Tulips of Northern Holland 2021
8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Starting at $2,499
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Explore the legendary sites of Holland and some off-the-beaten-path locales as well on this springtime river cruise through Northern Holland. Embark from Amsterdam and visit the famous fields of blooming tulips, or take a guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and Dutch maritime history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself, or enjoy a guided tour in Giethoorn. Get a true taste of the culture with an onboard tasting of local cheese and Genever. Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with color. A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. See the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Enkhuizen:||Choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen|
|Day 3 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland:||Guided walk of Enkhuizen; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium|
|Day 4 Kampen:||Choice of guided tour of Giethoorn or guided tour of the Batavia shipyard in Lelystad; onboard cheese and Genever tasting|
|Day 5 Arnhem:||Lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit to the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein or to the Kröller-Müller Museum|
|Day 6 Rotterdam:||Choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or Rotterdam walking tour; harbor cruise in Rotterdam|
|Day 7 Amsterdam:||Canal cruise|
|Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):||Your cruise ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Hotel as shown or similar
Javakade 766 Amsterdam Netherlands
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.