Do you love your Cambo gear as much as we do? Ever wonder what kind of care and craftsmanship goes into the making of your favorite camera? Is there a Cambo camera you have had your eye on but just haven’t had the chance to get it in your hands yet? Would you like to find out for yourself??? Well then… this is the tour for you! Enjoy five nights and four days in the Netherlands filled with multi-city tours, amazing shooting locations and an exclusive Cambo Headquarters & Factory tour. Oh… and you will get to join in with the natives countrywide King’s Day celebrations!
Private Factory Tour
Cambo USA is hosting a private tour to the Netherlands this coming Spring that is sure to WOW every Cambo camera lover. This five day tour will begin with an exclusive invitation only factory tour in Kampen with Cambo’s key executives and engineers.
Try Out The Gear of Your Dreams
After you see what goes into each Cambo camera, it’s time to borrow the kit you have had your eyes on. For two whole days Cambo is loaning a special kit to every participant! Like what you tried? Take it home at the end of the trip with a special PRIVATE discount.
Stunning Shooting Locations
Have you heard about the beautiful tulips that are in full bloom during springtime in Amsterdam? Get prepared because you will have the chance to experience this in person…CAMBO STYLE! We will spend four days shooting gorgeous sites in Kampen, Urk and Amsterdam! We are pleased to have the talented Pim Van der Maden as our guest photographer and tour guide.
Guest Photographer Pim van der Maden
Full-time professional photographer since 1988 Pim specializes in floral photography, landscapes and people.
Pim is a well-known name to many international top florists, flower publications, books, brochures, and websites.
Pim will be your guide through the Tulips, the Dutch Countryside, and the Seaside Village of Urk.
Learn more about Pim, and see more of his work by visiting his website (Website in Dutch).
Kings Day Weekend
To add to your once in a lifetime experience… we are planing this entire trip around Kings Day Weekend! On King’s Day you will be free to celebrate how ever you wish! That’s right.. we’ve decided to clear the schedule so that you will have the ability to go out and join in all of the city’s festivities.
Private Shuttle Transportation will be provided from the airport to the hotel in Kampen, to and from the scheduled shooting locations and to the hotel in Amsterdam on the final day. You will be responsible for your transportation on free days and on your departing flight from Amsterdam.
Hotel Accommodations four nights will be spent in Kampen at Hotel Van Dijk and one night in Amsterdam at Hotel Vondel.
Cambo Factory & Headquarters Tour Get answers directly from Cambo’s developers, give your thoughts on what new and exciting products you think should come next, and get to see where the best camera equipment in the world is born!
Private “try before you buy” Cambo Demo Equipment try out the latest Cambo equipment that you have had your eyes on. and take home the equipment of your dreams with special event only pricing.
Guided Sunrise & Sunset Shooting Tour capture the beautiful scenery of Kampen on one day followed by a Tulip driving tour on the following day using Cambo equipment.
Konigsdag “Kings Day” Party celebratewith the locals at a nation-wide party.
Hotel Van Dijk is to be found in a monumental building at the front of the river IJssel. It is favorably located in the town center and you can easily walk to the shopping areas and museums.
The attractive hotel rooms have a private bathroom and a TV. All rooms also have Wi-Fi access. In the morning you can start your day with a good breakfast in the breakfast room of the hotel.
A cozy bar is available for refreshing drinks.
There are many recreation facilities in the city and surrounding areas, such as water and forests. You can take walks, cycle or explore the sights of Kampen and Giethoorn. Bikes can be stored at the hotel. There are also museums, shops and other attractions along the river in the town center.
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Amsterdam, Lodging: Hotel Vondel
Hotel Vondel is nestled among Amsterdam’s lively centre. The hotel offers outstanding accommodation at an excellent location. Distinguished by its extraordinary interiors, the hotel has a very stylish and unique ambiance. The 86 guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide comfort for everyone’s taste. The hotel’s exclusive and intimate size doesn’t prevent it from possessing an array of facilities oriented towards both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum right in the museum quarter & fashion district.
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Kings Day - Koningsdag
History of King’s Day (and Queen’s Day)
Amsterdam celebrated King’s Day (Koningsdag) for the first time in 2014, after the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 (what was then still Queen’s Day).
The royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honour of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. After Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new Queen’s birthday.
When she became queen, the now Princess Beatrix chose to retain the day in honour of her mother but as of 2014, King’s Day is officially celebrated on 27 April (the king’s birthday).
The name may have changed slightly but the festive spirit of the day is sure to remain! You’ll be treated to a sea of orange as everyone – and their pet – is covered head to toe in oranje (orange) as a show of pride for the Dutch Royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.
Every year, the royal entourage visits a town or municipality in the Netherlands as part of the celebrations.