We took an excursion to the pretty village of Edam and the Windmill Village. Our guide, Rolland, was very knowledgeable and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on that excursion. We arrived back to the ship about an hour or two before we were to depart, and decided to just go back on board, and relax on the ship.
Again, in Antwerp, we had an excursion through the cruise line to the beautiful city of Brugge, where we had the time to spend on our own. Our guide gave us a short tour as we walked from the bus to the central meeting place, and then my husband and I enjoyed the rest of the day puttering around. We did a canal boat tour which took about 30 minutes, then we shopped around for lace and chocolate and various other souvenirs. We did go into the "Half Moon" cafe and enjoyed a Belgian ale. This was another excursion that made for a nice day. When we arrived back to Antwerp, again, we didn't have a whole lot of time to go into the city, so we just headed back on board the ship.