Aboard the 21-cabin, boutique riverboat Magnifique III, cruise tranquil canals through landscapes of iconic windmills and medieval villages on a captivating voyage of history and art. Following 2023's blockbuster solo exhibition on Vermeer, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum has invited us to experience yet another historic event in 2024: an unprecedented gathering of works by the 17th-century master Frans Hals, Holland's most revered portraitist. Enjoy a privately guided look at the first Hals exhibition in Amsterdam and the first major retrospective of his work in over 30 years. You will also join experts and curators at esteemed institutions such as Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts, reopened after an 11-year, $105 million renovation, featuring works by Dutch and Flemish masters like Van Gogh, Vermeer, Memling, Rembrandt, Bosch, Bruegel, and others. Step back to the 15th century during a special visit to an authentic medieval estate in Bruges. Go behind the scenes in Gothic cathedrals housing astonishing artworks—such as the Van Eycks' 15th-century altarpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, now in its final stage of restoration and returned to its home in Ghent's St. Bavo's Cathedral.