At the heart of Tulip Time, visit the canals, galleries and museums of the lowlands, April 10-18, 2016.
It was water that enabled the Dutch to expand to far-flung territories in the 17th century, the region's "Golden Age," when culture flourished on a grand scale. As Europe sheds its winter gloom and the sensational spring flowering season is at its peak, surround yourself with intimate gardens and endless flower fields daubed with magnificently brilliant color. Join your fellow Princetonians April 10-18, 2016, aboard the elegant AmaPrima on a seven-night journey along the waterways of Holland and Belgium, with their canals, waterside cities and windmills.
See the masterpieces of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens and Hals; relax and picturesque canal-side cafes; and admire thousands of beautiful tulips, descendants of those that fostered the economic debacle of "Tulipomania" in the 1600s. In Rotterdam, admire buildings by Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano in Rotterdam, explore dreamy Delft and step ashore in Zeeland, with its dikes, impeccable farms and iconic windmills. And also delight in Belgium's irresistibly charming cities of Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent. For those wishing to spend more time in Amsterdam, an optional postlude is available. An optional prelude in The Hague, to tour its renowned collections, will also be offered.
Please note: Princeton Travelers will be joined by those from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
About the Study Leader
Freyda Spira, Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will share her experience working with the Met's extensive collection of drawings and prints by Rembrandt to provide insight into the genius of this 17th-century Dutch master. Her remarks will be supplemented by the educational program provided by expert guides throughout the itinerary.