DutchWaterways 2017

Dutch Waterways

April 26- May 4, 2017

Please join us for a fascinating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium's legendary canals and waterways during Holland's world-renowned tulip season, April 26- May 4, 2017.  

This fascinating journey through the Netherlands will be led by Belgium native Alain Lempereur, the Alan B. Slifka Chair Professor and director of the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. 

About the Trip

Explore beautiful river towns and charming villages and see Amsterdam’s bridges and canals. Visit The Hague, an elegant city that is home to the Dutch government and royal family. Wander through picturesque Delft, the birthplace of Vermeer and Royal Delft porcelain. Enjoy a stroll along the cobbled lanes and tiny bridges of Bruges, and discover the medieval treasures of Antwerp. Personalize your adventure with optional excursions at select ports-of-call: choose a visit to the extraordinary Keukenhof Gardens, an 80-acre paradise of tulips, hyacinths and enchanting flora; take a bike tour of stunning Waterland; or enjoy a trip to the renowned Rijksmuseum. In partnership with local guides and experts, travelers will enjoy fascinating insights into the region's art, history and culture. Professor Lempereur's expertise and insider's view will enrich and enhance the journey with engaging lectures and discussions.

View the itinerary and brochure to learn more.

About Professor Alain Lempereur

Alain Lempereur

Alain Lempereur is the Alan B. Slifka chair, professor and director of the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is also an affiliated faculty and executive committee member of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School.

Lempereur is a world-renowned expert in European negotiation and diplomacy. Before joining Brandeis, he established Essec Irene – a European negotiation institute in Paris that he led for 15 years. He created the negotiation curriculum for the European Commission in Brussels and also taught at the College of Europe. Lempereur has published a dozen books, including "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" which appeared in many languages. He has contributed more than 100 articles and book chapters. His research and expertise address responsible negotiation and leadership as well as humanitarian negotiation and mediation. A native of Belgium, he graduated from the Universities of Brussels (M Law ’88, M Phil ’89) and Harvard (Fulbright Fellow & Frank Boas ’91, LL.M. ’93, SJD ’95, PON ’96-‘97). 


MS Amadeus Silver III

Accommodations: MS Amadeus Silver III

  Silver Int.1  Silver Int.2  Silver Int. 4

New in 2016, the MS Amadeus Silver III and its crew provide the highest level of service and comfort. Designed in a contemporary style, the elegance of its public rooms is carried through into passenger cabins and suites. Bars and lounges have large windows that offer remarkable panoramic views. The elegant Panorama Restaurant serves three meals each day that frequently feature local specialties. Regional wines are included with lunch and dinner daily. Relax on the sun deck, which offers lounge chairs and delightful open space. In the evening, return to your cabin or suite,all of which have satellite TV and a bathroom with a shower. In some cabins, connecting doors will be available. 

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Tour package

  Geithoorn  Keukenhof  The Hague  

Package: River cruise packages start from $2,745 per person (based on double occupancy). Airfare and VAT is additional. Currently, there is a wait-list for single cabins. View the package details to learn more.

Tour Operator: AHI Travel 

Activity Level: Moderately Active 



To reserve your space or learn more about package options, flights or travel inquiries, contact AHI Travel at 800-323-7373. 

For more information, contact Alyson Saykin, director of special programs, at or 781-736-2988.




AHI Travel


Tour Operator 
AHI Travel
International Tower-Suite 500
8550  W.Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

Brandeis Travelers 
Alyson Saykin
Director of Special Programs