Hanseatic Cities | Feenstra river cruises

Hanseatic Cities

Do you know where mustard is made? Join us on a journey and discover six Hanseatic cities along the IJssel and the Zwarte Water in six days to find out. From the special Hasselt and the lively Zwolle to the tower city of Zutphen and the mustard city of Doesburg. A unique journey through times long gone.

Monday: Arnhem - Nijmegen - Wijk bij Duurstede

At 09:30am we start the engines and sail to Nijmegen. Discover the rich history, green city parks and interesting museums in the oldest city in the Netherlands. At the end of the afternoon we continue our journey to Wijk bij Duurstede where you can take a wonderful evening walk.

Tuesday: Wijk bij Duurstede - Lelystad

After breakfast, the busses in front of the ship are ready for the excursion(*) to Utrecht. Meanwhile, the ship is sailing towards Lelystad. Towards the end of the morning the ship arrives in Utrecht and as soon as everyone is back on board we sail over the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and the IJsselmeer to Lelystad.

Wednesday: Lelystad - Hasselt - Zwolle

In the morning you can visit the Bataviawerf on your own or hunt for bargains in Batavia Stad. During lunch we set course for Hasselt, the first of six Hanseatic cities that we visit on this trip. This special Hanseatic town on the Black Water is full of beautifully restored buildings, such as the old town hall, the large church and the unique lime burners, which transport you to times long gone. At the beginning of the evening we leave Hasselt behind us and sail to Zwolle.

Thursday: Zwolle - Kampen - Deventer

There is a lively atmosphere in the streets of the medieval city centre of Zwolle. Lovers of literature can indulge themselves and visit one of the most beautiful bookshops in the Netherlands; Van der Velde in de Broeren. Don't spend too long browsing the many bookshelves, because around noon we leave for Kampen. The Stadsbrug, the impressive gates and the hundreds of monuments give this city an authentic character. At the end of the afternoon we continue our way over the winding IJssel to Deventer.

Friday: Deventer - Zutphen

Deventer embraces you with its historic charm and has a lot to offer. The Toy Museum, the Grote of Lebuïnus Church with its imposing tower and the beautiful historic town hall complex are just a few examples of this. During lunch we sail to Zutphen. Tower city, as Zutphen is also called. In addition to a few large towers that form the skyline of the city, there are also numerous smaller towers.

Saturday: Zutphen - Doesburg - Arnhem

We left early to visit Doesburg, the last Hanseatic city of this trip. More than 150 monuments embellish the historic city centre and in the old fortress you will find a unique factory, the Doesburgsche Mosterd and Vinegar Factory. Because Doesburg is known as Mustard City and the locals are very fond of their jar of mustard. That is probably why they are also called Mustard pots. At 11.30 am we expect you back on board and we start the last part of this journey. At 2pm we moor in Arnhem, which means that this beautiful journey has come to an end.

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Multiple excursion options (not included)
  • One evening with live music
  • Captains Dinner


The bar and the dance floor in the lounge are great places for an evening of fun. Would you rather relax? Then take a seat in a massage chair. From the lounge you can walk straight into the wheelhouse. Here are benches from where you can easily follow the actions of the captain or mate. Or go out on the sundeck. Under the roof and elsewhere on the sundeck there are various seats and sunbeds. The spacious restaurant is located one deck below and of course has large windows. In the front of the ship on the main deck you will find a relaxation room with a large whirlpool, sauna, sun cabin, fitness equipment, toilet and a large shower room.

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