Waterways of Holland and Belgium


Cruise Holland and Belgium's canals and waterways as you take in their magnificent art collections, spellbinding gardens, and enchanting medieval villages.

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 A Dutch spring landscape  Keukenhof Gardens.  Credit: Steve Greye  Tulips in the Keukenhof  A windmill in the Netherlands  Houses and canals of Amsterdam  The quaint city of Bruges, Belgium  Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium
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Our Smithsonian tour was amazing. It was educational, scenic and fun. All the guides were exceptional and truly gave us insight into our destination. 


Gail M.

The tour "Waterways of Holland and Belgium" was a truly wonderful, joyous experience - the places visited were interesting and often awe-inspiring; the ship was a lovely "base" and the leaders all were marvelous - and, I might add, we had a thoroughly delightful group of fellow travelers! 


Becky R.

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Valerie Hedquist

Valerie Hedquist

Apr 20 - 28, 2015 Valerie Hedquist is an associate professor of art history at the University of Montana. She earned her Ph.D. with honors at the University of Kansas and has been teaching and writing for over twenty years. As a Fulbright Scholar, Hedquist researched the religious art of the Dutch 17th-century in Utrecht. During her academic life, she has continued to explore and teach the art and architecture of the Netherlands, where she has traveled with students and pursued additional scholarly work, most recently on the plague. In addition to publications and presentations on the religious paintings of Vermeer and Rembrandt, Hedquist has written reviews and catalog essays for museum exhibitions, broadcast radio programs, and presented papers to local, regional, and international meetings on Dutch themes. Since her first visit to the Ghent Altarpiece in 1975, she has returned to the Low Countries whenever she can to enjoy frites and fietsen, French fries and cycling.