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Scheldt River Cruising

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Antwerp’s prominence has everything to do with the River Scheldt, which made it possible for products from all around the globe to arrive here over the centuries, and still allows cruise ships to glide effortlessly into the city’s port. Behind the...
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Emmaweg 4, 4568 PW Nieuw Namen, Netherlands
Saeftinghe was once a prosperous area of small villages specializing in agriculture, peat-burning and trade—until most of the land was 'drowned,' first through a series of floods and then, finally, the result of strategic dike stabbing in 1584...
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This historic fort on the banks of the Scheldt was built between 1579-82 and formed, along with Fort Liefkenshock on the opposite bank, part of the Antwerp Defense Line. Commissioned by William the Silent—presumably by letter—the fort was attacked...
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Vlissingen, Netherlands
Located between the Scheldt and the North Sea, Vlissingen has been an important harbor since the 17th century, when ships set sail from here to the various outposts of the Dutch colonial empire. Today the city is notable for its Blue Flag beach, a...
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N62, Ellewoutsdijk, Netherlands
Although you can’t see it as you sail along the Scheldt, the 6.6-kilometer (4.1-mile) Western Scheldt Tunnel, which runs below the estuary close to the North Sea, is something of a local engineering phenomenon. The longest tunnel for highway...