Discover Holland & Belgium
Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Explore Hoorn's seafaring heritage, Arnhem's World War II history and Antwerp's Renaissance splendor. See colorful ribbons of farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. Step into the Middle Ages in Bruges. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world's largest floral park. The best time to see the Low Countries is spring, and the best way to see them is on our 10-day cruise.
Day by Day
Day 1 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.
Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Dutch Golden Age's legacy lives on in gilded manses that line Amsterdam's canals and in the lush paintings that adorn the Rijksmuseum.
Day 3 - Hoorn, The Netherlands
Founded in 1300, Hoorn was named for its horn-shaped harbor along the Ijsselmeer, the artificial lake created by massive dams.
Day 4 - Arnhem, The Netherlands
A picturesque former Hanseatic League city nearly destroyed in World War II, Arnhem is graced with an array of beautiful parks and gardens.
Day 5 - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.
Day 6 - Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp's Cathedral of Our Lady, Belgium's largest Gothic church, is a masterpiece of murals and stained glass.
Day 7 - Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, once a center of the flower seed and bulb trade, has a long and colorful history. From here, the Leie River is your gateway to Bruges.
Day 8 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam, at the heart of a maze of rivers and artificial waterways, is considered the world's largest port.
Day 9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
City of charming canals, elegant gabled houses, Rembrandt and van Gogh, Amsterdam is a delight to explore.
Day 10 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam's patchwork of waterways forms about 90 islands that are connected by 1,500 gracefully arched bridges.
Viking Inclusive Value
Your included features and services: 8 included shore excursions with local guide & headset Complimentary Wi-Fi Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner Multiple dining venues with open seating 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water Aquavit Terrace and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers All port taxes and fees Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
Your experience: 10-days; 2 countries; 8 ports Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Culture Curriculum: learn how wooden shoes are made; find out how windmills work; attend lectures on Belgium's political landscape & Holland's 17th-century tulip craze; enjoy a folkloric performance; sample Dutch cheese & jenever All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner Organic herb garden Open-air walking track 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Your stateroom: Riverview stateroom Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows 40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand Refrigerator, security safe, hair dryer 110/220 volt outlets & USB port Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors Glass-enclosed shower Premium Freyja toiletries, bathrobe & slippers (upon request)