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Herbal Remedies, Flowers, Watercolors

Join us for a week of creativity and relaxation in Holland.  Lauren will be teaching about the local plants and flowers, Kimberly will guide you in creating a Flora Field Guide of the Netherlands and Susan will offer daily small group yoga sessions.
We will eat delicious food, whip up tonics and elixirs, drink wine, relax with
yoga sessions if you want and learn to paint with watercolors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each participant will be given a French market backpack filled with the materials necessary to draw, sketch, paint and illustrate your very own Botanical sketchbook/Field Guide.  You can use the backpack to tote your art supplies and flowers during the workshop.
 
Some day trips might include...
*Local flower and cheese markets
*Flower and Herb Gardens
*Windmills and Castle Gardens
*Local cheese tastings
*We will bring home flowers to sketch and paint
*Some train rides to seethe local villages
*Farm Fresh Foods , cheese, beer and wine to enjoy
*Biking optional
 
We will be exploring some surrounding villages and also spend a day exploring Amsterdam.
 Some activities we can consider doing in Amsterdam include a visit to the
 famous Rijksmuseum (real Vermeers and Rembrandts!),
 eat Stroopwafels and Dutch Babies (think pancakes with sugar on top)and 
 taking a Canal Cruise around the city.  We can do some boutique shopping,
 and sit at outdoor cafes to sip champagne and relax while doing some
 people watching. 
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Details.....

May 8-15, 2022 *********FULL*******
May 15-22, 2022 still has space available

We'll be staying in a large historical farmhouse in the countryside
 between Amsterdam and Utrecht, Holland

$1950 per pe
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$500 deposit holds your space.
(all spaces will be in shared rooms, 2-4 people per room)


Included....
*Twin bed in a shared room

*A light breakfast spread of local yogurts, coffee and breads
*Dinner will be offered
*lunch on your own at a local café and farm café on site
*The house will have bread, cheese, and fruit stocked for grazing
*Dutch beer and European wine will be stocked in the refrigerator
*A sketchbook and art supplies for creating your Field Guide
along with a woven market backpack to carry everything 

Not included...
*Airfare to/from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam
*Taxi or Uber to/ from the house/ airport
*Lunches while we are out and about exploring
*Bike rental. Let us know if you would like a bike(100 euros for the week)
and we will provide one


We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance as we are
unable to refund you if something prevents you from joining us.
Here is a company that we have used with success in the past... 
https://www.generalitravelinsurance.com/

We will be doing a fair amount of walking and you will have the option
to ride bikes on the country roads instead of riding in a car. 
Comfy shoes and layering clothes are recommended.


All deposits are non-refundable after March 1, 2022.
Full payments are due on April 1, 2022 and non-refundable
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