After working on the documents for the Netherlands Waterway for many years, it was really interesting to see the tour in operation. There was only one NWC tour this year plus an extension to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland was also offered. The routing this year took us by bus from Amsterdam via Gouda and Kinderdijk to Arnhem where we boarded the M.P.S. Salvinia. We then had dinner on the ship while we cruised to Doesburg for the first overnight. On Sunday we cruised through the Gelderland to Zutphen and on to Kampen for the overnight, Monday brought us to Sneek for the overnight, Tuesday was Franeker, Wednesday across the Wadden Sea to Schagen, Thursday back to Amsterdam with an extra night here before departing the ship on Saturday morning for our trip to the airport and the return flights. Each day was filled with things to do and see, or if you wished, an opportunity to comfortably relax and watch the scenery go by. Although the weather was cold and it rained off and on, we were able to do and see everything as scheduled.
2012 Netherlands Waterway Cruise – General
by Lee Ann Frampton on May, 9th 2012