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Dutch Waterways

The canals and rivers of the Netherlands flow through tulip fields, historic cities and picture postcard towns and villages. The flat landscape offers panoramic views that stretch on as far as the eye can see.

The Keukenhof Gardens of Holland make for a great visit during the spring and the waterways are dotted with pretty windmills. This area is home to many of the great artworks and museums of the world, including the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank's House.

Start and finish your Dutch waterways cruise in the beautiful city of Amsterdam and spend the rest of you journey marvelling at the quaint landscapes that seem as though they have been taken straight from a fairytale.

We also have many Russian waterways tours available for those who enjoy this style of cruising.

Dutch Waterways factfile

  • Almost all of the Canals were dug in one lifetime, the canal work began in 1585 and was almost completely done by 1665
  • Flood control is a important issue of the Netherlands, as due to its low elevation, approximately two third's of its area is vulnerable to flooding while the country is densely populated
  • There used to be more canals than today but some of them where ordered to be filled back in 1955
  • There are 3,000 houseboats on the dutch canals
  • There are 881,000 bikes in Amsterdam
  • King's day, the national Netherlands holiday is celebrated anunally on April 27th its attracts 1,000 of tourists from around the globe, this is held in the capital, Amsterdam