Waterways of Holland & Belgium

  • May 1st through 9th, 2009
  • Registration deadline: February 1st, 2009
  • Capacity: 30
  • Cost: $2595.00 (plus airfare)


The true character of a region is best found along its waterways on the backroads and in the market squares. For one week you can join art history professor emeritus Lauren Soth as we cruise along the waterways of Holland and Belgium to charming canal-lined towns where the past seamlessly blends with the present, including perfectly preserved medieval Bruges, the historic port of Middleburg, and the market towns of Delft and Volendam, whose character has remained unchanged since the height of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century.


A frequent lecturer at alumni events around the country, Lauren Soth, professor emeritus, taught art history at Carleton for forty years, including courses on the art of the Low Countries. He has published several articles on van Gogh and has lectured at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. He will be accompanied by his wife, Nancy, a retired administrator of Carleton study-abroad programs.


For complete trip information and a reservation form, please click on the "Brochure" link in the blue box on the right. Since we have been accepting reservations for a couple of months, most of our spots are filled. However, we still have a few cabins available in categories 1 & 2 if you register soon. You can also reserve by phone by calling Amy Goerwitz (see below).


Contact Amy Goerwitz at the Alumni Affairs Office: 800-729-2586 or 507-222-5645 (direct line) or by e-mail at amy.goerwitz@carleton.edu.