Amsterdam & Brussels Bound

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels with U River Cruises

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1 Amsterdam
Embark. Your adventure begins today.
2 Amsterdam

Included - Amsterdam Canals

Known as the Venice of the North, you haven’t done Amsterdam until you’ve truly explored the canals. Mimosa in hand, we’ll take the canals by boat. Sure, we won’t see all 165 of them, but we’ll get close.

U+ Excursion - Dutch Crash Course

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+ Excursion - Amsterdam Old and New

There’s something for everyone in Amsterdam – and this is your chance to find it. We’ll explore the city by bike, see the sights and talk about Amsterdam’s fascinating history.

U+ Excursion - Six Senses of Amsterdam

Named because you’ll be using all of your senses on this deep dive into the local food scene. We don’t ruin the surprise, but we can say: Dutch apple pie, Gouda cheese, and stroopwafels. Hungry yet? 

U+ Excursion - Amsterdam in Bloom (May 1st Sailing Only)

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.

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.

Included - Jogging through Rotterdam

With 1,900 running paths in the city, there’s no way we’d skip this. We’ll take a run by the water and see some of the sights.

Included Night Out - Rotterdam at Night

As one of the trendiest cities in the Netherlands, Rotterdam at night is full of contrasts. Whether you’re a craft cocktail person or dive bar lover, your U host will give you a recommendation on where to go. 

U+ Excursion - 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 bike, and stop at a local farm for a cheese-tasting. It's an amazing – and quintessentially Dutch – landscape to wander through.

U+ Excursion - 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+ Excursion - Best of Rotterdam

This is a best of architecture and best of food tour. We’ll see the famous Market Hall, where we’re making you look up because the ceiling is a true work of art. You’ll get a taste of Dutch cheese and stroopwafels. We’ll also pass by the famous Cube Houses. 

4 Middelburg

Included - Intro to Middelburg

One of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands, you’ll get a feel for this charming city. From its old winding streets to spacious parks and bunkers leftover from WWII, there’s no shortage of sights. 

Included - Domburg Beach By Bike

With wide beaches, long boardwalks and sandy dunes, Domburg Beach is a perfect place for a bike ride. We’ll pedal around the coastline and make a few stops.

U+ Excursion - Dutch Engineering

Did you know that 20% of the Netherlands is below sea level, and only half is 3 feet above sea level? Considered one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World,” the storm surge barriers are a true engineering marvel. 

5 Ghent

Included - Intro to Ghent

Once the second largest city in Europe, a lot has changed in this city since WWII, but it’s still one of our favorites. You’ll get a taste of its history and see plenty of its famed squares and marketplaces.

U+ Excursion - Ghent by Kayak

Easily the coolest way to see the city. We’ll take you to the canals and get a different view of Ghent.

U+ Excursion - 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+ Excursion - Bruges in Depth

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. 

6 Antwerp

Included - Choice Of "Intro To Antwerp" Or "Culture & Food Tour By Bike"

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 OR join 'Culture & Food Tour By Bike'. Come hungry, because you’re in for a real treat. We’ll bike through some of Antwerp’s famous neighborhoods and taste everything from Moroccan mint tea to Turkish delights to Jewish pastries.

U+ Excursion - Antwerp Beer Tour

With the highest number of pubs per capita, you simply have to join in on this tour. Would you go to Italy and not eat pizza? We didn’t think so. We should also mention there’s no legal closing time in this city.

U+ Excursion - 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.  

7 Brussels

Included - Intro to Brussels

The best way to get a feel for this cosmopolitan city, we’ll wander through a few neighborhoods and see some sights. You might just find something you’d love to see again.

Included - Bike Tour Around The Atomium

A landmark building built for the 1958 World Expo, the Atomium is a must-see. We’ll also bike though some of Brussels’ best parks and trails.

U+ Excursion - Best of Brussels

For those of you who want to see the famous attractions of Brussels, this is for you. And of course, the city is famous for might just get a taste on the way. 

8 Brussels
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Cruise Inclusions
  • 3 included meals daily
  • Complimentary happy hour every day
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • Included excursions
  • U+ Optional Excursions (Additional Cost)
  • Local DJ set
Trip Notes
  • Schedules are subject to change. Final day-to-day schedules will be provided in your pre-cruise documents and onboard. Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Deck Plans

Rooftop (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Studio  Studio Layout  
  • Includes waterfront views
  • Super comfy Savoir mattress
  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports)
  • Ample storage space
  • A personal safe

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Saturday 08 May 2021 Saturday 15 May 2021 4,499 per person 562 per person 3,937 per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Jun 2021 Saturday 12 Jun 2021 4,799 per person 600 per person 4,199 per person Enquire
Saturday 31 Jul 2021 Saturday 07 Aug 2021 4,499 per person 562 per person 3,937 per person Enquire
Saturday 28 Aug 2021 Saturday 04 Sep 2021 4,499 per person 562 per person 3,937 per person Enquire
Saturday 25 Sep 2021 Saturday 02 Oct 2021 4,799 per person 600 per person 4,199 per person Enquire
Saturday 08 May 2021 Saturday 15 May 2021 5,549 per person 696 solo traveller 4,853 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 05 Jun 2021 Saturday 12 Jun 2021 5,924 per person 743 solo traveller 5,181 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 31 Jul 2021 Saturday 07 Aug 2021 5,549 per person 696 solo traveller 4,853 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 28 Aug 2021 Saturday 04 Sep 2021 5,549 per person 696 solo traveller 4,853 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 25 Sep 2021 Saturday 02 Oct 2021 5,924 per person 743 solo traveller 5,181 solo traveller Enquire
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