Springtime in the Netherlands and Belgium.
15 day river cruise, Amsterdam return featuring Rotterdam, Antwerp, Maastricht & More!
- 14 nights cruising on a contemporary Travelmarvel river ship
- 41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
- Explore 15 towns, villages and cities
- Visit the Delta Works, one of the world's more complex modern engineering projects
- Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
- Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
- Transfers, port charges and tipping
- Visit Keukenhof Gardens to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom
Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your contemporary river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city. This evening meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception.
Day 2: Enjoy a relaxing morning cruising along over the IJmeer and Markermeer. After lunch, arrive in Hoorn where you will join a walking tour through the iconic sights. Discover its splendid horn-shaped harbour, which is how it earned its name.
Day 3: Enjoy a guided exploration The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. After your morning activity, there will be free time to head off and explore Rotterdam on your own.
Day 4: Visit the World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country's greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Your ship will then set sail for Willemstad, where you’ll have free time to explore.
Day 5: Insider Experience – Visit the Delta Works, one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects. Learn about the series of flood protection systems that took more than 30 years to complete.
Day 6: Enjoy a guided discovery of Ghent, including a canal cruise. Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional excursion to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including the Markt Plaza and medieval bell tower.
Day 7: Today, visit the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Polygon Wood battlefield.
Day 8: Arrive in Antwerp and enjoy a walking tour. See the market in the Grand Square, the Steen Castle and the Cathedral of Our Lady. The afternoon is at your leisure to further explore.
Day 10: Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Antwerp at your leisure. Alternatively, you may like to join a full day optional tour visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum and Pheasant Wood Cemetery.
Day 11: Set out on a guided tour of Maastricht, the birthplace of the modern European Union.
Day 12: Enjoy a guided tour of the fortified city of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands.
Day 13: In Arnhem visit the Airborne Museum, viewing a depiction of the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine River in September 1944.
Day 14: Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide, before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city. Later, your ship will set sail as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.
Day 15: Insider Experience – Visit Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing more than 70 acres of renowned gardens and parklands.
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