CAUL Advisory Committees

CAUL Study Tour 2014 – Pre Tour Excursion

To shake off the jet lag, several of the tour group travelled by train (the Den Haag Station is literally metres from our hotel) to Amsterdam. A perfect day for sightseeing the amazing network of canals, tall, narrow row houses, the canal boats (all 2.5 thousand of them) while dodging thousands of bicycle riders.

Even the train ride perpetuates the stereotypical imaginings we have of the Netherlands with ancient wind mills, bicycle lanes and canals bordering the railway tracks. The communal gardens are in full crop and the summer houses are littered with outdoor furniture occupied by the Dutch sipping long cold drinks on a balmy Spring day.

Tomorrow the tour starts in earnest with TU Delf in the morning and Leiden University in the afternoon. Everything is pointing to a great week ahead!

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