Floriade: Exclusive for 2022

Witness the Rare Horticultural Phenomenon

The Netherlands’ Floriade Expo occurs once every 10 years – and in 2022, AmaWaterways guests will have the rare opportunity to experience it. As part of the International Horticultural Expo, Floriade opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022. Right outside Amsterdam, this rare experience calls for its visitors to “explore, touch and change” as part of their journey into Floriade – which is set to feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, talk shows, souvenirs and food stalls.

In honor of our European river cruise ships being recognized in 2020 with Green Awards for their sustainability, we are pleased to offer guests the opportunity to experience Floriade in 2022 while sailing along the Rhine River and Dutch and Belgian Waterways between April 14 and October 9. Cruise-only guests will visit Floriade on an included excursion in the afternoon while the ship is docked in Amsterdam. Guests who have reserved optional land packages in Amsterdam will visit Floriade in the morning before embarking the ship for the river cruise portion of their journey.*


Pictured: Aeres College Entrance by BDG Artchitecten, Almere

Available Itineraries

Experience Floriade in 2022 as you sail along the Rhine River and Dutch and Belgian Waterways between April 14 and October 9 on the following itineraries:

Immerse yourself in a feast for the senses as you travel through the Netherlands and Belgium.
Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive.
From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.
Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, poetry and music, like Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote A Tramp Abroad.
Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards as part of this spectacular Rhine River cruise fantasy.
Pages from fairytales come to life as you find inspiration along the fabled Rhine and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle.
Drink in the beauty, history and flavor of the Rhine and Moselle river valleys’ iconic vineyards.
Get swept up in the many treasures just waiting to be discovered along the Rhine and Main rivers.
Dramatic rivers yielding to fairytale towns and iconic cities all come alive as you discover the storied Rhine and Moselle.

*Select departures with pre-cruise land package in Amsterdam that begins prior to April 14, 2022 will visit Floriade during the cruise portion of their journey as the exhibition will not be open at the beginning of the river cruise.

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