Springtime In Holland & Belgium

07/12/2020 through 04/12/2021
07/12/2020 through 04/29/2021
Avalon Waterways

If you’ve dreamed of seeing the legendary flowers of Holland and Belgium, this is the perfect way to spend springtime among the tulips! This 2-week European river cruise begins and ends in Amsterdam to explore the flowering fields, windmills, and delicious Dutch cuisine, culture, and art. Your first amazing stop is Rotterdam, Holland, where you’ll explore the “Garden of Europe” at Keukenhof. Gaze across a kaleidoscope of flowering bulbs-blooming with 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, to name a few. In Antwerp, browse the central Grote Markt amid 16th-century guildhall houses and visit the Cathedral of Our Lady adorned with Rubens stunning altarpiece. Visit Ghent, “The Diamond of Flanders,” and marvel at its medieval Flemish artwork. Walk the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. See the windmills and historic harbor of Willemstad, and return to Amsterdam to browse the largest flower auction in the world or tour the city on a canal cruise. Envision the 17th-century maritime days of the Zuiderzee in Enkhuizen, see the second largest collection of Van Gogh masterpieces in Arnhem, and admire innovative architecture in Rotterdam. Return to Amsterdam to cruise its colorful canals. Windmills, waterways, and wonderful springtime views are all waiting for you on this river cruise through Holland and Belgium in tulip season.

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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Rotterdam: half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 3 Antwerp: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Ghent: guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral

Day 5 Middelburg–Veere: guided walk in Middelburg; excursion to the Delta Works

Day 6 Willemstad: guided walking tour; cheese tasting on board

Day 7 Amsterdam: choice of guided visit to Flower Auction or canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam: free time

Day 9 Enkhuizen: choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen

Day 10 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland: guided walk of Enkhuizen; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium

Day 11 Kampen: choice of guided tour of Giethoorn or guided tour of the Batavia shipyard in Lelystad; onboard cheese and Genever tasting

Day 12 Arnhem: lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit to the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein or to the Kröller-Müller Museum

Day 13 Rotterdam: choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or Rotterdam walking tour; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

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Day 3 Evening/Overnight Cruise To Ghent
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Day 3 Antwerp, Belgium
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Day 5 Middleburg, Holland
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Day 6 Willemstad
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Day 7 Amsterdam
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Day 9 Enkhuizen
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Day 9 Classic Take A Guided Tour Of Zuiderzee Museum To Discover Cultural Traditions And Maritime Histo...
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Day 9 Overnight Docking In Enkhuizen
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Day 9 Discovery Join A Guided Tour Of Local Tulip Fields And Dutch Flower Farms
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Day 9 Spend The Rest Of The Afternoon Walking Or Biking Through Enkhuizen.

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Day 11 Kampen
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Day 12 Arnhem
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Day 12 Discovery This Morning, Attend An Onboard Lecture About Holland And A Tasting Of Authentic Dutch ...
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Day 13 Rotterdam
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Day 13 Evening Cruise To Amsterdam
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Day 14 Classic Explore The Iconic Waterways Of Amsterdam On A Guided Canal Cruise Past Stately Homes Of ...
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