Tours can be done in English (native US), Dutch, French (near native) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or German.

Arrival Bruges Holland America Pre Cruise

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This is last trip of the season though… I will miss all those wonderful people along the way, who helped make it a great experience every time: drivers Ali & Alain in Paris, the wonderful staff of the Opera Cadet Hotel there, Bob tour guide in Brussels who helped me so much when the vehicle broke down right before the city tour was supposed to start, (but i will never get to treat to lunch as promised because he could not make it for this my last tour, thank you so much Bob hopefully I will keep a raincheck for next year!), wonderful Rita in Bruges and last but very much not least, “Cafe-Restaurant” La Civiere d’Or” in Bruges with delicious food and Robert who has got to be offering the best service this side of the Atlantic: warm hospitality with a terrific sense of humor! Thanks all of you for making the Holland America Pre Cruise Tour such a success and so memorable; I certainly hope to be back next year!

Brussels – Flower Carpet

Fell with our nose in the butter on our tour from Paris to Amsterdam, and saw the first night of the Flower Carpet in Brussels! This is a 3 day festival, held only once every two years, the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, complete with beautiful fireworks, which we also saw, quite by chance! What a privilege to have been able to witness this, really a once in a lifetime event!

Flower Carpet

Flower Carpet


Lage Vuursche

Today we enjoyed lunch at Lage Vuursche Pancake House with group of doctors from Manila. This is where Queen Beatrix grew up, and she has now again retired to.

It is understandable why: it is a beautiful woodsy environment, and the pancake house street looks just like the gingerbread houses of “Hansl and Gretl”!

Contact Marion to also plan an excision here!

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Gentse Feesten

De “Gentse Feesten” are a 10 day musical event every summer, with musical venues and lots of fun all over the city; we will officially organize a “singles tour” to this event next year; watch out for updates about this in the future!

Gentse Feesten - procession of Emperor Charles
Gentse Feesten – procession of Emperor Charles
Gentse Feesten - procession of Emperor Charles
Gentse Feesten – procession of Emperor Charles
Gentse Feesten - felt like I was in New Orleans at this venue!
Gentse Feesten – felt like I was in New Orleans at this venue!
Gentse Feesten - felt like I was in New Orleans at this venue!
Gentse Feesten – felt like I was in New Orleans at this venue!


Volendam/Marken – Special Excursion

Special Excursion to the historic villages of Volendam/Marken – a great chance to see the beautiful Dutch country side!

Available on a first come, first served basis. For the price of €45,00 per person we offer tour bus & guide from Amsterdam.

Minimum participation 25 passengers.

The bus departs from the Amsterdam city center, and the drive to the villages is approximately half an hour.

For information and booking please contact Marion.