The Dutch Adventure

Did you know that Peter the Great and Joseph Brodsky mastered 14 crafts before leaving their gracious homeland, and that they both died on the same date – January 28?

The visit of the young Russian tsar to Holland in 1697 marked a completely new era in Russian history. The slow process of Russia’s integration into European values began, and that transformationwasn’t completely painless.

Peter did not chose Holland as the first country to visit by accident: firstly, it was undeniably a serious maritime power, with its amazing tolerance and love for everything foreign; secondly, the country already had colossal successes in almost all areas of knowledge from philosophy to cartography.

During thisauthor’s excursion you can learn many things about Peter the Great’s 1st and 2nd visits to the Netherlands, about his friends and associates and about those, sometimes truly ridiculous, situations that they happened to find themselves in.

  • The former home of the mayor of Amsterdam, Nicholas Witzen
  • Brewing mill
  • Former Anatomical Theater
  • East Dock, where the main shipyards of the Ostland Campaign were located
  • Botanical Garden
  • The house of ChristoffelBrants
  • Tsar Peter’s House in Zaandam (10 km from Amsterdam)

To order this program, contact us:

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Tour information

Duration: 2 hours.
* Price on request

Excursions

Amsterdam
Amsterdam sightseeing tour
Red Lights district
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum (National Gallery)
A tuk-tuk tour in Amsterdam
Canal-cruise in the candlelight
The Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Amsterdam – the city of Rembrandt
A tour to the world of purses
Amsterdam sightseeing tour on a private boat
The history of Dutch seafaring

Holland
The Hague and the North Sea
Delft
Madurodam
ZaanseSchans – mill park
Fishing village Volendam
Holland as it is
Utrecht
Castle de Haar
Marken – the former isle
Castle Muiderslot
Keukenhofflower park
Tour to Edam
Rotterdam
Haarlem (Frans Hals museum)
Flowers Auction, Aaslmeer
A village with no roads
Zaandam (The house where Peter the Firststayed)
Het Loo Palace
Zuiderzee” Enkhuizen (the open-air museum Zuiderzee)
Alkmaar (cheese market)

Authors Excursions
Glory to the bicycle!
A day of the life of Rembrandt
The Dutch Adventure
Tram #8
Tourist-free Holland
Open-air museum in Arnhemt

Belgium and Luxembourg
Brussels
Antwerp
Bruges
Gent
Brussels Beer Tour
Waterloo
Dinant
Namur
A museum in the open air – Bosrijk, Maastricht
Leuven and Maastricht
Mechelen
Oyster farms of Zealand
Chimay Abbey and castle Bouillon
Liege
Luxemburg
Aachen
A tour to the ancient city of Echternach
The wine road tour
Excursion to the medieval castles Vianden and Beaufort
The German part of the Moselle valley
Four countries in one day: Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany
Trier, the most ancient city in Germany