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Boating holidays from Kerkdriel in Holland

You’ll collect your stylish canal boat from the Nicols base at Kerkdriel in the heart of Holland and the location is perfect for exploring this splendid country by water. From the network of rivers and canals discover picturesque towns, quaint windmills, green meadows and tulip fields and of course splendid cheeses!

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Cruise prices from628 €

Best bits :

  • Amsterdam, plus grande ville des Pays-Bas
  • Cruise in the heart of Biesbosch national park
  • Say cheese with a visit to Gouda
  • Maastricht, a city known as the origin of the European Union.

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You’ll collect your stylish canal boat from the Nicols base at Kerkdriel in the heart of Holland and the location is perfect for exploring this splendid country by water. From the network of rivers and canals discover picturesque towns, quaint windmills, green meadows and tulip fields and of course splendid cheeses!

The charming little port of Kerkdriel is located 15km north of Bois le Duc. Here you’ll find two restaurants and a beach at the very spot where your Nicols boat is moored and waiting for you! There are many cruise itineraries on offer – a loop, a return to base or even a one-way route allowing you to see more of the region.

  • If for you a boating holiday is all about peaceful waters and the nature around them then we suggest you head west towards ‘Le Biesbosch’, a protected Natura 2000 national park.
  • If history is more your thing, then we recommend you navigate your canal boat south towards Maastricht – the city of the European constitution. Then, go back through the region known as “the green heart” and stop at Gouda to taste the famous cheese before heading to Amsterdam. The Dutch capital has an impressive cultural and architectural richness...discover the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the Anne Frank House. The buildings that run alongside the canals will seduce you, as will the many works of famous artists Rembrandt and Vermeer.
  • Finally, if being by the coast appeals then why not investigate Rotterdam. This city with Europe’s largest international shipping port in Europe has much to offer.

All of our boating holidays from Kerkdriel are offered as week-long holidays, but can be shortened to create a weekend getaway or short break of 3-4 days also.

Cruise prices from628 €

Our suggestions of cruise in Holland

Weekend 2 days

Itinerary 1: Explore a historic fortified city

Course: Kerkdriel - Gorinchem - Kerkdriel (100 km - 2 locks - 12 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Heusden: fortified city, a must stop when on the Meuse River.
  • Gorinchem: an ancient walled city on an island whose fortifications are still relatively intact.
  • Return to Kerkdriel!

Mini week

Itinerary 1: Escape with nature

Course: Kerkdriel - Biesbosch - Kerkdriel (120 km - 0 locks - 15 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Heusden: fortified city, a must stop when on the Meuse River.
  • Drimmelen: part of Drimmelen is classified as a ‘protected village’. The most beautiful street in the village is undoubtedly the Herengracht with its 19th century salmon fisherman’s houses.
  • Biesbosch: a ‘Natura 2000’ protected national park. Biesbosch Museum is also accessible by boat (you can moor in front of the museum).
  • Return to Kerkdriel!

One week

Itinerary 1: Discovering north Brabant and southern Holland

Course: Kerkdriel - Willemstad - Kerkdriel (200km - 3 locks - 25 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Bois le Duc: the famous Saint Jean cathedral, a central square with markets, numerous cafes and restaurants serving local specialties.
  • Gorinchem: an ancient walled city on an island whose fortifications are still relatively intact.
  • Willemstad: many great historical monuments, fortifications to explore.
  • Heusden: fortified city, a must stop when on the Meuse River.
  • Return to Kerkdriel!

Itinerary 2: Discovering the Meuse River and the Waal River

Course: Kerkdriel - Rotterdam - Gouda - Kerkdriel (200 km - 9 locks - 25 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Rotterdam: Europe’s largest international port, a city renowned for its modern architecture.
  • Gouda: famous for cheese, its old town and its Saint Jean church with remarkable stained glass windows.
  • Gorinchem: an ancient walled city on an island whose fortifications are still relatively intact.
  • Willemstad: many great historical monuments, fortifications to explore.
  • Heusden: fortified city, a must stop when on the Meuse River.
  • Return to Kerkdriel!

Itinerary 3: Discover the very best of Holland

Course: One way Kerkdriel - Amsterdam - Montfoort (220 km - 8 locks - 28 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Gouda: famous for cheese, its old town and its Saint Jean church with remarkable stained glass windows.
  • Amsterdam: the largest city in Holland and rich with heritage including Van Gogh’s museum, Vondelpark, shops, terraces with cafes and vibrant nightlife.
  • Utrecht: the 4th city of the Netherlands, the old town area with famous medieval cathedral ‘Sint-Maartenskathedraal’.
  • Ijsselstein: a beautiful fortified city with many monuments, contemporary art and modern architecture.
  • Montfoort: return the boat to our base.

Two weeks

Itinerary 1: A boating holiday in the Limburg province

Course: Kerkdriel - Ravenstein - Kerkdriel (350 km - 22 locks - 60 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Bois le Duc: the famous Saint Jean cathedral, a central square with markets, numerous cafes and restaurants serving local specialties.
  • Veghel: an ideal stop off point between Bois le Duc and Helmond.
  • Maastricht: the city of origin for the European Union.
  • Venlo: with a lively historic city centre and shops. Markt Square with beautiful town hall dating back to 1569. Sint-Martinuskerk (St. Martin) Church of the 15th century.
  • Ravenstein: small town partially surrounded by fortifications.
  • Return to Kerkdriel!

Itinerary 2: Discover some of Holland’s biggest cities

Course: Kerkdriel - Heusden - Kerkdriel (350 km - 15 locks - 60 hours)

  • Kerkdriel: beach close to the base, town centre with many restaurants.
  • Gouda: famous for cheese, its old town and its Saint Jean church with remarkable stained glass windows.
  • The Hague: the city where the government of Holland sits and also the International Court of Justice.
  • Leiden: discover the old town and its 88 bridges.
  • Amsterdam: the largest city in Holland and rich with heritage including Van Gogh’s museum, Vondelpark, shops, terraces with cafes and vibrant nightlife.
  • Utrecht: the 4th city of the Netherlands, the old town area with famous medieval cathedral ‘Sint-Maartenskathedraal’.
  • Heusden: fortified city, a must stop when on the Meuse River.
  • Return to Kerkdriel!

*Cruise suggestions: non-contractual information
Cruise prices from628 €

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Cruise prices from628 €
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