Tulips & Windmills Cruise


Join MyCruises for an unmissable river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Enjoy sweeping views of stunning landscapes while experiencing the exquisite luxury of Emerald Waterways’ Star Ship! Join informative onshore excursions, cycle through fields of vibrant tulip bulbs, and explore quaint medieval buildings and historical WWII landmarks. With a state-of-the-art vessel, 5-star dining, guided tours, and two nights of bonus accommodation in Amsterdam, this cruise package is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to see Europe!

Netherlands & Belgium Cruise Deal


8 Day Tulips & Windmills Cruise in an Emerald Stateroom
Explore 8 different cities, towns and villages with complimentary guided tours
20 meals including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Captains Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with meals while cruising
Port Taxes & Charges, Gratuities & Tipping Included
Transfer from Port to Amsterdam Airport provided by Emerald Waterways

Bonus Value


Return Economy Full Service Airfares flying to/from Amsterdam
Complimentary Cabin Category Upgrade^
2 nights’ Pre Cruise Accommodation in a 4 star hotel in Amsterdam
Arrival Private Car Transfer from Amsterdam Airport to Hotel
Private Car Transfer from Amsterdam hotel to Cruise Port



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The Ship

Emerald Star Ship

Step aboard the deluxe Emerald Waterways Star Ship and enjoy 442 ft of sleek, modern style. All of the 72 rooms and suites are complete with elegant décor, hotel-style beds, and chrome fixtures. Free Wi-Fi is available and guests can relax in the 6×4 metre heated swimming pool by day and stay as the space transforms into cinema at night! Enjoy 5-star dining, fitness and beauty facilities, 360° views of Europe’s stunning river banks, and make use of the bikes available for onshore tours. Bonus experiences abound on Emerald Waterways, with programs led by local guides and a high crew-to-guest ratio making this the ideal vessel for those seeking an intimate cruise experience.

My Cruises

Netherlands & Belgium Cruise Itinerary

Welcome to Amsterdam! Spend two days exploring the city with the complementary pre-cruise accommodation, included as part of your MyCruises cruise deal! Amsterdam is packed full of history, from the house where Anne Frank lived during WWII, to the diamond cutting factories and Museum Square. After you have seen Holland’s capital, board the Emerald Star for your 8 day cruise and meet the friendly captain and crew at the Welcome Dinner on board the ship.
Day two in Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens is on the menu! Europe’s largest spring garden covers over 79 acres, and boasts over seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. After exploring the gardens with the Emerald Waterways guide head back to Amsterdam to enjoy some free time in the city and get ready for the Captains Gala Dinner on the ship this evening.
Welcome to Belgium! Antwerp, our stop for the day is Belgium’s largest port, and second largest city. It has a fascinating history, from its 16th Century Cathedral, and Renaissance Town hall, to its more modern centre rebuilt after the damage caused during WWII. Attracting art lovers, diamond dealers and tourists from all over the world, Antwerp is one not to be missed! Join the Emerald cruise team for a guided tour of the city.
Bruges is a charming medieval Belgian town, famous for its chocolates. Back in the 13th Century it was the central point between the trade ships of Britain, Spain and Scandinavia, and became the world’s first stock exchange. Join the Emerald cruise team for a tour of the town, its cobbled streets and fairy tale landscapes.
Welcome back to the Netherlands! Today’s tour of Veere will focus around the Delta Works, which protect this area of Holland from flooding. Join the Emerald cruise team for a walk around the outer wall of the Delta Works, followed by sightseeing from the ship as you sail towards Arnhem.
Another scenic sail this morning on your river cruise, passing windmills and Dutch countryside along the banks of the river. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Arnhem, site of the famous WWII battle. The tour will include the headquarters of the British during the battle, which is now a museum, and the iconic bridge which was where the British were captured.
This morning’s tour is all about cheese, and ship building. The two things that the Dutch town of Edam is most famous for. Wander the quite canals, take in the architecture dating back to the 17th Century, and explore Hollands largest church. On the way back to the ship the tour will stop in Volendam, a small fishing port where some locals still wear traditional Dutch dress.

After lunch the river cruise continues towards Hoorn, in the 13th Century this was the base of the Dutch East India Company, a busy and powerful trading town. Explore the town and its many UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings.

Welcome back to Amsterdam! You have now come to the end of your European river cruise with Emerald Waterways. Disembark and take the Emerald transfer back to the airport, included as part of your cruise deal.

Optional Upgrade

Emerald Balcony Suite

Upgrade to an Emerald Balcony Suite from $799 per person. These groundbreaking cabins can transform the floor to ceiling-window into a balcony at just the touch of a button, flooding your room with fresh river breeze and turning your seating area into a private balcony.

For further details regarding a Cabin Upgrade, Contact one of our Friendly MyCruises Consultants.

Emerald Waterways cruise holiday

Travel Dates




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Terms & Conditions

Prices are based on per person, twin share and subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice, until reservation is confirmed. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Cruise itineraries may be varied due to high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond our control. Package based on E Category Emerald Stateroom.

^Upgrade Inclusion based off Emerald Stateroom (category E upgraded to category D) Upgrade is subject to availability.

‘Emerald Waterways is part of the Scenic Group’

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