Tuesday, August 10:
Arnhem - Rotterdam
We wish you a warm welcome on board the Rembrandt van Rijn at 17.00. At the beginning of the evening we lift anchor and sail to Rotterdam, where we will arrive the next morning. After dinner you can get to know your fellow passengers in the cozy lounge.
Wednesday, August 11:
Rotterdam - Gouda
In the port city of Rotterdam, thousands of container ships come and go every year. From the Euromast you have a beautiful view of this city and ports. You can shop to your heart's desire in the center of Rotterdam. In the many shopping streets, nice boutiques are interspersed with the large retail chains. The impressive Market Hall with its striking architecture, nice shops and many stalls is certainly worth a visit. In the course of the afternoon we set course for Gouda.
Thursday, August 12:
Gouda - Willemstad
This beautiful city located in the Green Hart of Holland is best known for the cheese market, candles and delicious syrup waffles. Everything is within walking distance in the city center. Take a stroll through the picturesque streets and grab a cozy terrace from where you can admire the beautiful City Hall on the market square. During lunch we continue our journey to Willemstad. This is one of the best preserved fortified cities in the Netherlands. The entire city is surrounded by ramparts. Within the walls are interesting buildings such as the Arsenaal, the former town hall and the Mauritshuis. After dinner you have the opportunity to explore this historic city on the Hollandsch Diep.
Friday, August 13:
Today we first cross the Zeeland waters up to Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Via the Volkerak and Krammersluizen we reach the channel of Zuid-Beveland. After we have crossed the Western Scheldt we reach Terneuzen. This port city is known for its impressive lock complex, where about 70,000 ships pass each year. In the center you will find old buildings with renovated facades, but also pleasant, modern shopping streets.
Saturday, August 14:
Terneuzen - Middelburg
Early on we cross the Western Scheldt towards Vlissingen, where we sail up the Walcheren Canal to Middelburg. A visit to the capital of Zeeland should not be missed on this trip. In Zeeland they fought a lot against the water, but it also yielded a lot for them. Due to its favorable location on the water, Middelburg became, after Amsterdam, the most important trading port of the VOC era.
Sunday, August 15:
Middelburg - Neeltje Jans - Veere
The Neeltje Jans work island is part of the Oosterscheldekering, which, together with other flood defenses in Zeeland, Brabant and South Holland, form the Delta Works of the Netherlands. The Delta Works must protect these provinces during a storm surge from the sea. In the information center (*), on Neeltje Jans, you can find out everything from the flood disaster to the construction of the Delta Works. In the course of the afternoon we sail on to Veere where we will spend the night.
Monday, August 16:
Veere - Hellevoetsluis
We leave the Zeeland waters and via the Haringvliet we reach Hellevoetsluis. Here the ships of the VOC were maintained in the former seaport. A nice legacy from that time is the stone dry dock. Which is still in use. The Dutch Navy also had its fleet here for years.
Tuesday, August 17:
Hellevoetsluis - Dordrecht
Due to its location near three rivers such as the Merwede, the North and the Oude Maas, Dordrecht has traditionally been an important trading city. That history, wealth and culture is still clearly visible. In the historic city center you will find about 1,000 monuments in which some nice shops and restaurants are located.
Wednesday, August 18:
Dordrecht - Wijk bij Duurstede
On the way to Wijk bij Duurstede we pass the famous windmills of Kinderdijk and the silver town of Schoonhoven. We arrive in Wijk bij Duurstede at the beginning of the afternoon. While you take a walk through this lovely town, preparations are made on board for the Farewell Dinner and an unforgettable farewell party.
Thursday, August 19:
Wijk bij Duurstede - Arnhem
The last day of this beautiful cruise has arrived. You can start the day slowly with a delicious champagne brunch. Our home port is already in sight at 11.00. We wish you a good journey home and hope to see you soon!
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