The Sonneveld family took regular holidays in Europe, including Switzerland, Germany and the Mediterranean. But they also went further afield, to the Canary Islands, the Azores and the Caribbean. The family archive contains numerous photographs of beautiful alpine landscapes and vistas. It is clear that Mr Sonneveld enjoyed taking photographs. In 1932 the Sonnevelds flew in a Zeppelin over the Netherlands from Enschede airfield. It is not surprising that this modern innovation attracted their attention. In 1950 Albertus Sonneveld retired from the Van Nelle Factory after fifty years of loyal service. He and his wife celebrated his retirement with a cruise on the Holland America Line ship Diemerdijk and spent much of their free time travelling.