Painting and Barging Tour in the Netherlands in 2020

Depart the USA, April 23
Arrive Amsterdam, April 24
Return to the USA, May 2

Cost per person based on sharing a room/cabin, $2,800
Single supplement, $1,100
Airfare is not included.
Reservations through International Barging Tours: (860) 767-7005

With daily instructions from Eileen Eder, you will be painting the Dutch landscape at the height of the tulip season. With fields of flowers as far as the eye can see, in a rainbow of colors, and windmills and homes dating to the 16th century, the Netherlands has much to offer to painters. You will have time to explore villages with old churches, beautifully decorated town halls and, when sailing, observe the ever-changing scenery from the deck of your barge. The Old Masters painted in the Netherlands, now it’s your turn!

The trip takes place during the height of tulip season!

What’s included

  • Group transfer from Schiphol Airport to hotel
  • One night in a centrally located hotel in Amsterdam
  • Welcome dinner in an Indonesian restaurant
  • Seven (7) nights on a barge
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches on the barge
  • Daily dinner
  • All local transfers
  • Visit to the Kroller-Muller Museum
  • Entrance to the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Plenty of time for painting
  • An English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour
  • Group transfer from the barge to Schiphol Airport

Information Session

Come to the Lyme Art Association on Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 pm to learn more about the trip, get your questions answered, and meet Eileen Eder as well as Frank Behrendt from International Barging Tours.

Detailed Itinerary of Barge Trip

Instructor Eileen Eder’s Biography

Eileen Eder, Thomas Oyster House, Mystic, oil

Payments and cancellation policy
We require a deposit of $500 per person to secure a place on the tour. Once you have decided to enroll, please contact us and we will hold your place for one week, pending receipt of your deposit. Checks should be made payable to International Barging Tours; please note the tour name (Eileen Eder) in the memo field of your check. Mail the check to Frank Behrendt (address below). Sorry for any inconvenience, but International Barging Tours does not accept credit cards.

Airline tickets and Travel Insurance
We work with a local travel agent who can help with airline tickets. We are certified to sell travel insurance which we highly recommend to our customers. Please be aware of our cancellation policy, which is as follows:

International Tours: If cancellation notice is received more than 90 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $250 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation notice is received 90 to 30 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $500 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation notice is received less than 30 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $1000 per person cancellation fee.

In case of a no-show or departure from a trip already in progress, no refund for any unused portion of the trip will be issued. IBT cannot make exceptions to these cancellation policies for any reason, including personal
emergencies and/or weather.

Note: In the event that IBT cancels a tour, IBT will refund full payment; however, IBT is not responsible for expenses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to, non-refundable tickets, pre-tour/post-tour
hotel reservations and other transportation. As such, IBT encourages all tour participants to purchase a travel protection plan. Information on travel insurance will be included in your enrollment confirmation, but in the meantime feel free to learn more at

Frank Behrendt
International Barging Tours
Essex, CT 06426

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