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Highlights of Holland and Belgium

See acres of colourful tulips and sail past traditional Dutch windmills on this journey along the canals of Holland and Belgium. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

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7 nights from £1673pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Antwerp
  • Volendam
  • Keukenhof Gardens

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Discover beautiful scenery and breathtaking floral displays on this Holland and Belgium cruise, past tulip fields and windmills.

Cruise through Amsterdam's labyrinth of canals and visit charming Dutch towns where the locals still wear traditional dress. See the 18th-century community and traditional windmills of Zaanse Schans then visit the cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Veere is home to the impressive Delta Works and Antwerp's medieval streets are a delight to explore.

Tour the Airborne Museum in Arnhem then visit Keukenhof and enjoy the sights and scents of the mesmerising floral displays in Europe's largest spring garden before returning to Amsterdam for a second chance to explore.

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Highlights of Holland and Belgium Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Return economy flights from one of up to 16 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. If you'd prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Welcome to Amsterdam, where you will be met and transferred from the airport to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.

Day 2 - Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans

This morning, you will have the opportunity to visit one of Holland’s main attractions as you venture to Zaanse Schans. Historic windmills, distinctive wooden houses and artisan workshops make up this quintessentially Dutch town, where the smell of freshly baked goods and the sight of spinning windmills offers a truly memorable experience. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing picturesque scenery and iconic fields of tulips. Relax on board your Star-Ship this afternoon, as we welcome a local clog painter on board for a demonstration. You’ll even have the opportunity to try your hand at this unique craft, as part of our EmeraldPLUS programme.

Day 3 - Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a unique example of a Dutch city, where a patchwork of different architectural styles make up the skyline following reconstruction after the air raids of WWII. Today you will have the opportunity to explore this contemporary city, which currently boasts the tallest office and residential buildings in the Netherlands. The reputation as the city of high rises has historical roots, which began with the construction of the 45-metre-high office building, the Witte Huis. Which, for quite some time, was the tallest office building of Europe.

Day 4 - The Hague

Today, you will visit the Hague, on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands. The city has a beach and boasts many monuments, chic hotels and a political heart. It is also home to the International Court of Justice, sometimes known as the World Court, and has great influence on historical events worldwide. Your guided tour will include a visit to the beautiful Mauritshuis museum, home to the best of Dutch painting from the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Alternatively, those feeling more active can enjoy a guided bike tour.

Day 5 - Antwerp (Belgium)

This morning you’ll arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s biggest port positioned on the River Scheldt with a large harbour linking to the sea. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts art-lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Enjoy a guided tour of the city centre, with its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance city hall and Hat Steen, a medieval fortress that was built during the early Middle Ages and is one of the oldest buildings in the country. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Antwerp at your leisure.

Day 6 - Arnhem (Holland)

Relax in the comfortable surrounds of your Star-Ship this morning as you sail down Dutch waterways, passing wonderful windmills and quaint traditional villages. You will visit the Paleis Het Loo, which served as the Dutch royal family’s summer residence and was converted into a magnificent museum in 1984. The palace’s decorations and its gardens are absolutely stunning. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Arnhem, famous for its postcard-worthy streets, scenic parks and fine museums.

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Experience traditional Holland today during a visit to the beloved Keukenhof Gardens. Nestled in the middle of the region’s tulip farms, where row-upon-row of technicolour flowers stretch as far as the eye can see, the gardens boast incredible displays of millions of bulb varieties, all perfectly assembled by an expert landscape architect.

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests as you disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of wooden windmills and blossoming flowers with you. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. If you'd prefer not to flight, return travel via Eurostar is available. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: Breakfast - B; Lunch - L; Dinner - D

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK airports. A Eurostar option is available - please contact us for pricing
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities and up to 3 EmeraldACTIVE excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board and bottled water in cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, gratuities and tips

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS Activities:
  • Tour of Delta Works
  • Traditional clog painting experience on board
  • A visit to Keukenhof Gardens
  • EmeraldACTIVE excursions:
  • Guided bike tour to Waterland
  • Guided bike tour of Veere
  • Guided bike tour of Arnhem
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £1673
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  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emerald Luna From: £1673
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    • Apr 10th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emerald Luna From: £1673
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Price Information

  • Single supplements are available - please contact us
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  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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