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7-Day ~ Tulip Time Knitting Cruise (April 2019)

Ama Waterways

Start Date:


April 14, 2019


End Date:


April 21, 2019

Tulip Time Knitting Cruise (April 2019) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

7-Day Tulip Time Knitting Cruise w/ Gwen Bortner and Annita Wilschut


This cruise is always a favorite because of the profusely colored fields of tulips and flowering trees that are blooming throughout Holland in the springtime. Stunning flowers combined with numerous windmills, medieval villages, delicious food, amazing people and rolling hills make this itinerary special. Come early to experience Amsterdam's distinctive architecture, world-class museums and vibrant fiber scene.


Take a class on Magic Loop Knitting in Amsterdam with local knitting expert, Annita Wilschut, at Amsterdam's organic yarn shop, Weldraad. Annita, a Dutch native, has been knitting for 51 years and is the creator of the cutest and most popular hand-knit children's toys on Ravelry. Learn the Magic Loop then choose from one of Annita's cute critter designs to work on throughout the cruise with Annita along to assist with your knitting questions and guide you through her country.


Onboard, Gwen Bortner, a popular designer and Craft Cruise trip leader, will be leading a fun, relaxing knit-along project for those who want something other than, or in addition to, a cute critter to work on throughout the cruise while the Danish and Flemish countrysides unfold outside of the window.


2019 Tulip Time Knitting Cruise - Highlights


  • Amsterdam Yarn Crawl & Magic Loop Knitting w/ Annita Wilschut at Weldraad in Amsterdam

  • Westknits Trunk show at Stephen & Penelope Fine Yarns

  • Tour the tulip fields at Keukenhof Gardens

  • See Holland's most beautiful windmills at Kinderdijk

  • Knitalongs hosted by Gwen Bortner & Annita Wilschut

  • Shop for yarn along the way including the popular shop, Schouten Handwerken, in Hoorn

  • Enjoy 7 luxurious nights onboard the Ama Stella, one of the most sought-after vessels cruising in Europe

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

  • Free Wi-Fi 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

  • Savor delicious Belgian chocolate and Belgian waffles in Belgium

  • Dutch and Flemish waterways, canals, history and culture

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