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Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom 2021


9 days from $5,395 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Discover Holland and Belgium in flower-filled springtime, exploring amid vibrant blossoms and iconic windmills. Meet fascinating local people along the way, who share the history, cuisine and crafts that make these countries truly unique.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise through Holland and Belgium’s finest cities and towns, experiencing nine days of exclusive Connections sightseeing led by your Resident Tour Director
  • Indulge in a full afternoon at stunning Keukenhof Gardens, where you enjoy lunch surrounded by flowering bulbs
  • Sample local cuisine during culinary experiences ashore, from a lunch of moules-frites to a tasting of Edam cheese
  • Marvel at a family tulip farm on a private visit
  • Visit the Watersnoodmuseum, which vividly recounts stories of the people who lived through a terrible flood
  • Enter an esteemed diamond-cutting workshop, and learn more about this fascinating practice

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
Bruges & Ghent, 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, set out on a private canal cruise and guided walking tour 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 Silver III'
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 Silver III'
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 Silver III'
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 Watersnoodmuseum and stopping in the charming village of Veere. Later, enjoy a private, pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, followed by an exclusive Chef ’s Highlights dinner.

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

Dock in Ghent, Belgium, and take an excursion to medieval Bruges, where you 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 Silver III'
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 private workshop that demonstrates the art of diamond cutting. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner aboard the ship.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Silver III'
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 other blooms ablaze with rainbow colors — a spectacular and unforgettable end to your journey.

'Amadeus Brilliant'
'Amadeus Silver III'
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.

  • 2021
  • Mar 31 - Apr 08
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $5,395
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $5,795
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $5,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,195
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $3,795
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Brilliant'.

    'Amadeus Brilliant' Deck Plan
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  • Apr 21 - Apr 29
    New Date
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $6,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,395
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $2,095
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $7,395
    Single Supplement
    $4,595
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Brilliant'.

    'Amadeus Brilliant' Deck Plan
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  • Apr 25 - May 03
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $6,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,395
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $2,095
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $7,395
    Single Supplement
    $4,595
    Availability
    Limited Availability

    This departure operates on 'Amadeus Silver III'.

    This departure features an alternate itinerary. Please contact A&K for details.

    'Amadeus Silver III' 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.

The maximum guest capacity for 2021 Connections journeys has been temporarily reduced to 18 and may revert to 24 at A&K’s discretion due to changes in COVID-19-related requirements.


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