While a freak cold spell diminished the Dutch’s most famous blooms this year, mad4scrapping wasn’t about to let unfortunate weather ruin her “Tulips and Windmills” cruise on Viking Odin. The now misnamed voyage was a bucket list trip for her husband, a retired chef, and both the guided tours in Holland and the food onboard didn’t disappoint. Despite the flower fail, the couple’s first river cruise included a bouquet of vibrant onshore experiences, like a home visit in Hoorn and a peek into the insides of a working windmill in Kinderdijk. Back onboard, entertainment scored the lowest, but even mad4scrapping got a good laugh with new friends at the wooden shoe-making demonstration. All told, “it by far the best cruise we ever took,” she writes. Read mad4scrapping’s full review for the best time to buy tickets to the Anne Frank house, where to find saucy salt and pepper shakers, and a must-take tour for any WWII buff.
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