Garden lovers – head to Amsterdam next year for the Floriade


Every ten years the Netherlands hosts one of the largest horticultural shows in the world, the Floriade. The next edition will run from April to October 2022. If you want to attend NOW is the time to start planning.

Amsterdam is already one of the most popular destinations on the planet. Combine that with pent-up demand from a year of pandemic-induced travel restrictions, plus the once-every-ten-years nature of the Floriade, and this is sure to be a popular event.

One way to experience the Floriade is with a Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders River Cruise. Wander the picture-perfect streets of medieval towns, gaze in awe at magnificent Gothic architecture, discover contemporary urban landscapes and the iconic windmills of a bygone age – this superb cruise embraces the rich and diverse cultural heritage of these northern European neighbors, inextricably linked by history and their fascinating waterways.

This 8 day cruise starts at just $2729 per person, double occupancy. Contact Bryan for a full itinerary and more details.

Tulip Time! River cruise of the Netherlands and Belgium


Spring in Belgium and the Netherlands means flowers. Lots and lots of flowers. Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendor. See colorful ribbons of farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. Step into the Middle Ages in Bruges. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. The best time to see the Low Countries is spring, and the best way to see them is on a 10-day river cruise.

Departures from early March through early May 2020 (2019 dates are already sold out).

2020 departures are filling fast. Contact us today to reserve a cabin on one of these river cruises.

Transport Strike in Belgium


Public transport unions in Belgium have called for a general strike on February 13. If you are planning to through Belgium from 22:00 February 12 to 22:00 February 13, plan on cancelation or long delays. All public transport, including air traffic, ferries, trains, and buses will be affected. If you plan on driving in Belgium on this date, you can expect increased traffic on the roads, from people who would normally be on public transport.

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