Holland with Sonia Hawes 2019
During Sonia’s week, we will be based in the Uitdam, North Holland, so a visit to the colourful fishing village of Volendam to sketch and sample the smoked eel, and pickled herring is a must.
To capture the essence of Hollands rich history we will be heading to Zaanse Schans to sketch the eighteenth-century windmills and houses and taste some famous cheese.
As our time in Amsterdam will be mostly be taken up at the Rijksmuseum, although we will sketch in the quieter but equally as beautiful town of Haarlem, often dubbed “little Amsterdam.
From Uitdam we will also explore Marken – a former island in the Markermeer. This peninsula remains a popular getaway that’s reachable via a long causeway. It boasts very scenic views and enjoys a rich cultural history, such as the preserved fishing culture. It’s most notable feature is the Het Paard van Marken. This remarkable lighthouse towers 16 metres above the island and is perfect for sketching.