'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017)

In the flower-filled spring, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises the waters of Holland, stopping for a cheese-tasting in Gouda, a visit to the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans, and a tour of Delft with its famous porcelain.

Time Event Description
30th Nov -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) Meet in Amsterdam and transfer to'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in the centerof Haarlem. After a welcome reception,enjoy a relaxing cruise to Zaandam beforea gourmet dinner on board.
1st Dec -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) After breakfast, drive to the reconstructedvillage of Zaanse Schans to see a workingwindmill; then visit a clog maker and acheese maker. In the afternoon, cruisethrough the heart of Amsterdam en routeto Uithoorn.
2nd Dec -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) Today, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises to Gouda, a historic trading center situated between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In the 15th century, wealthy Gouda was Holland's fifth-largest town. After lunch, visit a local cheese farm. Later explore the city's magnificent architecture, including the remarkable stained glass windows at 15th-century St. John’s Church (St. Janskerk).
3rd Dec -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) Cruise to Rotterdamthis morning, visiting Holland’s oldestvodka distillery en route. Then visit thehistoric town of Delft, the epitome of anold-fashioned Dutch town with quaintshops and picturesque canals. Stop at thepottery works, where the town’s famousporcelain is still painted by hand. Afterlunch, you have time on your own toexplore the old city center.
4th Dec -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) A morning cruise past Leiden crosses theBrasemmer Lakes to Oude Wetering. Spendthe afternoon at the magnificent KeukenhofGardens, a famous 79-acre park containingmillions of colorful flowers. One of themost photographed places in the world,Keukenhof is also home to the largestsculpture park in Holland.
5th Dec -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) Early this morning, visit the fascinating and fast-paced flower market at Aalsmeer, where 7,000 growers supply over 20 million flowers and plants to be sold each day. Perhaps make anoptional visit to the Cruquius Museum,a pumping station that originally helpedto drain Haarlemmermeer (Haarlem'sLake). Back in Haarlem, explore the museum dedicatedto Dutch portrait artist Frans Hals. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner onboard 'La Nouvelle Etoile.’
6th Dec -0001
'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland (2017) After breakfast, transfer back to Amsterdamwhere your program ends.

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