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 Springtime Tulip Barge Cruises in Holland

Springtime in Holland is the ideal time to cruise with its spectacular tulip and bulb gardens, cheese capital of Gouda, picturesque Delft of pottery fame, quaint windmills and canals through Amsterdam. Canals were dug out in and around towns for transport purposes and crisscross the heavily populated Netherlands. The houses built along the canals by wealthy merchants were typically narrow with ornamented façades befitting their affluence.

Between Alkmaar and Delft

The 12 passenger deluxe barge, Panache, cruises this route between Alkmaar, a beautiful coastal town renowned for cheese and clog making and Delft of blue pottery fame.

Haarlem to Haarlem in a loop

The 8 passenger ultra-deluxe barge, La Nouvelle Etoile, cruises this route right through the heart of Amsterdam and the port of Rotterdam.

Sightseeing can include:

  • Flower auction in Aaslmeer
  • Ancient town of Haarlem
  • Frans Hals Museum and its collection of Old Masters paintings
  • Keukenhof Gardens with over 7 million flowering bulbs
  • Delft known for its blue hand-painted tableware
  • Ketel One Vodka distillery
  • Zaanse Schans to visit a working windmill
  • Private cheese tasting and tour in Gouda

Springtime Tulip Barge Cruises in Holland

Please see the individual barge's itineraries for the diverse routes and excursions they include.

For more information, call ​1-800-880-0071 or

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Springtime in Holland at the Keukenhof Gardens with the barge La Nouvelle Etoile

Visit Delft and one of it's handmade pottery factories

Tour and tasting at the Ketel One distillery with the barge Panache

Cheese tasting in Gouda, Holland