This is the trip we make with our more senior advanced students. Not only have they studied Dutch on an advanced level for the past three years but they also got acquainted with the Dutch culture. It is actually the end of a cycle.
In 8th grade, they practice Dutch in Leuven. In 9th grade, they organize a day trip to Brugge in Dutch and the last part is a cultural trip to Amsterdam. We went to the Rijksmuseum, cycled all over Amsterdam, visited het Vondelpark, went to the smallest house along the canals, saw the Anne Frank house, went to De Waag, saw the Heineken breweries, visited the amazing Ons Lieve Heer op Solder and stayed at the historic Lloyd Hotel. Our students were the best behaved people they must have seen in ages!
By Sabine Demyttenaere, Dutch teacher