On this seven-night journey, cruise the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium and discover Old World cities, picture-perfect towns and centuries of history and culture. Explore Amsterdam, Bruges and Antwerp while enjoying an ever-changing panorama. Best of all, embrace the eye-catching profusion of trees, plants, flowers and green ideas in bloom at Keukenhof Gardens! You’ll also enjoy excursions that speak to you with included choices: stroll amid a sea of cheerful tulips, behold paintings by Dutch masters, visit a Belgian chocolaterie or bike through quaint villages on this first-class adventure.
Day 1: Depart for Netherlands
Day 2: Arrive Amsterdam / Transfer to Ship
Day 3: Amsterdam
Day 4: Kampen
Day 5: The Hague / Delft / Gouda
Day 6: Veere
Day 7: Bruges, Belgium / Antwerp
Day 8: Antwerp
Day 9: Depart Brussels Airport
Jane Carroll is senior lecturer in art history at Dartmouth, specializing in the art of Northern Europe from late medieval times to the Early Modern period. She has researched and written on Dutch and German art, focusing on how artworks argue for selected religious ideology, both during the reform of the religious orders and during the Reformation. Her other interests include early prints, and the role of women in the arts especially during the Middle Ages. Recently she has expanded her research to explore depictions of marriage.