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Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium with 1 Night in Amsterdam 2025

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Admire blooming views on your springtime cruise in Holland and Belgium. Before your cruise, spend a night in the colorful city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a guided canal cruise through the iconic city’s stately waterways of the Golden Age before embarking on your tulip season cruise. Visit Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Choose a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum or a bike ride. In Maastricht, go for a sightseeing tour of the old cobblestoned university town. On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur 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. 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. In Brussels, you’ll find landmark buildings and a collection of cafes and shops on your guided tour. Visit Ghent, for stunning Flemish artwork in St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Visit Bossuit’s Flanders Fields Museum with moving battlefield memorials. Explore Middelburg’s grand history in the Dutch East India Company. Visit the fascinating Flood Museum to hear and see the stories of the flood of 1953. Continue your cruise through Kinderdijk—where windmills built in 1740 helped the iconic structures become a symbol of Holland. See the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, and the quintessential Dutch towns of Zaandam and Haarlem. Your cruise through Holland and Belgium returns to Amsterdam to conclude your colorful cruise!

  1. Day 1
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Arrive in Amsterdam for a day of leisure. Explore shops and cafés in this colorful city.

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  2. Day 2
    AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)


    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age."

    Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIJMEGEN

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    NIJMEGEN. EXCURSION TO
    ARNHEM Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Famous Mills

    ACTIVE Explore the beautiful landscape of lush fields and blue water on a bike ride through The Ooijpolder Nature Reserve, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of Nijmegen— the oldest town in the Netherlands. Learn how this city was first built more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans and see the archaeological Roman-era ruins in the city that was also damaged in WWII, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem.


    You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAASTRICHT

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    MAASTRICHT
    Dutch History, School Spirit and an Architectural Feast

    Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht.

    ACTIVE Maastricht's charm awaits, Follow your Adventure Host for a walk in this lovely town, OR:

    CLASSIC Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, historical buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town center.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NAMUR

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    NAMUR, BELGIUM
    Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés

    ACTIVE Explore Namur's countryside by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.

    Take free time to stroll along Namur’s cobblestone lanes and visit its charming cafés and bookshops.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LIÈGE

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    LIÈGE
    Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Fiery City” of Liège with its beautiful ancient quarters, peculiar alleys, and romantic streets. Don’t miss sampling authentically sweet Liège Waffles.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    ANTWERP
    A Rubenesque Cathedral in Artful Antwerp

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Explore Antwerp by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.

    Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRUSSELS

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BRUSSELS
    Ancient Landmarks and New Haunts

    ACTIVE See Brussel's Aquaculture farm on bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY See the major highlights of Brussels and join a do-it-yourself chocolate workshop for a fun and interactive experience, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Brussels, see the Town Hall with its landmark buildings and discover the many local bars, cafés and shops of the Lower Town Streets.

    The afternoon is free to explore Brussels at your pace.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    BRUSSELS
    Filling Fare and Fabled Beer

    Spend a day at leisure to sample Brussels hearty cuisine and famous beer.

    Enjoy dinner on board as you sail for Ghent this evening.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    GHENT
    Medieval Masterpieces and Flemish Finery

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Explore a different side of Ghent by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders”— with a Guided Sightseeing Tour of this showcase of medieval Flemish wealth. You’ll visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral—with its remarkable Flemish artwork.

    Alternatively, you may choose to join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. You’ll see its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square, and charming patrician houses.

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOSSUIT

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    BOSSUIT
    Battlefield Remembrances in Flanders

    DISCOVERY Visit the In Flanders’ Field Museum in Ypres— learn about the story of the invasion of Belgium, the first months of the mobilization, the four years trench war in the Westhoek, the end of the war, and the permanent remembrance ever since. After your visit, enjoy lunch at the museum’s café.

    DISCOVERY Following the museum, visit battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and private collections.

    DISCOVERY Experience the Last Post Ceremony, taking place nightly under the arches of the Menin Gate. Enjoy some free time for dinner before the Ceremony starts.


    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    MIDDELBURG, HOLLAND
    A Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. See the 15th century Gothic Town Hall and learn about its important role in the spice trade and Dutch East India trading.

    Enjoy lunch on board while cruising to Veere.

    ACTIVE Alternatively, bike from Middelburg to Veere with your Adventure Host.

    VEERE

    History and Scottish Houses

    CLASSIC Explore the town of Veere with an expert local guide.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT SAILING IN KINDERDIJK

    (B,L,D)


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    KINDERDIJK–ROTTERDAM
    Harnessing the Wind 300 Years

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE See the windmills of Kinderdijk by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Kinderdijk where 19 windmills were built in 1740 as flood prevention and water management. You’ll hear about the windmill’s vital role in the Netherland’s history and why it became a national symbol of Holland.

    Enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor.

    ACTIVE Experience Rotterdam by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ZAANDAM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    ZAANDAM
    Windmills, Waterways, and Waving Fields of Flowers

    Arrive in Zaandam this morning with free time to explore this quintessential Dutch town. See windmills, waterways, and flower farms, while discovering Dutch history in its handicraft shops and museums.

    Cruise to Haarlem this afternoon while enjoying lunch onboard.

    HAARLEM

    Tulips and North Sea Trading Ports

    ACTIVE Enjoy an easy bike ride to the beach with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Visit Haarlem, a major flower bulbs growing district outside of Amsterdam. Explore the former North Sea trading port with its medieval features, gabled houses, and leafy courtyards.

    Enjoy dinner on board your ship this evening as you sail to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    AMSTERDAM
    Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

    ACTIVE Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age."

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  16. Day 16
    AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
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Accommodations

Port charges:
$420

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Amsterdam: Westcord Jakarta
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.
Address:
Javakade 766
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Amsterdam: Movenpick Amsterdam City
A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.
Address:
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam , Netherlands

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