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    The windmills of Kinderdijk
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Tulips and Windmills of Holland: Kampen to Utrecht

Dutch Waterways

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Discover the iconic attractions of Holland…

Discover the iconic attractions of Holland on this scenic river cruise along the Dutch waterways.

Beginning in Amsterdam, where the famous attractions include the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. You’ll have the opportunity to explore independently or on an optional excursion. From Kampen you can explore the pretty lake village of Giethoorn on an optional tour, while in Alkmaar an included walking tour and visit to the iconic Cheese Market is sure to be among the highlights of your holiday.

Enjoy an included full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens, described as ‘the most beautiful spring garden in the world’, and look forward to an included excursion to see Kinderdijk’s UNESCO-listed windmills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to admire the varied flora at Utrecht Botanical Gardens during an optional trip.

Including...

A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Cocktail Free bar open 12 hours a day

Cocktail Wine, 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 excursions

  • Alkmaar walking tour and cheese market
  • Visit to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Kinderdijk Windmills

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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02/05/2023 UK to Amsterdam

The canals of Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam (the journey from Calais takes approximately five hours, plus comfort stops) and embark Rex Rheni this afternoon.

Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

03/05/2023 Amsterdam to Kampen 🎧

A canal on a sunny day in Amsterdam

Spend the morning in the Netherlands’ capital, where you have the opportunity to join an optional tour of the city, followed by a cruise on its historic canals.

Your ship sets sail this afternoon to arrive in Kampen early this evening.

Kampen Netherlands Europe

04/05/2023 Kampen to Lelystad to Alkmaar

The canal networks of Giethoorn

This morning you can visit the scenic lake village of Giethoorn on an optional excursion.

Alternatively, stay on board Rex Rheni and cruise to Lelystad, where excursion participants will rejoin the ship and continue the journey to Alkmaar, arriving this evening.

Alkmaar Netherlands Europe

05/05/2023 Alkmaar to Haarlem

Alkmaar, Netherlands

Look forward to an included walking tour of Alkmaar, followed by a visit to its famous Cheese Market, where you can learn more about the age-old method of creating, storing and selling this ever-popular food.

Rejoin your ship for lunch and sail to Haarlem this afternoon, arriving this evening.

Haarlem port Netherlands Europe

06/05/2023 Haarlem to Schoonhoven

Colourful flowers in the Keukenhof Gardens

Set off on an included full-day excursion to Keukenhof Gardens.

Spread across 32 hectares, Keukenhof is described as ‘the most beautiful spring garden in the world’, and here you can admire a variety of colourful show gardens and horticultural displays featuring many floral species, including tulips and hyacinths.

After the day here, return to your ship, which departs at dinner and will cruise to Schoonhoven, arriving late tonight.

Schoonhoven Netherlands Europe

07/05/2023 Schoonhoven to Kinderdijk to Utrecht

Windmills in Kinderdijk

Depart Schoonhoven mid morning to arrive in Kinderdijk early this afternoon. Here you can enjoy an included visit to see the UNESCO-listed windmills.

Built between 1722 and 1761, they form the largest park of windmills still in use in the Netherlands. During your excursion you’ll see how a windmill works, learn why they were used and how they have been replaced by modern pump stations.

You’ll also visit the former steam pump station, Wisboom, and the historic waterboard house, plus have the opportunity to walk along the flood wall.

Continue your cruise late this afternoon to arrive in Utrecht later tonight.

Utrecht Netherlands Europe

08/05/2023 Utrecht to Amsterdam

Tower of the Dom Cathedral in Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht was built around the Dom tower and is laced with scenic canals, lined with extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafes and waterside terraces. As well as the Dom tower, this centuries-old university town has many other monuments, including the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral.

This morning you may like to visit Utrecht Botanical Gardens on an optional excursion before sailing to Amsterdam this afternoon.

Rex Rheni will arrive in Amsterdam mid afternoon and will remain moored here overnight.

Utrecht was built around the Dom tower and is laced with scenic canals, lined with extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafes and waterside terraces. As well as the Dom tower, this centuries-old university town has many other monuments, including the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral.

Spend the morning here before sailing to Amsterdam this afternoon, arriving mid afternoon remaining moored here overnight.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

09/05/2023 Amsterdam to UK

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

Tulips and Windmills of Holland: Kampen to Utrecht

Dutch Waterways