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A Sogetsu ikebana-jubilee exhibition with the Japanese master and artist Eikou Sumura in Roosendaal


The Sogetsu Branch Nederland organises, in cooperation with Sogetsu Azalea Study Group Belgium, a jubilee exhibition. By means of this exhibition, both organisations celebrate their 35th and 25th anniversary. This exhibition will take place during the 1st and 2nd of October 2016 in Roosendaal. Eikou Sumura, a Japanese Sogetsu ikebana master instructor, will visit The Netherlands to participate in this special event. During this weekend, ikebana installations of widely varying sizes will be visible in the gallery of 1150 square meters. Altog... Read More »

BlauStein Awarded with the Holland Quaestor Quality Mark


The Quality Mark of Certified Trustworthy Company is awarded to BlauStein in recognition of meeting the certification criteria, which pertain to five core values: integrity, independence, reliability, sustainability, and professionalism; as well as to five conditions: internal organisation, systems, procedures, expertise and training, and management’s leadership and commitment towards integrity and ethical behaviour. The Quality Mark of Certified Trustworthy Company is awarded by the Stichting AQTO (Assured Quality & Trustworthy Organisa... Read More »

European Waterways launches its 2016/17 Cruise Brochure


The new, full-colour, fully-illustrated brochure, enlarged to 80 pages, highlights all of the company’s 17 vessels, including for the first time the new, double-decker, hotel barge Finesse, which will commence cruising the scenic River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy from May 2016. Built and designed to exacting standards with luxury in mind, Finesse will offer accommodation for up to 8 passengers in four spacious twin or double-bedded suites, each air-conditioned and with beautifully appointed shower-rooms. Says Derek Banks, ... Read More »

European Waterways’ announces 2015 Journeys of Discovery across nine countries


The new 62-page, full-colour, illustrated Brochure - and accompanying price insert – features a double page spread on the scenic cruise destinations – from the Canal du Nivernais and Canal du Midi in France, to the River Po in Italy and Caledonian Canal in Scotland; sample regional menus and fine wines; and a taste of the daily excursions to be experienced en route. Highlights for 2015 include: In April a series of three, 6-night World War One Commemorative cruises aboard the 12-passenger hotel barge La Belle Epoque, along waterways whic... Read More »

Holland picks New Holland: CNH Industrial brand wins ‘Best Farmer’s Tractor’


In order to determine the winner, Boerderij commissioned a jury of select trade journalists and polled some 1,000 farmers and contractors through its website. In total, 19 brands with tractors launched in 2013 or 2014 were shortlisted. Entries ranged from 70hp to 150hp tractors and were rated according to key criteria such as comfort, power, affordability and manoeuvrability. New Holland’s T6 range is considered to be the tractor of choice for future-focused farmers who have mixed arable and livestock farms, as well as for contractors and s... Read More »

European Waterways Blossoms with the sights of Spring onboard luxury hotel barges in Holland, Alsace & Burgundy


“With the warm weather finally here and the landscape coming to life, travelers from all over the world are being drawn to Europe,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Our wide range of cruises allows them to take full advantage of the beautiful weather and travel the many scenic waterways, all in total comfort. And we’re making Spring even more attractive with a wide range of cabin and whole boat charter specials.” The Windmills and the Wine Now and through early May, cruising aboard the intimate and luxurious 12-... Read More »

European Waterways welcomes Spring 2014 with a wide Range of Special Offers


“Spring is a beautiful season in Europe,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Nature is at its most colorful, and there is no better way to soak up the view than from the deck of a luxury hotel barge. Our vessels cruise through the tulip fields of Holland, coast along the scenic Canal du Midi in Southern France, and make stops in the famous wine regions of Burgundy. With our special offers and no single supplement for select April departures, traveling aboard one of our hotel barges is the perfect getaway for next Spring... Read More »

Damen: Sale of first Limited Editions AMELS 242


Part of Heywood’s secret in creating such a streamlined and elegant profile for the AMELS 242 is her very long aft deck, which features a large swimming pool, 6.5m by 3.5m. The yacht will be fitted with a dedicated owner’s deck with 240 square metres of luxury space. Features include a forward-looking owner’s suite, ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, and an owner’s office. Aft is the owner’s lounge, with large sliding windows facing aft, capable of making the lounge an inside or outside area. Situated centrally on lower deck is a large, full-beam spa... Read More »

Spring 2014 Solo Traveller Special Offer


For solo travellers wishing to join family, friends, or other passengers, with a cabin all to themselves, no single supplement will apply on any of the 6-night cruises aboard the stylish, 12-passenger Panache, departing 6, 13, 20 and 27 April 2014. Says European Waterways’ Managing Director, Derek Banks: “There is no reason why solo travellers should not have the opportunity to enjoy ‘the hotel barging experience’ with like-minded couples and small groups. Holland is an ideal destination for a cruise in the Spring, with the striking colours ... Read More »

European Waterways introduces its 2014 Collection


And what else is new? A Bordeaux region itinerary aboard the popular 8-passenger hotel barge Rosa, which along with Anjodi, featured in the hugely successful BBC TV series, Rick Stein’s “French Odyssey”. The new 60-page, 2014 Brochure - and accompanying price insert - has been launched this week to the consumer marketplace, together with a DVD featuring a selection of quality, short videos, that help convey the ambience of the “hotel barging experience”. For 40 years now, European Waterways has been providing high quality cruises on it... Read More »

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