Join us on a 9-day AMA Waterways Tulip Time Cruise on March 15, 2023, starting at $2,798* in Amsterdam. Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive. Experience Amsterdam’s colorful canals, the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills, and the art of Rubens and Michelangelo. Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of Bruges, Middelburg, and Ghent. Throughout your journey, indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles, and delicious cheeses—all while savoring the storybook atmosphere of the region.
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- Meals on Ship
- Select Shore Excursions
- Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
- Free Internet
- Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
- Deluxe cruise accommodations (based on double occupancy)
- Administrative Fees
Day 1 MARCH 15: DEPART THE USA
Day 2 MARCH 16: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, EMBARKATION
Day 3 MARCH 17: AMSTERDAM – HOORN
Day 4 MARCH 18: MIDDELBURG
Day 5 MARCH 19: GHENT
Day 6 MARCH 20: 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 7 MARCH 21: ROTTERDAM –KINDERDIJK - SCHOONHOVEN
During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the “Gateway to Europe,” and taste local specialties. Or visit Delfshaven, where, on August 1, 1620, the Pilgrim fathers departed on their epic journey aboard the Speedwell. Stopping in Southampton, many then boarded the Mayflower and concluded their journey at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. 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. If you 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. You may also pedal past the windmills from the seat of a bike. In the evening, head to Schoonhoven, the “Silver City,” known for its silversmiths and clockmakers. Enjoy free time to stroll among its shops and boutiques, or along the charming canal. (B, L, D)
Day 8 MARCH 22: 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 9 MARCH 23: DISEMBARKATION – DEPART AMSTERDAM
Enhance Your Journey
Pre-Tour Amsterdam Starting from $750
MARCH 13: DEPART THE USA
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam.
MARCH 14: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM
Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.
MARCH 15: AMSTERDAM
Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges, and distinctive architecture. (B)
MARCH 16: AMSTERDAM - EMBARKATION
Enjoy an enchanting cruise along the canal in Haarlem outside of Amsterdam, passing historic architecture, bridges, and even a windmill iconic to the region. Later in the day, transfer to your ship. (B, D)
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.