AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM
Departing every Sunday between April 5 and May 3 from Amsterdam
Sunday, DAY 1 Amsterdam to Gouda
Our complimentary transportation meets you at your hotel in Amsterdam at 2.00 p.m. and lets you enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic heart of Holland to Absoluut2 for a champagne welcome onboard. We begin our cruise with a trip through Rotterdam harbor, the second largest in the world, past an amazing display of Dutch architecture both modern and ancient. Heading north up the river Ijssel to our first mooring and your first gourmet meal onboard; in the quaint town of Gouda.
Monday, DAY 2 Gouda to Haarlem
After breakfast there is time to explore the historic riches of Gouda including the fascinating St. John's church, dating back to 1280 with it’s colorful stained glass windows, the picture-perfect town hall and square plus the Waag where the famous Gouda cheese has been weighed since 1668. Then back to Absoluut2 for a lunch cruise through some of Holland’s most beautiful countryside to our next overnight stop in Haarlem.
Tuesday, DAY 3 Haarlem to Zaandam
Enjoy the morning shopping in the cosmopolitan town of Haarlem followed by a visit to the Great church of St. Bravo’s. This Gothic masterpiece houses the Christian Muller organ, which was graced by the likes of Handel and the very young Mozart. Our afternoon is taken up viewing the fields of tulips drifting by as we head north up the Spaarne to the region of Zaandam with its traditional Dutch green ‘doll house’ architecture.
Wednesday, DAY 4 Zaandam to outside Amsterdam
Experience the historic village of Zaanse Schans with working windmills, clog makers, cheese farm, and mustard mill. Everything that the Dutch are famous for can be encountered here in this tiny village. A real treat and an ‘absoluut’ must for anyone traveling to Holland. We meet up with "Absoluut 2" for an afternoon cruise through the centre of Amsterdam. Past the lifting bridges and canal houseboats to our mooring for the night in the peaceful countryside of the Amstel River.
Thursday, DAY 5 Delft
If flowers are your passion then one of the highlights of the voyage will definitely be the visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Stroll through 32 hectares of glorious color and scents as you are immersed in a sea of flowers in this unique park. Absoluut-ly breathtaking. After lunch we cruise to Delft to spend the afternoon wandering through this fascinating city and see first-hand the artisans that make of the Royal Delftware porcelain.
Friday, DAY 6 Delft to Schiedam
After breakfast and a short morning cruise we find ourselves in the fascinating town of Schiedam. This little town has some amazing sights including six of the world’s largest working traditional windmills, a glass museum, a chocolate art factory, historic boat harbor plus it is also famous for it’s Jenever (Dutch gin) distilleries. So a visit to the gin museum and tasting room is a must.
Saturday, DAY 7 Schiedam to Amsterdam
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we return you to the airport or your hotel
|Accommodations||Rate Type||Rate Amount|
|Stateroom per person||Regular||6500|
|Charter 6 passengers wholeboat||Regular||38900|
|Charter 4 passengers wholeboat||Regular||34500|
|Charter 5 passengers wholeboat||Regular||35750|
|Departure Dates (Sunday)||Rate Type||Route|
|Apr 29 May 20 , 27 Jun 17, 24 Jul 1, 8, 22, 29 Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep 2, 9, 16, 23 Oct 7, 14, 21||Regular||Burgundy|
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There is a $200 extra charge per person on Absoluut2 for the suites (Cat 1 & 4), only on individual departures.
Rate Includes: 6 night cruise, all meals, wine with meals, open bar, all excursions and transfers from Amsterdam to the barge.