Exploring Our Past: NYG&B Visits the Netherlands

Sunday, September 01 - Saturday, September 07
Amsterdam, Leiden, Oudewater/Gouda, Delft, and Arnhem
Sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

As part of its Heritage Tours program, the NYG&B is offering an exclusive guided tour of the Netherlands, September 1–7, 2024. This tour includes a group guide for the five-day tour; hotel accommodations; breakfast each day; travel to attractions; and museum tickets. You’ll also have time to explore the rich heritage and history of sites at your leisure.

Aided by on-site experts and anchored in Amsterdam, experience the extensive history and connections between New York and the Netherlands as we explore and learn through a week of private tours, educational events, and sightseeing. Highlights include visiting the city archives; traveling to Delft and Arnhem; seeing the cheese market at Gouda; and enjoying other unique experiences. And together we will also explore Leiden, where we will walk in the footsteps of our Pilgrim ancestors.

Register online or contact Jen Davis at 212-755-8532 x208 or jdavis@nygbs.org for additional details and questions. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2024.

Schedule (Subject to change)

Sunday, September 1, 2024 

  • Arrive in Amsterdam and check in (before 5:00 p.m. local time)
  • Welcome cocktails and introductions at the hotel

Monday, September 2, 2024 

  • Discover Leiden, home of many Plymouth Pilgrims, including an exclusive tour of the Leiden Archives.

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 

  • Journey to Arnhem, an arts and culture hub, to visit the Open Air Museum, the Netherlands' first, largest, and best open-air folk museum.

Wednesday, September 4, 2024 

  • Uncover the canal-ringed city of Delft, renowned for its hand-painted blue-and-white pottery and the birthplace of Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer.
  • Visit the residence of William of Orange and learn about his historic reign.

Thursday, September 5, 2024 

  • Experience the charms of Gouda and Oudewater, with their beautiful medieval architecture and rich history.
  • Peruse the celebrated cheese market in Gouda and sample some of its famed products.
  • Visit the Witches' Weigh House, which used to subject those accused of witchcraft to weight tests to decide a verdict.

Friday, September 6, 2024 

  • Explore vibrant Amsterdam, including the renowned City Archives, with its treasure trove of more than 750 years of documents, personal data, images, and stories.
  • Wander the Rembrandt Huis Museum, where you can experience both how this Dutch master painter lived and his astounding artwork.
  • Enjoy a group farewell dinner.

Saturday, September 7, 2024 

  • Optional group breakfast and departure.

Hotel and Pricing

We will be staying at Hotel JL No 76, a 4-star hotel, in two completely renovated 18th-century mansions in the heart of Amsterdam's museum and fashion district.

Tour pricing begins at $5,950 per person, based on double occupancy. A 50% deposit is required at registration. Single supplements start at $1,400. Note: airfare and airport transportation are not included in this package.


Watch a short webinar recording to learn more about the highlights of the trip as well as key itinerary details and logistics.

Contact Jen Davis at 212-755-8532, x208, or jdavis@nygbs.org for more information and to book your trip!