Kasteel Well Alumni Trip

Dates: Saturday, August 17, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Price: $2,000 per person (not including airfare).

You are now able to register for this special trip scheduled August 17-21, 2019. Come and join fellow Emerson alumni and their families as you reconnect with Kasteel Well, or discover a new piece of your alma mater. This five-day, four-night trip to The Netherlands will include time in Amsterdam, Brussels and Kasteel Well. Families welcome.


Aug 17: Arrive into Amsterdam in the morning (guests responsible for own flights) and check in to hotel (included in price). Join the group for lunch and see the highlights of Amsterdam during a special river tour around the City's canals followed by dinner. 

Aug 18: Enjoy free time in the morning to explore Amsterdam, discover the City's many landmarks. Convene in the afternoon for a private tour of the Rijksmuseum before departing for Kasteel Well. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome and Wine Reception before dinner in the Dining Hall. 

Aug 19: Engage with fellow alumni in classroom setting workshops guided by Emerson College faculty in the morning. After lunch engage in a faculty led workshop before trying your hand at regional activities such as Falconry, medieval music, and clay pigeon shooting.

Aug 20: Discover the beauty of Belgium and the City of Brussels in the afternoon, complete with a beer tasting.

Aug 21: Enjoy a final breakfast at Kasteel Well before departing back to Amsterdam. Once you have completed the registration form and indicated the number of people in your room, each guest will receive an acknowledgement that requires a $500 deposit. An additional payment form will be sent to you for the remaining $1500/guest once your deposit is received. Final payments are due by June 3rd. 

Notes on accommodations at Kasteel Well:
If you are an alumni of the Castle then you remember that these are dorm-style rooms with single beds and shared hallway bathrooms. Each room has at least one sink. Many beds are lofted over a chest of drawers. If access using a ladder is a challenge, beds can be lowered to the floor on a case by case basis with prior notification. 

If you have any questions regarding this trip please contact us at alumni_travel [at] emerson.edu or call 617-824-8563.

Register Now! 

Get to Know Your Guide

Dulcia Meijers

Dulcia Meijers

Kasteel Well Executive Director
International Study & External Programs
M.A. Radboud University, Nijmegen
Ph.D. Radboud University, Nijmegen

Meijers has been the Director/Executive Director of Emerson College's European Center at Kasteel Well, The Netherlands, since 1992, but started teaching Art History and Cultural History courses at the European Center since fall 1986. Courses like Western Civilization, Renaissance & Reformation Thought, Romantic Painting and Poetry (co-teacher), Honors courses (co-teacher), and Art History of the Renaissance and Baroque. Her field of research is still passionately focused on Italy and in particular on Venetian art and history, and she continues up until today to live her life between these two countries.