Begin your Tulip of Northern Holland vacation your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking your Avalon Suite Ship® in Amsterdam. Explore the legendary sites of Holland on this springtime river cruise through Northern Holland perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts. For flower lovers, an expert botanist will provide lectures on board, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants. Visit the famous fields of blooming tulips, or take a guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and Dutch maritime history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your holiday through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nominee. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself. Get a true taste of the culture with an onboard tasting of local cheese and Genever. Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colours of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with colour. This beautiful and historic holiday concludes with more time to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. See the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Aalsmeer Flower Auction on our March 24th departure!