A Colorful Journey: A River Cruise Through Amsterdam’s Tulip Fields | Beatrice Bradley

Blossoming beauty
A Tulip Time Journey through the Heart of Amsterdam and Belgium
April 13 – 20, 2024
8 days / 7 nights

Trip Status: Sold Out

Single Occupancy – 

Double Occupancy –                       

Dates: April 13-20, 2024
8 Days / 7 Nights

Location: Round trip from Amsterdam. Including Belgium.

Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Accommodations: On Board a River Cruise Ship

Meet your HostS 

Ellen & Sharon

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Don’t just tour Holland and Belgium, Experience Holland and Belgium!

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Springtime river cruise starting in Amsterdam, Holland’s colorful capital
  • Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses
  • Visit Keukenhof, known as the “Garden of Europe,” with millions of flowering bulbs in bloom across 70 acres of parkland and lakes
  • Explore Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, renowned for its diamond trading history and an intriguing blend of old and new architecture
  • Guided tour of Ghent, Belgium, including the stunning St. Baaf’s Cathedral
  • Explore Middelburg, an historic trading city, marvel at the Gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and the lively Market Square, or visit the Flood Museum and learn about the devastating flood of 1953
  • Explore Amsterdam, including a canal cruise offering an unforgettable perspective of the city’s historic homes dating back to its “Golden Age”
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty and charm of Holland and Belgium in the springtime

Optional Pre-day: April 12 – Arrive a Day Early and Let us take care of your reservations and transfers

Fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at your leisure. Our Beatrice Bradley Hostesses will be in Amsterdam. Arrive a day early and get settled in and explore the streets of Amsterdam before we board our River Cruise the next day. 

  • Add on $500
  • Includes 1 nights hotel stay in Amsterdam
  • Airport Transfer to Hotel
  • Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
  • Dinner and Breakfast


Day One: April 13 – Welcome to Holland! Boarding Our River Cruise Ship

Fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol –  6:00 AM – 2:30 PM – Please note that flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2:30 pm, and we must be on board the ship by 5 pm. It is a good idea to arrive a day prior to avoid flight delays.

Take advantage of your free day in Amsterdam to explore at your own pace until its time to board at 5 PM. Alternatively, you may opt to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans, a beautiful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses.

As night falls, enjoy a delicious dinner on board with our Members and take the opportunity to explore your luxurious ship. It’s the perfect start to your exciting river cruise adventure!


Dinner included aboard ship


Day Two: April 14 – Rotterdam: Breathtaking Keukenhof—known as the “Garden of Europe 

Indulge in Dutch treats and delight in sweet flowers.

Start your day by visiting the Adventure Center to discover today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

Guided Tour of the stunning Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With 70 acres of parkland, lakes, and the world’s largest flower gardens, you’ll be amazed by the seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths planted each year.

Take some time to relax at the harbor-side in Rotterdam with a slice of appeltaart (Dutch apple pie), an artisan beer, and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink made with equal parts coffee and milk. For a more active option, take a bike from the ship and explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area.

Before dinner, enjoy a delightful cruise through Rotterdam harbor and take in the picturesque scenery.

Later in the evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your luxurious ship.

Set sail overnight to your next destination, Antwerp.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included aboard ship 

Day Three: April 15 – Cathedrals, Carats and Crêpes in Antwerp

Guided Tour of this sophisticated city, including a visit to the central Grote Markt and the stunning Cathedral of Our Lady, adorned with altarpiece paintings by Rubens.

For an optional excursion, join a Guided Tour to Brussels, the nearby capital and home to the European Union. Marvel at its magnificent palaces and cathedrals.

If you prefer to spend some free time, indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes, or explore the city’s bike-friendly old wharfs and legendary diamond district.

As night falls, enjoy live entertainment on board your luxurious ship.

Set sail overnight to your next destination, Ghent.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included aboard ship 

    Day Four: April 16 – Immerse yourself in Medieval Masterpieces and Flemish Finery

    Get ready for another exciting day on your river cruise!

    Guided Sightseeing Tour of Ghent, also known as “The Diamond of Flanders.” You’ll marvel at the remarkable Flemish artwork at St. Bavo’s Cathedral and discover the showcase of medieval Flemish wealth.

    If you’re looking for an optional excursion, join a full-day Guided Tour of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. You’ll see its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square, and charming patrician houses. Don’t worry, you won’t miss out on exploring Ghent since this Optional Excursion ends with an orientation walk of “The Diamond of Flanders.”

    As night falls, enjoy a peaceful cruise to your next destination, Middelburg.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included aboard ship 


      Day Five: April 17 – Discover the Spicy History of Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town

      Get ready for a day filled with adventure and excitement!

      Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities and discover the hidden gems of Middelburg.

      Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. You’ll see the 15th-century Gothic Town Hall and learn about its important role in the spice trade and Dutch East India trading.

      After your tour, take some free time to bike or walk through Middelburg and sample some local specialties, such as Babbelaar cookies, fries, or beer, before cruising to Veere.

      Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included aboard ship 


        Day Six: April 18 – Explore Willemstad’s Windmills and Historic Harbor

        Guided Walking Tour of Willemstad and admire its many beautifully restored buildings from the 17th and 18th century.

        Later, indulge in a Cheese Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to your final destination, Amsterdam.

        Enjoy the afternoon and evening on board your luxurious ship as you cruise towards Amsterdam.


        Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included aboard ship 

        Day Seven: April 19 – Discover the Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

        Get ready for an unforgettable day in Amsterdam!

        Discover the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the largest in the world, where around 20 million flowers are sold every day. Later, enjoy a typical Dutch breakfast.

        Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

        In the afternoon, choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets, canal houses, galleries, and shops.

        As night falls, enjoy your last evening on board your luxurious ship while docked in Amsterdam.

        Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included aboard ship 


          Day Eight: April 20 – Until Next time, Amsterdam!

          Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

          Flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – First transfer starting at 6:00 AM 

          Breakfast included aboard ship


            The River Cruise Ship


            • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favorites
            • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
            • Daily breakfast buffet with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily a la carte specials
            • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner
            • Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties
            • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
            • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
            • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
            • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections
            • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
            • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
            • Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
            • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck


            Flex Payment Plan available

            Flex Pay allows you to pay in installments of your choice until final payment is due 90 days prior to departure

            $500 deposit down at time of booking

            Sapphire Suite Single Occupancy – $8,797.00

            Large Private Room and Bathroom, King Bed with Balcony

            Sapphire Suite Double Occupancy – $6,188.00

            Large Room and Bathroom with Balcony
            Two Twin Beds * Bed would be separated to make 2 twin style beds

            Ruby Suite Single Occupancy – $7,537.00

            Standard Private Room and Bath, Windows

            2 moderate
            There will be walking tours on cobblestone streets.

            It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

            If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

            Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

            Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

            Flight Details

            Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

            Arrival Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
            Arrival Date: April 13, 2024 
            Pick Up Times: MUST Before 2:30 PM

            Departure Airport:Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
            Departure Date:  April 20, 2024
            Drop off Times: Last Drop off 3:30 PM

            Important information

            As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

            • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
            • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
            • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
            • This trip will have have a maximum of 20 women plus hostesses
            • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
            • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
            • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.