Begin your tulip season cruise in Amsterdam - perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts. For flower lovers, during the second stretch of your cruise, an expert botanist will provide lectures onboard, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants. In Arnhem, tour its WWII Airborne Museum commemorating the brave battle of 1944. If you prefer, take an e-bike ride through the nature reserve Oijpolder. In Maastricht, go for a sightseeing tour of the old cobblestoned university town or learn more about the climate change.
On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur and free time to browse its ancient architecture, charming cafes, and bookshops. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City” as well as its romantic streets, steps, and tiny alleyways. Next, you’ll explore the city of Antwerp—birthplace of the master painter Peter Paul Rubens. Stroll its cobbled lanes amid 16th-century guildhall houses and the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the famous artist. In Brussels, you’ll find landmark buildings and a collection of cafes and shops on your guided tour. Visit “The Diamond of Flanders”, Ghent, for stunning Flemish artwork in St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Explore more of the Flanders area with tours in Bossuit—the In Flanders Fields Museum and moving battlefield memorials and memorabilia.
In Middelburg, explore its grand history in the Dutch East India Company. Visit the fascinating Flood Museum to hear and see the stories of the flood of 1953. Continue your cruise through Kinderdijk—where windmills built in 1740 for water management helped the iconic structures become a symbol of Holland. See the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, and the quintessential Dutch towns of Zaandam and Haarlem with their signature flower farms, windmills, waterways, and North Sea trading. and delight in a visit to see the breathtaking blooming colours of Keukenhof, also largest gardens with more than 7 million flowering bulbs each year. Your cruise through Holland and Belgium returns to Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the iconic city. If you are a nature lover, you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful natural sites of the area by partaking in some unique excursions.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2023, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2023.