|Holland Barge and River Cruises|
How can one mention Holland and not have images of windmills and tulips come to mind? There is however, so much more to the Netherlands then just the beautiful tulips and the impressive windmills. A Holland cruise can take visitors through many of the canals and waterways that transverse this wondrous country. The rivers and canals of Holland are one of the most amazing features of this nation. It is as though someone took a ball of yard and unraveled it upon a map of Holland and where the yarn touched the earth a river was born. There are few places that one can not get to by water in the Netherlands.
There are many things to see and do and barge trips are a great way to see and do them all. Amsterdam is a central point and a great place to begin or end a barge cruise.
The city of Gouda, which is famous for its wonderful cheese. A barge cruise down the Gouwe River will bring visitors to the city of Gouda. Guests should expect to see a vast array of churches and historical buildings that make visiting this magnificent city worthwhile. There is much to explore in Gouda. There is a great deal of history and historical museums and of course the wonderful cheese and gourmet foods of the region.
The city of Utrecht is the fourth largest of the Dutch cities and is a wonderful spot to revisit the ancient history of the Dutch people. Touring Utrecht is akin to going back in time, though the city is modernized it is rumored to have been founded during the Stone Age. This is a city that is teaming with religious history. A Barge cruise the river Rhine will show visitors the wonderful architecture and the amazing colors that are Holland.
Amsterdam is a city that is teaming with life. There is so many things to do and see here that once can never possibly discover all that is there. There is the wonderful architecture, museums and the art. The culture of its people is very open and unassuming. Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland and Amsterdam has one of the best museums honoring the art of Van Gogh. The Rijks Museum is also home to a famous artist and visitors can expect to view Rembrandt's Night Watch as they roam the halls of this national museum.
There is so much to see and do in Holland but a warning must be uttered to new visitors. This is a place of color and expect to be overwhelmed by the colors of this wonderful land. This is a kaleidoscope of fascination and color. A place to visit again and again. Enjoy the waterways and the cities on a barge cruise across and around Holland.