From the thatched farmhouses and footpaths of fairytale Giethoorn to the medieval landmarks of Antwerp, fall in love with the Netherlands and Belgium as you relish their intimate waterways. See bygone eras take shape aboard a first-class river ship for seven nights. In Amsterdam, get a close-up look at 17th-century canals and landmarks on a river cruiser, then choose to dive into acres of colorful tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, bike through charming villages, or gaze at masterpieces by Rembrandt and other Dutch artists at the Rijksmuseum. Explore The Hague and the art of the Mauritshuis, or watch an artisan paint porcelain at the Royal Delft factory. Tour Bruges’ Old Town, then savor its chocolate, discover its beer culture, or visit the Groeninge Museum. Immerse yourself in the seaport of Antwerp with its quaint architecture and café-filled lanes. Enjoy an extensive meal plan featuring wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Day 1: Depart gateway city
Day 2: Brussels, Belgium | Antwerp
Day 3: Bruges | Middelburg, Netherlands | Veere
Day 4: Veere | Zeeland Coast | Willemstad
Day 5: The Hague/Delft
Day 6: Kampen | Giethoorn
Day 7: Amsterdam
Day 8: Amsterdam
Day 9: Disembark ship
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Professor of Engineering Sciences at the Thayer School of Engineering, has taught at Dartmouth College since 1990. His teaching includes courses in environmental engineering and fluid mechanics and he has also developed new courses in sustainable design, industrial ecology, and environmental fluid mechanics. A native of Belgium, Professor Cushman-Roisin holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics, summa cum laude, from the University of Liege, Belgium (1978) and a Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from the Florida State University (1980).
He is the author of two books and numerous refereed publications on carious aspects of environmental fluid mechanics. In addition to his appointment at Dartmouth College, Professor Cushman-Roisin frequently lectures abroad and maintains an active consultancy in environmental fluid mechanics and alternative energy. He also served as founding editor-in-chief of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, a refereed journal published by Springer.