Everything that comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands and Belgium—canals, windmills, tulips, rich maritime history, Old Word treasures—are yours to experience. The Netherlands and Belgium are two countries quite unlike any others, and this itinerary gives you their best in luxurious Uniworld style. Miles of scenic canals frame a journey that boasts world-class attractions like Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum and the endless parade of vivid tulips at to be found at Keukenhof Gardens, plus no less than 19 iconic UNESCO-designated windmills! This journey is a must for lovers of great art, fine regional chocolate and hearty beer, and the charm of Old World architecture.
From the canals of Amsterdam to the canals of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through acres of tulips at the 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 longtime ago. Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor museums of Zaanse Schans and Zuiderzee. 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—the diamond capital of the world.
All along the way, you’ll savor tasty Dutch delights and Belgian treats of fine chocolate and hearty beer 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 five guided museum visits, while garden lovers will find a host of delights with springtime blossoms.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Onboard Belgian craft beer tasting with beer sommelier
Culinary demonstration and tasting
Special food-and-beer-pairing dinner
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: 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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