River Life Along the Dutch Waterways

River Life Along the Dutch Waterways



Celebrate the beauty of Holland and Flanders in vibrant springtime. Cruise for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe river ship Amadeus. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life® Forum. Expert‑led excursions include visits to the historical canals of Amsterdam, storybook Bruges and Ghent, the world‑class Kröller‑Müller Museum, the incomparable Keukenhof Gardens, Delft, Kinderdijk, Antwerp and the largest of the Delta Works engineering projects. This comprehensive itinerary is an exceptional value, praised as the ideal Dutch and Flemish experience.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 24, 2023
Apr 26, 2023 - May 4, 2023


Amadeus Cara or Amadeus Imperial

Luxury Small Vessel, Innovative Design
The elegant and meticulously crafted Amadeus Cara, launched in 2022, and Amadeus Imperial feature all the comforts of refined and traditional hotels. The English-speaking, international crews provides warm hospitality. The Amadeus fleet has earned the “Green Globe Certificate” of environmental sustainability.

Elegant Suites and Staterooms, 100% with Ocean Views
The 82 stylish staterooms and suites are among the most spacious of any European river boat (172 to 284 square feet). Suites include a private balcony, and select staterooms feature a unique floor‑to‑ceiling window that lowers to French-balcony height at the touch of a button. Accommodations have two twin beds or one queen bed, individual climate control, sitting area, private bathroom with shower, and a minibar.


Pre‑Program Option – The Golden Age of Amsterdam
April 14 to 17, 2023 or April 24 to 27, 2023
Immerse yourself in historical Amsterdam on a two-night itinerary that includes opportunities to see the Rijksmuseum’s Dutch Master collection and visit the exquisite 17th century Our Lord in the Attic museum. Enjoy accommodations in the five‑star Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $745
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $1,095


Post‑Program Option – The Hague
April 24 to 26, 2023 or May 4 to 6, 2023
Conclude your journey with a two-night tour of The Hague, showcasing stately municipal buildings. Visit the Mauritshuis, a 17th‑century Neoclassical mansion featuring a world‑renowned Dutch and Flemish art collection, including Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Enjoy accommodations in the deluxe Hotel Des Indes.
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $895
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $1,195


No cancellation fees for new bookings until 96 days prior to trip departure.


Dutchwaterways map


  • day 1 & 2

    U.S./Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Enjoy a private cruise through the charming and picturesque canals of Amsterdam—built during the Golden Age of the Middle Ages to show off the wealth of the city. Embark the river boat this evening and attend a Welcome Toast and Dinner.

  • day 3

    Nijmegen for Kröller-Müller Museum

    Visit the world‑class Kröller‑Müller Museum, lauded for its collection of 90 Vincent van Gogh paintings and 180 of his drawings. See works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Édouard Manet. Enjoy a walking tour of Nijmegen, a university town layered with more than 2,000 years of history—originally settled by the Romans in the first century B.C. Explore an array of pristinely preserved buildings, including the turreted 15th‑century town hall and the 17th‑century, Renaissance‑style De Waagh.

  • day 4

    Kinderdijk/Willemstad/Delta Works/Bruinisse

    In Kinderdijk, see 19 authentic windmills built between 1722 and 1761, the largest assembly of windmills in the Netherlands. Discover the Delta Works, an impressive feat of hydraulic engineering that has been hailed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

  • day 5

    Ghent, Belgium/Bruges

    Discover Ghent, replete with medieval and classical architecture. Admire the windows and Gothic steeples of St. Bavo’s Cathedral and see Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s magnificent altarpiece Adoration of the Mystic Lamb—the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. A scenic drive through Flemish countryside takes you to Bruges, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour to the Gothic Town Hall, the famous octagonal belfry and tower, and the Church of our Lady, with a visit to see Michelangelo’s Virgin and Child housed at the church.

  • day 6


    Explore the enchanting Old Town of Antwerp, which preserves its distinct Flemish culture. Visit the UNESCO‑inscribed belfry at Cathedral of Our Lady and see 17th‑century Baroque masterpieces by the city’s native son, Peter Paul Rubens.

  • day 7

    Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for Delft/ Keukenhof Gardens

    Walk through historical Delft, where Johannes Vermeer painted his famous View of Delft from 1660 to 1661. Visit the original Delft factory of Royal Porceleyne Fles and watch craftspeople create iconic “Delft Blue” porcelain. Stroll through the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, a tableau of blooming tulips meticulously landscaped with tranquil ponds, placid streams, and tree-shaded paths.

  • day 8


    Discover Hoorn, which rapidly grew to become a major harbor town during Holland’s “Golden Age” and was an important home base for the Dutch East India Company. Attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception and dinner on board the ship this evening.

  • day 9

    Amsterdam/Disembark ship/ Return to the U.S.

    Following breakfast, disembark and continue on the Hague Post‑Program Option or transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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