Begin your cruise in Amsterdam. With special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample local specialties with onboard beer tastings and beer-and-food pairings. Cruise on the Rhine River to visit Arnhem—home of WWII memorials and monuments with a local tasting at Doorwerth Castle. Choose a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum or a bike ride in the forests of Hoge Veluwe National Park. In Maastricht, tour the old cobblestoned university town and enjoy a culinary experience.
On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur including a local brewery visit and free time to browse its ancient architecture, charming cafes, and bookshops. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City” as well as its romantic streets, steps, and tiny alleyways including a waffle tasting. Next, you’ll explore the city of Antwerp—birthplace of the master painter Peter Paul Rubens. Stroll its cobbled lanes amid 16th-century guildhall houses and the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the famous artist. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to a local brewery. In Brussels, you’ll find landmark buildings and a collection of cafes and shops on your guided tour followed by a chocolate workshop. Visit “The Diamond of Flanders”, Ghent and join a local expert for a canal boat followed by a brewery visit. Explore more of the Flanders area with tours in Bossuit—see the Flanders Fields Museum and moving battlefield memorials and memorabilia.
In Middelburg, explore its grand history in the Dutch East India Company. Tour the Veere Delta Works to see the world’s largest flood-protection system. Continue your cruise through Kinderdijk—where windmills built in 1740 for water management helped the iconic structures become a symbol of Holland. Marvel at the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam and join a culinary experience at Markthal. See the quintessential Dutch towns of Zaandam and Haarlem with their signature flower farms, windmills, waterways, and North Sea trading. Join a visit to Zaanse Schans Your cruise through Holland and Belgium returns to Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the iconic city.