The Netherlands, or Holland, conjures up imagery of tulips, windmills and a lot of water. But visit this pristine and particular, liberal and laid-back country with us and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much culture, art and history can be found in such a small area.
In the 17th century, Amsterdam underwent huge development which included the construction of the capital’s huge number of bridges. Today, you can enjoy no fewer than 1,000 bridges crossing the city’s network of canals and waterways.
Cruises are a natural and enjoyable way of discovering the historical canal district which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. By foot, you can explore this very modern metropolis and its intimate warren of winding streets and pleasant squares.
The Netherlands has a great Fine Art heritage, which you can enjoy in the Rijksmuseum, as well as the Kröller-Müller, home to Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, Picasso and Mondrian artworks. Other remarkable attractions include Anne Frank House and Hermitage Amsterdam.
Wherever you venture, you’ll find the picture-perfect gabled townhouses, pretty canals and church spires of holiday postcards.
The Classic Rhine Cruise
Cruising from the canals of Amsterdam, upriver on the Rhine into Germany for Cologne, Koblenz and Mainz, crossing the French border to Strasbourg and Colmar, and sailing to the Swiss town of Basel, this is a leisurely, luxury journey between beautiful riverbanks
Tributaries of the Rhine
Cruising the rivers and crossing the borders of France, Germany and Luxembourg, this is a fabulous tour on five waterways, the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Saar; sailing through serene landscapes, seeing splendid towns and cities, and sampling local wines