Visit of the vlisco dream award winners – Day 2

Heritage Day

Last year, Vlisco celebrated Women’s Month for the first time. A yearly tribute and award to West and Central Africa’s most inspirational and successful women and those who dream of success. Yesterday, the winners of the first Dream Award edition arrived in the Netherlands for a three day visit. The trip started with a visit to the world-renowned Rijksmuseum and a workshop Me Marketing at Women Inc.

To give you a taste of real Dutch history the second day started with a visit to Castle Muiderslot. This imposing castle is established in 1285 and is the most beautiful and best kept medieval castle in the Netherlands.

After a two-hour visit, we traveled to the south to Helmond where the Vlisco Factory is located. We were given a guided tour by Vlisco Employee, Mr. Joop Martens, who has a great knowledge about Vlisco’s products and remarkable history. All the ladies were extremely impressed with the process of the emergence and creation of the original Vlisco fabrics – the Wax, Super-wax and Java. We were led through the whole process, from design to ready for sale.

The day ended with a dinner at Ons Loes, also located in Helmond. After this exciting day, full of Dutch history and Vlisco heritage we drove back to Amsterdam for a well-deserved good night sleep.

Tomorrow the final day of this exciting Award trip. To stay in Dutch spheres, we take a boat trip on the Amsterdam canals and we will visit Kinderdijk, where we discover Dutch 18th Century windmills. This third day will also give us the opportunity to have a chat with two inspirational power women. Looking forward to it!

Photo Gallery Day 2

Castle Muiderslot and Visit to the Vlisco Factory in Helmond

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