Self-guided Tours

Planning a self-guided Mennonite Heritage Tour? Or do you want to extend your stay after a guided Mennonite Heritage Tour? At this page you find some useful links from books to transportation and lodging.


defehrs.jpgDutch anthropologist Arlette Kouwenhoven follows the footsteps of 16th century Old Flemish grain merchant Gijsbert de Veer and his descendants, describing their whereabouts in Amsterdam, Danzig, the Polish Werder, the villages in the Russian steppes and later the Canadian prairie, to finally arrive in the Mexican desert, where they live today in one of the last communities that refrains from the use of electricity and cars. The story of the Fehr family is representative of what happened to tens of thousands of Dutch and Flemish Mennonite families. It is an amazingly rich, yet often tragic history that deserves to be told in detail.

See for more information Arlette's website and the book review of the Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia.

Transportation by train:

It's wise to book your long-distance train ticket as far in advance as possible as prices go up the closer to your date of travel. You can order your train tickets online with a credit card.

Transportation by air:

There are a lot of low-cost airlines offering cheap flights around Europe. Easyjet and Ryan Air are among the most popular ones. Please google the specific airline yourself. Book your ticket as far in advance as possible, prices go up the closer to your date of travel.

International flights - booking websites:

Hotels in Europe:

Looking for a hotel? Use this booking website to find your place and to make your reservation with your credit card, easy in use and reliable.

Mennonite Lodgings:

In The Netherlands:

In Germany:

In Switzerland:

Mennonite Conferences:

Mennonite Historical Societies and Foundations: