Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • 97 ft long, with 7’9″ ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, all 103 sq ft  with 7’0” ceiling height
  • Choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Limited storage in cabins
Public Areas
  • Salon and dining room
  • Sun Deck
  • Informal buffets and barbeques served on deck
  • Wheelhouse with covered seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Safe
Safe
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Jutphaas to Haarlem

Bicycling Opportunities:
Limited 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

Dutch Waterways Exploration with Elisabeth

March – May

Sunday
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A Warm Welcome Onboard
Travel: Arrival to Jutphaas
Meals: Dinner onboard

In late afternoon, you will be met by an Elisabeth crew member at the designated meeting point and chauffeured to Elisabeth, moored in the village of Jutphaas. Upon arrival, Captain David and Chef Matthew offer the traditional Champagne Welcome, complete with gourmet hors d'oeuvres and an introduction to the crew. Unpack in your cozy cabin before the first of many gourmet dinners onboard.

Monday
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Where Suspected Witches Were Weighed
Travel: Jutphaas to Oudewater
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Cruise this morning on Holland’s “living waterways” to the historic town of Oudewater. In the 16th century, witches were believed to be exceptionally light, which enabled them to fly. It was the custom to weigh suspected witches in Oudewater on what was considered the fairest scale in the Netherlands. Your Tour Guide will introduce the Oudewater Witch Weighing House, now a museum devoted to witchcraft, followed by a tasting of locally made cheeses. Return to Elisabeth for drinks and dinner onboard.

Tuesday
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Aalsmeer Flower Auction
Travel: Oudewater to Gouda
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Today's adventures begin with an optional early morning tour of the world famous flower auctions at Aalsmeer where, on a typical day, an astounding 43 million flowers are purchased for shipping all over the world. Then return to Elisabeth for a cruise to Gouda and a walking tour of this beautiful city. Admire the preserved historic buildings, attend a clog-making demonstration, and take a peek into the Gothic church of Sint-Janskerk to admire its stained glass windows. If time allows, enjoy a tasting of Gouda cheese. A gourmet dinner onboard completes this eventful day.

Wednesday
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Keukenhof Gardens Plus Windmill Experience!
Travel: Gouda to Alphen aan den Rij
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, the journey by water continues through the Dutch countryside, followed by lunch at a canal side restaurant. Then tour nearby Keukenhof Gardens to experience spectacular displays of colorful tulips, inspirational gardens, and unique artworks...plus there is the opportunity to purchase bulbs that will recall these memories when planted in your home garden! An optional tour to the preserved village of Zaanse Schans introduces windmills and their role in Dutch culture. Return to Elisabeth for another evening of Epicurean delights onboard.

Thursday
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Leiden’s Picturesque Canals
Travel: Alphen aan den Rijn to Leiden
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, enjoy a relaxing cruise to Leiden. Savor a leisurely breakfast with charming scenery drifting slowly by. After lunch, take a tour of this ancient and historic city. Leiden’s city center is still protected by a moat, while a private cruise arranged by your Tour Guide is the best way to appreciate the smaller picturesque canals. Perhaps you’d like to experience the city by bike or explore Leiden Castle on your own. Return to Elisabeth for appetizers and aperitifs before Chef Matthew presents tonight's candlelit dinner.

Friday
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Art and Shopping in Idyllic Haarlem
Travel: Art and Shopping in Idyllic Haarlem
Meals: Leiden to Haarlem

Our final cruise is to the vibrant city of Haarlem, a longtime favorite Barge Lady excursion. Your Tour Guide will present an extraordinary collection of Dutch Masters paintings at the Frans Hals Museum, or perhaps browse the plentiful fashion and gift shops in the Golden Streets shopping district. As you explore Haarlem, Chef Matthew is busy preparing a special Farewell Feast. Make sure you’re back onboard in time for cocktail hour, followed by this dinner, ending your Dutch adventure in style!

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Departure from Haarlem
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Hericots Verts Salad with Housemade Yoghurt and Herb Dressing
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • Cheeses: Saint Vincent and Morbier
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Comté Soufflé
  • Seared Charolais Beef Filet with Roasted Root Vegetable Medley
  • Cheeses: Tomme aux Fleurs, Charolais, Fermier au Chablis, Bleu de Gex Haut Jura, Epoisses
  • Iced Berries with White Chocolate Sauce
Wine
  • Damien Buffet Champagne Prestige 2016
  • William Fevres Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2013
  • Bersan Saint Bris 2017
  • Benoit Cantin Rosé
  • Bersan Pinot Noir Cuvée Marianne 2014

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$33,000
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$30,000
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$27,000

2025 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
March16-22, 23-29, 30-5
April6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
May4-10, 11-17

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Amsterdam
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All onboard meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines with lunches and dinners served onboard
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$34,500
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$32,000
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$29,500

2026 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
March15-21, 22-28, 29-4
April5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
May3-9, 10-16

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Amsterdam
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All onboard meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines with lunches and dinners served onboard
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

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