With more time in Amsterdam, see the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Aalsmeer Flower Auction.
No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long, constructed after the floods of 1953. In Middelburg, formerly an important trading city, you’ll still get a sense of its historic wealth with its impressive structures like the Gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and today’s bustling Market Square.
In Ghent, Belgium, join a local expert for a guided tour of the city, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral. A canal boat tour with a brewery visit is also included. Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, known for its centuries-old history in diamond trading amid ancient buildings and monuments combined with modern archi-tecture. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to a local brewery.
Your cruise traverses back into Holland and will get you through Rotterdam’s harbor, said to be the world’s busiest port. Garden enthusiasts will delight in a visit to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with color.