Calvin College Interim to Europe 2018 – Itinerary

Friday, January 5, 2018

Departure from Calvin’s Campus, travel to Detroit airport by bus, and depart from DTW for Amsterdam

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Arrive in Amsterdam, travel to Haarlem to see St. Bavo Church and the Corrie ten Boom House, travel to Amsterdam, dinner at Haesje Claes restaurant.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Worship at the English Reformed Church in the Begijnhof, tour the Ann Frank house, and see the city from a tour boat on the canals.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Visit the world’s largest flower auction, walk through the Parliament buildings in The Hague, visit the town of Delft, and visit the Maeslandtkering storm surge barrier.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Visit Vermeer Manufacturing in Goes, drive over the Oosterschelde storm surge barrier, explore Veere and Middleburg, and travel to Brugge, Belgium with dinner at the Maximiliaan Van Oostenrijk restaurant.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Visit BEP Europe (Burke Porter) and take a walking tour of the city of Brugge.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Travel to Paris, France, visit the Palace of Versailles, tour Paris by bus, have dinner at the Café du Commerce, and visit Sacre Coure.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Visit the Eiffel Tower and the Paris Catacombs.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre museum.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Travel to Reims, France and worship at the Reims Cathedral, visit the WWII cemetery in Luxembourg, arrive in Trier, Germany, and have dinner at the Donna Mia restaurant.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Visit the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Germany, drive along the Rhine River on the way to Heidelberg, visit the Holy Ghost church and the Heidelberg Castle, and travel to Hockenheim for our hotel and dinner at the restaurant Brauerei zum Stadtpark.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Visit the Gentex Corporation location in Erlenbach, have lunch in Ulm, and travel to Landsberg am Lech for dinner and hotel.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle,  stop at Wieskirche, visit the Steelcase Corporation location in Munich, and spend time in downtown Munich.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp, visit the Zepplin Platz in Nurnberg, and travel to Leipzig for hotel and dinner at the Leipzig Ratskeller.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Visit Wittenberg and the Luther House and Castle Church, travel to Bremen and visit the Mercedes plant, check into the Bremen hotel, dinner at the Schuttinger, and walk around Old Bremen.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Various activities in the Bremen vicinity.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Travel to the Netherlands with lunch in Zutphen, visit the Airborne Museum, travel to Nuspeet for dinner and hotel.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Head to Schiphol Airport and return to Detroit and Grand Rapids.  ETA at Calvin College (Engr Bldg) around 8:00pm.