Our 5 Favourite Things to Do in Holland

We offer many different river cruises in Europe, but one of our favourites is definitely our classic voyage through Holland… and it’s not hard to see why! From world famous flowers to historic cities, there’s so much to do on this Dutch expedition. Read on for our five top stops.

Amsterdam by Night - River Cruises in Europe

Cheese Tasting at the Alkmaar Museum

Museum visits are always fun… but if you add in a bite to eat, you’ve really got a winning combination. The Alkmaar Cheese Museum is filled with fascinating facts on – you guessed it – cheese, including its history, production methods and trade. You’ll even get to enjoy a tasting before the day is over!

Explore the Keukenhof Gardens

The Keukenhof Gardens are world famous – so much so that they’re known as the ‘Gardens of Europe’. With over seven million flowers stretched across 100 acres, this is an absolutely gorgeous place to spend an afternoon. Join us for a beautiful half-day excursion in which we stroll through this breathtakingly colourful land.

Tulip Fields - Keukenhof Gardens aboard river cruises in Europe

Visit Haarlem

The historic city of Haarlem is another highlight of this cruise. We will spend a morning visiting sites such as St Bavo’s Cathedral and the Frans Hals Museum. Afterwards you’ll have some free time – why not spend it perusing the boutique shops?

Haarlem - River Cruises in Europe

Discover Delft Pottery

The beautiful city of Delft is most known for its unique pottery, styled after imported seventeenth-century Chinese porcelain. Our visit to this town will include a tour of the Royal Delft factory, where you will have the chance to learn just how this famous porcelain is created.

Delft Pottery - River Cruises in Europe

Private Boat Tour of Leiden

If you like our river cruises in Europe, you’ll love this excursion. After a walking tour of Leiden, you’ll climb aboard a private boat where an expert guide will talk about the city’s history. Make sure you look out for St Pieterskerk, the church from which the pilgrims left for America.

When it comes to river cruises in Europe, our voyage through Holland is hard to beat. From gorgeous gardens to phenomenal pottery, this dynamic Dutch country has so much to offer its visitors. Let us show it to you from the perspective of its famous waterways.

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