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

Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands & Belgium City Break • T2126

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 02 Nov 2021
5 nights
  • Visits to two culture-rich cities
  • In Belgium, you will sail the scenic Western Scheldt to Antwerp
  • Visit Amsterdam’s highlights, such as Anne Frank House
Bicycles over bridge of canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands Bicycles over bridge of canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands Bicycles over bridge of canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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
Canals of Amsterdam in Netherlands Canals of Amsterdam in Netherlands Canals of Amsterdam in Netherlands

Antwerp & Amsterdam City Break in Five Nights • T2226

 Tilbury
Bolette
Fri 21 Oct 2022
5 nights
  • Visit the decennial Floriade Expo in Amsterdam
  • Explore Antwerp’s Diamond District
  • Discover the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum
Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany

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
Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals

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