Springtime Delights

10 Days
Amsterdam to Amsterdam
From (NZD)
$ 5,975
$ 5,225
Dates & Pricing

2021 Amsterdam > Amsterdam

Visit Keukenhof Gardens, when the tulips are in full bloom, witnessing incredible flower displays. Wander the gardens of the Kröller Müller Museum, located within Hoge Veluwe National Park, and cross into Belgium to take in the country’s renowned culinary delights in Antwerp. You’ll be amazed by Veere’s Delta Works, before admiring Rotterdam’s impressive architecture and finishing your adventure exploring Holland on a tour of medieval Haarlem.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ENAA
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your boutique Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

    Touch on Holland’s traditional heart today with a visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Nestled in the middle of Holland’s tulip farm area, row-upon-row of colourful flowers run as far as the eye can see. Witness the incredible displays of millions of flowers and tulips, each assembled by an expert landscape architect.

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Keukenhof Gardens

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Arnhem

    Located within the Hoge Veluwe National Park, the Kröller-Müller Museum boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world, with almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The Van Gogh Gallery displays varying collections of about 40 works by the post-impressionist. Home to Europe’s largest sculpture garden, featuring over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe, wander its grounds, enjoying the art as well as the surrounding nature. 

    Included Excursion

    Hoge Veluwe National Park & Kröller Müller Museum 

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike tour in Arhnem

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Maastricht

    Today you will arrive in Maastricht, Holland’s oldest fortified city. Your city tour will provide you with the opportunity to pass by many museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and squares. You’ll be amazed by all the different architecture, ranging from Roman excavations to modern design. 

    Included Excursion

    Maastricht city tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Hasselt

    Discover Belgium’s culinary delights during a guided walking tour with local tastings. While discovering daily life, your local expert will reveal the gastronomical secrets of the area. Culture, history and fascinating stories, combined with delicious food -especially waffles- will give you a real taste of Belgium. 

    EmeraldPLUS

    Guided city tour with tasting 

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike tour in Hasselt

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antwerp

    This morning we’ll arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, home to the country’s biggest port. Positioned on the River Sheltz, with a large harbour linking to the sea, it has been pivotal in the country’s history. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts art lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Having been decimated during WWII, today the city is modern and organised, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre, passing by its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the unique Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the symbol of Antwerp. Then, pass through the Vlaeykensgang, a charming 16th century secret alley dating back to 1591.  

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Antwerp with tasting 

    DiscoverMORE

    Rubens Museum and Cathedral visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Veere

    Today, visit the Dutch Delta Works. Witness the sheer enormity of the world’s biggest storm surge barrier and be left awe-inspired by the immense feat of engineering. Those feeling active may choose to enjoy a guided bike tour of Veere, stopping to learn about how it encapsulates the opulence of a by-gone era.

    EmeraldPLUS

    A guided tour of the Delta Works 

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike tour of Veere  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Rotterdam

    Today, embark on a tour of Rotterdam’s architecture. After the war, instead of reconstructing the city as it once was, many talented architects worked to rebuild the skyline. The result? Something spectacular. Rotterdam has regenerated into a hub of innovative and impressive architecture, as well transforming into a centre for gourmet food and trendy cafes. Finish at the MarktHal, a unique combination of residential and office buildings, complete with a market hall underneath. Its impressive volume of artwork has given it the reputation as the Dutch version of the Sistine Chapel.  

    EmeraldPLUS

    Rotterdam architecture tour with MarktHal visit

    DiscoverMORE

    A visit to a Delft Pottery factory (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Beverwijk

    Explore quintessential Holland today as we take you to the heart of the charming medieval town of Haarlem. This vibrant community acts as the centre of the flower-growing district and is highly regarded for its exports of flower bulbs, with the famed Keukenhof Gardens only a short drive away. It comes as no surprise that Haarlem was once home to many a Dutch artist, including Frans Hals, famed painter of the 'Laughing Cavalier'. Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem, strolling down cobblestone streets adorned with postcard-worthy examples of ancient architecture. Your local guide will introduce you to its bustling social scene, which has been attracting visitors from around the world for years. 

    Included Excursion

    Haarlem walking tour with tasting

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour in Haarlem

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Amsterdam

    After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and quintessential Holland as you disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of wooden windmills and spring-blooming flowers with you. 

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 9 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Visit to Keukeunhof Gardens
  • Guided tour of Hoege Veluwe & Kroller Muller Museum
  • Maastricht city tour
  • Antwerp walking tour with tasting
  • Guided tour of Haarlem

EmeraldPLUS
  • Guided tour of Hasselt with local tasting
  • Visit the Dutch Delta works
  • Rotterdam architecture tour with tasting at the market hall

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour of Hasselt
  • Guided bike tour in Arnhem
  • Guided bike tour of Veere
  • Guided bike tour in Haarlem

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 26 superb meals including 9 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L), 9 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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