Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular 2019

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

4 days
per person
  • Holland Canal
  • Amsterdam
  • Dordrecht
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Keukenhof Gardens
Holland CanalAmsterdamDordrechtKeukenhof GardensKeukenhof Gardens
Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular

This exciting itinerary from our captain strikes the perfect balance between cruising along the picturesque waterways of his homeland and exploring charming ports of call. It’s also a blooming great opportunity to join our optional excursion to experience the hustle and bustle of the world’s largest flower auction, Aalsmeer, where more than half of the world’s cut flowers are bought and sold every day! Plus we include a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, the ultimate springtime destination which is renowned for its incredible floral displays, before spending a night in the amazing city of Amsterdam.

Day 1: UK – Dordrecht – Schoonhoven
We travel to the Dutch city of Dordrecht, which is surrounded by rivers, and join our ship for an evening cruise to the ‘silver city’ of Schoonhoven. After dinner you can relax onboard or explore the city, which is renowned for its silversmiths.

Day 2: Schoonhoven – Zaandam
We set off early this morning on an optional excursion to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, where you can experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor and admire the stunning flowers traded daily from more than 10 countries. We then meet our ship in Utrecht and cruise towards Zaandam for an evening at leisure.

Day 3: Zaandam – Amsterdam
Today we visit Keukenhof Gardens on our included excursion, where you have plenty of time to explore the 32-hectare site and enjoy the swathes of flowers, themed pavilions and wonderful atmosphere that surrounds this world-class event. We return to our ship in Zaandam and cruise to Amsterdam, where you can join our optional evening canal cruise for the best views of the city while enjoying cheese and wine.

Day 4: Amsterdam – UK
We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.


• Enjoy picturesque views of windmills sat among fields of tulips

• Relax as you glide along the tranquil waterways of the Netherlands

• Take the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Aalsmeer Flower Auction on our optional excursion

• Free time to explore the city of Zaandam with its eye-catching architecture and Monet’s Blue House

• Walk among thousands of flowers at Keukenhof Gardens, also heralded as the spring gardens of Europe

• Explore the historic heart of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands


We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Coach via Dover

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Ferry crossing at Dover

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £55 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

Join at the Ship

Make your own travel arrangements at your convenience to join your selected cruise, simply board your cruise ship at the embarkation point.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.


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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens


Keukenhof is spring at its most beautiful; where all the best floral features of the season are brought together to form stunning displays which are reflected in the still waters of the surrounding lakes.


Aalsmeer flower auction


Visit the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world, where you can experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor, watch traders bidding against the clock and be amazed at the quantity of beautiful flowers traded daily from more than ten countries. You can also visit the Historic Garden which takes you all the way back to 1650 with wonderful displays of plants and tools from a bygone era. Please note: The best time for the auction is early in the morning; therefore we leave our ship around 6.30am following a light breakfast.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Amsterdam canal cruise with cheese & wine


No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a cruise along its canals. Enjoy a selection of cheeses washed down with a glass of wine as our chartered cruiser, accompanied by English commentary, highlights the sights and places of interest.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price


Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost

At a glance

Length: 4 days

From: Dordrecht

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
4 days
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Three nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together & party night
  • Visits to Dordrecht, Schoonhoven, Zaandam and Amsterdam
  • Services of a Cruise Manager


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