What? When? Where?

What?

A tour showcasing John Adams’ mission to the Netherlands during the American Revolution. Few people know that he secured a loan with the help of the Dutch Patriots that helped save the United States in its infancy. This is a tale of high politics, diplomacy, and war!

When?

Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11am, Friday at 2pm, Saturday and Sunday at 11am!

Where?

Meet at the west side of the Pieterskerk (Google “Old School Cafe,” its on that side ) Look for a smiling Canadian 🙂

The Tour

John Adams‘ time in the Netherlands is one of the most significant and forgotten about chapters of the American Revolutionary War. Leiden was undoubtedly his favorite city as his sons studied here and his dearest friends and allies lived here.

People forget that the first American Embassy was opened by Adams in The Hague and that the loan that he secured helped keep the infant American nation from plunging into chaos.

About Me

Hi! I am a Canadian expat living in the Hague with an extreme passion for American History. My main goal is for guests have the most fun possible on my tours and to really have a unique experience that is deeper than the normal “point at a building and explain how old it is” type of tour. I deeply care about the history and I want you too as well!

I posses a BA in History from Queen’s University and have done extensive independent study into the American Revolution and the links to the Netherlands