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Travel Programs

Take the trip of a lifetime with FlowerSchool

These trips are limited to 12 students giving us better access to the finer offerings.

FlowerSchool's Travel Programs are the best way to immerse yourself in travel focusing of flowers, gardens and design.

Holland Trip Details

As Florists, HOLLAND is a Mecca.  This trip will include a list of immersion activities with flowers and design at its core.  

Gallery of Past Trips

Once you arrive in Amsterdam on Sunday, you’ll settle into your room at Hotel Arena, right inside the beautiful Oosterpark! On the first evening, we will meet for a welcome dinner at the restaurant in the hotel called Park Cafe.

Arrival Day in the Netherlands 

Day 1 - April 14th

Monday is an exciting and full day! In the morning we will start off by exploring some of the largest flower vendors in the world to observe how their operations work at Fleurametz, Hillver de Boer and Hoek, some of our favorite vendors to buy from! A business where over 350 million blooms leave their hands and are exported to more than 60 countries every year. 

Hoek is also kind enough to explain how their operations as an auction work over lunch for us. 

 

Should they be blooming on time, we will also visit a Sweet Pea farm, so fingers crossed!

Flora Holland and the largest flower shop in the world.

Day 2 - April 15th

Tuesday will be a tour of The Historic Farm at Aalsmeer that includes visiting a horticultural museum, the famous auction clock, greenhouses, and their historical botanical gardens filled with the most lilac! After our tour of the lilac farm, we enjoy delightful boat trip on the "Poel" (lake) and then complete the day with a late lunch at Het Tuinhuis - a sweet restaurant at the historic farm.

Enjoy History and Historic Aalsmeer

Day 3 - April 16th

On Wednesday morning, while fueled by coffee and pastries, we spend the morning in a floral design workshop at our Hotel, led by FlowerSchool LA’s Tara Sandonato. We will be using the lush and full blooms of the local farms and vendors we have visited!!  After the workshop, You will have free time to explore the city of Amsterdam, shop, relax; whatever you choose!

 

We will provide itineraries for those (advanced purchase needed) for famous site tours such as the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, Nine Streets, the Skinny Bridge, and the dancing houses at the Amstel River.  These will be on your own.

Flower Workshop - Make a REAL DUTCH MASTERPIECE!

Day 4 - April 17th

Thursday after breakfast we will meet for a guided tour at the famous Rijks Museum to explore more than 8,000 works of art from Dutch and European history, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh. We will then enjoy a group lunch in the city before enjoying a relaxing canal cruise in a luxury, 100% electric boat that takes you through the waterways that run through the city. While sipping on delicious wine and tasty snacks, we will see some of the most famous neighborhoods, ‘de pijp’, ‘de Wallen’ and ‘de Jordaan’ all from the canal. We will have the opportunity to see historic bridges and picturesque merchant houses that give the city its charming and iconic character.

Amsterdam Day...

Day 5 - April 18th

On Friday, there will be many incredible photo moments throughout our adventures! We will start off our day visiting the world famous Keukenhof Garden and the exquisite Tulip Field Tour. Following our tours, we will walk through the beautifully photogenic Fam Flower Farm!

 

We conclude our day back to the city, where we meet up again for our farewell dinner at the Michelin Star restaurant De Kas.

Keukenhof and Final Dinner

Day 6 - April 19th

Just because our program is over, doesn't mean you have to leave.  Feel free to coordinate another trip from Amsterdam or stay on to continue this wonderful city either with a friend or on your own.  There's just TOO MUCH to do here.  Coordinate directly with Tara for room extensions.  

Haven't Had Enough?

Day 7 - April 19th - TRIP OFFICIAL END

Payment Schedule

  • The total cost of the trip is $7000, airfare not included 

  • The first deposit of $1,000 is required no later than February 15th 2024 to hold a space on the trip (refundable until March 1st). 

  • The second deposit of $2,000 will be due by March 1st, 2023. (non-refundable) 

  • The remaining balance and full payment due by April 1st, 2023. (non-refundable)

 

Please note that schedule itinerary changes may occur as we refine the details for the Holland Trip 2023. Because at least five participants are required for the trip to take place, depending on the number of registrants, FlowerSchool New York (FSNY) reserves the right to cancel the trip up until March 1, 2023. After March 1, 2023 all payments are non-refundable if the trip is confirmed by FSNY.

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