Valentine's in Antwerp with Amsterdam
After embarking the ship in Dover and spending a relaxing evening at sea, you will call first into Antwerp for a memorable Valentine’s Day. Stopping overnight in Belgium’s charming second city will offer chances to sample delicious Belgian chocolates at the traditional chocolate shops and friendly cafés, indulge in some retail therapy at the fashionable designer stores, or perhaps treat yourself or your loved ones to a very special Valentine’s gift from the world-famous diamond district. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a romantic stroll around the city in the evening, taking in highlights such as the Grote Markt, neo-Gothic Central Station and the iconic Cathedral of Our Lady under moonlight. [ReadMore] Alternatively you could choose to tour to the nearby medieval town of Ghent, home to an array of impressive Gothic monuments, a number of fantastic museums and, of course, more exquisite chocolate shops.
From Antwerp it’s on to Amsterdam after enjoying an early-morning journey through the Nordzeekanaal. You’ll have a day to discover the multitude of delights dotted around the iconic Dutch capital, including the unique urban landscape of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, home to some of the city’s most impressive centuries-old architecture, and an abundance of fascinating museums. Anne Frank House and the Tulip Museum, where you can learn about the history of the tulip and how it became a Dutch icon, are not to be missed. To continue your romantic getaway in style, you could opt for a boat tour of the canals and take in the sights; visit the floating flower market; or even hire a bicycle and explore the city like a local.