Sail through Holland and Belgium visiting some of the most exciting cities in Western Europe and delighting in the
sights and sounds of this dynamic region. This diverse itinerary provides a link to the region’s rich historical past as
well as a vantage point from which to witness its present-day vitality. Experience cosmopolitan Amsterdam; eclectic Rotterdam; Brussels, the “Capital of Europe and Belgium”; and sparkling Antwerp, center of the worldwide diamond trade. Dutch treasures are plentiful with visits to UNESCO-designated historic windmills of Kinderdijk; the immense De Haar Castle, one of the most luxurious in Europe; Dordrecht, “Holland’s Oldest City”; and one of the Netherlands most fun museums, Museum Speelklok, with its wonderful world of self-playing musical instruments. While in Belgium, visit two of the country’s special gems, Ghent and Bruges. Discover the Castle of the Counts, a majestic fortress; and step back in time to World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, which is most significant in that it ruined the German army, and in essence, brought about the end of the war. Throughout your journey, be treated to the culinary delights these countries have to offer, including delicious chocolate, warm waffles, Zeeland oysters and hearty beer.
Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens come alive. Experience
Amsterdam’s colorful canals, the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills and the art of Rubens and Michelangelo.
Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of
Bruges, Middelburg and Ghent. Throughout your journey indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles
and delicious cheeses—all while savoring the storybook atmosphere of the region.
Belgium, NetherlandsBelgium, Netherlands
Dutch and Belgian Waterways