Experience Holland and Belgium by both land and canal cruise during an optionally active barge cruise. Plus, enjoy in-depth cultural excursions featuring art and architecture, history, and culture.

Starting at: $4,995 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Windmills along the river in Kinderdijk  Typical canal in medieval Bruges  Traditional Dutch landscape of countryside, windmills, and bicycles  Canal houses in Amsterdam  Typical scene in Amsterdam  Rembrandt's <i>The Night Watch</i> at the Rijksmuseum. Credit: Netherlands Tourism Bureau  Vermeer's <i>The Milkmaid</i> in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Credit: Frans Lemmens/Alamy  Amsterdam's elaborate canal system and popular narrow houses  Travelers sharing the day's activities over dinner on board ship  Part of the crew aboard <i>Magnifique III</i>  Traditional cruiser bicycle  <i>Magnifique III</i>, your boutique hotel on the canals

A Barge Cruise Through Holland and Belgium

From Bruges to Amsterdam Aboard the 40-guest Magnifique III

9 days from $4,995

Experience Holland and Belgium by both land and canal cruise during an optionally active barge cruise. Plus, enjoy in-depth cultural excursions featuring art and architecture, history, and culture.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Sep 21 - 29, 2018 Departure
Paula Swart

Paula Swart

Art historian Paula Swart has been a museum curator for more than 20 years. Born in The Hague in the Netherlands, Paula studied at the University of Leiden and Amsterdam. Paula holds degrees in Sinology, art history, history, and archaeology. While studying in Amsterdam, she participated in the Witte Leeuw (White Lion) project at the Rijksmuseum studying the Chinese ceramics found in an early 17th century Dutch East India Company shipwreck. She speaks five languages, including Dutch and Mandarin, and has published several books and numerous articles on art and architecture. Paula is very familiar with the history of all cities on this itinerary, has researched and lectured on Dutch trade and exploration, and has a special interest in 17th century Dutch still life paintings.