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Tulip Serenade

Tulip Serenade

Experience Holland in the most beautiful way, by cruising along its extensive waterways, which flow through the country like an intricate net, past almost endless tulip fields and many small, picturesque places where you have the opportunity for an abundance of unforgettable excursions.

In addition to Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North, other highlights of this trip includes Rotterdam, Ghent, Antwerp, and Brussels, the capital of the European Union.

DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM

Your Dutch adventure begins in Amsterdam, where you will embark in the afternoon. After a Welcome Cocktail and a celebratory Welcome Dinner, you will get to enjoy a performance on board by a traditional shanty choir, setting the mood for the days to come.

Departure at 10 p.m.

DAY 2 – ARNHEM

In the morning, you will arrive in Arnhem, one of Europe’s most unique cities. Voted “greenest city in Europe”, Arnhem rebuilt itself after the famed 1944 battle immortalized in the film “A Bridge Too Far”, and is now a thriving fashion town with fine museums and beautiful parks. In the morning, you can choose to join the city tour of Arnhem. On this excursion, you will get to appreciate its beautiful sights and delve deeper into the history and atrocities of World War II at the War Museum.

For your afternoon entertainment, choose between a trip to the Open Air Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum. The Open Air Museum offers visitors a look at charming Dutch buildings, industries and crafts of bygone times, while the Kröller-Müller Museum houses the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. Relax on board in the evening, enjoying a delicious dinner as your vessel cruises onwards to the next destination.

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

DAY 3 – MIDELBURG

Just before lunchtime, your cruise ship will dock in Middelburg. As one of the centers where the Dutch East India Company flourished in the seventeenth century, this lovely city features historic merchant houses and storefronts lining its canals.

For your afternoon excursion, you can visit the Netherlands ’ “modern wonder of the world,” the Delta Works, which protects the southwest of the Netherlands from the sea. This excursion also includes a visit to the historic village of Veere. Alternatively, you can take part in a walking tour of Middelburg to see and learn more about its significant history and rich culture.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

DAY 4 – GHENT

During the night, your vessel will dock in beautiful Ghent, which you can explore in the morning. Thanks to its importance as a medieval city-state in the late middle ages, Ghent boasts a wealth of well-preserved medieval architecture. Your city tour will include a visit to the Gravensteen, or “Castle of the Counts”, which was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353.

In the afternoon, you can join the Bruges excursion. Bruges, the capital of the province of West Flanders, is home to one of the most charming city centers in Belgium and is also known as the “Venice of the North” thanks to its many canals. If you prefer to remain in Ghent, you can sample some local delicacies as part of an afternoon beer and chocolate tasting.

2 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

DAY 5 – ANTWERP

Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium, welcomes you today. After breakfast, you can join the excursion to the politically and culturally significant city of Brussels, which is situated nearby. Amongst other things, you will visit the iconic Atomium, which was created for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair and, thanks to its popularity, was not torn down as originally planned. You will also pay a visit to the Cinquantenaire Park with its triumphal arch, built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgium’s independence.

In the afternoon, explore Antwerp in a comfortable coach. Famous for its diamond trade, the city also boasts many cultural highlights such as the Cathedral of Our Lady with paintings by the famous Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens. In the evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow guests, while your vessel returns to the Netherlands.

5 a.m. – 8 p.m.

DAY 6 – KINDERDIJK > ROTTERDAM

In the morning, pay a visit to Kinderdijk, which houses the most unique windmill complex in the world. Built to drain water from the soil, these windmills are now protected by UNESCO and are one of the Netherlands’ most popular tourist destinations. At midday, your ship will arrive in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands.

After lunch, you can marvel at the Rotterdam port, Europe’s largest seaport, during a harbor cruise, and discover local delicacies in a visit to the iconic Market Hall thereafter. Alternatively, you can explore the world-famous Keukenhof gardens or take a tour to the lovely canal town of Delft, renowned for its Delft Blue ceramics which have been manufactured and hand painted there since the seventeenth century. This evening, the festive Captain’s Gala Dinner will provide a fitting finish to the day.

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

DAY 7 – AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam welcomes you back today and you have a wealth of excursion options to choose from! In the morning, cruise through the lovely, verdant canals of Amsterdam while learning more about the city’s history and significance. You will also pay a visit to the flower market.

After lunch, you can visit Waterland in North Holland, where you will stop in the charming fishing village of Volendam and the equally picturesque town of Edam. Renowned for its cheeses, this is the perfect spot for a cheese tasting (included in the excursion). Alternatively, you can visit Haarlem in the afternoon, where you will learn more about its art, history and the Dutch lifestyle. If you’d like to see the amazing Floriade flower and horticultural exhibition, which is held in the Netherlands every 10 years, you can, instead, join the full-day excursion for a visit to this unmissable event.

Arrival at 5 a.m.

DAY 8 – DISEMBARKATION

Enjoy one more leisurely breakfast on board before disembarking. The Amadeus team wishes you a safe journey home and looks forward to seeing you again in the future.

Au Revoir. We hope to see you soon.

2022 Voyages & Pricing

Inclusions

  • Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks
    with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner, and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24-hour coffee and tea station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances, and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included
DATESVESSELCATEGORYPRICE
APR 01Amadeus Imperialwalk-out balcony$3,031
drop-down window$2,579
drop-down window$2,353
drop-down window$2,172
small panoramic window$1,867
small panoramic window$1,618
APR 04Amadeus Starwalk-out balcony$3,031
drop-down window$2,579
drop-down window$2,353
drop-down window$2,172
small panoramic window$1,867
small panoramic window$1,618
APR 05Amadeus Queenwalk-out balcony$3,031
drop-down window$2,579
drop-down window$2,353
drop-down window$2,172
small panoramic window$1,867
small panoramic window$1,618
APR 09Amadeus Silver IIwalk-out balcony$3,031
drop-down window$2,579
drop-down window$2,353
drop-down window$2,172
small panoramic window$1,867
small panoramic window$1,618
APR 11Amadeus Starwalk-out balcony$3,325
drop-down window$2,828
drop-down window$2,579
drop-down window$2,376
small panoramic window$2,048
small panoramic window$1,765
APR 12Amadeus BrilliantFrench balcony$2,997
French balcony$2,545
French balcony$2,330
French balcony$2,150
small panoramic window$1,856
small panoramic window$1,607
small panoramic window$1,607
APR 15Amadeus Imperialwalk-out balcony$3,325
drop-down window$2,828
drop-down window$2,579
drop-down window$2,376
small panoramic window$2,048
small panoramic window$1,765
MAY 10Amadeus BrilliantFrench balcony$2,997
French balcony$2,545
French balcony$2,330
French balcony$2,150
small panoramic window$1,856
small panoramic window$1,607

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