The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands

locationBrussels - Antwerp - Rotterdam - Amsterdamorsurroundings(3) - Brussels
The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
The Treasures of North - Through two extraordinary countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
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Duration

6 days

Trip code

BAM

Operator

CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

From Brussels to Amsterdam via Rotterdam and Antwerp, cruise through Belgium and the Netherlands in search of their hidden treasures. Discover the breath-taking beauty of Brussels, the Belgian capital, and the many international organizations at The Hague. Travel to the heart of iconic places such as Volendam, a former fishing village on the Ijsselmeer, and Zaanse Schans. 

Highlights

  • The picturesque villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam
  • Stopovers in the great cities of northern Europe(1): Brussels, capital of Belgian chocolate Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • Brussels, capital of Belgian chocolate
  • Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    This tour will give you an overview of the many historical treasures and curiosities of the Dutch capital. A fascinating and dynamic city where the old and the modern coexist harmoniously, Amsterdam is a city rich in history, art and culture, where every street corner reserves a surprise. It is during a boat ride on the picturesque canals classified as World Heritage by Unesco that you can admire the architecture so particular with the many narrow houses with gables, the mansions of the seventeenth century, or all these magnificent bridges that span the canals and offer an extraordinary urban landscape.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_AMS7

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $156

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Our visit of the Belgian capital will begin with a panoramic tour to see the famous monuments such as the Royal Palace of Laeken and the Atomium, a building originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Fair. We'll then head for the city center to admire the Royal Palace of Brussels - the King's workplace, as well as numerous Art Nouveau style buildings and the European Institutions. The visit will continue on foot to discover the Grand Place and its impressive Gothic town hall dating from the 14th century, as well as the iconic landmark Manneken Pis. We'll stop in a chocolate factory to learn what makes Belgian chocolates so delectable. Of course, we'll enjoy a tasting of these indulgent treats. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Panoramic tour by coach with stops to take pictures.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended: the visit of the old town is on foot and the streets are cobblestoned.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BRUXEL

    Pre-paid: $104

    On-board: $115

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Our visit of the Belgian capital will begin with a panoramic tour to see the famous monuments such as the Royal Palace of Laeken and the Atomium, a building originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Fair. We'll then head for the city center to admire the Royal Palace of Brussels - the King's workplace, as well as numerous Art Nouveau style buildings and the European Institutions. The visit will continue on foot to discover the Grand Place and its impressive Gothic town hall dating from the 14th century, as well as the iconic landmark Manneken Pis. We'll stop in a chocolate factory to learn what makes Belgian chocolates so delectable. Of course, we'll enjoy a tasting of these indulgent treats. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Panoramic tour by coach with stops to take pictures.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended: the visit of the old town is on foot and the streets are cobblestoned.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BRUXEL

    Pre-paid: $161

    On-board: $179

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave by coach for The Hague, the seat of the Dutch parliament and one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The Hague is also known as the "Royal City by the Sea,” since the Royal Family enjoys the location for many of their vacations. The Hague counts no less than 155 courtyards, making it the courtyard capital of Holland. Your guide will show you some of the most splendid, including the Hof van Wouw, Hofje van Nieuwkoop and the Hofje Rusthof. We'll also stroll through the Binnenhof, where the House of Representatives meets, the prime minister works and the ministers hold their weekly consultations. It has been the seat of the Dutch government for over 400 years. Our guide will also show us royal monuments, including the Lange Voorhout Palace which houses the Escher Museum. Lastly, we'll pass by the iconic Hotel des Indes, the International Court of Justice, and the Kloosterkerk.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    EXC_LAHAYE

    Pre-paid: $93

    On-board: $104

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    We'll leave by coach for The Hague, the seat of the Dutch parliament and one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The Hague is also known as the "Royal City by the Sea,” since the Royal Family enjoys the location for many of their vacations. The Hague counts no less than 155 courtyards, making it the courtyard capital of Holland. Your guide will show you some of the most splendid, including the Hof van Wouw, Hofje van Nieuwkoop and the Hofje Rusthof. We'll also stroll through the Binnenhof, where the House of Representatives meets, the prime minister works and the ministers hold their weekly consultations. It has been the seat of the Dutch government for over 400 years. Our guide will also show us royal monuments, including the Lange Voorhout Palace which houses the Escher Museum. Lastly, we'll pass by the iconic Hotel des Indes, the International Court of Justice, and the Kloosterkerk.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    EXC_LAHAYE

    Pre-paid: $104

    On-board: $115

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave by coach with our guide for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a cheese factory in the area to discover how the famous Gouda cheese is made. We'll enjoy tasting the different flavors and ages available of one of the most popular cheeses in the world. We'll then head for Zaanse Schans, an open air museum with wooden windmills, barns, and houses. Take a walk through the stunning buildings and the unique peat landscape or watch traditional clog making techniques. Don't miss the small but impressive clog museum that features one of the largest and most attractive collections of wooden shoes in the Netherlands: painted, carved, ice clogs with iron trimmings, horse clogs, and decorative clogs. Take advantage of some free time on this excursion to indulge in authentic Dutch traditions. We'll return to our ship in Amsterdam by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended: guided visit on foot at Volendam and Zaanse Schans.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MARKEN

    Pre-paid: $97

    On-board: $108

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    We'll leave by coach with our guide for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a cheese factory in the area to discover how the famous Gouda cheese is made. We'll enjoy tasting the different flavors and ages available of one of the most popular cheeses in the world. We'll then head for Zaanse Schans, an open air museum with wooden windmills, barns, and houses. Take a walk through the stunning buildings and the unique peat landscape or watch traditional clog making techniques. Don't miss the small but impressive clog museum that features one of the largest and most attractive collections of wooden shoes in the Netherlands: painted, carved, ice clogs with iron trimmings, horse clogs, and decorative clogs. Take advantage of some free time on this excursion to indulge in authentic Dutch traditions. We'll return to our ship in Amsterdam by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended: guided visit on foot at Volendam and Zaanse Schans.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MARKEN

    Pre-paid: $100

    On-board: $111



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