The Netherlands may be one of the smallest countries in Europe; but that’s not to say that it isn’t among the most captivating destinations on the continent. What the land of windmills, tulips and canals lacks in size, it more than makes up for with its rural scenic beauty, historic highlights and engrossing culture.
Mile-upon-mile of fertile flatland countryside; stunning cities renowned for their artistic, cultural and architectural treasures; and charming centuries-old towns await your discovery here, within an area that is no larger than some US states. Journey through the Netherlands on a Fred. Olsen river cruise and you can experience the very best of this remarkable country. [ReadMore]
The world-famous attractions of Amsterdam, such as the Royal Palace, Anne Frank House, the magnificent Rijksmuseum and the Keukenhof tulip gardens, and the modern architectural marvels of Rotterdam, including the Erasmusbrug Bridge, innovate Cube Houses and futuristic Markthal are yours to discover with Brabant as your guide.
You can delve into the country’s incredible history too, during stops at fascinating towns and cities such as the fortified, 9th century city of Deventer; the ancient cities of Schoonhoven and Dordrecht; and Hoorn, a gem of the Dutch ‘Golden Age’. There are even opportunities to see the iconic windmills of UNESCO-listed Kinderdjik; and enjoy scenic cruising along the Ijssel River, by Fort Pannerden and by picturesque Zutphen.