Holland's network of canals and waterways make it the ideal place to visit on a river cruise holiday. Capital city Amsterdam is the start and end point for many of Avalon Waterways' Dutch Waterways cruise itineraries. There is a distinct ambience to this 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, friendly cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace. View Dutch masters at the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, or swap your Avalon river cruise ship for a leisurely canal cruise along the elegant grachten, lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s ‘Golden Age’. One of the most visited places in Holland is the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing over 70 acres of parkland dotted with lakes, sculpted gardens and, of course, a windmill. Our Tulip Time river cruise is particularly popular with passengers wishing to explore Holland's famous blooms in the spring. With its picturesque towns, sleepy waterways and relaxed pace, Holland is a real treat to explore on an Avalon Waterways river cruise.
Highlights of our Dutch river cruises
Enjoy a relaxing canal cruise along Amsterdam's iconic waterways.
Take the lift to the top of the 607 ft high Euromast for views as far as Antwerp and The Hague.
For tulips galore, visit the world’s largest flower park.
Sample some of Edam's famous cheese at a local market.