Often called the ‘Venice of the North’, the Netherlands is awash with water. It provides some of the densest inland waterways in Europe, as almost half of the country once lay under water. This is the place where the Rhine meets the Maas and the Scheldt, and the wondrous colourful vistas are a testament to the lushness of the landscape.
A relaxing Dutch Waterways river cruise will sail past patchworks of tulips and dotted medieval windmills, just as you’d expect, but it will also take in ancient cities, wine towns and spectacular scenery.
So, whether you’re hoping to find stunning vistas that are overflowing with colourful flowers or experience original café culture at its finest, a river cruise along the Dutch Waterways has it all.