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Amsterdam & Brussels Bound
(Amsterdam to Brussels)

8 days with U by Uniworld  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam
Embark. Your adventure begins today.

Day 2: Amsterdam
Included - Going Dutch
Buckle your seatbelts, cause you’re about to get a crash course in all things Dutch. From art, history, and beauty at the Rembrandt Rijksmuseum, to a tasting and brewery tour of Heineken, you’ll be feeling decidedly Dutch.

U Time - A Hidden Place
Step into the past with a tour of the Anne Frank House. The building may well be the best-known building in Amsterdam now, but in 1940 it was where the Frank family hid from the Nazis. The house sees more than a million visitors each year, who are looking to experience the space where Anne kept her diary over her two years there. Moving, and profound, this tour is truly eye-opening.

U Time - Amsterdam Old and New
Amsterdam is so much more than red lights! Explore this amazing city like a true local, on two wheels. Pedal your bike along canals past 17th century Dutch homes, stopping at a local café for an included drink. Top off your experience by taking in the sights at Amsterdam tower observation deck where you have the option to take a ride on Europe’s highest swing!

U Time - Canals and Cafés
What better way to explore Amsterdam’s canals than by water? Hop aboard an electric canal boat where, on top of the hundreds of bridges, bicycles, towers and waterways, you will sail along world famous sites like the Red Light District and the Dancing Houses. Stop off at a waterside café for an included drink to top off your introduction to Amsterdam.

U Time - Amsterdam in Bloom
Spring has sprung! So why not experience it in its fullest bloom? A trip to the Keukenhof Gardens plays host to over 7 million blooms, and 800 varieties of tulips across its near 80 acres (32 hectares) of land. Get lost exploring the beauty of spring, crafted by Mother Nature herself. Note: this excursion is available in April and May only.

U Time - Crime Cruise
There’s a lot to love about Amsterdam. The red light district, bustling bar scene,“coffeeshops” activity and socializing seems to reign in this dynamic city. But the city has its dark side as you will soon see. Join your guide, and a police officer to learn about the crime, mystery, and mayhem that once consumed the city in the 1980s.

U Time - Six Senses of Amsterdam
You’ve probably heard a lot about Amsterdam, some of it based in fact and some, totally in fiction. Get to know the city for yourself and make your own assessment on this walking tour. We will stop along the way for delicious eats, refreshments, and a total feast for the senses.

Day 3: Rotterdam
Included - Rotterdam by Design
Experience the best of Rotterdam’s architecture on this tour through the city’s coolest buildings. See the Cube Houses of Piet Blom that were built in the 1930s, the contemporary Market Hall that houses the masterpiece that many call “the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam,” and of course, the iconic Erasmus Bridge that’s made its appearance in fashion spreads, movies and as a backdrop to musical events.

U Time - The Windmills of Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk is a beautiful landscape of empty marshes, waterways, and 19 historic windmills (some brick, some timber) that ornament the area. The mills are kept in operating condition and some still even function as residences. Explore the scenery of tall reeds, lily pads, and gorgeous birds by waterbus and by bike. It's an amazing – and quintessentially Dutch – landscape to wander through.

U Time - Rotterdam Behind the Scenes
The Netherlands’ second-largest city of Rotterdam is home to some of Europe’s most impressive innovations—and the Port of Rotterdam is no exception. This tour will take you through the largest port in Europe, the behind the scenes action, and the future plans to remain a booming industry.

U Time - Rotterdam’s Finest
Rotterdam experienced significant damage during WWII, leaving Rotterdammers with a daunting challenge: to rebuild the city almost from the ground up. And, may we say, they’ve done an awesome job. Enjoy the city’s water taxis, Migration Museum, Fenix Food Factory and Market Hall with yummy tastings along the way on this walking tour.

Day 4: Middelburg
Included - Bike Ride to the Barrier
Get those legs pedaling on this bike ride to the storm surge barrier of Middelburg and see the man-made island of Neeltje Jans. The island has an interesting history and now stands as a popular destination for families thanks to its Museum and water park attraction. See the island on your own terms or go inside the museum and water park to explore the attractions for yourself.

U Time - Smooth Sailing
Ahoy, sailor! Join a professional skipper on a sailing excursion that’s equal parts relaxing and exciting. Whether you decide to try your hand at manning the sails and steering the boat or if you’d rather kick back and feel the wind in your hair, this jaunt has everything you need to enjoy every moment.

Day 5: Ghent
Included - Walking tour of Belgium’s best kept secret
Despite being one of Belgium's oldest cities, Ghent remains small enough to feel cozy but big enough to be a vibrant, relevant center for trade and culture. Get to know Ghent both old and new on this walking tour of the city. It’s got charm and classical architecture juxtaposed with cool graffiti and gritty-in-a-good-way art.

U Time - Ghent by Kayak
See Ghent in a new light: by kayak! In addition to getting great exercise you’ll also experience the natural splendor, flora and fauna that Ghent does so well.

U Time - Sightsee with Local Students
We’d like to introduce you to Ghent’s local students who are privy to all things hip and cool. Join them for brunch onboard and then into town. Tours are completely customizable based on the groups’ interests and will take place either via bike, walking, taxi or all three!

U Time - Bruges' Best
All aboard! We’re going to Bruges and we’re getting there by train. Take in the sights and scenes with your local guide before going to the Fries Museum. And yes, it is a museum dedicated to all things fried potato. Enjoy a tasting and end the excursion with a complimentary wine tasting.

Day 6: Antwerp
Included - Antwerp's Best
Get to know Antwerp by foot on this tour through the city famous for vibrant fashion, architecture and cultural contrasts. Stop for a complimentary tasting of native foods and wines as you soak up the local color.

U Time - Antwerp & Ale
Antwerp bustles with stunning fashion moguls, art dealers and entertainers during the day, but the night reveals a different side to the city: quaint lit-up architecture, cobbled lanes and culture colliding amid en vogue bars, clubs and restaurants. A guide will show you the best local breweries, bars and hot spots. Try a beer (on us) as your guide entertains you with fun facts, history and, of course, an extensive knowledge of which beers are best.

U Time - Antwerp with a Photographer
This tour is for all the social media mavens and amateur Instagram influencers out there. Join a photographer on a tour through Antwerp: see the most beautiful, photo-worthy spots and have a photographer take professional pics of you and your friends in the coolest locales. Consider that photo: liked.

U Time - Going International in Antwerp
Calling all adventurous eaters! Join us on a tour to the outskirts of Antwerp and experience the Jewish, Turkish, African and Moroccan neighborhoods along with their culture, foods and languages. Learn about the Red Star Shipping company, and its impact on local immigration as you enjoy some exotic eats.

Day 7: Brussels
U Time - Belgium & Congo: a history through tastings
Belgium colonized Congo from 1908 till their independence in 1960, and while the history is not without its blemishes, the foods and drinks that have come as a result are nothing shy of fantastic. Learn about the history on a tour through Brussels’ Africa Museum and discuss your findings over a tasting of traditional Congolese food.

U Time - Architecture by Rail
See Brussels in all of its architectural glory by Metro! A guide will point out neoclassical, art-nouveau, art deco, early modernist and contemporary architecture all around the city. Consider this a feast for your eyes, and a bit of a break for your feet.

U Time - Craft Your Own Belgian Chocolates
Ever wondered what it’s like to create the silky smooth, decadent flavors of some of the world’s most fabulous chocolates? Well, now is your chance to learn! Follow master chocolatiers as they show you the time-honored practice of traditional Belgian chocolate making. Finish the workshop with a well-earned sweet treat.

Day 8: Brussels
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Tour Map
All This Included
We’ve fallen in love with this dynamic cruise through The Netherlands and Belgium, you will too. Experience Amsterdam’s famously "gezellig" cityscape -- a Dutch quality that roughly translates as “cozy.” Stop by the futuristic city of Rotterdam, walk along Middelburg’s majestic harbor and see Ghent’s history come to life. Brussels delivers a historic, yet hip vibe, and of course, the best chocolate.
  • 3 included meals daily
  • Complimentary happy hour every day
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • Included excursions
  • U Time optional excursions
  • Local DJ set
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising cabin onboard: The B Ship
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $190 per person.
  • Single supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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