Netherlands River Cruises

Experience enchanting Netherlands river cruises, where historic canals and vibrant tulip fields reveal a rich tapestry of Dutch heritage and beauty.

Where we sail in 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.

Our Recommended Shore Excursions In Netherlands

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

From flights to transfers, our river cruise packages take the hassle out of sorting your getaway…


Direct flights from UK airports are included.


Airport transfers to and from your ship are covered.


Get three meals with drinks per day with Full Board Plus.