Where we sail in the Netherlands

    A TUI River Cruise in the Netherlands is a great way to combine an adults-only river holiday with all the best bits of a country criss-crossed with canals and stamped with a patchwork of tulip fields. It’s famous for its collection of cultural cities – like arty Amsterdam, historic Utrecht and modern-meets-Medieval Medemblik. Between them they flaunt an eyebrow-raising assortment of world-famous landmarks – like the Anne Frank Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Zaanse Schans Dutch community and the Keukenhof flower gardens. The best time to see the latter is in March or April, when our Dutch & Belgian Waterways cruises – like Beautiful Benelux and Dutch Delights – offer excursions to see the famous tulips in all their rainbow-hued glory.

    Off the beaten track

    Our river cruises to the Netherlands tick off lesser-known places like Dordrecht and Veere, too. The Beautiful Benelux cruise includes visits to both. Veere’s right next to a lagoon and is a popular spot for watersports, while Dordrecht is the country’s oldest city. We also include the Netherlands on our European Icons river cruise, which covers off Amsterdam, as well as places like Cologne in Germany and Linz in Austria.


    You’ve got a chocolate-box style collection of choice when it comes to excursions on our Netherlands river cruises. You could sail the Amsterdam canals – there are over 100 kilometres of them in all. As you weave your way through these ancient waterways, keep your eyes peeled for the city’s major museums as well as tall townhouses that practically hold each other up. Or you might make a beeline for Zaanse Schans, a community famous for its iconic wooden windmills. In Rotterdam, you could tour its modern city streets, while in Veere you might get to visit the Oosterscheldekering – a huge dam that protects the Netherlands from North Sea flooding.

    TUI River Cruise Packages

    Our River Cruise packages take care of all aspects of your getaway without the hassle...


    Both flights are included in the package.


    All tranfers between the ship and airport are covered.


    A Full Board Plus package is included, covering 3 meals and drinks at mealtimes.


    £120 worth of excursion credit per person, per week are included, as standard.


    Booking your river cruise with TUI has never been easier, thanks to our European river cruise deals. Grab one of our offers, and you can discover everywhere from Amsterdam to Budapest for less. The best bit? Your flights, transfers, three meals with drinks per day, your tips, and your luggage allowance are all part of the package. You can secure your sailing with a low deposit from £125pp, too, and take advantage of our handy Direct Debit scheme. And don’t forget, you’ll get £120pp shore experiences credit, per week, to spend on extra onshore activities, like wine tastings and sightseeing with a local expert – perfect for getting to the heart of every destination you visit. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our European river cruises sailing along the Rhine, the Main, the Moselle, the Danube, and the Dutch and Belgian waterways.