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HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

2013 WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PROGRAM

DUTCH & FLEMISH LANDSCAPES

THE NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM ABOARD M.S. AMALYRA

April 13 to 23, 2013


DUTCH & FLEMISH LANDSCAPES

THE NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM ABOARD M.S. AMALYRA

April 13 to 23, 2013 (11 days / 10 nights)

Ghent.

CRUISE DUTCH AND BELGIAN WATERWAYS ON A VOYAGE THAT IS

A RICH TAPESTRY OF ART AND GARDENS. BEGIN WITH TWO DAYS IN

THE HAGUE, WITH ITS STATELY TOWN HOUSES BUILT BY WEALTHY

MERCHANTS, TO SEE A SUPERB COLLECTION OF MODERN ART AT THE

Gemeente Museum. Visual delights await at the famed Keukenhof Gardens and the Frans

Hals Museum in Haarlem. Then embark the elegant M.S. AmaLyra for a seven-night river

cruise. Step ashore in Rotterdam to admire its contemporary architecture and explore

Delft, the birthplace of Vermeer. See Zeeland, a region of dikes and neatly kept farms,

and a collection of 16th-century tapestries at Middelburg’s Zeeuws Museum. Then in

Ghent, visit the Cathedral of St. Bavo to view the famous Ghent Altarpiece. Travel to

Bruges, where the early Netherlandish master Hans Memling lived and worked. Cruise

on to 17th-century Antwerp to discover the house of the great Flemish painter Peter Paul

Rubens. From Arnhem, drive through the lovely countryside to spend an afternoon at

the Kröller-Müller Museum. Conclude in Amsterdam with a visit to the Rijksmuseum.

An optional prelude is offered in Brussels.

On the front cover: the Windmills of Kinderdijk.

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HARVARD STUDY LEADER

As this brochure goes to print, we have not yet confirmed the

faculty study leader for this program. We intend, however,

that you will be joined by a Harvard lecturer who will enhance

your travel experience. You will discover that our lecturers

are not only first-rate scholars and teachers but also friendly

traveling companions, eager to share their insights through

conversation as well as in scheduled presentations.

GUEST LECTURER

Your experience will be enriched by the interesting commentary

of Inés Powell, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturer at

The Metropolitan Museum of Art for almost 30 years. Inés

Powell was still in graduate school at the Institute of Fine Arts

in 1981, when she conducted her first gallery talk at the Met.

Since then, Inés has developed a particular passion for teaching

art history and her entertaining talks have gained a large

following of regular attendees. While her field of specialization

is Seventeenth-Century European Painting, Inés frequently

speaks about different areas of the Met’s collection.

An Amsterdam canal (right) and tulips at Keukenhof Gardens (below).

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WHY TRAVEL WITH HAA?

Expert Harvard faculty and

study leaders

Over 80 destinations on all

seven continents

Choice of Land & Rail;

Cruises; Rivers & Lakes;

and Family Adventures

Travel with fellow HAA alums

Local culture, history, and

cuisine at every stop

Friendships that last

beyond your trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Educational program featuring

a Harvard study leader and

guest lecturers from other

sponsoring institutions.

Immersion in the art history

and cultural traditions of

Belgium and the Netherlands.

Keukenhof Gardens, where a

million flowering bulbs create

a vast carpet of brilliant color.

Seven-night cruise aboard

the elegant M.S. AmaLyra.

Onboard concert by one of

Europe’s exciting quartets.

Visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral

for a viewing of the Ghent

Altarpiece.

Gourmet lunch at the Duc

de Bourgone, overlooking

the canals of Bruges.

The Kröller-Müller Museum,

a treasure trove of modern art

with a sculpture park.


SCHEDULE BY DAY

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

U.S.A.

Depart on an overnight flight

to Amsterdam.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

AMSTERDAM / THE HAGUE,

THE NETHERLANDS

Upon arrival this morning, drive

to The Hague and the elegant

Hotel Des Indes for a two-night

stay. A short introduction to this

historic city, seat of the Dutch

government and residence of the

Queen, includes the Parliament

and royal structures. Gather at

the hotel for a festive welcome

reception and dinner.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

THE HAGUE

Following a morning lecture,

view the Panorama Mesdag,

an enormous circular canvas

depicting the fashionable seaside

resort Scheveningen as it looked

in the 1880s. Drive to the famed

Keukenhof Gardens for a stroll

through this breathtaking park,

where more than a million

flowering bulbs create a vast

carpet of color. Dinner is at a

restaurant in The Hague.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

THE HAGUE / HAARLEM,

THE NETHERLANDS /

M.S. AMALYRA

At the Gemeente Museum, tour

the outstanding collection of

modern art, including a number

of paintings by Mondrian, as well

as highlights from the Mauritshuis

Museum during its closure for

renovation. Continue to the

charming town of Haarlem to

visit the Frans Hals Museum. At

teatime, board the M.S. AmaLyra

in Amsterdam for a seven-night

cruise. Gather for the captain’s

welcome reception and dinner.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

ROTTERDAM / DELFT,

THE NETHERLANDS

Step ashore in Rotterdam, rebuilt

after World War II and famous for

its cutting-edge architecture. A

morning architectural tour takes

you past buildings by Renzo Piano,

Piet Blom, and Rem Koolhaas.

Then visit the Boijmans Van

Beuningen Museum, showcasing

works by Rembrandt, Rubens,

and Van Gogh. Alternatively, you

may wish to discover the nineteen

perfectly aligned Windmills of

Kinderdijk. After lunch, travel

to Delft, birthplace of Vermeer.

Admire the vibrant market square,

tree-lined canals, and gabled

homes before a visit to the

Lambert van Meerten Museum

with its priceless Dutch tiles

and early Delft pottery. Rejoin

the ship in time for dinner.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

MIDDELBURG,

THE NETHERLANDS /

GHENT, BELGIUM

Arrive this morning in Zeeland, a

region of dikes and farms that

is below sea level. Early risers

may wish to take a horse-drawn

carriage ride through the quaint

village of Veere. In Middelburg,

with its charming houses and

15th-century town hall, a visit to

the Zeeuws Museum highlights

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Ghent Altarpiece (detail), St. Bavo’s.

its collection of 16th-century

tapestries. In the afternoon

cruise to Ghent, where you will

visit the magnificent Cathedral

of St. Bavo and see the 15th-

century Adoration of the Mystic

Lamb (Ghent Altarpiece) by

the Van Eyck brothers.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

BRUGES, BELGIUM

Bruges is a medieval gem laced

with canals and gardens. Visit

the Cathedral of Our Lady with

its celebrated Madonna by

Michelangelo and view the

collections at the Hans Memling

Museum, housed in the Hospice

of St. John. After lunch at

Duc de Bourgogne, which

overlooks the waterways, tour

the Groeninge Museum and

stroll in this enchanting town.

This evening, attend a special

onboard concert of chamber

music performed by one of

Europe’s exciting quartets.

Victory Boogie Woogie (detail) by Piet Mondrian at the Gemeente Museum (left) and Cube Houses by Renzo Piano in Rotterdam (right).


Rubens House, Antwerp.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

ANTWERP, BELGIUM

This morning in Antwerp, visit

the 17th-century Rubens House

and the cathedral, where the

painter’s justly famous Descent

from the Cross is on display.

After lunch on board, you may

wish to see the Plantin-Moretus

House, the 16th-century home

and workshop of a great printing

family with a Renaissance

garden. Later this afternoon,

enjoy a cruise through the lovely

countryside of central Holland.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

ARNHEM,

THE NETHERLANDS

From Arnhem, remembered for

its World War II battles, drive into

the Hoge Veluwe National Park,

whose moors, forests, and open

fields are often depicted in Van

Gogh’s drawings and paintings.

Experience the Kröller-Müller

Museum, a treasure house of

The Sower by Van Gogh, The Kröller-Müeller Museum.

modern art with a sculpture

park that the late art critic John

Russell called “the best of its

kind in the world.” Celebrate a

memorable voyage at a farewell

dinner hosted by the captain.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

AMSTERDAM

Be on deck this morning as

AmaLyra cruises into Amsterdam,

passing gabled houses. Board

a canal boat for an architectural

tour of the city. Then discover

the Rijksmuseum, the State

Treasury of Dutch paintings.

During an afternoon at leisure,

you may wish to visit the

Hermitage Amsterdam or stroll

to the Singel, site of a colorful

floating flower market.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

AMSTERDAM / U.S.A.

Disembark this morning and

transfer to the airport for the flight

home, arriving in the afternoon.

North

Sea

Haarlem

The Hague

Amsterdam

Delft

Rotterdam

Arnhem

Bruges

Ghent

Middelburg

Brussels

N ETHERLANDS

Antwerp

BELGIUM

GERMANY

FRANCE LUXEMBOURG

O P T I O N A L P R E LU D E

BRUSSELS

April 10 to 14, 2013

The David and Alice van Buuren House.

Enjoy three nights at the five-

star Hotel Amigo, well located

just off the Grand Place. At the

Museum of Fine Arts, view one

of the world’s finest collections

of Flemish paintings; and at the

Musée René Magritte, see more

than 200 works by Belgium’s

iconic Surrealist painter. Attend

a special visit to the David and

Alice van Buuren House, with

wonderful Art Deco interiors, an

impressive collection of 15th-

to 20th-century paintings, and

lovely gardens designed by René

Péchère. A highlight is a private

visit to the landmark Hotel

Sôlvay, a restored Art Nouveau

home designed by Victor Horta.


M.S. AMALYRA

LAND / CRUISE RATES

Per person, double occupancy

108 to 113

Piano Deck

$4,995

101 to 107

Piano Deck

$5,295

227 to 230; 329 to 332

Cello & Violin Decks

$6,695

201 to 226; 325 to 328

Cello & Violin Decks

$7,895

305 to 324

Violin Deck

$8,995

302

Violin Deck

$9,195

301, 303 & 304

Violin Deck

$9,495

Single supplement of $395

for accommodations on

Piano and Cello Decks.

VIOLIN DECK

AFT

LOUNGE

GYM SALON

CELLO DECK

PIANO DECK

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS Two nights hotel accommodations

at the Hotel Des Indes, The Hague; seven nights cabin accommodations

aboard AmaLyra; all meals during the cruise; breakfast

daily and two dinners on land portion; wine with dinners;

enrichment program of lectures and special events; escorted

sightseeing by motorcoach; entrance fees for visits; airport /

hotel / pier group transfers and porterage; taxes; port and

service charges; gratuities to guides and drivers; $50,000

emergency medical assistance and evacuation insurance.

OPTIONAL PRELUDE IN BRUSSELS $1,975 per person.

Single supplement $415. Three nights at the Hotel Amigo.

Breakfast daily, one lunch, and two dinners. Sightseeing.

TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS Airfare; passport fees; customary

shipboard gratuities; alcoholic beverages other than wine at

dinners; personal items and expenses; airport transfers for

those not on group flights; excess baggage; trip insurance;

Brussels prelude; any other items not specifically mentioned

as included.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENT To reserve

your space on this program, a $1,500 deposit is required per

person. Please either call us at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806,

or fill out and mail or fax the registration form. Reservations

are acknowledged in order of receipt until the maximum enrollment

has been reached. Your final payment is due 120 days prior to

departure and must be made by check.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS All cancellations must be

made in writing to HAA Travels and are subject to a $350 nonrefundable

administrative fee. Cancellations received between

120 and 91 days prior to departure will be charged a fee in the

amount of 20 percent of the program cost per person; those

received between 90 and 61 days before departure, 50 percent;

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ELEVATOR

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M.S. AmaLyra (left) and a stateroom on Violin Deck (right).

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LOBBY

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ELEVATOR SHOP

MAIN

LOUNGE

DINING

ROOM

Cruise the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium aboard the elegant M.S. AmaLyra,

christened in 2009. From her sun deck, enjoy a panorama of some of Europe’s loveliest

scenery. Relax in the two lounges and experience fine international cuisine in the dining

room. The ship also features an elevator, whirlpool, wellness area, and bicycles for your use

ashore. Retire each evening to your spacious and well-appointed cabin. All accommodations

have air-conditioning and an entertainment system with television and Internet access.

Staterooms on Violin and Cello Decks boast floor-to-ceiling French doors.

no refunds will be given for cancellations received within 60

days of departure. No refunds are given for cancellation on or

after the day of departure, or for unused portions of the tour,

for any reason.

CHANGES IN ITINERARY & COSTS The itinerary is subject to

change at the discretion of HAA Travels and the tour operator.

Deviations from the scheduled itinerary are at the expense of

the individual. All prices quoted are based on prevailing fuel

prices, airfare, and currency exchange rates in effect at the time

of brochure printing and are subject to change. While the tour

operator will do everything possible to maintain the published

trip price, it may be necessary to institute a surcharge.

INSURANCE We highly recommend the purchase of trip

cancellation insurance. An application for insurance will be

provided by HAA upon confirmation.

RESPONSIBILITY Certain other provisions apply regarding

limitations of liability and rights of HAA Travels and the tour

operator. The statement of responsibility is available at http://

alumni.harvard.edu/haa/travel/trips/flemish-landscapes-2013.

If you are not able to access the Internet, please call HAA Travels

at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806.

DISCLAIMER Every reasonable effort has been made to

ensure the accuracy of information presented in this publication.

Neither HAA Travels nor the tour operator is responsible for errors

in or damages resulting from use of the information contained

herein. Information contained in this brochure is subject to change.

QUESTIONS Please call HAA Travels at 800.422.1636 or

617.496.0806, email: haatravels@harvard.edu.

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