Today is a leisure cruise day. So I will give you a little information on the rivers we have sailed on so far, did not spend much time here.
Amsterdam en route to Antwerp
1- Amsterdam to Utrecht- AMSTERDAM RHINE CANAL
2- Utrecht and Gouda – RIVER LEK
3- Gouda and Dorderecht –RIVER NOORD
4- Dordrecht and Antwerp RHINE SCHELDE CANAL
Antwert to Veere
-RHINE SCHELDE CANAL
Veere to Arnhem
5- Veere to Dordrecht HOLLANDISCHE DIEP
6- Dordrecht to Nijmegen RIVER WAAL
7- Nijmegen and Arnhem LOWER RHINE
Arnhem and Venlo
8- River Mass
Venlo to Germany
9- When leaving Netherlands –after Nijmegen- RHINE RIVER
Along the Rhine we will pass by Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Koln and Bonn.
In April 2012 we stopped at Koln, go to our blog at www.travelmart.ca
Of course the famous Cologne Cathedral is a must to see. The Allies specifically left this fantastic piece of history untouched by bombs. 8 million visitors a year. Other highlights are the City Hall, City Hall Tower, the Heumarkt, stature of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer and the Great church of St Martin.
Koblenz tonight is a short walking tour that will have us see the Deutshes Eck, Liebfrauen kirche. This 2000 year old town is where the Rhine and Moselle river meet. It controlled the shipping lanes and was an important fortress. Here is where the hills and castles start. A great old town to shop in or to just walk around