Excursion

Grand Holland Adventure

On this fascinating, full-day excursion, discover many of Holland’s most marvelous sights, including the famous Kinderdijk windmills and the Delft Porcelain Factory.

  • Code
    AMS-O
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Strenuous
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 8 hours

Depart the pier in your air-conditioned motor coach and enjoy the scenic, 90-minute drive to the Kinderdijk windmills. If there is one sight that is immediately and forever connected with Holland, it is this collection of 19 windmills, standing proudly along the water. Their name is derived from the legend, perhaps true, that after the St. Elisabeth flood of 1421, a crib with a baby, or kind, was found on the dike, or dijk

Stroll among the windmills and admire the ingenious system for controlling water levels, which are all the more impressive when you consider that the windmills were constructed in the early 18th century. 

From Kinderdijk, travel to Delft where, during your visit to the Porcelain Factory, you will discover how Delft tiles are crafted. 

Your glimpse into Dutch life continues as you journey to enjoy a delicious meal at the Schaapskooi in Delft before rejoining your motor coach for the return to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:
As this excursion involves extensive walking over uneven and cobbled surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.