area and a Cheese and clog maker. Next, we move on to the picturesque Edam region to take in the canals and windmills that are so iconic to Dutch culture. Returning to Amsterdam the rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 5| AMSTERDAM
Oct 24th, 2019
This morning we visit the famous Van Gogh Museum. His works are even more vibrant in the beautiful, modernist space that Dutch have built to commemorate their most famous artist. The Dutch have a very different view on the implementation of social services and there is lots to learn. Later in the day visit Humanitas Deventer.
DAY 6 | AMSTERDAM
Oct 25th, 2019
The Ann Frank house is our first visit today. Ann’s own recovered diaries tell the heart breaking tale of this young girl’s life as she spent years hidden away from the Nazi’s during WWII. This afternoon we enjoy a canal cruise in the city. Take the early evening to check your last boxes and say your goodbyes to this unforgettable city. We will meet again for a final Farewell Dinner.
DAY 7 AMSTERDAM
Oct 26th, 2019
Vaarwel!! This morning breakfast, then your crew will transfer you back to the airport for your flight home, memories in tow