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Explore Netherlands on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Amsterdam, Vlissingen, and Harlingen, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Netherlands on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Netherlands start at $1,999 for a trip of 5 to 22 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Netherlands and our team of Netherlands travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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A humpback whale breaches the polar waters
$3,000
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Bodo - Whale Safari - Bear Island - South Spitsbergen

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the Bear Island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Sail through Bodo
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the wild shores of Northern Norway to the bird cliffs of Bear Island to Svalbard's fantastic Bell Sund fjord system, this wildlife-centered expedition gives you the best of both the lower and higher Arctic. You might encounter blue whales, harp seals, kittiwakes, and many more memorable …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
$3,299
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts/ Ends in:
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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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,299
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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 in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Bicycles on a bridge over the canal.
$10,050
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North Sea Voyage: Copenhagen to London

11 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Amaze with beauty of Lübeck
  • Sail through Cliffs of Dover
  • Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
  • Experience London’s landmark
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Class, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$5,589
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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 in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, 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 Rhine through Cologne
$4,939
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
Starts/ Ends in:
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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Spring flowers in Mannheim
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s famous canals
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
  • Enjoy Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Stroll through Cologne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of old European towns and cruise along the Rhine. Discover the winding canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s soaring Cathedral, wander Heidelberg Castle, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and …
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Surfacing Humpback Whales
$3,250
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Bremerhaven - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from our home port of Vlissingen to our favorite Arctic island group.Enjoy places of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. You will most likely take home memories that will accompany you wherever your …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$3,000
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Helgoland - Fair Isle-Jan Mayen-Spitsbergen

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Enjoy watching rare birds
  • Look out for different whales
  • Snowshoe across the Arctic
  • Visit historic Dutch whaling sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from the German port of Bremerhaven to our favorite Arctic island group. Crossing the North Sea, you stand an excellent chance of spotting minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises, among …
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Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jade
  • Explore harbor city Amsterdam
  • View the Drachenburg Castle
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
  • Enjoy Europe’s beautiful rivers
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover this beautiful land starting in Amsterdam. From here your luxury all-inclusive cruise will take you through beautiful stretches of the Rhine, punctuated by timeless little towns that still exude the romance of days long past. Take in Koblenz, delight in the charm of Cochem, explore …
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Stroll along the canals of Dusseldorf
$3,695
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Treasures of the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jewel
  • Visit the old town of Bamberg
  • Enjoy cable car ride in Rüdesheim
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • Visit the amazing city of Würzburg
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your wonderful river cruise begins with a tour of Bavaria, beginning in the picturesque city of Nuremberg, where Scenic Freechoice invites you to explore the city’s medieval architecture with an expert and to visit the moving sites of WWII. This incredible journey ends in the cosmopolitan …
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Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam
$1,999
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A Taste of Rhine

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Artistry II
  • Join the Guided Canal Cruise
  • Take a Guided Walk of Cologne
  • Cruise through Rhine George
  • Visit the Mechanical Music Museum
Starts/ Ends in:
Frankfurt / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get the perfect view of Germany’s Rhine River with a sample of its charms from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or enjoy your free time exploring Koblenz.Take a Guided Walk of Cologne visiting the famoustwin-steepled gothic …
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Enjoy a tranquil stroll in Amsterdam
$2,049
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A Taste of Rhine (Northbound)

5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Join the Guided Canal Cruise
  • Take a Guided Walk of Cologne
  • Cruise through Rhine George
  • Visit the Mechanical Music Museum
Starts/ Ends in:
Frankfurt / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover extraordinary destinations in Germany and Holland on this Rhine River cruise to sample local charms and traditions from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim—the Rhine Valley’s wonderful wine country. Hear the sounds of …
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Bridge of Plaza de Espana, Seville
$15,112
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Ultimate Iberian & Western Europe Discovery

Barcelona to Bergen - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Immerse yourself in Iberian culture
  • Discover the culture of Seville
  • Enjoy the Balearic Islands
  • Visit British Channel Islands
  • Explore romantic Amsterdam
  • Hike beautiful trails in Norway
Starts/ Ends in:
Barcelona / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the luxurious Scenic Eclipse on this 22-day cruise exploring the highlights of the Iberian Peninsula and the coast of Western Europe. Depart from beautiful Barcelona and visit favorite Spanish ports such as Malaga, Cartagena, and the Balearic Islands. Experience the rich Andalusian culture in …
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Rugged coastlines of the British Isles
$8,296
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Western Europe Discovery

Lisbon to Bergen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Explore diverse European ports
  • Hike beautiful trails in Norway
  • Visit British Channel Islands
  • Explore beautiful remote islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore highlights of coastal Western Europe on this 12-day journey from Lisbon to Bergen. Cruise north from Portugal and visit large ports such as Amsterdam and Bruges, as well as smaller gems such as Spain'sCíes Islands and France'sBelle-Île. Get off the beaten path with …
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Cruise through the canals of Amsterdam
$4,999
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Gems Of The Baltic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Ovation
  • Discover archaeology in Dover
  • Explore Zeebrugge's medieval town
  • Learn Arendal's shipbuilding histor
  • Explore Copenhagen
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Dover
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Baltic Sea voyage takes you from Denmark to England, allowing you to see some of the region's most interesting sights. Explore the Danish capital of Copenhagen and bike your way around this city full of culture and the arts. Marvel at the fusion of old and modern architecture in …
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