Cruising North Sea Canal

Braemar cruising the open sea
Braemar cruising the open sea

The North Sea Canal (or Noordzeekanaal) is Amsterdam’s direct link to the North Sea and is one of the country’s busiest and most important shipping lanes. 

Despite its industrial importance, there’s a lot more to this winding waterway than just container ships. Along the banks of the 16-mile-long canal – from the mouth at Ijmuiden, to the end in Amsterdam – there are an abundance of diverse sights to see on a scenic cruise to the Dutch capital, including interesting fortifications from World War Two, huge power plants, pretty beaches and nature reserves.  

Cruises to Cruising North Sea Canal

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Explore Western Europe Cities & Rivers • S2231

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 05 Dec 2022
9 nights
  • Visit Christmas Markets in Hamburg
  • Sample wine, calvados & camembert in Honfleur
  • Explore the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
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Antwerp & Amsterdam Bank Holiday Weekend • T2220

 Dover
Bolette
Sat 27 Aug 2022
5 nights
  • From Antwerp tour to picturesque Ghent
  • Explore Amsterdam via a Canal boat tour
  • Chance to visit the decennial Floriade Expo
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Antwerp & Amsterdam City Break in Five Nights • T2226

 Tilbury
Bolette
Fri 21 Oct 2022
5 nights
  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals
  • Explore Antwerp’s Diamond District
  • Discover the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum
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Bank Holiday Escape to the Netherlands • L2309

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 28 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Experience the springtime splendour of Keukenhof's tulip gardens
  • Discover the many iconic sights of Amsterdam
  • SeeK-out Rotterdam's architectural and cultural highlights
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Antwerp & Amsterdam in Five Nights • M2328

 Dover
Braemar
Tue 14 Nov 2023
5 nights
  • Combine a taste of Fred. Olsen cruising with explorations of two captivating cities
  • See the works of Rembrandt, enjoy Belgian chocolates and go behind the scenes at the famous Diamond District in Antwerp
  • Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam, and uncover the Dutch capital’s famous cultural and architectural sites.
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Dutch Waterways in Five Nights • T2403

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 20 Feb 2024
5 nights
  • Visit the Netherlands for a wealth of Dutch experiences
  • See where famous Edam and Gouda cheeses are made
  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals 
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Easter Escape to Germany & the Lowlands • T2405

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 28 Mar 2024
7 nights
  • Enjoy an Easter break spent discovering the delights of three arresting European cities
  • Delve into the maritime heritage of Hamburg; explore Amsterdam’s canals; and revel in Bruges’ Flemish charm
  • See maritime industry in action as you sail the River Elbe and the North Sea Canal
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European River Cities with Springtime Tulips • M2410

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 24 Apr 2024
8 nights
  • Escape to a trio of European cities and take in their sights for the perfect springtime break
  • A visit to Amsterdam is a highlight, timed to see the Dutch capital’s tulips in full bloom
  • Explore Hamburg and sail the River Elbe, and revel in the gems of Antwerp
Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands.

Dutch Tulips & Waterways in Five Nights • S2408

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 02 May 2024
5 nights
  • A bank holiday break designed to provide plenty of traditional Dutch experiences
  • In Amsterdam, see the Keukenhof tulips in spring bloom and explore the iconic canals
  • Sail the peaceful Nieuwe Maas, then revel in Rotterdam’s unique, diverse architecture