Pre-Tour "Highlights of Holland"
The pre-tour started on the evening of Tuesday May 29th, 2007, and ended on Saturday June 2nd, 2007, after breakfast.
The tour had Holland’s struggle with the sea and the polder creation process as a main theme as well as industrial milling in the Dutch Golden (17th/18th) Century. It took the participants to some of Holland’s most famous, impressive and ancient “must-see” mills, mostly situated below sea level.
The tour began in Alkmaar and ended at the symposium hotel in Putten. Mill friends who had visited some of these mills before, experienced during this tour what the difference is between an individual visit and a specially prepared tour!
Schedule: (still subject to alteration)
Optional Excursion to the Netherlands Open Air Museum
Saturday June 2nd, from 09.00 am to 4.00 pm; here the participants had the opportunity to visit the Open Air Museum in Arnhem.
Last update: April 29th, 2012