Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm
with Mandy Shaw
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Quilting through the Springtime Gardens of Holland and Belgium

23 April 2022

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Join us for this celebration of colour as we experience one of the Netherlands most famed floral events on a springtime stitching cruise with Mandy Shaw.
  • Enjoy inspirational stitching workshops with expert Mandy Shaw
  • Spend 6 nights on board the recently renovated MS Arena
  • Spend a morning at Floralia flower show, held in the grounds of Château de Grand Bigard
  • Visit the magnificent Keukenhof gardens
  • Enjoy the beauty of Floriade, a spectacular floral event which only takes place every 10 years
  • Optional excursions available during workshops for non-crafters

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Quilting Through the Springtime Gardens of Holland & Belgium

Join us for this celebration of colour as we experience one of the Netherlands most famed floral events. On this seven-day river cruise, we will see the best of Dutch and Belgian springtime, with vibrant displays from Amsterdam to Antwerp. The focal point of the cruise will be the fabulous Floriade Expo. Held in Almere, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the theme will be ‘growing green cities’, and here we’ll be treated to a cornucopia of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers and flower bulbs. Our included excursions to Floralia Flower Show and Keukenhof Gardens as well as workshops with Mandy Shaw make this the ultimate spring escape!

Your Accommodation

MS Arena


Our new 4-star ship has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything.

MS Arena is completely deserving of its place in our premier cruise collection! Whether you’re cruising the Dutch Waterways, the rivers Rhine, Moselle or Danube, all the way to the Black Sea, this elegant, 4-star ship promises everything you’d wish for – and more – making for an unforgettable river cruising experience.