PARIS Daytrip &


Dutch & Duchess


  PARIS Sunday    6AM - 8PM

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Besides the antiques
course you get

Feathered Nest Treatment

  • Door-to-door Waterloo bus returns by 8.00 pm

  • Full-VIP bus, dedicated to our group while in Paris- No Metros , No trains, NO WAITING

  • Secure space to to store
     any purchases

  • Three important stops in Paris with antiques specialist available the full time in person or by gsm/cell phone to advise on the piece or help secure the best deal

  • Breakfast and onboard refreshments to and from Paris

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Club or Company
Invite us for your program.

Brochures for those who like to get their own group together are available.

We customize a program for your group of 10-18 participants with a DnD lecture to places  filled with art or antiques Contact us
for details


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Your Guide

Spend a day with 'Dutch', who enlightens travelers onboard a VIP bus with his primer on recognizing the genuine and getting a fair price on the piece you can't live without.

Arrive at the largest permanent antiques market in Europe, with fresh insider's tips, a keen eye and a dose of savvy - ready to try out - tips firsthand.
The course runs on both the south- and northbound legs in English language.  Husbands and wives, girlfriends, mother-daughter duos, company and club groups have all been our guests on board.

Registration occurs at our Open House & Private Sale Weekend or via email to an interest list forming one month in advance of the next trip. Opt into our  Invitation List  for next Open House invite (see top left ). The trip runs with  10-18 participants. 

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After the Trip'll be invited to participate in the DnD closed loop
blog for collectors in Belgium. Compare notes and hook up for collecting opportunites. Ask us for valuations or other specific questions to get answers that help you while out 
Tracking the Marvelous
our blog dedicated to collectors with a connection specifically to
 Waterloo, Belgium. it does not have public access and will not appear in the browser. You only get access to it by invitation.

You can get information, share tickets  or exhibition news,  ask for valuations before you buy something, hook up with others for events and receive invitations to occasional lectures and social dinner
 evenings for collectors.
Plus lots more!

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 Dutch & Duchess
Day Trip &Antiques Course©
Registration Deadline: TBA 2011
Next Trip:  TBA 2011
Time:    6 am to 8 pm                   

Tracking the Marvelous©

 Special Onboard Antiques Course


Departure: Carrefour/Pizza Hut/Waterloo, Belgium 
Board the bus  with VIP table seating from 5:45


French Breakfast
How to Buy Antiques 
2,5 hours
  • The Antiques Food Chain
  • Where to Go and What to Expect
  • How to Prepare and What to Bring
  • How to Deal, the Do's and Don'ts


 rest stop

Arrive St Ouen


Europe’s Largest Permanent Antiques Market 




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Pizza Pino
on the Champs Elysees 
Italian lunch at the world famous 
We'll have a table for our group. You can order what you like from a wonderful selection.


Louvre des Antiquaires 


Visit  Paris` most prestigious  Antiques Dealers  under one roof




Paris Departure


NEW !  Fiasco's, Frauds, and Fakes  2,5 hours 
  • Trust an Honest Dealer
  • Auctions are fair for everybody
  • Professional make-believe
  • Internet makes selling easy

Whose the Best Shopper?  Antiques Quiz !
While enjoying refreshments, the group will be divided up into two teams to determine who should shop... and who should not !!

 rest stop

Waterloo Arrival  



  • On-board Breakfast:
    Fresh warm croissants, coffee &  tea

  • Professional dealer guidance and assistance

  • Course package with instructions and points to remember

  • Luxury VIP coach with toilette, heating/air-conditioning

  • Executive seating (table and chairs) like small classroom

  • Security and access and plenty of storage on bus

  • Two dedicated drivers and bus stay with group the whole day

  • Fresh drinks, Red/White Wine on the return trip.

Lunch, approx. Euro 18,00
The bus delivers everyone to reserved  seating for Italian cuisine

Group :10-18    Maximum : 18 participants
ecommended minimum age : 15 years

There is plenty of room for purchases and the bus stays with our
to our group the whole time, with two dedicated drivers. affording everyone maximum ease of
access /storage to personal goods.

No Risk Registration Policy

Email us today for interest only. Two weeks before the trip you will receive first options for space and methods of  payment and date due. by email.  If organizer (DnD) cancels the trip, registrants receive 100% refund. All others refunds are based on per case circumstances.



     Back to Antiques                  Sign me up               Only:  € 135,00

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 I'm so glad I went on this course. I was too timid to use the our  tips immediately, but once I found what I wanted, seeing you in action actually doing what you talked about was a real windfall. I could never have got 2,000 Euros off the clock I wanted without your expertise. Thanks for helping me get this great souvenir in Paris.
      -- M. Nelson, Atlanta

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Waxing On...
The DnD  Blog  Article: May 2009



....We were aware there would be a course on board, and my collegiate daughter was not sure this would be a good trip for our purpose. We wanted one last trip together to Paris before moving back to the US.  We signed up with some hesitation but within minutes we were glued to your lively presentation and animated answers to questions. I enjoyed it because it was not so full of years and dates and statistics I just never remember.  I have  definitely been doing some things the wrong way and you made it funny and relaxing to find out how to change my ways. It was a pretty  full day and we had really enjoyable farewell to Paris...
.                 --Jackie  G,