STEM in the Netherlands
Netherlands STEM Tour
Arrive in Amsterdam and leave, by bus, for Rotterdam. Check in to your hotel then take the Hop on-Hop-off bus tour of the city of Rotterdam. Some of the attractions include the Museum Quarter, The Spido where you can walk down to the harbor and perhaps take a boat excursion, and the Euromast, where you can get a great view of the city from the top.
In the morning visit the Deltawerken at the Maeslandt Storm Surge Barrier. Start off at the Visitor’s Center and have a guided tour of this last component of the Deltawerken project. This component consists of “large arms” of floating pontoons that can be filled with water to make them sink and form a solid barrier protecting the Hook of Holland. In the afternoon go to the village of Kinderdjk to see as many as 18 historic windmills dating from the 18th century. Located in the South Holland area, these mills were mainly used to drain the area’s swamp land. They are now protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Start off the day by taking a guided tour of the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier. This component of the Deltawerken was designed to prevent another catastrophe like the disastrous 1953 flood from occurring. It consists of 62 sliding gates that can shut off the entire Eastern Scheldt in 75 minutes! Visit the Flood 1953 Museum. In the afternoon visit the old town of Delft, the home of Johannes Vermeer, Delft blue pottery and canals. Return to Amsterdam in the evening.
Spend the day visiting the sights of Amsterdam. Take the walking tour of this historic city, have lunch and then take an open boat canal cruise. In the evening take a return flight for home OR continue your STEM Tour for two more days in Iceland!
Arrive in Reykjavik. Spend the day on the guided Golden Circle Tour of the Geysir Geothermal Area.
Start the day by visiting the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. Take a guided tour of the world’s largest geothermal power station. Learn how the clever Icelanders managed to harness enough geothermal energy to power the city of Reykjavik. In the afternoon relax with a swim in the famous Blue Lagoon. Depart for home in the evening.
Our Prices Include:
All admissions, taxes, fees, tips and 24-hour on-call support
All ground transportation
Overnight stays in a centrally located hotel
Guide upon arrival and professional tour manager to accompany the group
We also offer ART and General programs. Contact us for more details!