Ijsselmeer, Texel and Hanseatic cities | Feenstra river cruises

Ijsselmeer, Texel and Hanseatic cities New

Sailing on the IJsselmeer there is a great panoramic view! It is the largest freshwater lake in the Netherlands that was created after the construction of the Afsluitdijk. During this beautiful cruise with the Serenade 1 we will visit places such as Hoorn and Medemblik. The past of the VOC is still clearly recognizable here. The history of the Hanseatic period is revived in towns such as Kampen, Zutphen and Deventer.

Wednesday Thursday: Arnhem – Amsterdam

At 17.00 we would like to welcome you aboard the Serenade 1. At the beginning of the evening we raise anchor and sail to Amsterdam, where we will arrive the next morning. After dinner you can get to know your fellow passengers in the cosy lounge.

Thursday Friday: Amsterdam - Hoorn

Amsterdam is a vibrant city with a rich past and dozens of sights. A visit to a museum, a city walk, shopping or a canal cruise(*), the choice is yours. At the end of the afternoon we continue our journey to Hoorn. The maritime atmosphere of the past is still clearly visible in Hoorn.

Friday Saturday: Hoorn - Medemblik

There is still plenty of time for a walk through Hoorn. Here, the Main Tower and the narrow houses with stepped and bell gables form a beautiful panorama and at the same time reflect the cosy and intimate character of the city. In the afternoon we sail to the oldest city in West Friesland, Medemblik. Here you should definitely take a look at the Radboud Castle located in the historic center.

Saturday Sunday: Medemblik - Oudeschild (Texel)

Today Texel is on the program. We moor in Oudeschild on this largest Wadden Island. A tour of the island is organized from the home port of the Texel fishing fleet(*). This ride is very worthwhile and can be booked on board. In Oudeschild it is only a short walk to the Jutter Museum.

Sunday Monday: Oudeschild (Texel) - Harlingen - Stavoren

Numerous water birds accompany our journey across the Wadden Sea. If we are lucky we will see a group of seals on the mudflats. Harlingen comes into view during lunch. We spend the afternoon in this Frisian port city. At the end of the afternoon we lift anchor and via the Lorenz locks we return to the IJsselmeer. After dinner there is still plenty of time to take a walk through the most intriguing city of Friesland, Stavoren.

Monday Tuesday: Stavoren - Lemmer - Lelystad

Our first destination today is Lemmer. Woudagemaal, located just north of the village center, has been declared a UNESCO monument here. Lemmer itself is above all cosy and hosts numerous water sports enthusiasts in the summer season. In the afternoon, Bataviahaven, better known to most as Lelystad, is on the program.

Tuesday Wednesday: Lelystad - Deventer - Zutphen

Deventer is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. During the Middle Ages, merchants from all over Europe came to this place to participate in the annual markets. There are also numerous monuments that recall the Hanseatic period, such as the beautiful building 'De Drie Haringen' on the Brink. At the end of the afternoon we continue our journey and sail to Zutphen. Around the center the fortifications are still tangibly present in many places. You will not get bored here. In the evening a delicious Farewell Dinner will be served in the restaurant.

Wednesday Thursday: Zutphen - Arnhem

The last day of this wonderful cruise has arrived. You can start the day with a delicious Champagne brunch. Our home port of Arnhem is already in sight. Disembarkation will take place here at 11.00. We wish you a safe journey home and hope to see you soon!

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Various excursion opportunities
  • Live entertainment throughout
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Champagne brunch

Serenade 1

On the Upper Deck you will find the spacious lounge, of course with a bar and dance floor. At the large reading table in the library, people can converse with each other or read a book in peace. In the elegant restaurant located on the middle deck, the crew serves the culinary delights of the chef. The invigorating sauna with fitness equipment is located at the back of the Middle Deck. The Sun deck is the place to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. There are plenty of chairs, some sun loungers, and plenty of space to sit in the shade or sun.

More information about the Serenade 1 can be found below. If you still have questions after reading this information, please let us know. Our employees are there for you six days a week!

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