Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring - 2018

Amsterdam • Enkhuizen • Arnhem • Kinderdijk • Rotterdam • Middelburg • Zelzaate • Antwerp
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Dutch countryside
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Brussels, Belgium

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Activities & Entertainment

Pax tour in Holland and BelgiumThis trip is rated Moderate

Many of your included sightseeing tours involve walking — occasionally on cobbled or uneven streets. If you wish to extend your walks, your Cruise Director or local guide can suggest scenic routes nearby. At the same time, there is plenty of time to relax during your river cruise, and should you wish to forego any activity, you are always at liberty to do so. For the fullest enjoyment of this river cruise, we recommend that you be in reasonably good health, and able to walk at least a mile unassisted.

Onboard Cooking & Cocktail Classes

Savor 5-star dining onboard Vantage river ships. Get ready to learn all the tricks of the trade — and enjoy face time with our world-class chefs — when you sign up for complimentary onboard cooking classes in our Captain’s Clubs. Depending on the season and region you’re sailing, you’ll be treated to hands-on presentations spotlighting local produce, as the chef whips up main dishes and savory soups, followed by a delightful tasting session. Held during lunch- or dinnertime depending on your sailing schedule, these meals will replace those served in the main dining room. Each cooking class meals comes with food for thought, too — the conversation of fellow passengers in an intimate group of just 30. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise a glass, either, in cocktail-making demonstrations and tasting in your ship’s bar. (Cocktails available for purchase.) Salut!

Pax biker in Holland and BelgiumLet's Go Biking!

Biking is not only a wonderful way to exercise, it is also a great way to explore as the locals do in the Netherlands and Belgium. Your Deluxe European river cruise ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time, just speak to your Cruise Director to reserve one. You can also rent these bikes for $150 a week for the duration of your cruise, simply reserve it as an optional tour in your MyPortfolio account. Time permitting, you might cycle along the canals, and there are also bike rentals available in ports along our route — such as Terneheuzen, Antwerp, Arnhem, and Enkhuizen — where you can rent bicycles at an additional cost (should those on board be unavailable).
Click the links below for maps of many safe pathways open to cyclists. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from


View the Biking Route Map: Amsterdam: The best of Dutch traditional architecture & culture: Zaanse Schans

Length: 20 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

Discover a centuries-old way of life when you cycle past traditional Dutch homes and windmills in Zaanse Schans.

View the Biking Route Map: Antwerp: relax and view

Length: 4 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

This bike path will take you to the other side of Scheldt River through very interesting pedestrian & bike path tunnel (Saint Anna Tunnel) underneath the river. Enter the tunnel at Saint Jansvliet Square for a nice panoramic view of Antwerp and the Cathedral of Our Lady.

View the Biking Route Map: Arnhem: Burgers zoo & safari park

Length: 6 miles

Difficulty level: medium & slightly up hill

This path will take you to Royal Burgers’ Zoo, one of the most famous attractions of Arnhem and definitely worth visiting with kids—although fun for kids of all ages!

View the Biking Route Map: Enkhuizen: Lock of Houtribdijk

Length: 4 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

It’s interesting to watch ships passing through this lock, which is quite unique with its design for vehicles to pass through underneath.

Onboard entertainmentLet Us Entertain You

For your ultimate enjoyment aboard your deluxe European river ship, Vantage offers an array of handpicked performers, entertainment, and even a Movie Night. Feel the boogie during Netherlands Night Fever, featuring past and present party hits; enjoy a piano recital of breathtaking classical pieces from famous operettas and musicals; journey to Dixieland with a jazz and swing band; and an ensemble classical performance from prestigious players will take you on sweeping musical journey through Europe.

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Special Features Participate and learn in culinary & cocktail demonstrations & tastings, including special themed dinners and regional wines, plus, enjoy FREE bikes and maps! 3 Informative lectures and presentations on board; Chocolate-making demonstration; apertifs in Enkhuizen 2 Lectures: Wooden shoe carving demonstration; Folkloric performances. Antwerp, Ghent, Nijmegen tours and museum visits Kinderdijk Windmills visit The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers!
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