Day 6 14th April – Maastricht and cruising back to Amsterdam


After another good night onboard we enjoyed out breakfast at more leisurely pace this morning our cruise was drawing to a close with only another couple of nights on board. 






I was just too tired to do this walking tour but mum set off with the guide and about 20 other hardy souls to visit. the shops were closed on Monday morning as they often do in Holland but if shopping’s your thing, you can hardly go wrong in Maas­tricht.  

Where the density of boutiques and unusual specialty shops is hard to beat. 




Just about all of the streets between the St. Servatius Bridge and the Vrijthof offer inexhaustible scope for emptying one’s purse or wallet , with Stokstraat and the surrounding Stokstraat Kwartier being particularly charming. Mum really enjoyed this and I relished the time spent in my cabin catching up on email and other communications from home. 

River cruising my new favourite way to travel