2022 Season

Tulips of Northern Holland


cruise: WHA
8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Explore the legendary sites of Holland and some off-the-beaten-path locales as well on this springtime river cruise through Northern Holland. Embark from Amsterdam and visit the famous fields of blooming tulips, or take a guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and Dutch maritime history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself. Get a true taste of the culture with an onboard tasting of local cheese and Genever. Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with color.

A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. See the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Experience the amazing Floriade International Horticultural Expo with select departures on April 15 and 22.

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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Enkhuizen: Choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland-Sneek: Guided walk of Enkhuizen; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium; free tim in Sneek

Day 4 Lelystad: Choice of guided tour of the Batavia shipyard, or visit the Floriade International Horticultural Expo* or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard cheese and Genever tasting

Day 5 Arnhem: Lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit to the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein or to the Kröller-Müller Museum

Day 6 Rotterdam: Choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens, or Rotterdam walking tour or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 7 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

* April 15 & 22 departures only
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • 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.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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