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Barging from Bruges to Amsterdam

Aboard Magnifique III

Date: Fri, May 15, 2020 - Sat, May 23, 2020

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $5,499

Activity Level: Active

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Arrangements Abroad

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From medieval Bruges in Belgium to the vibrant Dutch capital of Amsterdam, follow meandering rivers and canals through storybook villages and idyllic countryside aboard the boutique riverboat Magnifique III. Begin in Bruges with a look at some of the city’s hidden artistic gems. Stop in Ghent, and then in Dendermonde, admire the former Cloth Hall on Market Square or tour a local brewery. In Antwerp visit the 17th-century Rubens House. Next, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills, or sample local cheeses and sweet stroopwafels in Gouda. In Amsterdam, whose elaborate canal system is lined with the historic homes of wealthy merchants, see the plendid masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum. During optional daily bike tours (averaging two to three hours of easy cycling on flat terrain), pedal along scenic canal-side paths, stopping to explore medieval villages, windmills, and farmland. Non-bikers may take guided walking tours to enjoy a variety of fascinating historic and cultural sites.

Highlights

  • Cruise aboard the new Magnifique III, an upscale Dutch-style canal boat with 20 comfortable cabins

  • Enjoy lectures and discussions with faculty members who are experts in their fields

  • Go behind the scenes in the charming town of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Discover Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland, where Magnifique III docks overnight

  • Experience the Low Countries as the locals do, on optional cycling tours along gentle, even terrain

  • View nine centuries of architecture, from the 12th-century Gravensteen Castle in Ghent to Zaha Hadid’s futuristic

  • Harbor House in Antwerp

  • Admire works by Rubens, Michelangelo, Anthony van Dyck, Hans Memling, the van Eyck brothers, and other masters

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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Mode of Travel

River Cruise

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