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Noord Groningen Quilt Festival

7th June – 12th June 2023

6 days from £1,699pp

Capture Amsterdam and enter the Noord Groningen Quilt Festival which attracts prominent quilters from around the world, where their work is exhibited in all kinds of historical buildings that are part of the regional heritage. 
  • 2-day entrance to the Noord Groningen Quilt Festival with private coach transport both days
  • Amsterdam Canal Excursion 
  • Guided visit of ‘The Other Museum from Oldtimer to Lace’ with tea/coffee and cake.
  • Two full days of workshops with Carolyn Forster - kit, tea/coffee and lunch included. 

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.
An important event in the Dutch quilting calendar, the Noord Groningen Quilt Festival is just one of many highlights on this fabulous 6-day break to the Netherlands. In the company of Carolyn Forster, you’ll enjoy two leisurely days exploring the Dutch countryside visiting the towns and villages where quilts by local and international quilt artists are on display. Other textile experiences include visits to the Other Museum from Old-timer to Lace in Leeuworden and Den Haan & Wagonmakers quilt store in Amsterdam.  You’ll also have the opportunity to hone your skills during two fantastic full days of hand stitching workshops with Carolyn.
Every second year the municipality of Hogeland in the Dutch province of Groningen plays host to a very special event - Noord Groningen Quilt Festival. The show attracts prominent quilters from both the Netherlands and overseas, and their work is exhibited in typical Dutch windmills, characterful churches and other historical buildings that are part of the regional heritage. We’ll enjoy two full days exploring the area to admire the many traditional, contemporary and art quilts on display

Your Accommodation

Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza

Situated next to the nature reserve Noornsemeer on the outskirts of Groningen, the striking Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza was once a Dutch Royal Mail training centre. Today it is a comfortable, modern hotel and each of its 121 rooms enjoys a view of the nature reserve around the adjacent Hoornsemeer. Hotel facilities include an indoor pool, Restaurant Meerwold serving international cuisine using seasonal products, a lounge area with bar, and beautiful garden with patio seating. En-suite guest rooms have flat screen TV and complimentary WIFI.