Barge cruises in Europe

Since 1977, Channel Cruises Holland are specialists in creating beautiful barge cruises on some of the most beautiful inland waterways in Europe. Our guests can enjoy  and explore famous cities, small towns, beautiful scenery and culture and history of the regions our barges visit and pass through.

Our hotel barge cruises in Europe with fully-crewed vessels can accommodate between twelve and forty passengers. Compared to river cruises, our barges are small and allow us to offer an intimate and cosy atmosphere with much personal attention on board.

Barge cruises Europe – Holland

Holland is “El Dorado” for barge cruises. Especially the western part of the country has a rich artistic and cultural history. All well-known cities, beautiful towns and small villages are interconnected by larger and smaller waterways. Amsterdam is the hub for most barge cruises. Enjoy small canals, windmills, tulips, cheese and beautiful scenery during a barge cruise in the Netherlands.

Barge cruises Europe – Belgium

Belgium is maybe a less well-known area for barge cruises.  Flanders in the north is a land crisscrossed by waterways. Famous cities are medieval Bruges – the ‘Venice of the North’-, harbor and diamond city Antwerp and Ghent with its imposing architecture of churches and the former houses of rich traders.

Barge cruises Europe – France

France is perhaps the most popular country for barge cruises, due in to the many small canals and rivers which cross not only the scenic countryside, but also some of France’s major cities. Very popular areas for barge cruises in France are Burgundy and the Paris + Champagne area.

Barge cruises Europe – Germany

In Germany, the beautiful river valleys of the Moselle, middle Rhine and Neckar are wine lover’s paradises.  Castles and vineyards overlook the rivers, meandering  among picturesque towns with half-timbered houses and market squares.