It’s been just over a week since we returned from our surprise staff trip to Netherlands. So what did we get up to during our weekend away?
After an early start, a short flight, and a quick train journey, we arrived in the historic city of Utrecht. The Medieval city, which is one of the oldest in the country, is centred around a network of canals. The canals banks are split level with the bottom half, which once housed warehouses in the 13th century, now home to an abundance of bars, cafes and shops.
With so much to explore, the team took to two wheels on a bike tour to take in the sights of the city.
While on the bike tour we stopped off at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rietveld Schröder House. The house, which was built in 1924 by the Dutch architect, Gerritt Rietveld, for the socialist and supporter of the Avant-Garde movement, Mrs Truus Schröder-Schräder, was a fascinating example of De Stijl-architecture.
Day two saw us visit Utrecht Cathedral and its famous Dom Tower; the tallest church tower in the Netherlands. Standing at 112.5 metres the Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city and was one of the largest constructed during the fourteenth century.
With more than 30 members of the Buttress team signing-up, this year’s trip was one of the most popular yet, and we’re already looking forward to finding out where next year might take us…