Spring River Cruise in Holland and Belgium
Your river cruise through The Netherlands and Belgium shows you many of the highlights but also takes you through some lesser-travelled yet equally rewarding rivers. Starting in Amsterdam, where over the course of your cruise you return several times, you sail to one of the largest ports in the world, Rotterdam. Enjoy a harbour cruise before continuing on to Antwerp in Belgium for sightseeing or a bike ride.
Next is old Ghent, a splendid town where you have a choice of visiting St. Baaf's Cathedral or walking around with your adventure host.
Turning north again, back to The Netherlands, Middelburg and Veere are delightful traditional towns, used as a base to visit the impressive Delta Works, the dams and dykes that keep the country safe.
Visiting the fortress town of Willemstad you return to Amsterdam. It is your base to visit Keukenhof Gardens or the flower auction in Aalsmeer or you can choose to walk around or take a canal cruise.
In the old port town of Enkhuizen you can walk or bike with your adventure guide and it is your base to visit the famous tulip fields, the Zuiderzee Open Air Museum and the northern province of Friesland, where the old planetarium in Franeker and town of Sneek await.
Via the new city of Lelystad where at the Batavia shipyard a replica East Indiaman is being built, you sail down the IJssel river to Arnhem. Here you have a choice of visiting the Airborne Museum commemorating WW2's operation Market Garden or to the Kröller-Müller Museum.
Lastly, more time is spent in Rotterdam before returning once again to the capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
Activity / Theme
River Cruise, Culture
Small luxury river cruise ship
Luxury staterooms with private facilities
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
During your free time in Amsterdam, take a daytrip to either Haarlem or Utrecht, two lovely towns a short trainride from Amsterdam
DAY 1 Embark Amsterdam
DAY 2 Keukenhof Gardens or walk Amsterdam; Rotterdam harbour cruise
DAY 3 Sightseeing or bike Antwerp
DAY 4 Sightseeing or St. Baaf's Cathedral or walk in Ghent
DAY 5 Walk or bike Middelburg, Delta Works or bike
DAY 6 walk or bike Willemstad, cheese tasting
DAY 7 Amsterdam: flower auction, canal cruise or walk
DAY 8 Free in Amsterdam
DAY 9 Enkhuizen: tulip fields, Zuiderzee Museum or bike
DAY 10 Walk Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland
DAY 11 Lelystad: Batavia shipyard or walk, cheese & genever tasting
DAY 12 Arnhem: local food tasting, Airborne or Kröller-Müller Museum
DAY 13 Keukenhof Gardens or Rotterdam walk; harbor cruise
DAY 14 Amsterdam Canal cruise
DAY 15 Cruise ends in Amsterdam
Panoramic windows throughout the ship
Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
Covered Observation Lounge
24-hour beverage station with tea, hot chocolate & specialty coffees and treats
Flexible dinner times
Healthy cuisine options at every meal
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast
Wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
Daily a la carte meals
Daily Afternoon Tea
Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine and canapés
Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
Fitness and wellness activities
Comfort Collection Beds with choice of mattress firmness
Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
Bathrobes & slippers
Premium L'Occitane bath products
Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
Individual climate control and in-room safe
USB Ports & Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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