Holland and Belgium: Spring Awakening

Tulips, windmills, and melt-in-your-mouth cheeses are just a few of the treasures that await on our Holland and Belgium springtime river cruise.

Each spring, a rainbow of tulips carpet the Dutch countryside, filling flower farms and gardens as far as the eye can see. Travelers can experience this unforgettable spectacle on a National Geographic river cruise, gliding along the estuaries of the Rhine during peak bloom. Each morning, you’ll venture to a captivating new town, exploring places like the enchanting medieval center of Brugge or the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam. Our luxurious riverboat plies tranquil backwaters, past the sleepy fishing villages and postcard-perfect windmills that keep the Netherlands above water. Bike, eat, and drink your way through these magical landscapes; and each night, unwind on the deck under the stars, watching timeless landscapes roll by and reflecting on the splendor of spring—nature’s annual awakening.