Section I  - North Holland  – 22nd June to 28th June (7 days)

Upon arrival across the North Sea from England, and continuing through IJmuiden and mooring up in the Amsterdam area, we then chose to spend some time exploring the venues in North Holland, where visits are less common than in past cruises.  For an overview of the season as a whole, see Lady Martina Schedule of Voyages 2019

Part 1. Saturday 22nd June  - Beverwijk to Zaansdjk see  Beverwijk to Zaansdijk 2019

Part 2 Monday 24th June - Zaandjk to Alkmaar see  Zaandijk to Alkmaar 2019

Part 3 Tuesday 25th June - Alkmaar to Purmerend see  Alkmaar to Purmerend 2019

Part 4 Wednesday 26th June - Purmerend to Marken see Purmerend to Marken 2019


Section Ib  - Flevoland  – 28th June to 1st July (4 days)

After spending time in North Holland, we decided to work our way to Giethoorn, The 'Green Venice' via the Markermeer and inland Flevoland routes, providing the crew of Ikon with some new experiences such as the wide expanses of the Zwarte Meer.

Part 5 Friday 28th June - Marken to Schokkerstrand see Marken to Schokkerstrand 2019

Part 6 Saturday 29th June - Schokkerstrand to Guithoorn see Schokkerstrand to Guithoorn 2019

Section Ic  - Friesland  – 2nd to 10th July (9 days)

After the frenetic Guithoorn, with its Sunday visitors,  and avoiding Sneek, which our guests had visited before, I selected a few lesser-known venues which we enjoyed for 1-2 days each,  between times cruising through the meadows and open fields of Friesland amongst grazing cattle and farm-houses with nests of Storks on top

Part 7 Tuesay 2nd July - Guithoorn to Heerenveen see Guithoorn-Heerenveen to 2019

Part 8 Wednesday 3rd July - Heerenveen to Terherne see Heerenveen-Terherne 2019

Part 9 Friday 5th July - Terherne to IJlst see Terherne via Sneek to Ijlst 2019

Part 10 Sunday 7th July - IJlst to Workum see Ijlst to Workham 2019

Part 11 Monday 8th July Workum to  Makkum see Workum to Makkum 2019

Part 12 Wednesday 10th Makkum to Hinderloopen see Makkum to Hindeloopen 2019

Section Id - North Holland and Amsterdam  – 11th to 14th July (4 days) (variable)

The plan for the final section of our Dutch cruise is to position ourselves back in Amsterdam awaiting good weather for our North Sea crossing home to Norfolk. This may well be contracted or extended depending upon the weather forecasts as access would be easy via IJmuiden yet much of the Markermeer and its attractive towns could be visited if time dictated. It is also better to cruise the IJsselmeer and Markermeer during calm conditions and windier weather would dictate an inland passage and result in an early rush or a late delay

Part 14 Thursday 11th July - Hinderloopen to Enkhuisen see Hindeloopen to Enkhuizen 2019

Part 15 Saturday 13th July - Enkhuisen to Hoorn - see Enkhuizen to Hoorn 2019

Part 16 Sunday 14th July  - Hoorn to Amsterdam see Hoorn to Amsterdam 2019

Part 17 Monday 15th July  - Amsterdam to Beverwijk see Amsterdam to Beverwijk 2019


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