Tulips of Northern Holland 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Amsterdam
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Tulips of Northern Holland 2021

8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Starting at $2,249


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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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.”

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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
Notes:
  • 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.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city—all at an easy pace with stops for commentary

Day 2
CLASSIC Take a guided tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history, OR:

Day 3
CLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium—the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses

Day 4
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giethoorn, often referred to the "Venice of the Netherlands", OR:

Day 5
CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection

Day 6
CLASSIC Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge

Day 7
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age,” OR:

Day 8
DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms

Day 9
DISCOVERY Learn all about the Netherlands’ shipbuilding and seafaring past on this exciting step into the Golden Age at the Batavia visitor’s center and museum. DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever—the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands

Day 10
DISCOVERY This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem

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Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning

Day 19
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

Day 20
ENKHUIZEN

Day 21
SNEEK, FRIESLAND

Day 22
KAMPEN

Day 23
ARNHEM

Day 24
ROTTERDAM

Day 25
AMSTERDAM

Day 26
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 27
OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN

Day 28
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN

Day 29
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KAMPEN

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OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

Day 32
EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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Day 42 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN
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Day 43 ENKHUIZEN
Tulips Fields, Flower Farms and the Zuiderzee Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise CLASSIC Take a guided tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms. Spend the rest of the afternoon walking or biking through Enkhuizen. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN
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Day 44 ENKHUIZEN
Home and Hearth in a Dutch Harbor Town. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to experience the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village. Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland. SNEEK, FRIESLAND The Heavens, Holsteins, and Horses of Friesland CLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium—the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses. Take time for a stroll before dinner. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK
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Day 45 KAMPEN
Maritime Marvels of 17th-Century Shipbuilding Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise. CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giethoorn, often referred to the "Venice of the Netherlands", OR: DISCOVERY Learn all about the Netherlands’ shipbuilding and seafaring past on this exciting step into the Golden Age at the Batavia visitor’s center and museum. DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever—the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KAMPEN
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Day 46 ARNHEM
Spiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh DISCOVERY This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM
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Day 47 ROTTERDAM
Blooming Bulbs and Bold Bridge Design Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge. Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
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Day 48 AMSTERDAM
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age,” OR: ACTIVE See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city—all at an easy pace with stops for commentary. This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
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Day 49 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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