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Historical Tours

There are two kinds of historical tours:

I.- City/regional tours (half- or full-day tours).  To register contact jeff@schumancentre.eu


A  walk through Utrecht  •  How Europe gained her soul

The tour of Utrecht: in search of Europe's soul, begins on the Domplein. Here we see evidence, direct or indirect of the conversion of the Romans, Egyptians, Franks, Irish, Anglo-Saxons, Friesians, Germanic tribes and the Vikings! Different monuments and buildings in Utrecht lead us from the Roman times through church history, showing us the impact of Christianity on the development of Europe as a continent.   (Download the map of Utrecht and also the brochure with explanation of the places of interest.) 

 

A  walk through Amsterdam  •  How Europe lost her soul

We conduct walks through Amsterdam womb of the modern world.  We usually meet at Dwaze Zaken (Prins Hendrikkade 50, Amsterdam) for an introduction and light lunch before starting to walking through beautiful parts of Amsterdam, past hidden churches and historical buildings, revealing interesting secrets about Amsterdam.  (Download the 1544 map of Amsterdam for the route of the walk; and the brochure with explanation of the places of interest.)

     

 

 

 

 


Pioneers in Friesland    • Boniface & Menno Simons

Tours of Friesland introduce folk to pre-Christian dolmans near Steenwijk (hunnebedden), the place of Boniface's murder in Dokkum, and Menno Simon's hometowns of Pinjum and Witmarsum.


Zwolle [& Deventer]  • Brothers of the Common Life 

A visit to the city of Zwolle begins St. Agnietenberg, where Thomas a Kempis wrote The Imitation of Christ, to Zwolle where we walk through the old city, in the district where the Brothers of the Common Life pioneered innovations in education. 

Normally we also visit Windesheim, where the mother cloister of the Brothers of the Common Life was, en route to Deventer to see the Latin School associated with a Kempis, Erasmus, Geert Grote and Pope Adrian VI.


 

 

 

 

 


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II – Europe-wide tours

The Continental Heritage Tour is a two-week tour through Holland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland visiting some forty locations with particular Christian heritage over twenty centuries, embracing Orthodox, Catholic, Celtic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist and evangelical traditions.

Upcoming tours include (English language):

The Continental Heritage Tour, July 1-15, 2017 – the faithful minorities who shaped Europe by their faith (waiting list only)

A two-week tour through Holland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland visiting some forty locations with particular Christian heritage over twenty centuries, embracing Orthodox, Catholic, Celtic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist and evangelical traditions. Cost: €1600

 

The Celtic Heritage Tour, June 30-July 12, 2018 – tracing streams from the Irish Celts to the evangelicals

A twelve-day tour starting in Dublin, visiting various ancient Celtic sites including Tara Hill, Newgrange, Kells, Gendalough, across to Clonmacnoise, Downpatrick and Bangor, before flying from Belfast to Edinburgh, and driving down the east coast to Lindesfarne, Jarrow, Durham, York, Lichfield, Coventry, Cambridge, London and Canterbury. Cost: €1300 (excluding flight BEL-EDIN) – provisional cost depending on value of euro in 2017)