April 10–18, 2016
In the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, flowers often serve to remind the viewer of the transience of all earthly things. Next April, as tulips and daffodils unfurl in a fleeting riot of colors, join us on a captivating cruise along Dutch and Flemish waterways aboard M.S. AmaPrima. Admire cutting-edge architecture in Rotterdam and explore Delft, birthplace of Vermeer. See the dikes and farms of Zeeland, and visit the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg. In Ghent, view the Van Eyck brothers' altarpiece at the Cathedral of St. Bavo. Spend a day in medieval Bruges, then sail to Antwerp to discover the seventeenth-century Rubens House. Experience the Kröller-Müller Museum near Arnhem and conclude in Amsterdam with a guided visit of the Rijksmuseum. Optional prelude in The Hague and postlude in Amsterdam.
Traveling with You: Freyda Spira, associate curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints. Watch Freyda's 82nd & Fifth episode, "Exposure," about Albrecht Dürer's Adam and Eve engraving.
Cruise Rates: from $4,995
Activity Level: Light