Experience the beauty of springtime as you embark on a captivating river cruise starting in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. This ancient city, with a rich history spanning 700 years, invites you to immerse yourself in its timeless charm, characterized by iconic architecture, charming cafes, and a plethora of restaurants. Your journey takes you through the picturesque landscapes of Holland and Belgium, making it an ideal adventure for those with a passion for gardens and nature.
Enthusiasts of flora will be treated to an enriching experience with onboard lectures led by a seasoned expert who will delve into the captivating realm of botany and the fascinating world of plants.
As you sail through Rotterdam’s bustling harbor, renowned as the busiest port globally, you’ll be captivated by its maritime energy. For those enamoured by gardens, a visit to Keukenhof, known as the “Garden of Europe,” will be an absolute delight. Spanning 70 acres of lush parklands and serene lakes, this garden boasts a spectacular display of colors, hosting nearly 7 million blooming bulbs that paint the landscape in vibrant hues.
Your journey continues to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, where centuries-old history in diamond trading harmoniously coexists with a blend of ancient structures, monuments, and modern architecture. In the charming city of Ghent, Belgium, a local expert will guide you through its storied past, including an exploration of the magnificent St. Baaf’s Cathedral.
The voyage then leads you back to the Netherlands, where the town of Middelburg, once a pivotal trading hub, invites you to relive its historical grandeur. The Gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square are enduring testaments to its opulent past. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the captivating Flood Museum, which offers poignant stories and visuals from the historic flood of 1953.
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