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Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom 2020


9 days from $5,295

Limited to 24 guests

Cruise past springtime blossoms and windmills, pausing for memorable excursions to a local tulip grower; a meal of moules-frites in Bruges; and a beautiful lunch amid the spectacular, blooming flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.

A&K Advantages

Cruise through Holland and Belgium’s finest cities and towns, experiencing nine days of exclusive Connections sightseeing with your private group, led by your Resident Tour Director

Enjoy a full-day tour to lovely Delft, famous for its porcelain, and the stunning Keukenhof Gardens, where you enjoy lunch surrounded by flowering bulbs

Sample local cuisine during culinary experiences ashore, including a lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries) and a brewery tour in Bruges, and a tasting of Edam cheese

Take advantage of private access to a family tulip farm and an esteemed diamond cutter's workshop

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Amsterdam, Holland
DAY 2
Amsterdam | Atmospheric Canals
DAY 3
Amsterdam | Visiting a Tulip Grower
DAY 4
Arnhem | Market Garden Battle Site
DAY 5
Zeeland | Holding Back the Sea
DAY 6
Ghent & Bruges, Belgium | Historic City Centers
DAY 7
Antwerp | Home of Rubens
DAY 8
Delft & Keukenhof | Floral Glories
DAY 9
Depart Amsterdam
DAY 1
Arrive Amsterdam, Holland

Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to your boutique hotel. Later, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Pulitzer Amsterdam
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Amsterdam | Atmospheric Canals

This morning, embark on a private canal cruise that reveals the history and architecture of this fascinating city. Later, board your river ship, with priority embarkation and time to unwind in your premium cabin or suite. Enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner on board.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 3
Amsterdam | Visiting a Tulip Grower

Travel past tulip fields en route to a private flower grower. Meet the family who runs this farm, and enjoy a lunch ashore. Then, pay a visit to the Museum Mill, which can pump up to 16,000 gallons of water every minute. Climb to the ridge for a peek inside, admiring the gears and other fascinating mechanisms at work. Afterward, savor a cheese tasting near Edam.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 4
Arnhem | Market Garden Battle Site

Cruise to Arnhem, where you set off on an excursion to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the world’s second-largest Van Gogh collection. Then, visit the Hartenstein Airborne Museum and nearby war cemetery.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 5
Zeeland | Holding Back the Sea

Embark on today’s remarkable excursion, seeing the Watersnood Museum and stopping in the charming village of Veere. Later, enjoy a private, predinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef ’s Highlights dinner.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 6
Ghent & Bruges, Belgium | Historic City Centers

Cross into Ghent, Belgium and take an excursion to medieval Bruges, where you visit a brewery and savor a delicious lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries). Return to bustling Ghent for a walking tour and view Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 7
Antwerp | Home of Rubens

Explore the lively city of Antwerp, the most populous in Belgium. Visit the Rubenshuis, former residence of Peter Paul Rubens, with its beautiful gardens, and then stop at a workshop that demonstrates the art of diamond cutting. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner aboard the ship.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 8
Delft & Keukenhof | Floral Glories

Disembark for a full day that begins in Delft, where you pay a visit to the Royal Delft porcelain factory. Enjoy lunch and a full afternoon at Keukenhof Gardens. Open only in spring, its breathtaking floral displays epitomize the striking beauty of Holland. Discover extravagant gardens of tulips and daffodils ablaze with rainbow colors — a spectacular and unforgettable end to your journey.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Imperial'
'Amadeus Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 9
Depart Amsterdam

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Apr 07 - Apr 15
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    $995
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    B-1 Strauss-Deck
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    $5,695
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    $1,695
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    A-1 Mozart-Deck
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    $5,895
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    $2,195
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    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,395
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    $3,795
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    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Brilliant'.

    'Amadeus Brilliant' Deck Plan
  • Apr 27 - May 05
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    B-4 Strauss-Deck
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    B-1 Strauss-Deck
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    $6,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
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    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
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    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,995
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    $4,295
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    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Imperial'.

    Day 1 at Kimpton De Witt Hotel

    'Amadeus Imperial' Deck Plan
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  • May 05 - May 13
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    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $5,895
    Single Supplement
    $1,395
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $6,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,295
    Availability
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    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Queen'.

    'Amadeus Queen' Deck Plan
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Journey Details

High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.

Minimum age is 12 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: ship arrival in Amsterdam at 5:00 a.m. on Day 9.


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