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7-Day ~ Tulip Time Knitting Cruise (May 2016)

Ama Waterways

Start Date:


May 2, 2016


End Date:


May 9, 2016

Tulip Time Knitting Cruise (May 2016) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

7-Day Tulip Time Knitting Cruise w/ Chris Bylsma


This cruise is always a favorite amongst river cruises because of the profusely colored fields of tulips that are blooming throughout Holland in the springtime.  Fields of flowers combined with with numerous windmills, medieval villages and rolling hills make this itinerary special.  Come early to experience Amsterdam’s distinctive architecture, amazing nightlife and vibrant fiber scene.  Be one of the first to register and take optional classes in Amsterdam before the cruise with Stephen West, the creative genius behind Westknits and Nancy Marchant, the queen of the brioche stitch.  


Onboard, Chris Bylsma, a popular designer from the United States, will be leading a fun, relaxing knit-along project.  With little time to spare the onboard educational program will be informal and fun. Bring a project or pick a new one and learn new techniques at hosted knitting sessions while the Dutch and Flemish countrysides unfold outside of the window. 


2016 Tulip Time Knitting Cruise Highlights


  • Amsterdam Yarn Crawl & Westknits Trunk show with Stephen West

  • Tour the tulip fields at Keukenhof Gardens

  • See Holland's most beautiful windmills at Kinderdijk 

  • Knitalong hosted by Chris Bylsma

  • Enjoy 7 luxurious nights onboard the Ama Prima, one of the most sought after vessels cruising in Europe hosted by trip leader Kim Schneibolk

  • Choose from a selection of enriching tours giving visitors in-depth insight into the places being visited along the way 

  • Free Wifi onboard with many other value-added amenities

  • Unlimited selection of fine wines, local beer and refreshments with lunch and dinner

  • Many special highlights including enrichment lectures, demonstrations and live musical performances

  • Dutch and Flemish waterways, canals, history and culture

  • Learn about small villages and picturesque towns with rich and colorful histories throughout Holland and Belgium