See, Sail and Smile Camp

It’s a great pleasure for the Rotary clubs of Etten-Leur and Cuijk to invite you to take part in the Netherlands See, Sail & Smile Short Term Exchange Program 2017. We have put together a challenging, varied and balanced programme, to give you an impression of life in the Netherlands.

Our theme: “See, Sail & Smile”

The Netherlands is a country that has been battling against the waters for centuries – and winning! In fact, more than half of our country is below sea-level. Following our worst natural disaster, the ‘Watersnood’ North Sea floods of 1953, we built and strengthened mounds and our famous dykes. This led to the creation of our famous polders. It is sometimes said that God created the world but the Dutch created the Netherlands.
A varied and challenging programme

The packed programme includes city trips to Breda, Enkhuizen and, of course, Amsterdam. And we’ll also be taking you to the Belgium city of Antwerp. In addition to a range of sporting activities, we’ll also be going to museums and a couple of great theme parks. The highlight of this exchange will undoubtedly be the amazing sailing trip on the largest lake in the Netherlands: the IJsselmeer! But, don’t worry, there’ll also be plenty of time to relax and sample real Dutch home life with your host family.