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Botanica

Art & Tulips of the Netherlands Cruise

Amsterdam Return

Trip Code: BTRMDA11
11 Days
25 Apr 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 11 Days aboard the MS Royal Crown with a Cruise Director and Botanical Guide
  • 29 Meals plus wine, beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on cruise
  • Airport transfers on first and last day, port taxes, tipping and porterage
  • Visit the Netherland’s famous Kuekenhof Gardens and admire flowers in bloom
  • See works of Dutch Masters in the Rejksmuseum including Goya, Rubens and Rembrandt
  • See Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring in The Hague’s Mauritshuis Museum
  • Visit the Zuider Zee towns of Edam and Marken and explore Baroque gardens of Middachten Castle
  • See the famous Windmills of Kinderdijk, dating from 1740 and visit Delft Blue Pottery

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Small Ship – Up to 90 guests maximum
  • This cruise is in partnership with our UK sister company and will be with like-minded guests.
  • Botanical Guide subject to minimum numbers
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
Europe map BTRMDA11 2020-2021
Amsterdam Return

On arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to the MS Royal Crown, moored in the heart of Amsterdam. Meet your fellow travellers and Botanical Guide during a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: 10 Nights, MS Royal Crown

Daily :
  • Dinner

Spend this morning at Keukenhof Gardens, which encompasses over 70 acres of parkland. Admire the flowers in bloom, plus several ponds, sculpture gardens, greenhouses and a windmill. Return to the Royal Crown for a late lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure in Amsterdam. Moor overnight in Amsterdam.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, visit the ancient fortified town of Naarden. Later, return to Amsterdam and after lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the Rijksmuseum with works by Vermeer, Goya and Rubens and including Rembrandt's famous The Night Watch.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today set off for Haarlem and enjoy a walking tour taking in the Windmill de Adriaan and the Frans Hals Museum which houses spectacular examples of 16th and 17th-century portraiture.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive into Hoorn and take a walking tour of the 16th-century town before visiting two unique towns of the Zuider Zee: Edam, a tranquil canal town with charming historic houses and Marken which was separated from the mainland after a storm surge in the 13th century. Cruise towards Arnhem this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Arnhem today, choose to visit the Airborne Museum where you'll learn about the World War II Battle of Arnhem or the Kroller Muller Museum. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Middachten Castle and gardens which have belonged to the same family since the 17th century. The landscaped gardens, as they appear today, were designed around 1900 by renowned garden architect Hugo Poortman who brought back elements of the former Baroque style, keeping trees in his 'neo' Baroque garden.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise to Dordrecht, home of the famous Windmills of Kinderdijk, dating from 1740, and the inspiration for many artists.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today explore the charming 13th-century town of Veere before cruising on to the medieval town of Middelburg whose 12th-century abbey is one of the oldest in the Netherlands. Enjoy a guided walking tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

From Rotterdam set off for a full-day tour. Our first stop will be Delft, birthplace of Vermeer. Here enjoy a walking tour, and a visit to the Delft Blue Pottery. Afterwards, continue to The Hague, home of the Mauritshuis Museum to view Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a walking tour of the 17th-century canal town of Leiden. We also visit Beestenmarkt square and Weddesteeg where Rembrandt was born. Continue to Hortus Botanicus, the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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