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Top Netherlands Trips & Tours in May 2025

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Discover Netherlands in May 2025 on one of these 17 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Amsterdam, Vlissingen, and Kinderdikj during May 2025 as you enjoy cruises, river cruises, biking, hiking, and small ship cruises. Prices for trips in May 2025 range from $2,199 to $24,990 for a vacation of 8 to 15 days. Choose any of the below 17 itineraries in May 2025 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert Netherlands trip planners.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,759
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$3,299
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Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • View the sites of Rüdesheim
  • Discover the Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit resplendent churches
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your ship in Amsterdam for a fantastic 8-day adventure, where you will explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …
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Discover charming Heidelberg
$8,190
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Jewels of the Rhine

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Discover the charming Koblenz
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Discover the beauty of Strasbourg
  • Tour Heidelberg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an enchanting cruise along the beautiful and storied Rhine river. Begin your journey inAmsterdam, and stop atUNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral. Explore the town ofKoblenz and visit the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady and the German Corner.A wine tasting is …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$6,479
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Cruise the rivers of Germany
$8,190
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Jewels of the Rhine

Zurich - Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Visit Heidelberg Castle
  • Take a walk to Heidelberg
  • Ride a cable car in Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the ship inBasel, Switzerland. First to explore in the list is the Black Forest, known for its cuckoo clocks and the live oompah bands. Here, visit a Black Forest village or hikepassing under an idyllic canopy of evergreens. In Strasbourg, be amazed by the ornate beauty ofMaison Kammerzell …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,999
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Bike along the Rhine
  • Tour the canals of Amsterdam
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day journey reveals the hidden treasures and magnificent gems of the Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Explore splendid cities and charming villages nestled between Basel and Amsterdam, home to timeless traditions that still remain intact.Enjoy daily excursions with a …
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Explore Cologne
$12,190
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Splendours of Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Explore the Dutch Golden Age
  • Pass the infamous Lorelai Rock
  • Visit Würzburg
  • Discover Vienna’s famous sights
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day Splendour of Europe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest aboard Emerald Sun. Explore Amsterdam's picturesque canals, cafés, and art galleries. Visit the cathedral city of Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany and the largest on the Rhine. Admire hilltop castles, …
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Explore Basel
$5,499
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Castles along the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Victoria
  • Tour the capital of Alsatian wines
  • Enjoy a visit the Romanesque cathed
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
  • Walk through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day voyage aboard the River Empress is an ideal holiday for castle lovers. Sail along the Rhine river and marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaviola
  • Enjoy Amsterdam
  • Join a tour through Old Town
  • Hike through Rüdesheim
  • Tour Parc de l’Orangerie
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors …
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Bowhead whales
$3,200
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Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Discover Fowlsheugh
  • Experience Fair Isle
  • Explore Jan Mayen
  • Witness Forlandsundet
Starts / Ends:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius. From Vlissingen to explore the North Sea's wonders. Witness diverse marine life, from dolphins to majestic whales. Visit Fowlsheugh's seabird cliffs or the vibrant Ythan Estuary. Explore Fair Isle's serene charm, known for its …
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Minke whale swimming in the ocean
$3,200
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Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

Vlissingen - Longyearbyen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Spot white-beaked dolphins
  • Discover Aberdeen
  • Experience Fair Isle
  • Witness the midnight sun
Starts / Ends:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the ultimate 12-day Arctic Ocean Cruise aboard MV Hondius. Departing from Vlissingen, your adventure begins with sightings of white-beaked dolphins and majestic orcas as you traverse the North Sea. Arriving in Aberdeen, immerse yourself in the charm of the Granite City before setting …
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Visit castle ruins in the German countryside
$6,299
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Grand European Tour

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Discove the Dom,Germany’s cathedral
  • Explore Marksburg Castle
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • View Germany’s oldest restaurant
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your ship in Budapest and discover the Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best …
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Visit charming towns on the Moselle River
$3,999
Plus OBC
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Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Tour the romantic Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne's cathedral
  • Visit Rudesheim's vineyards
  • Admire beautiful castles
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Luxembourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail the Rhine River from youthful Amsterdam to Germany's fashion center, Düsseldorf. Explore splendid Cologne with its magnificent dome and admire the picturesque Rhine castles on your way to bustling Frankfurt and medieval …
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View of Strasbourg city
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy optional excursions
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Explore Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafes, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$3,899
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Enchanting Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Visit Riquewihr
  • Go to Freiburg
  • Tour Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame
  • Taste Rüdesheimer Coffee
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future in Cologne and Amsterdam. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, such as Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,999
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Strasbourg
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy bike tours and wine tastings
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 8 days crusing along the romantic Rhine through four European countries, aboard the luxurious MS Amasiena. On this journey tour the famous canals of Amsterdam,and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you …
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