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    Keukenhof Gardens
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    Discover Amsterdam
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    Picturesque Enkhuizen
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    The scenic town of Zaandam

Springtime in the Netherlands

Dutch Waterways

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Discover brilliant blooms on a cruise of the waterways of the Netherlands

Discover the contrasting highlights of the Netherlands at their most colourful, on this five-night springtime cruise aboard the popular Rex Rheni. Look forward to an included visit to the sprawling Keukenhof Gardens along with plenty of time to wander the quirky streets of Amsterdam.


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Dinner plate14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours a day

CocktailWine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

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  • Captain's dinner and drinks reception
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Gratuities on board
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry††

MapIncluded excursion

  • Visit to Keukenhof gardens

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

The free bar on board is open from 12pm to midnight, serving non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

>††Return flights or Eurostar upgrade available for a supplement.

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Day 1 UK to Amsterdam to Beverwijk

Amsterdam canal at sunset

Fly to Amsterdam or travel by coach from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry (a journey time of approximately five hours, plus comfort stops, from Calais). If flying or travelling by Eurostar you will have some free time before transferring to your ship, Rex Rheni, during this time we will take care of your luggage.

Embarkation begins at 4pm and you can look forward to dinner on board as you spend the evening cruising to Beverwijk.

Beverwijk Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Beverwijk to Zaandam 🎧

Keukenhof Gardens

Gardeners! You'll love this included full-day excursion to world-renowned Keukenhof gardens, which are ablaze with colourful flowers during springtime.

It's the largest bulb flower park in the world covering 32 hectares, with 4.5 million tulips and over 87 different varieties of trees. The exhibition is an annual event lasting eight weeks and featuring various activities, themed displays and a flower parade. During your visit you can view flower and plant shows in the pavilions and pick up ideas for your own garden from the seven themed gardens here. It also contains the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands.

Rejoin your ship at Zaandam this evening.

Enkhuizen Netherlands Europe Dutch and Belgian Waterways Zaandam

Day 3 Zaandam to Enkhuizen

Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

This morning explore Zaandam independently or join an optional tour to see the the historic village of Zaanse Schans.

The Zaan region was an industrial area and its hundreds of windmills were used in the production of a wide variety of different items. See the traditional houses, warehouses, workshops and reconstructed windmills and you'll get an idea of what it was like to live here in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Spend a relaxing afternoon cruising to Enkhuizen.

Enkhuizen Netherlands Europe

Day 4 Enkhuizen to Hoorn 🎧

Historic town of Hoorn

Discover picturesque Enkhuizen this morning, a town made wealthy by its association with the Dutch East India Company. Amazingly, much of the land in this part of the country is land reclaimed from the Zuiderzee.

You depart at midday for Hoorn, where you can join an optional walking tour. You will also be treated to a talk on tulips by your host. Moor here in Hoorn overnight.

Zaandam Netherlands Europe Hoorn

Day 5 Hoorn to Amsterdam 🎧


Sail to Amsterdam, arriving around lunchtime with an afternoon to explore.

It's easy to make your own way around this compact and pedestrian-friendly city – perhaps explore the Royal Palace, discover the wealth of art in one of the museums, see Anne Frank House or admire the paintings of Van Gogh.

You may wish to join an optional city tour and a canal cruise that fits in as much sightseeing as possible!

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 6 Amsterdam to UK

Disembark Rex Rheni after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Zaandam, Hoorn and Amsterdam.

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Walking Grades

1 – Walking at your own discretion. For example, on panoramic coach tours when the only walking is at photo stops

2 – Minimal walking. Up to approximately 1,640 feet (500 metres) on mainly flat terrain

3 – Moderate walking. Between 1,640-4,920 feet (500-1500 metres) over mixed terrain with the possibility of some steps

4 – Considerable walking. More than 4,920 feet (1500 metres) over uneven terrain with many steps

5 – Strenuous walking. Long distances over rough terrain with climbing, steps and trekking.

Springtime in the Netherlands

Dutch Waterways