The following is only an example, you can explore this area in whichever order you want, so long as your boat is back at the end base at the end of your vacation.
Rivers, lakes and canals lace Holland with ribbons of blue that run through low flat fields of green studded with restored traditional windmills and picturesque towns. You’re a fan of cycling, and Holland river cruises do not disappoint! Paths along the waterways invite you tie up, grab the bike and explore Elburg, Joure and Akkrum, to name a few of the places where you plan to go! This itinerary is achievable in 7 nights but requires an average of 6hrs of cruising time per day. If you want to take more time to visit the many waterside locations, please consider taking a 10+ nights vacation for an easier pace. Alternatively, you can also choose not to take the loop to Amsterdam, saving approximately 10hrs of cruising time.Vinkeveen area: Some navigation restrictions applies between Oct 16th & 31st, 2017: Locks & bridges closed on Sundays - 24hrs advanced notice needed on all other days - special arrangements for getting in/out of Vinkeveen. Please contact our sales team so we can assist you further.
Situated in the south of Amsterdam, Vinekveen is the perfect place to start a cruise in the area. The Vinkeseense Plassen is an important recreational lake for many activities like swimming, diving & yachting.
Situated along the Vecht River Maarssen was a key place for the peat-bog in the Middle Age. Later some rich families of Amsterdam have built some country houses nearby that you could still see. The town is now more a suburb of Utrecht but you can still visit historical village of Maarssen-Dorp in the East side of the town.
Utrecht is Holland's fourth city and the old section has many attractions. The famous medieval church, St. Martin's Cathedral, is half of its former self as a result of the terrible hurricane of 1674. Canals, lined with terraces and greenery, give the city its charm; it's a nice place for a leisurely walk.
Spend some time to visit the historic protected city center and the famous 'Heksenwaag' (witches' scales) where people accused of witchcraft were offered an honest chance of priving their innocence
Famous thanks to the cheese of the same name, Gouda hosts a traditional cheese market every Thursday morning. The town is rich in history and heritage and hosts one of the oldest city halls of the country. Don't miss the Saint John Church famous for its stained glass windows.
The charming town of Leiden is surrounded by many small, tree-lined canals. The historical town center contains impressive buildings and churches that you can't miss. Spend some time to walk in the numerous parks and to visit the Hortus Botanicus and other gardens of the town.
Lisse is known as the Holland's flower-growing area. Enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding flowered fields during spring. From March to May, at time tulipare flewring, the famous Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens of the world, which also hosts a Castle which is open all-year-round.
Amsterdam, the largest city in Holland, will welcome you with all of its treasures, its monuments, and its history. Take a moment to visit this unique and eclectic city.