Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you'll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses.
OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN (D)
Tulips Fields, Flower Farms and the Zuiderzee
Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise.
ACTIVE - Explore Enkhuizen by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history.
Spend the rest of the afternoon walking or biking through Enkhuizen. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN (B,L,D)
Home and Hearth in a Dutch Harbor Town
Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to experience the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village.
Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland.
SNEEK, FRIESLAND: The Heavens, Holsteins, and Horses of Friesland
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium-the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses.
Take time for a stroll before dinner.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK (B,L,D)
Maritime Marvels of 17th-Century Shipbuilding and Horticoltural Expo
Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise.
ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing walk in Lelystad with your Adventure Host, OR:
DISCOVERY - Learn all about the Netherlands' shipbuilding and seafaring past on this exciting step into the Golden Age at the Batavia visitor's centre and museum, OR:
DISCOVERY - Visit the Floriade, International Horticoltural Expo, an international exhibition of flowers and gardening that is held every 10 years in the Netherlands*.
DISCOVERY - Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever-the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands.
OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ARNHEM (B,L,D)
* 15 and 22 April departures only
Spiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh
DISCOVERY - This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem.
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the world's second largest Van Gogh collection.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM (B,L,D)
Blooming Bulbs and Bold Bridge Design
Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
ACTIVE - Experience Rotterdam by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof-the world's largest flower gardens-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge.
Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age".
This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)