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Introducing Dutch Waterways

The compact area that the low countries’ rivers and canals cover make them perfect for scenic cruising.

Where else could you visit capital cities, charming historical towns and colourful natural displays, all within such a manageable time and distance? Enjoy a stroll around Amsterdam, with its famous canals and cobbled streets; witness the stunning tulip display at Keukenhof Gardens; visit the imposing Castle of the Counts in Ghent and to enjoy a drink on Brussels’ bustling Grand Place, all within a few days. The Netherlands and Belgium are made for relaxed river cruising.

Dutch bulbfields cruises

The Netherlands’ love affair with tulips has been going strong for centuries. Billions of them burst into bloom every April, blanketing parks, fields and gardens in a rainbow’s worth of colours. Our favourite place to see them? Keukenhof Gardens.

Nicknamed the ‘Garden of Europe’, Keukenhof is absolutely spectacular in the springtime, with row upon row of brightly coloured tulips, woodland paths bordered by hyacinths and daffodils, and winding streams flecked with fallen blossom petals.

We include visits to the bulbfields at Keukenhof Gardens on four of our exclusive Dutch Waterways river cruises. You could team the tulips with historic Dutch cities and fishing towns, or perhaps combine the Netherlands with a few days in Belgium.

Each cruise includes our award-winning VIP door-to-door travel service (so your holiday starts the moment you leave home) and entry into Keukenhof Gardens. Three-quarters of sailings have no single supplement, too, so they’re perfect if you’re thinking of travelling on your own.