Cruising Across Ijsselmeer
Between stops at the iconic Dutch capital of Amsterdam and the historic city of Hoorn, experience a cruise across the shallow waters of the Ijsselmeer – the largest lake in the Netherlands and Western Europe.
This 1328 square-mile artificial lake was created in 1932, when the impressive 32 Kilometre-long Afsluitdijk dam was built to close off the southern part of the former Zuiderzee bay from the Waddenzee and North Sea. A freshwater lake, the Ijsselmeer is fed by several rivers including the Amstel, Rhine and Ijssel – which the lake is named after – and is popular for fishing and various watersports. Look out for the typically Dutch flat landscapes which surround the lake as you sail across.
Cruises to Cruising Across Ijsselmeer
Departs: Amsterdam • Mon 06 Apr 2020
10 nights • Brabant • R2001
- Revel in the Netherlands’ springtime splendour on a rewarding 10-night break packing in the seasonal and cultural delights of charming towns and cities, beautiful waterways and countryside scenes.
- You can delve into the ‘Golden Age’ heritage of Hoorn and Enkuizen; learn of life in bygone eras at a fantastic Open Air Museum in Arnhem; see Kinderdijk’s iconic windmills; and tour to the Maxfeldt Historical Gardens from Kampen.
- Rotterdam adds futuristic twist, while there’s a visit to Antwerp for chocolates and diamonds too, all before a call at Amsterdam affords a chance to see the vibrant tulips of the Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom.