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Holland, & Belgium Tulip-Time Cruise

Windmills dot the shoreline of polders at Zaanse Schans village, Holland.

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful tulip carpets and flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijks’ lush green countryside dotted with world-famous windmills; taste the famous local cheeses and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Brugges.ITINERARY
Enjoy Amsterdam for a few days before the cruise, ask PRIDE Travel about exciting pre cruise options.
1. Amsterdam —Embarkation
2. Amsterdam, Volendam, Edam
3. Arnhem, Nijmegen
4. Antwerp, Brussels
5. Ghent, Brugges
6. Willemstad, Kinderdijk
7. Utrecht
8. Amsterdam —Disembarkation
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Birds-eye view of Amsterdam’s heart from a typical veranda overlooking the Amstel river, as viewed from the Rembrandtplein.

Included Features

  • Regional cuisine using locally sourced and organic ingredients, with all meals included aboard your river cruise.
  • Your wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner are included onboard.
  • Quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions featured each evening.
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner, & Captains Gala Dinner events.
  • Daily city tours with local guides, with headsets for freedom while on tour.
  • Bottled water replenished daily in your cabin.
  • Terry bathrobes and plush bedding in each cabin.
  • Deluxe bathroom and shower amenities.
  • Wellness Center with a fitness room and sauna.
  • Special entertainment & highlights including folklore dances, lectures, theme dinners, and onboard music.
  • See the heart of Europe without changing hotels.
  • Internet access and infotainment system with English TV, most movies, and infotainment programs are Included.

Beautiful canals and row houses blanket Amsterdam and the Dutch countryside.

Detailed Itinerary
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland.
Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. Explore the 700-year-old European capital with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, restaurants, lively marketplaces and exciting nightlife. Perhaps visit one of the city’s renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Dinner.
After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive morning cruise through the historic canals of Amsterdam. Then enjoy a driving tour followed by free time in Amsterdam. Return to the ship for a scenic lunch, while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon scenic drive or guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled) to the village of Edam, where you will sample some of its famous cheese. Cruise through the night to Arnhem.

Locals and travelers alike leave flowers at the homomonument, in remembrance of gays and lesbians killed in concentration camps and persecuted since the war.

Arrive in Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem Bridge during Operation Market Garden. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem, one of the major battles of World War II. After the tour, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen for some free time on your own. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through Holland, and on to Belgium.
This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Antwerp, one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. See the Grote Market with its beautiful city hall and the Church of Our Lady, and admire the city’s superb architecture. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own or take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels. During dinner, your cruise departs for Ghent.
After breakfast take a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. This city is the diamond of Flanders, preserving its medieval charm while remaining current with the times. Modern architecture blends with remnants of the past. Take the time to visit “Castle of the Counts” a real medieval castle in the center of town. The afternoon is yours to explore Ghent at leisure or to take an optional excursion to Brugges, which is one of Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities. Brugge’s historical city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the Bols museum and mixology experience, a rainbow of bottles tantalizes visitors from behind the bar.

This morning, sail through the Dutch region of Zeeland. This region is home to one of the world’s most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. During this morning’s cruise, you will pass some of these magnificent projects, and then stop in charming Willemstad for a walking tour. Return to the ship to enjoy a scenic lunch as you sail towards Kinderdijk, famous for its 18th-century windmills; the largest group of original windmills in Holland. Tonight, enjoy a special music performance as the ship cruises to Schoonhoven for the evening.
During breakfast, enjoy some scenic cruising along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal to Utrecht. Admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom during your morning excursion to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof also offers several ponds, sculpture gardens, greenhouses, a windmill which can be toured and several terraces to relax in. Return to your ship in Amsterdam for lunch. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Disembark to enjoy the remainder of your Europe Vacation with PRIDE Travel!!!

Castle Muiden, just minutes outside Amsterdam, enchants visitors with its’ fairy tale fortifications and fantastical gardens.

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Highlights of Your River Ship: the AMADolce

BICYCLES: Each ship has plenty of bicycles onboard which can be used by passengers, free of charge, to explore the small towns. Most regions offer well-maintained bicycle paths along the river.

WELLNESS AREA: Located in the aft area of the Violin Deck, this generously designed space includes a glassed-in fitness room, sauna, massage and beauty salon; the aft lounge with modern wicker furniture and French doors to enjoy the fresh river air.

ELEVATOR: Each ship has an elevator,    which very few river cruise ships feature. The elevator reaches four levels: the Restaurant level (1), the Staterooms on the Cello Deck (2), the Lobby and Panorama Lounge (3) and the Staterooms on the Violin Deck (4).

The mint tower anchors Muntplein, Amsterdam’s epicenter.

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS: Every stateroom is equipped with monitor, keyboard with Internet access, English language TV stations, a large movie selection and numerous music programs. The satellite telephone  system allows you to call home for a fee.

STATEROOMS: Inside your exquisitely decorated stateroom, you’ll find all the amenities of a fine hotel with white-on-white plush bedding, a cozy sitting area, Infotainment System, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, individually controlled air-conditioning and ample closet space. All staterooms and Jr. Suites are outside and a roomy 170 square feet; over 82% feature large French balconies, which are a true delight when relaxing in your stateroom.

JUNIOR SUITES: Although rarely found on European river cruise ships, Junior Suites aboard this ship are extra spacious at 255 square feet. They feature a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and two chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies and luxurious, extra spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. The suites sell quickly, so early reservations are recommended.