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Tulip Time

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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 and Ghent.

Untourists Say:

We thought AMA waterways was terrific. The crew was wonderful, the accommodations were ample, and the food was to die for. Oh my goodness did we eat well! It was a wonderful "first time" experience--we would do it again!
-S. Averill

Great crew. Well organized in all areas. We enjoyed the stops at the smaller historical towns. We enjoyed being on our own at some of these stops. We loved our chocolate making experience at the Van Hecke Chocolate shop.
-L. and F. Mauro, Kettering, OH


About This Cruise

Itinerary Highlights

Amsterdam, Holland; Volenda; Edam; Arnhem; Nijmegen; Antwerp, Belgium (Optional tour to Brussels); Ghent; Brugges; Willemstad; Kinderdijk; Utrecht; Amsterdam
Life On Board AMA Waterways (1 minute video)

Included:

  • Seven nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • "Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights" excursions
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer, and soft drinks with every dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise and air package
  • All local taxes

Air Options

While we have no specific air deals on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871 if you would like us to assist with your airfare.

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Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION
Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year old history. Explore its unique and elegant architecture, lively cafés and markets, and vibrant nightlife. This evening, meet your fellow travelers on board at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2 AMSTERDAM – HOORN
Enjoy a scenic cruise through the IJsselmeer to Hoorn, where you have a choice of three excursions. Visit a family-run tulip farm with over one million tulips, each in different phases of growth and in many species and colors. For those seeking to travel back in time, you can visit the Dutch East India Museum, providing insight into the Dutch Golden Age between 1500 and 1800. And for more active adventurers, go for a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Middelburg
After enjoying a scenic cruise through the Delta, you can explore medieval Middelburg, which was the second largest trading city of the Dutch East India Company. Or, if you feel like exploring the city on two wheels, a guided bike ride is the perfect choice. Alternatively, you may venture off to the Delta Works storm surge barrier, an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering. More than half of the Netherlands lies below sea level and the Delta Works were built to prevent a recurrence of the 1953 flood disaster. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Ghent, BELGIUM
There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. For those who wish to discover two medieval cities, Ghent and Bruges, you’ll wish to go on a highlights tour. Admire Ghent’s canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and Ghent Cathedral, and then visit Bruges, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Alternatively, you may go on a full-day excursion to Bruges, which includes a visit to the Church of Our Lady, home to the beautiful Carrara marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo. Those more inclined to learn about the art of Belgian chocolate making can join a master chocolatier as he shares his insights. And for those who wish to enjoy more free time, join a walking tour of Ghent, followed by leisure time. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Antwerp
Explore this trendy city on a walking tour where you’ll see Antwerp’s Steen Castle, Grote Market and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. For a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Or you can visit the Rubens House, the former home of the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque painter. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Foodies will want to go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles and beer. Flower lovers and gardeners can roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand planted each year by the castle staff.(B,L,D)
Day 6 ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – KINDERDIJK
During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the "Gateway to Europe,” or visit the charming city of Gouda, known for its delicious cheese. Alternatively, go on an excursion to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. While here, you’ll visit the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum. Prefer a more active adventure, then go on a bike ride through Rotterdam and past some of its famous landmarks and architecture. In the afternoon, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. (B,L,D)
Day 7 AMSTERDAM – KEUKENHOF – AMSTERDAM
One of the most impressive public gardens in the world, Keukenhof presents a spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips spread out over 70 acres. Spend time ambling through this legendary garden, open only nine weeks a year and sometimes referred to as the “Garden of Europe.”Later in the day, admire Amsterdam’s historic harbor and canals, where you’ll see beautiful homes lining the water and the fabled Skinny Bridge.(B,L,D)
Day 8 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART AMSTERDAM
Disembark for your transfer to the airport. (B)

Excursions for Tulip Time Cruise

All excursions are included. Please see Itinerary.

Cruise Details | Itinerary | Excursions | Pre-Post-Trip Options

Pre/Post-Cruise Options

The Tulip Time Cruise links well with our Holland - Leiden Untour.

There may be a few gap days between cruise and Untour. Inquire for details.

Dates and Prices


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