Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises

Holland and Belgium on La Nouvelle Etoile

Explore the traditional towns and fascinating cities of Holland and Belgium on this relaxing hotel barge cruise on La Nouvelle Etoile, with transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef all included

Cruise Only
6 nights

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  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Delft
  • Delft market
  • Antwerp
  • Het Steen castle, Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Bruges
  • Bruges

Explore the picturesque waterways of Holland and Belgium on this superb cruise from the quaint town of Haarlem.

Discover Aalsmeer's colourful flower auction, enjoy a visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens and admire traditional pottery at the Delft Pottery Works. La Nouvelle Etoile then cruises through the busy port of Rotterdam and on to the fortress town of Willemstad and Flemish city of Antwerp, where this is a visit to Rubens' home.

See the sights of Ghent, home to the famous painting, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" and spend time at leisure in Bruges, known as the Venice of the North, before this relaxing holiday comes to an end.

La Nouvelle Etoile carries just 8 passengers, and has an elegant saloon, dining area and a piano bar. The spacious sun deck has a hot tub and eight bikes for exploring ashore.


Holland and Belgium Itinerary

Day 1 - Haarlem (Holland) - Cruquius

Guests are met in Amsterdam** and transferred to the hotel barge moored in the quaint town of Haarlem where there will be a champagne welcome. There will be time to relax and then take a short walking tour of Haarlem. Upon return, La Nouvelle Etoile will set off for a short cocktail cruise through Haarlem and moor for the night near Cruquius. Tonight will be your first, of many, gourmet meals on board.

Day 2 - Delft

After an early breakfast, we drive to the colourful flower auction in Aalsmeer and then return back for morning cruise along the canals to Lisse where you will be taken after lunch to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, the largest display of flowers in the world. Here you will see hundreds of varieties of tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs. Meanwhile, La Nouvelle Etoile has continued cruising to Delft and before returning to the hotel barge we visit the Delft Pottery Works, where the world famous pottery is still handmade and painted. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Rotterdam - Willemstad

We leave Delft and cruise to Rotterdam. During the morning you will have time to visit the ancient distillery of Ketel One, where one of the most prestigious vodkas in the world is made. Upon returning to the barge, we continue our cruise through the busy port of Rotterdam and across the Hollandsch Diep, part of the Dutch estuaries, to the charming old fortress town of Willemstad. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Antwerp (Belgium)

La Nouvelle Etoile crosses the border into Belgium and cruises to the Flemish city of Antwerp, where this is a tour of Rubens' home and the opportunity to explore the beautiful old quarter.

Day 5 - Ghent

After breakfast, cruise the "Sea Schelde" into the quaint town of Ghent. Admire the famous painting, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers or perhaps take a stroll through this picturesque town on your own. Dinner on board.

Day 6 - Bruges

This morning, arrive in Bruges, nicknamed the Venice of the North. Take the opportunity to explore the fascinating museums or enjoy a boat trip along the tranquil canals which meander through this beautiful city. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board this evening.

Day 7 - Bruges

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the drop off point in Bruges**.

Itinerary is subject to change. **Other locations available for private charter bookings

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation on 8 passenger Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles, lift, internet access, satellite TV and DVD, exercise room and spa pool
  • Transfers to and from barge