Christmas Cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium

On this Christmas Cruise, atmosphere is the magic word. On board, of course, but also in every place we'll visit. Christmas markets, skating rinks, cheerful lighting, music, and of course all sorts of goodies make this a Christmas to remember.

Friday December 20: Arnhem - Cuijk

You are welcome aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn, totally decked out for Christmas, from 08:00. At 09:30 we'll raise anchor and set sail for Cuijk, a town in Brabant, where we'll arrive in the course of the afternoon. The musician who will be with us for the whole trip will ensure a lively evening.

Saturday December 21: Cuijk - Roermond

We'll continue our trip towards Roermond during breakfast. In the centre, the lively Munsterplein (Munster Square) has been transformed into an atmospheric Christmas market. As well as an outdoor skating rink and a Glühwein (Mulled Wine) Bar, you'll find real wooden chalets, where all sorts of Christmas products as well as delicious oliebollen (doughnuts), waffels, and potato cakes are on offer.

Sunday December 22: Roermond - Maastricht

Maastricht is gearing up for the Christmas period. Festive lights adorn the city. The historic shopping area exudes the special Christmas atmosphere. On the Vrijthof Square you'll find a skating rink and many other attractions related to Christmas. During a tour(*) you will get a complete picture of this lovely city.

Monday December 23: Maastricht - Hasselt

In Hasselt, the Christmas Village and the giant Christmas tree on the Molenpoortplein (Molenpoort Square) will put you in the Christmas spirit. A delicious bite to eat and a drink, accompanied by Christmas carols sung by different choirs, make for an unforgettable day.

Tuesday December 24: Hasselt - Antwerp

We'll sail to the Burgundian city of Antwerp via the Albert Canal. In December, it's wonderful to stroll through the Christmas village on the Groenplaats (Green Square). The lively Christmas music makes for a unique atmosphere in the medieval centre. The little train will pick you up at the ship for a nice tour through Antwerp(*). Afterwards you are dropped off in the centre of Antwerp so you can go explore Antwerp by yourself some more. We'll spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Antwerp. On this special evening a midnight snack will be served.

Wednesday December 25: Antwerp

Today, the whole day is dedicated to Christmas. While you take a look around the nearby centre, the kitchen team will be busy preparing a wonderful Christmas dinner. To enhance the atmosphere we highly appreciate you wearing festive apparel.

Thursday December 26: Antwerp - Schoonhoven

We will leave Belgium behind and set sail for Schoonhoven, the silver city. In the evening, there will be a sparkling Farewell Party

Friday December 27: Schoonhoven - Arnhem

We'll sail towards Arnhem via the Nether Rhine, where we'll conclude this unforgettable Christmas trip at 14.00.

  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Several excursion possibilities
  • High Tea
  • 8 days of Christmas cheer
  • Christmas Eve with midnight buffet
  • Champagne Brunch on Boxing Day
  • Exclusive Christmas dinner on Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Live entertainment throughout

Rembrandt van Rijn

The entrance on the Promenade Deck seems to come out of a chic hotel. Further forward you will find the Captains-Corner, the lounge, with a dance floor and a cosy bar. From the atmospheric restaurant you have a beautiful view of the surroundings through the large windows.

More information about the Rembrandt van Rijn can be found below. If you still have questions after reading this information, please let us know. Our employees are there for you six days a week!

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