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Dutch and Belgian Delight

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the Dutch Capital, Amsterdam
  • The world famous Keukenhof Gardens
  • Discover Enkhuizen’s maritime history

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Full Board accommodation throught your cruise
  • Return travel & resort transfers
  • Welcome cocktail on arrival
  • Captain's dinner on the last evening of your cruise
  • On-board evening entertainment programme
  • Services of a Shearings resort representative
  • Expertly planned optional excursion programme to help you make the most of your cruise
  • Choice of joining cruise by Coach (including overnight en/post-route accommmodation), Air or Eurostar

Enjoy a relaxing springtime cruise through the gentle waterways of Holland and Belgium. See Holland’s delights including the famous Dutch Bulbfields of Keukenhof Gardens, windmills and traditional villages before we cruise to beautiful Brussels. Explore the vibrant city of Amsterdam and its myriad of canals and cobbled streets, discover traditional Volendam, museum-filled Hoorn, Enkhuizen with its spectacular oper air museum, bustling Rotterdam and stunning Antwerp.

Optional Excursions

The story of Anne Frank
Delft & Den Haag
Discover Zuidersee Open Air Museum
Antwerp & the Diamond Quarter
Grand Brussels

Holiday Details

Cruising Itinerary

Sunday: Embark in Amsterdam
Welcome aboard the MPS Rotterdam. Time to explore your ship or discover Amsterdam, with its enchanting canals and fascinating museums.
Monday: Amsterdam to Volendam
Today you’ll enjoy a visit to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, the largest flower garden in the world. We set sail this evening for Volendam famous for gabled houses and the high, pointed bonnets, most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes, that some residents still wear.
Tuesday: Volendam to Hoorn
After a leisurely morning and lunchtime cruising, we arrive in Hoorn. Hoorn is known as museum town. One of the museums has made use of a former cheese warehouse, showcasing the city’s history.
Wednesday: Hoorn – Enkhuizen – Rotterdam
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise to Enkhuizen. There is so much to explore in this well-preserved town – including two magnificent 15th-century churches, the largely intact 17th-century city walls, and the 17th-century city hall.
Thursday: Rotterdam to Antwerp
Most of the day is yours to experience Rotterdam, including the important nautical history of the area at the Maritime Museum. We sail for Antwerp in the evening.
Friday: Antwerp
A full day to enjoy the delights of Antwerp. There’s the country’s most impressive cathedral, cobbled lanes, the medieval riverfront fortress, the home of Pieter Paul Rubens and the Diamond Quarter. The hardest part is deciding what to see first!
Saturday: Antwerp to Brussels
A relaxing day of cruising as we make our way to Belgium to arrive in the city of Brussels - home to the finest chocolate and tempting Belgian beers. Take time out to read a book, or simply relax and take in the views and reflect on your time exploring the delights of Holland and Belgium.
Sunday: Disembark in Brussels
Time to say a fond farewell to the MPS Rotterdam.


Egremont, Cumbria CA22, UK

10 April 2012

This Holiday is as busy or relaxing as you like and caters for all.

Our first river cruise. And yes defiantly many more to come if they are as good in all round value for money, The holiday lets you be as busy or relaxed as you choose.with ample comfort zones and care, food,entertainment and last but defiantly not least, The total staff care on the coach journeys, and and on the vessel we would say were second to none in the way we were treated, from booking the holiday to arriving back home.We can only say well done Shearings together with all the staff on the Rotterdam for a lovely excellent caring and well thought out agenda for this holiday. If you can keep up this type of holiday and all round value we hope to see more of you.

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