Tulips of Northern Holland
2013 / 2014
8 days from Amsterdam to Amsterdam
For those who are looking for a vacation that combines some well-known sights with those off the beaten track, this itinerary is for you! Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your river cruise vessel in Haarlem. Visit a windmill outside the fishing village of Volendam, and the town of Edam. Discover the region of “North Holland,” where tulip fields abound, then sail across the Ijsselmeer formerly known as the Zuider Zee to the region known as “Friesland,” famous for its black and white cows. Visit the Zuider Zee museum in Enkhuizen, and take a walking tour of the small town of Hoorn, which gave its name to Cape Horn. Visit the Batavia shipyard in Lelystad, and choose between visits the city of Arnhem, the Kröller-Müller Museum, or Het Loo Palace, and from Rotterdam your choice might be to visit Keukenhof Gardens. Your cruise concludes with a cruise along Amsterdam’s canals.