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Cruise on the Ijsselmeer, one of Holland's treasures

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Modigliani
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Discover the traditions and authenticities of Holland in this 6-day roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam. Board the MS Modligiani for a true exploration of the Ijsselmeer lake, one of Holland's treasures. Explore Amsterdam's sparkling canals, join an excursion to Alkmaar and the Dutch Cheese Museum, visit the Zuiderzee Museum, explore the Keukenhof Gardens, and take part on a guided visit to the famous Red Light District.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam
Day 3 : Hoorn | Enkhuizen
Day 4 : Enkhuizen | Lemmer
Day 5 : Amsterdam
Day 6 : Amsterdam | Disembark


  • Cruise on the Ijsselmeer, one Holland's largest inland freshwater lakes
  • Visit the Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum with 17th & 18th century houses
  • Explore the historic Alkmaar city and its cheese market
  • Discover Enkhuizen´s 17th century Renaissance buildings


MS Modigliani

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  • Small Ship

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Day 1 Amsterdam | Embark

Board the MS Modigliani at 6:00 p.m. in Amsterdam. After comfortably settling into your cabin, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board, followed by a tour of Amsterdam on a canal boat. The city’s name comes from its origins: it grew around a dam on the Amstel River. Remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today set off on a guided visit of Amsterdam, a truly delightful city with a rich and fascinating past. Then take advantage of a free afternoon to tour the city at your own pace.

Day 3 Hoorn | Enkhuizen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising the Markermeer to Hoorn, one of the major cities in West Friesland. Join an excursion to Alkmaar and the Dutch Cheese Museum. Get back on the ship for a night of entertainment provided by the crew. Then begin to cruise to Enkhuizen.

Day 4 Enkhuizen | Lemmer

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy some free time to explore Enkhuizen by yourself, a beloved destination for its traditional Dutch feel. Visit the Zuiderzee Museum, a place devoted to preserve the cultural heritage and maritime history from the old region (entry fee not included). Afterwards, begin your cruise on one of the largest lakes in Holland: the Ijsselmeer. Arrive in Lemmer during the afternoon and take advantage of some free time to visit the D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station (entry fee not included). Tonight enjoy your festive gala evening on board. 

Day 5 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Amsterdam. Join a tour of the Keukenhof Gardens (open from March 24 to May 16). Each spring, there are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. When the gardens are not open, you can have a tour of Volendam, well known for its Dutch seafood specialties, especially for smoked eel. Then head for Zaanse Schans, an open air museum with wooden windmills, barns, and houses. Enjoy a free evening, or why not discover the famous Red Light District through an optional tour (book and pay on board).

Day 6 Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

MS Modigliani

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Cabins on the MS Modigliani
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Main Deck
50 cabins (44 twins, 4 triple cabins, 1 single cabin, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
28 cabins (26 twins, 2 cabins equipped for disabled). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks, including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served on board at your table and from the bar (excluding  hampagne and wines on the wine list)
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list
- Champagne
- Drinks during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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