You are met in Amsterdam and transferred to Alkmaar, where the barge is moored. Your crew welcomes you with a reception, followed by dinner on board.
After breakfast, tour Alkmaar, a beautiful coastal town famous for its traditional cheese and clog making. After lunch, visit the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Then, cruise to Zaandam, the overnight mooring.
Cruise to Haarlem for a visit to magnificent Keukenhof Gardens with its 79 acres of flowering bulbs that come to life each spring. Dinner this evening is ashore at a local restaurant.
Early this morning, visit Aalsmeer and its world-famous flower auction where some 20 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded each day. Then tour Haarlem to see the Frans Hals Museum and its collection of Old Masters, as well as St. Bavo's with its magnificent 18th-century pipe organ, which was played by both Handel and Mozart.
Cruise to Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt, for a city tour and free time to explore the local cafés, boutique shops, markets and antique dealers.
A morning cruise to Delft, an unspoiled 750-year-old town, known for its ceramic production. Visit the tableware factory where the famous blue and white porcelain is made. Your 'Panache' crew hosts a gala farewell dinner this evening.
After breakfast, transfer back to Amsterdam.
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