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Benelux Cruises
Escape the monotony of everyday life and traverse into the neighbouring monarchies of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg for an unforgettable experience of vibrancy and richness. Situated in the North Western region of Europe, these cultural pockets do not disappoint- the multitude of landscapes, the vast array of archaic architecture and the medieval cities will leave the visitor with a lifetime of memories. When is the best time to visit? "Benelux is best from May to September, when you can take advantage of the long summer days" Our cruise expert - Mark
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Harbours for Benelux, Europe (River)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
-49%
from$732
Amsterdam, Netherlands Cruises
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
-43%
from$423
Rotterdam Cruises
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
-49%
from$423
Zeebrugge (Bruges) Cruises
Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium
-43%
from$498
Antwerp Cruises
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Dordrecht, Netherlands
-43%
from$1,500
Dordrecht Cruises
Hoorn, Netherlands
Hoorn, Netherlands
-43%
from$1,500
Hoorn Cruises
Willemstad (North Brabant), Netherlands
Willemstad (North Brabant), Netherlands
-43%
from$1,084
Willemstad (North Brabant) Cruises
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nijmegen, Netherlands
-46%
from$1,130
%s Cruises
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
-39%
from$1,130
Brussels Cruises
Gorinchem, Netherlands
Gorinchem, Netherlands
-46%
from$1,130
Gorinchem Cruises
Vlissingen, Netherlands
Vlissingen, Netherlands
-39%
from$1,130
Vlissingen Cruises
Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium
-43%
from$1,130
Nijmegen Cruises

Travel Tips for Benelux

Embark on a journey like no other as you explore the enchanting region of Benelux – a stunning blend of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Cruising through this captivating corner of Europe offers a seamless and luxurious way to experience its rich history, vibrant cultures, and picturesque landscapes. Whether you’re strolling along the charming canals of Amsterdam, tasting delectable chocolates in Brussels, or exploring the medieval castles of Luxembourg, a cruise to Benelux is the perfect way to see it all.

Cities and Harbours to Visit

  • Amsterdam: Known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses with gabled facades, Amsterdam is a treasure trove of culture and history.
  • Brussels: The capital of Belgium offers stunning architecture, a wealth of museums, and the iconic Atomium and Grand Place.
  • Bruges: Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North,’ Bruges enchants visitors with its medieval buildings and serene canals.
  • Rotterdam: Renowned for its modern architecture and vibrant nightlife, this dynamic city is also home to Europe’s largest port.
  • Luxembourg City: A fairy-tale destination with its picturesque old town perched on cliffs, this city offers a unique mix of ancient and contemporary attractions.

Top Cruise Companies and Ships

Several top-tier cruise lines offer itineraries to the Benelux region, ensuring a variety of choices for discerning travellers:

  • Royal Caribbean: Known for its innovative ships and excellent service, offering diverse amenities and entertainment options.
  • MSC Cruises: Offering a blend of European elegance and modern luxury, MSC provides exceptional culinary experiences and excursions.
  • Cunard Line: Renowned for its timeless luxury and impeccable service, perfect for those seeking a classic cruise experience.

Unique Activities in Benelux

While cruising through Benelux, there are numerous unique activities to enjoy:

  • Canal Cruises in Amsterdam: Discover the city’s iconic waterways and historic sites from the comfort of a canal boat.
  • Chocolate Tasting Tours in Brussels: Indulge in Belgium’s world-famous chocolates with guided tours of top chocolatiers.
  • Biking in the Dutch Countryside: Experience the Netherlands’ scenic landscapes and tulip fields on a leisurely bike ride.
  • Exploring Castles in Luxembourg: Visit stunning medieval castles such as Vianden and Bourscheid, nestled in picturesque settings.

Getting Around and Avoiding Tourist Traps

Navigating the cities and regions of Benelux is quite convenient, thanks to an excellent public transport network. Trains and buses connect major cities and tourist attractions, making it easy to explore. To avoid common tourist traps, consider the following tips:

  • Avoid overpriced restaurants: Seek out local eateries and bistros for authentic cuisine at reasonable prices.
  • Book excursions in advance: Plan and book popular tours and activities ahead of time to avoid last-minute disappointments.
  • Stay off the beaten path: Explore lesser-known attractions and neighbourhoods to experience the local culture more authentically.

Costs of Food, Drinks, and Souvenirs

The cost of living in Benelux can vary, but here’s a general idea of what to expect:

  • Meals: A mid-range restaurant meal might cost around €15-€25, while a three-course meal in a high-end restaurant can range from €40-€70.
  • Drinks: A pint of beer typically costs €4-€6, and a cup of coffee around €2.50-€4.
  • Souvenirs: Typical items like chocolates, cheese, and handcrafted goods range from €5-€20, depending on the quality and brand.

Fun Facts and Good to Know

  • Language: The main languages spoken are Dutch, French, and Luxembourgish. English is widely understood in tourist areas.
  • Currency: The Euro (€) is the official currency across all Benelux countries.
  • Climate: The region experiences a temperate maritime climate, with mild summers and cool winters. Packing layers is advisable.
  • Festivals: Benelux hosts numerous festivals, from the vibrant King’s Day in the Netherlands to Belgium’s renowned music festivals like Tomorrowland.

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