The Heart of Holland

8-day Frankfurt-Amsterdam-Lake Ijssel-Frankfurt

Fares From £1,665 pp


Picturesque plains and friendly, warm-hearted people – immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands and experience a high level of comfort aboard our newest ship, nickoSPIRIT. Explore the city of Amsterdam and journey into the heart of Holland as we take you to some of the most charming small towns to be found anywhere between the Rhine, Waal, Ijssel and the North Sea. Gliding through polder landscapes, you will have the opportunity to take that perfect photograph of a typical Dutch windmill.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Fly/rail from London to Frankfurt and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Day 2: Cologne river cruises nicko cruises uk

Cologne: Mooring 08:00 a.m. – Casting off 3:00 p.m.

Guided tour through the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer.


Day 3: Amsterdam river cruises nicko cruises uk

Amsterdam: Mooring 8:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                          

Highlights of Amsterdam tour featuring a canal cruise past the impressive merchant homes of the “Golden Age” and a stroll through the city.

Excursion to Northern Holland, with a visit to Volendam and a trip over Lake Ijssel to Marken.

Day 4: Amsterdam / Enkhuizen river cruises nicko cruises uk

Amsterdam: Casting off 8:00 a.m.

Enkhuizen: Mooring 1:30 p.m.

Cruise across Markermeer and Lake Ijssel. Guided tour of Enkhuizen and visit to the open-air museum.


Day 5: Kampen / Deventer

Kampen: Mooring 9:00 a.m. – Casting off 12:00 p.m.

Tour around the enchanting city of Kampen at the Ijssel estuary.

Deventer: Mooring 4:30 p.m. – Casting off 

Guided tour through Deventer with its lovingly restored monuments in the historical old town. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day 6: Zutphen

Zutphen: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 10:00 a.m.

Tour around the picturesque little town of Zutphen.


Day 7: Koblenz

Koblenz: Mooring 3:00 p.m.Casting off 6:00 p.m.

Guided tour through Koblenz, on the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner) where the Rhine and Mosel meet, for sights including the Town Hall, Schängel Fountain and the Church of Our Lady.

Day 8 Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.​

Transfer to Frankfurt Airport or train station for return journey home or extend your stay in Frankfurt with a city stay (prices on request).

The excursions in marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.


  • The trendy metropolis of Amsterdam from the water
  • The historic windmills of Northern Holland
  • Cruising inland on the Markermeer and Lake Ijssel
  • The small-town idyll of Kampen, on the Ijssel estuary
  • The city of Koblenz, founded by the Romans

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2022 dates



Cabin Categories    
03 Jun, 19 Sep £1,845 £1,950 £2,140 £2,230 £2,335 £2,455 £2,545 £2,670
10 Oct £1,665 £1,755 £1,935 £2,025 £2,115 £2,205 £2,275 £2,380



2 Bed Main Front 2 Bed Middle Deck Front 2 Bed Upper Deck Front
2 Bed Main Deck 2 Bed Middle Deck 2 Bed Upper Deck
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear 2 Bed Upper Deck Rear


Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Prices may be subject to change due to flight availability/pricing. Please call our Reservations Team on 01223 568907 for up to date pricing and availability. Single supplements vary depending on cabin category and date of travel, please call for details.

Cruises For Other Durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

nickoSPIRIT 360° Tour


  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.
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