Netherlands

CANALS, CULTURE, & CHARM. JEWISH NETHERLANDS.

  • Current Temp. 30 °F
  • Language DUTCH
  • Local Time 07:08 AM
  • Duration 3-6 NIGHTS
  • Flight Time 8 HRS FROM NYC
  • J2 stuff RESOURCES
 

THE STORY. AT A GLANCE.

Experience the Netherlands’ canals, tulip fields, windmills, and cycling routes, which will charm and delight you. As for culture, Amsterdam, the multi-cultural capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the famous canal side houses, and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city’s 17th-century “Golden Age.” With 17 million people, the Netherlands is one of the mostly densely populated countries in the world. Despite this, the country is known for its liberal laws and, as you will get to see for yourselves, the Dutch are ranked among the happiest in the world.

INSIDE OUT. JEWISH NETHERLANDS.

As far back as the seventeenth century, Sephardi Jews were already playing a vital role in the Dutch economy, international trade, and the creation of the Dutch colonial empire. Most cities welcomed Jews, providing an unusual degree of tolerance and freedom. Later that century, they were joined by Ashkenazi Jews from Germany that created communities around the country. By the time Nazi Germany occupied the Netherlands in 1940, the Jewish population had grown to 140,000 people. However over 100,000 were soon deported to the death camps. Today there are around 40,000 Jews in the Netherlands partly affiliated to Orthodox Ashkenazi and Sephardi and reform congregations. The rich Jewish history is still very palpable in the Netherlands, and prominent Jewish historical figures like Baruch Spinoza, Aletta Jacobs, and Anne Frank are considered an integral part of Dutch culture.

 
 
 
 

The Images
Tell the Story.

The Netherlands’ canals, tulip fields, windmills, and cycling routes will charm and delight you.

 
 
 
 
 
 

OUR VALUES
THE J2 DIFFERENCE

CONNECTION

When we work together, amazing things can happen. You bring your dreams, we bring our knowledge. The relationship we build will result in a journey that will not only educate and inspire but will allow you to connect with each other and the country in an authentic way.

SERVICE

We are proud to provide outstanding educational experiences. We have a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t. From the moment you decide to travel with us till the day you get home, we’re behind the scenes taking care of every little detail so your journey with us is carefree and enjoyable.

KNOWLEDGE

You can’t miss our team’s excitement and passion for knowledge.
It’s so integral to who we are that you will experience it in every aspect of your journey. Our expert educators, who are knowledgeable, engaging and fun, will take you behind-the-scenes so that you can get a raw and authentic feel of the place you are visiting.

INNOVATION

The world is forever changing, and we are forever learning. From technological to educational innovations, we connect past, present, and future. Go back in time to ancient Jerusalem, find the best restaurant in Tel Aviv with our app (coming soon), interact with top-tier speakers about the issues of the day. There is always more to discover.

 

 

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    Just like you we're concerned for the future. And like you, J2 stands for equality, tolerance, pluralism, and true democracy.