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Dutch and Belgian Explorer

SAGA presents an exciting adventure through Belgium and the Netherlands over the course of 15 days.

Enjoy a selection of 5 included excursions, tours and cruises as well as the opportunity to purchase additional adventures.

Guests enjoy ample free time to rest and relax aboard the spectacular Spirit of the Rhine, a custom-designed vessel designed to traverse the Rhine river.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Rhine
  • Duration: 14 Nights
  • Departure: August
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Dutch and Belgian Explorer Cruise Itinerary

Explore highlights along the Rhine over the course of this crafted 15-day itinerary through Dutch and Belgian Waterways. Traverse through museums, town halls, grand palaces and much more on a selection of included excursions.

Day 1

Arrive to Amsterdam (EMBARK)

Travel to Amsterdam and embark the Spirit of the Rhine – your home for the next 14 nights.

Day 2

Amsterdam / Hoorn

Begin your travels with a visit to the harbour town of Hoorn – you may wish to visit sites such as the notable State Council building.

Day 3

Enkhuizen / Medemblik

Explore Enkhuizen on an included walking tour. After, you may wish to pay a visit to the unique Zuiderzee Museum.

Day 4

Medemblik / Lelystad

Today, explore the unique city of Medemblik; built across numerous small islands along the IJsselmeer lake.

Day 5

Lelystad / Zaandam

Embark on an included excursion to Giethoorn – known as the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’.

Day 6

Zaandam / Amsterdam

We spend today moored in the town of Zaandam, where you can explore under your own steam.

Day 7


This morning, join an included cruise along Amsterdam’s canals into the city centre. You’ll have the opportunity to see the famous Skinny Bridge, Montelbaanstoren tower and the Jewish Tower.

Day 8


Spend the day exploring the highlights of Dordrecht – the oldest city in the region of South Holland. You may wish to explore its selection of historic churches.

Day 9

Brussels / Antwerp

For today, join an included walking tour of Belgium’s capital city. Visit the
UNESCO-listed central square and Grand Palace.

Day 10


Explore the highlights of this spectacular city – perhaps pay a visit to the Grote Markt, Brabo fountain and large gothic cathedral.

Day 11


Take our complimentary shuttle service into Ghent for a day filled with independent exploring.

Day 12

Middelburg / Rotterdam

Guests spend the day exploring the market town of Middelburg. Pay a visit to the 12th century abbey and 15th century town hall.

Day 13

Rotterdam / Utrecht

Spend the day exploring the restored city of Rotterdam – see some of the highlights during an included excursion.

Day 14


This morning, take our complimentary shuttle service into Utrecht to explore the medieval city centre.

Day 15

Depart from Utrecht (DISEMBARK)

After breakfast, disembark from your ship and begin your journey home.

Dutch and Belgian Explorer Cruise Ships

Spirit Of The Rhine

This exclusive vessel brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. Enjoy access to French balconies, panoramic lounges, splash pools and so much more when you travel with us.

4 Passenger Decks
Buffet Breakfasts
Live music & Entertainment

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Dutch and Belgian Explorer Deals

Continue your adventures with SAGA along the Rhine river.

14 Nights

Dutch and Belgian Explorer

  • Amsterdam (EMBARK)
  • Amsterdam / Hoorn
  • Enkhuizen / Medemblik
  • Medemblik / Lelystad
  • Lelystad / Zaandam
  • Zaandam / Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Dordrecht
  • Brussels / Antwerp
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Middelburg / Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam / Utrecht
  • Utrecht
  • Utrecht (DISEMBARK)
£3,074pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Rhine

Dutch and Belgian Explorer Cruise Review

“I had a genuinely amazing time; all 5 of the included excursions were spectacular and I really enjoyed the free-time to explore ports by myself. I spent a lot of time collecting souvenirs in gift shops.”

James Fredrickson, Halifax

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Dutch and Belgian Explorer FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s included in the price?

Included in your booking price; 14-nights all inclusive aboard the Spirit of the Rhine, all transfers, complimentary Wi-Fi and 5 included excursions.

Is this cruise all inclusive?

Yes, as well as offering SAGA’s All Inclusive+ experience, this cruise includes travel insurance, all gratuities on board and return travel.

What’s the maximum capacity for this ship?

The Spirit of the Rhine hosts up to 182 guests on-board.

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