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The Best of The Netherlands (port-to-port cruise)




Vacation in the Netherlands on an unforgettable cruise across the Markermeer and Dutch canals. Visit all the must-see sites, including Edam, Volendam, Gouda, the windmills of Kinderdijk, The Hague and the Mauritshuis, the impressive flower auction in Aalsmeer, Haarlem, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Trip code : ARO_PP

Duration : 6 days

Destination :

Travel Date :2022/2023


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • Cruise on Lake Markermeer and the Dutch canals
  • All excursions included:
    • Edam and Volendam, quaint villages on the banks of the IJsselmeer
    • Gouda, where the famous cheese was born
    • The Windmills of Kinderdijk, the iconic reflection of the country
    • Haarlem, following the footsteps of painter Frans Hals
    • The flower auction in Aalsmeer
  • Tasting of regional products
  • Delicious Edam and Gouda
  • Smoked eel in Volendam
  • Stroopwafel, caramelized wafers
  • Poffertjes, Dutch mini-pancakes


Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After you’ve comfortably settled into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

We’ll spend the morning cruising Lake Markermeer.

This afternoon, join us for an excursion to Edam and Volendam.

This evening, enjoy some free time to explore Hoorn on your own. While you sleep, our ship will begin to cruise to Gouda.

We’ll spend the morning cruising.

In the afternoon, we’ll set off for a tour of Gouda and enjoy a tasting of its famous cheese. Our ship will cruise to Rotterdam, and it will remain in port overnight.


This morning’s excursion is a trip to the Windmills of Kinderdijk—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only place in the world with so many windmills together.

This afternoon, we’ll head to The Hague for a visit to the Mauritshuis. The Mauritshuis is an art museum that houses works by many renowned Dutch and Flemish artists.

Tonight is our festive gala evening. Our ship will cruise to Amsterdam overnight.


We’ll leave very early in the morning for the largest flower auction in the world in Aalsmeer and then on for a tour of Haarlem.

In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy an audio tour of the Rijksmuseum, home to acclaimed works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals. This evening, enjoy some free time to explore Amsterdam on your own.


Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including our special wine and drinks list) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - excursions listed in the program - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance - baggage carrying services - all port fees.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

We'll visit the Rijksmuseum, Holland's ultimate national museum retracing the country's history from the Middle-Ages to the present day. The collection contains more than 2,000 paintings f

DURATION 04:00 hours


Pre-paid : 120 AUD

On-board : 134 AUD


Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance -  transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.