The Netherlands in Bloom

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If you’re dreaming of flowers waving and windmills whirling, cobblestones and canals, and delicious Dutch treats, this Avalon cruise through the Netherlands brings it all to life. Sail while Holland is blooming during tulip season to see your visions blossom with history, beauty, and breathtaking natural splendor for the senses. From maritime marvels of a pro...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Onboard welcome reception
    • Walking tour in Hoorn; guided walk of Enkhuizen
    • Choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum
    • Choice of guided walk in Nijmegen or e-biking tour in the Ooijpolder Nature Reserve
    • Guided tour
    • Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host
    • Guided walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host in Willemstad; cheese tasting on board; choice of guided tour in Kinderdijk or bike with your Adventure Host
    • Choice of half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or guided tour in Rotterdam or Gouda guided tour; harbor cruise in Rotterdam
    • Canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host
    • If you’re dreaming of flowers waving and windmills whirling, cobblestones and canals, and delicious Dutch treats, this Avalon cruise through the Netherlands brings it all to life

What's this trip about?

    If you’re dreaming of flowers waving and windmills whirling, cobblestones and canals, and delicious Dutch treats, this Avalon cruise through the Netherlands brings it all to life. Sail while Holland is blooming during tulip season to see your visions blossom with history, beauty, and breathtaking natural splendor for the senses. From maritime marvels of a proud fishing tradition of the harbors of the “low countries” to the heights of modern science and engineering from A to Zuiderzee!

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
End CityAMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Belgium

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Antwerp

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: 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 choose to join a Guided Option...

Day 2: HOORN

Maritime Atmosphere and Vibrant Culture

CLASSIC Join a fascinating Guided Walking Tour through picturesque Hoorn, a bustling base for the Dutch East India Company during the Golden Age. This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely sailing to Enkhuizen.

ENKHUIZEN

Day 3: ENKHUIZEN

Tulips Fields, Flower Farms and the Zuiderzee

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Take a guided tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided To...

Day 4: NIJMEGEN

WWII Valor and Climate Research

ACTIVE Explore the beautiful landscape of lush fields and blue water on a bike ride through The Ooijpolder Nature Reserve, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Nijmegen— the oldest town in the Netherlands first built by the Romans ...

Day 5: MAASTRICHT

Dutch History, School Spirit and an Architectural Feast

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, and historical buildings, and remarkable cobblestoned town center. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

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Day 6: ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Cathedrals, Carats and Crêpes

ACTIVE Explore Antwerp by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall ...

Day 7: WILLEMSTAD, HOLLAND

Historic Harbor and Dutch Specialties

ACTIVE See Willemstad by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Willemstad and discover its many beautifully restored buildings from the 17th and 18th Century. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a Che...

Day 8: ROTTERDAM

Dutch Treats and Flowers Sweet

CLASSIC Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—known as the “Garden of Europe”—for its 70 acres of lush parkland, lakes, and the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils...

Day 9: AMSTERDAM

Canals of Captivating Amsterdam

ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on a morning walk in Amsterdam, OR: CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” This afternoon cho...

Day 10: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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CRUISING ELEVATED.
Innovative, transformative, original. Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and
away from the ordinary. Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your journey, fuel your passions and steer clear of the unexpected as you cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerizing waterways. One step aboard our modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and you’ll see how the tides they are a-changin’. 

Welcome to a new wave in cruising. Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways.

IT DOESN’T GET ANY SUITER.
Enjoy the perfect blend of elegance and ease – where little touches are bold, gestures are grand and the views even grander. There’s a reason our ships are the critics’ darlings and favorites among our most discerning guests. Our boutique-hotel-inspired Panorama Suites feature the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies with the widest-opening windows in cruising and decadent Comfort Collection beds that face the ever-changing scenery.

PACK YOUR PASSIONS.
As you set sail down the world’s most legendary waters, we’ve curated a collection of the most intriguing experiences to immerse yourself in – both on board and off.

SEE MORE THAN THE SEA/
On a typical cruise, you see waves, water and more water. On an Avalon cruise, legendary landmarks and postcard-perfect landscapes are always in view. Dock to discovery takes mere minutes. 

LET’S DISH.
While we naturally present the signature delicacies of the regions you visit, we enrich the gastronomic journey by offering multiple dining venues, bringing unexpected culinary experiences to the table.

What they’re known for
River cruises to classic and exotic destinations with a luxury flair and personalization options.

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Accommodation

Westcord JakartaA 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. AmsterdamNetherlandsJavakade 766,
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