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Kasteel Engelenburg

Hanseatic cities Summer Package

This summer is all about the Hanseatic cities. We would like to invite you this summer to enjoy the rich history on land and on water by car, by bicycle, by boat or by foot.
When Amsterdam was a small village during the Middle Ages, our Hanseatic cities in the east of the Netherlands had already developed into powerful trading centers. For four hundred years, around 200 Hanseatic cities worked together within an European Union called 'Avant a lettre'. The trade was largely about water with the first cargo ships of the Middle Ages, the Kogges. A great piece of history that has brought a lot of prosperity to our cities.

Hanseatic cities summer package

Enjoy a culinary three-course dinner on the first evening. And experience the peace and quiet on the estate in a comfort room or luxury room in one of the coach houses, where you will stay for two nights. The next day you start with a festive breakfast - with sparkling wine! - afterwards you can visit the Hanseatic cities of Zutphen, Doesburg or Deventer along the river IJssel.

We have created one cycle route, two walking routes and one car route for you along the Hanseatic cities. We would like to show you what kind of prosperity there was in the Hanseatic towns in the Middle Ages. You take a boat trip with a traditional Berkelzomp and the whisperer (skipper) tells about the history of Zutphen and / or you will have a walk with a guide through the historic center of Doesburg or Zutphen.

The second evening we serve you a gastronomic 4-course dinner. And the next morning you will receive a lavish breakfast.  Still not in the mood to leave? Then use our third-night free package!

Package contains:
-2 nights in a comfort, luxury room or suite
-Royal breakfast on both mornings
-Culinary 3 course dinner on the day of arrival
-Gastronomic 4 course dinner on the 2nd day
-Boat trip with the whisper boat at Zutphen (11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm)
-Guided city tour in Zutphen (Saturday) or Doesburg (Wednesday) at noon
-Cycling routes, walking routes and car route to and through the Hanseatic cities

Valid from 7 July till 23 August 2019

Sailing the IJssel with the lord of the castle (exclusively for our hotel guests)

Johan Agricola invites you to take a boat trip on the IJssel together
We depart from the Turfhaven in the Hanseatic city of Doesburg with a classic wooden sloop and you can experience that the IJssel is indeed the most beautiful river in the Netherlands. The diversity of the IJssel is due to elements such as wooded river dunes, former brick factories, castles and the water fronts of the Hanseatic cities. The river meanders through the Gelderland landscape and is sometimes very narrow due to the low water in the summer. Quite a challenge for the large cargo ships.

Of course, a drink and snack is not missing on board.

You can sail on the following dates:
Tuesday, July 23
Friday, July 26
Tuesday, July 30
Friday, August 2
Tuesday, August 6
Friday, August 9
Tuesday, August 13
Friday, August 16
Tuesday, August 20
Friday, August 23

Departure at 3 pm Turfhaven Doesburg
Cruising time around 2 hours
Price: € 27.50 per person


Maximum 10 guests per date


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