Sunday May 5:
Arnhem - Willemstad
Embarkation for this new holiday takes place between 16:00 and 18:00 in Arnhem. We will weigh the anchor during dinner and sail to Willemstad. This evening and for the rest of the cruise the musician will provide some extra conviviality on board.
Monday May 6:
Willemstad - Dordrecht - Rotterdam
Willemstad, situated on the Volkerak and the Hollands Diep waterways is the first port of call on our journey. The star-shaped defences of the town are still fully intact and have for many years protected the Mauritshuis and the Koepelkerk (Dome Church). We continue our journey to Dordrecht. You can walk right into the centre from the landing stage. The city is rich in unusual monuments. Lovely shops are sometimes hidden behind beautiful facades. During dinner we’ll sail on to Rotterdam where we stay overnight.
Tuesday May 7:
Rotterdam - Gouda
Before sailing towards Gouda we’ll first cruise around Rotterdam harbour. Thousands of container ships sail in and out of here every year. After lunch the coaches will be ready for an excursion to Keukenhof(*). The Keukenhof gardens are a huge spring festival, and with 7 million flowering bulbs on 32 hectares, the whole park is dominated by fantastic perfumes and colours. If you don’t want to take part in this excursion, the centre of Gouda is a good alternative. The historic town centre has many sights. The authentic shops and the canals in the medieval streets give the town an intimate feel.
Wednesday May 8:
Gouda - Kinderdijk - Amsterdam
In the morning we’ll sail to Kinderdijk. We’ll make a short stop here to visit the windmills. The 19 windmills have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 and attract many tourists from all over the world every year. We sail into Amsterdam via the River IJ. Our capital city has numerous sights. You can see another side of Amsterdam during a canal cruise(*).
Thursday May 9:
Amsterdam - Zaandam - Enkhuizen
After breakfast we will arrive at the Zaandam. On board you can enlist for a visit(*) to the Zaanse Schans. A unique part of the Netherlands that is known throughout the world for its beautiful wooden Zaandam houses and the brightly coloured wooden windmills. We continue our journey across the Ijsselmeer to Enkhuizen where we stay overnight.
Friday May 10:
Enkhuizen - Wijk bij Duurstede
In the past Enkhuizen was famous for its herring fishing. You can find out more about its history and life by the Zuiderzee by visiting the Zuiderzee Museum(*). Early in the afternoon we sail over the Amsterdam-Rhine canal to Wijk bij Duurstede. On this last evening the traditional Farewell Dinner will be served and the musician will ensure an enjoyable evening.
Saturday May 11:
Wijk bij Duurstede - Arnhem
The last day of this cultural trip has arrived. To round it off we have a delicious champagne brunch ready for you. Once we arrive in Arnhem we’ll take our leave of you and wish you a safe journey home.
Several excursion possibilities
Local entertainment once
Live entertainment throughout