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Holland River Cruises

Netherlands (Photo: Olena Z/Shutterstock)

About Holland River Cruises

Known for its spectacular tulip displays in the spring, Holland draws river cruisers who want natural beauty, along with picturesque windmills and historic cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Arnhem. The so-called Dutch Waterway or Tulip cruises sail along a variety of Holland's rivers and canals, sometimes dipping into Belgium.

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More about Holland River

What is the best time to cruise to Holland River?

By far, the most popular time for a Holland river cruise is the spring, when The Netherlands' iconic tulips are in bloom. The season can run from March through May, though check ahead each year to track when the tulips are expected to bloom (aim for April). For more: Tulip River Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Holland River?

All of Europe's leading river cruise lines offer Holland river cruises during tulip season, though some cruise lines begin or end in Amsterdam and visit other European ports. Some cruise lines to consider are Emerald Waterways, Avalon Waterways, Viking, Grand Circle Cruise Line and AmaWaterways.

What are some things to do in Holland River?

Most Holland river cruises start and end in Amsterdam, so touring the city is a popular diversion in addition to of course visiting the tulip farms (seasonally) in the Dutch countryside. There are lots of charming cities that could crop up on Holland river itineraries, many with rich war histories, some that date back to ancient times and then others, like Antwerp, that are more contemporary and full of museums and excellent shopping venues. If your cruise stops in Kinderdijk, be sure to go see the town's famous windmills which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over two decades.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Holland River?

A passport is required to travel to The Netherlands and cruise to the Holland river region.

What should I pack for a cruise to Holland River?

As in many destinations throughout Europe, it can be rainy in The Netherlands during the spring, so it's a good idea to bring an umbrella and any other rain gear that'll make you feel more comfortable.

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