A Very Dutch New Year

9-days Cologne-Antwerp-Amsterdam-Cologne

Fares From £2,105 pp

Single Supplement 45%

No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise

A Very Dutch New Year – Cruise Summary


Gelukkig nieuwjaar! See in the New Year, in the lively city of Amsterdam, on this fabulous “Twixmas” cruise to the most exciting metropolises of the Rhine-Meuse Delta. Step ashore in historic Antwerp, the city of Brussels and modern Rotterdam. Get to know the Dutch capital from a unique perspective on a city tour and night-time canal cruise. Learn more about the art history of Ghent and stroll through picturesque Arnhem. Aboard your riverboat, enjoy the festivities in comfort and style, in the company of your likeminded fellow passengers.

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1: Cologne river cruises nicko cruises uk

Fly or rail from London to Cologne and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 15:00 to 16:00


Day 2: Nijmegen river cruises nicko cruises uk

Arrival 04:00 – Departure 12:00

Guided tour through the friendly Hanseatic city of Nijmegen.



Day 3: Antwerp

Arrival 04:00

City tour/walk through historic Antwerp to see the Church of Our Lady, Steen Castle, Vleeshuis and Grote Markt (the Grand Place).


Day 4: Antwerp 

Departure 14:30

Excursion in Belgium’s capital city Brussels with the famous Atomium, Manneken Pis and the incredibly beautiful Grand Place. Time to make your own discoveries.


Day 5: Rotterdam

Departure 12:30

City tour/walk through modern Rotterdam with its futuristic buildings.


Arrival 21:00

Experience illuminated Amsterdam on an evening cruise through the city’s world-famous network of canals, where many of the 16th and 17th-century houses are no more than nine metres wide.


Day 6: Amsterdamriver cruises nicko cruises uk

Welcome the New Year in the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam!


Day 7: Amsterdam river cruises nicko cruises uk

Departure 10:00

Enjoy a relaxing day onboard


Arrival 20:00



Day 8: Arnhem

Departure 13:30

Guided tour of Arnhem, for sights including the Gothic church known as Eusebiuskerk and the historic townhouse of Duivelshuis, with time for a stroll.


Day 9: Cologne

Disembarkation until 09:00

The excursions 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.
  • City tours in a host of destinations, including Nijmegen, Antwerp & Rotterdam
  • The Grand Place in Brussels, one of the most beautiful squares in the world
  • The imposing medieval landmarks of Ghent
  • New Year in Amsterdam, including an illuminated canal cruise
  • Arnhem: voted the “Best City Centre” in the Netherlands

Sailing Dates

Fares from £2,105pp

Single Supplement From 45%

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  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 8-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • Sennheiser audio headsets on all excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise.

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