Floral Holland in the Spring

8th Apr 2021 9 nights Sails from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Brabant R2101
Famous windmills in Kinderdijk village with a tulips, Netherlands Famous windmills in Kinderdijk village with a tulips, Netherlands

Visiting towns, cities and gardens as you sail along picturesque waterways, you’ll delight in Holland’s springtime splendour. After meeting Brabant in Amsterdam it’s on to Hoorn, where you can immerse yourself in tales of the Dutch Golden Age on a walking tour amongst the town’s streets and canals. Then there are visits to Kampen, one of the Netherlands’ best-preserved Hanseatic cities and home to the historical gardens and mazes of Maxfeldt; Arnhem, gateway to the exceptional Open Air Museum; and Kinderdijk, to see, and learn the history of, 19 iconic UNESCO-listed windmills.

Rotterdam, with its diverse architecture, museums, galleries and trendy style, adds a taste of modern Holland to the mix, while there’s a diversion to Belgium to uncover the gems of Antwerp, a city of famous chocolate shops, historic sites and diamonds. Back in the Netherlands, the canal-ringed historic centre of Dordrecht and its many attractions – including the imposing Church of our Lady and Dordrechts Museumbefore you return to Amsterdam for an unmissable chance to tour to and explore the resplendent, 32-hectare Keukenhof Gardens, where millions of vibrant tulips burst into their colourful bloom in the spring.

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love.

Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.