Tulips & Windmills
Everything that comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands and Belgium—canals, windmills, tulips, and old–world treasures—are yours to experience. From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk to better understand how these mighty windmills preserved the Netherlands from surrendering to water a long time ago.
Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn, and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee museum. Uncover the rich treasures at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of the impressionist master’s paintings, and then get an intimate feel for Van Gogh’s daily life as you trace his footsteps in Nuenen. Experience beautiful Bruges or ancient Ghent, and then “Do as the Locals Do” in vibrant Antwerp .All along the way, you’ll savor Dutch delights and Belgian treats as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water.
Who will enjoy this cruise Those who wish to step back in time may visit living history villages, medieval city centers, and 20th-century battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy guided museum visits, while garden lovers will find a host of delights with springtime blossoms.
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2015: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
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