River Life Along the Dutch Waterways



Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best time of year to visit, when the vibrant, abundant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Join us for this comprehensive nine-day travel program and cruise for seven nights along the Dutch waterways aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, small river ship Amadeus Brilliant. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life® Forum for a personal perspective of daily life and cultural heritage in the Low Countries. Enjoy a private cruise along the enchanting canals of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Expert-led excursions include the storybook city of Bruges, the world-renowned Kröller-Müller Museum, famous Keukenhof Gardens, the “Golden Age” trading town of Hoorn, ancient Maastricht and charming Antwerp.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Apr 21, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020
Apr 28, 2020 - May 6, 2020


  • Rolf Achilles

    Rolf Achilles

    Rolf Achilles is an independent art historian, curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and adjunct faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A writer and lecturer on various topics related to preserving American artistic heritage, Mr. Achilles is the author of several books on Chicago architecture and commerce.




  • day 1

    Depart the U.S.

  • day 2

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands (r,d)

    Embark Amadeus Brilliant

  • day 3

    Amsterdam for Keukenhof Gardens/Hoorn

    Walking tour of charming Hoorn.  Visit to Keukenhof Gardens.

  • day 4


    Walking tour of medieval Kampen. Private organ concert in Kampen’s Gothic Bovenkerk (church). Afternoon at leisure in Kampen.

  • day 5

    Nijmegen for the Kröller-Müller Museum

    Walking tour of Nijmegen. Guided tour of the extraordinary world‑class Kröller-Müller Museum.

  • day 6

    Maastricht for the Netherlands American Military Cemetery

    Visit to the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten. Walking tour of Maastricht.  Time at leisure in Maastricht.

  • day 7

    Antwerp, Belgium

    City tour featuring a visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady, housing masterpieces by Rubens. Opportunity to explore Antwerp’s charming cobblestone square at your own pace.

  • day 8

    Ghent for Bruges

    Walking tour of Ghent. City tour of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • day 9

    Ghent/Disembark ship

    Transfer to Brussels/Return to the U.S.

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