The land of canal and dam windmills can finally be visited on a houseboat. You will ride with your bike along the canals to fully enjoy the scenery of this beautiful nation. You will sail surrounded by extensive tulip fields and small picturesque houses. Discover Netherlands on a houseboat where you can be the captain (no skipper needed)!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Vinkeveen, Netherlands|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 2:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 am on the following Saturday|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
From €1.685 per houseboat.
|CRUISE AND MINI-CRUISE TIPS||
Hindeloopen - Workum - Leeuwarden - Hindeloopen
Vinkeveen - Amsterdam - Vinkeveen
|Language||International crew and guests.|
Day 1: Check-in
It starts from Vinkeveen, located on the banks of a large lake where water sports can be played. Before leaving for the wonderful Amsterdam, stop in one of the splendid restaurants on the lake. Boarding at 14:00
Today you will have the opportunity to sail to the beautiful Dutch capital: Amsterdam. This vibrant cosmopolitan city has retained its traditional and unique character. Use the bicycle to get around, the most popular means of transport in the country. Visit the Grachtengordel district, you will be fascinated by its canals and beautiful bridges dominated by colorful houses. Do not miss the visit to the main museums such as the Anne Frank museum, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum which houses the magnificent collection of Rembrandt works.
Moor in Edam, famous for its delicious cheese. The Damplein square is the heart of the city where you will find the Edam Museum characterized by its floating cellar. Then you can resume navigation to Lisse, famous for tulips.
In Lisse you cannot miss the largest and most wonderful Keukenhof garden, whose castle is open to visitors. The gardens are home to a collection of over 7 million colorful flowers that are planted every year. Also enjoy a bike ride through the flower fields. The next stop is Leiden, Rembrandt's hometown. Walking along the waterways you can admire its magnificent views and visit the churches and museums of the historic center.
Today you will arrive in Gouda, which is home to the famous traditional cheese market in The Markt and don't miss De Waag where you can see a cheese making demonstration. Marvel at the impressive stained glass windows of the Church of San Giovanni.
You will continue sailing to Utrecht, a beautiful ancient city. Above the tower of the Duomo you can admire a fantastic panorama. Do not miss the visit to the Cathedral of San Martino and the botanical gardens. The city also offers visits to many museums including the Science Museum. At night, let yourself be carried away by the artistically illuminated places in the historic center.
Located along the Vecht River, you'll find Maarssen, where Amsterdam's wealthy families built their residences, many restored to their former glory. One example is the Goudestein, now a town hall and wedding venue.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on safety weather conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MAGNIFIQUE
Double rooms and two rooms with single beds convertible in double. All beds are longer than 200cm and all mattresses have been improved in quality and thickness. USB and domestic electric plugs available at every time to recharge your devices or use a hairdryer. Three en suite bathrooms with electrical WC, water basin and shower.
Spacious living room with wide sofa easily convertible in double bed thanks to the gas pneumatic table legs. Improved visibility from the saloon due to new windows design, and easy access to Fly bridge due to a new stairs and layers design. The full kitchen/galley includes a large microwave, an electric kitchen, a domestic size refrigerator, and for the first time on board on our fleet, a huge washing machine and a kettle. Fly deck is wide and flat, with fix table and seats with led lights.
|Cabins||4 double + dinette|
|Berths||8 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||1.000 lt|
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MINUETTO 6+
This modern boat is ideal for 6 persons but thanks to the convertible dinette can comfortably take up to 8 persons on board. It’s a great boat with a lot of outstanding space to relax and take sun. There’s a fully equipped L-shaped kitchen, a gorgeous saloon with radio/CD player, and a huge elevated sundeck big enough for everyone aboard to relax. Available for wheelchairs (on request).
|Cabins||3 double + dinette|
|Berths||6 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||920 lt|
|Extra||Available for wheelchairs (on request)|
BeBlue reserves the right to substitute the boat presented in the catalog ( or not included in the catalog ) with another boat of similar class and characteristics.