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Astonishing Amsterdam 

Many visitors have left Amsterdam with memories of tourist crowds, marijuana smoke-filled “coffee” shops & visions of the red-light district. However, “the Venice of the North” is replete with rich history, incredible art, stunning architecture, and more at every turn. Let Trip Leader (and JCC colleague) James Sokol whisk you away to meet our lovely, professional guide Tricia to discover interesting, beautiful and diverse aspects of this astonishing city. “Visits” include:

  • Amsterdam Highlights Walking Tour (Nov 2)
  • Museum Highlights: Dutch Masters  (Nov 9)
  • Jewish Amsterdam  (Nov 16)
  • Dam Square & Royal Palace (Nov 23)


Canal Ring Highlights November 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm CT

A perfect introduction! Get acquainted with the city by journeying with Tricia to explore the famous Canal ring – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and see some of its breathtaking canal houses, which illustrate the wealth & power of the city in the 17th century. Affluent merchants lived a lavish life in these homes and had their “selfies” taken by Rembrandt. Continue to the Jordaan, a popular neighborhood – known for its beautiful old houses, tiny bridges, & hidden courtyards – originally built for the working class. Fun stories & facts bring history to life, while also offering insights into present-day Dutch culture.