Arnhem - Deventer - Kampen
The embarkation of this cruise takes place in Arnhem. As soon as everyone is on board, we leave Arnhem and set course for Deventer. This Hanseatic city, located on the IJssel, used to be one of the most famous trading cities in Europe. In the city centre you will find many beautiful monuments, which are reminiscent of this time. During dinner we sail on to Kampen.
Kampen - Sneek
Via the IJsselmeer we sail into the Frisian waters at Lemmer. Our destination today is Sneek. The compact city centre with the canal belt and the Waterpoort give the city centre a cosy character. Various waterways connect Sneek with the many lakes and the rest of Friesland. The city is therefore also popular with water sports enthusiasts.
Sneek - Franeker - Harlingen
We leave Sneek early. On the way to Harlingen we pass beautiful nature reserves, villages and towns. At the beginning of the afternoon we will moor in Franeker. A visit to the Planetarium of Eise Eisinga(*) is definitely worth your while. Later in the afternoon we continue our journey to Harlingen.
Harlingen - Oudeschild (Texel)
We leave Harlingen behind and cross over to the Wadden Island of Texel. From the port of Oudeschild you can visit the island during a bus tour (*).
Oudeschild (Texel) – Medemblik
Medemblik is the oldest city in West Friesland. During a city walk(*) you will discover the most beautiful places that have survived from the Golden Age. On the eastern site of the harbour is Radboud Castle, dating from the end of the 13th century. At the Bakery Museum, the most delicious delicacies are baked in a traditional way and at the steam pumping station you can learn everything about the development of the steam engine. Plenty of ways to spend the afternoon here.
Medemblik - Enkhuizen - Hoorn
Early on we sail along the coastline of the IJsselmeer. The first town where we moor today is Enkhuizen. In the past, Enkhuizen was known for its herring fishing. You can learn more about its history and life on the Zuiderzee when you visit the Zuiderzee Museum. At the beginning of the afternoon we sail on to Hoorn. The maritime atmosphere of the past is still clearly recognizable. The Hoofdtoren with behind it narrow houses with stepped and bell gables form a beautiful panorama and reflect the cosy and intimate character of the city.
Hoorn - Schoonhoven
We reach Schoonhoven via the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. In this town on the river Lek, silversmithing is still central. Proof of this are the many monumental silver workshops and silversmith houses, as well as the only vocational school for gold and silversmiths.
We sail towards Willemstad via the port of Rotterdam. First we pass the impressive skyline of Rotterdam followed by many wharves, docks and container ships. After lunch we moor in Willemstad. During a city walk(*) you will see the beautifully preserved ramparts and numerous other monuments in the city.
Willemstad - Gorinchem - Nijmegen
Gorinchem, once part of the Dutch Waterline, is one of the last cities with original ramparts. Slot Loevestein, located nearby, also played an important role in history as a medieval toll castle and defensive castle. During lunch we continue our journey to Nijmegen. Tonight the Captains Dinner will be served on board.
This wonderful journey through the Netherlands is almost over. After you have enjoyed a delicious lunch, we will arrive back in Arnhem at 2PM, where we will say goodbye to each other.
Various excursion opportunities (not included)
Three evenings with live music