Motorcoach time: 2.5 hours (125 miles); Please note that the barge does not move at night and only motors during the day.
In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet’s choices will feature various meats, cheeses, eggs, yogurt, pancakes, cereals, breads, juices, and hot beverages. Breakfast aboard the barge each morning will follow this description.
After hotel check-out, everyone brings their luggage to the lobby and staff will load the motorcoach. We then embark on a field trip to the remarkable Kröller-Müller Museum. This magnificent art museum is home to the world’s second-largest collection of van Gogh paintings as well as works by other artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Situated in a national park with woodlands, heath, and plains, the museum is a testament to one of Europe’s most significant art patrons, Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who collected more than 11,000 art objects that formed the core of the institution bearing her name. The museum has continued to grow and today has one of the largest sculpture gardens in Europe.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy the food of your choice in the museum cafeteria. The Kröller-Müller Museum cafeteria offers sandwiches, salads, soups, and hot and cold beverages.
We return to Amsterdam and board the barge that will be our home for the next seven nights. You will have some time to settle in to your cabin before meeting the captain and crew during a barge safety orientation.
Aboard the barge, enjoy a plated three-course set menu featuring tasty local cuisine with coffee, tea or water. Other beverages are available for purchase that can be charged to your tab and settled prior to departure with cash (in Euros only) on the last night on board. Dinner each night will fit this description.
At leisure. Your evenings are free to spend time with new Road Scholar friends, relax, or go exploring on your own.