Reed College

Insiders' Amsterdam

A Guided Examination of the Art, Infrastructure, and Culture of Holland Yesterday and Today

April 22-30, 2017

**Note: This trip is currently sold out. Please email to be placed on the waiting list. **

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is famous for its tourist attractions and their accessibility. On this trip, we will toggle between some of the more notable sites to others that are often are missed, both in the city of Amsterdam and in its close-by surroundings. The variation on the usual tourism theme is that we will look at what Simon Schama called Holland’s Embarrassment of Riches (do read the book in advance if you can) not from the point of view of the visitor, but rather from the point of view of people who have spent a considerable amount of time living in Holland.

To assist us this trip was designed and will be led by two alumni who have lived for a considerable amount of time in Holland, Jim Kahan '64 and Greg Byshenk '89. Time being scarce, we have only a week to do it, but it will be a full week. In the seven days actually on site, five of them will be spent as a group (three in Amsterdam and two outside) and for the other two days, we will suggest a number of alternatives and assist you in planning your trip.

For full details or to sign up, please visit Eventbrite.


  • $1750 per person, double occupancy ($600 single supplement)
  • $300 per person deposit reserves a space (refundable if trip does not meet minimums)

Maximum group size: 24

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Type



Alumni, Parents & Family


Alumni Relations


Alumni, Travel, alumni travel programs


$1750 per person, double occupancy ($600 single supplement); $300 per person deposit.

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