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    Sunset over the IJssel river
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    Sneek’s historic watergate

Hidden Treasures of the IJsselmeer

Dutch and Belgian Waterways

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Explore the maritime ports of Lake IJssel

Discover the maritime ports and tiny islands surrounding Lake IJssel in the Netherlands on this all-inclusive river cruise aboard Amadeus Elegant.

On the northwestern coast of the Markermeer Lake you’ll visit the harbour town of Hoorn, once home to the founders of the Dutch East India Company. Then cruise into the IJsselmeer to explore historic Enkhuizen, home to the vast Zuiderzee Museum.

Continue to Den Helder, set at the northernmost tip of North Holland. On the tiny Wadden Island of Texel you’ll stop at the village of Oudeschild for an included island tour – with its pine forests and sand dunes. Back on the mainland, see the merchants’ houses of Harlingen and 17th-century water gate of Sneek.

Continue to the rarely visited lower reaches of the IJssel River and Kampen, home to more than 500 monuments. Explore the historic centre of Deventer, from where you can visit Het Loo Palace on an included excursion, and Nijmegen. Then, return to Amsterdam for an included cruise along the city’s iconic canals.



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  • Drinks reception and Farewell dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Return travel by Eurostar

MapIncluded excursions

  • Texel island tour
  • Giethoorn canal cruise
  • Visit to Het Loo Palace
  • Amsterdam canal cruise.

Our cruises include excursions at selected ports so you can make the most of the destinations you visit. Find out more about when excursions are available to book.

Interactive maps and audio headsets are available for independent exploration.

The included drinks are available from 9am to midnight and include non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.