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The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields 2017

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

4 days
from
£379
per person
  • Amsterdam
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Volendam
  • Amsterdam
  • Kampen
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Volendam
  • Keukenhof Gardens
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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.

 

The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields Itinerary

Enjoy the beauty of the Netherlands on The Delights of Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields Cruise 2017 from The River Cruise Line.

This four-day trip aboard the ms Serenity is an ideal introduction to river cruising and a perfect spring getaway. Enjoy a visit to the world’s most beautiful spring gardens at Keukenhof, where you will be amazed at the kaleidoscope of colour as you walk past millions of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. You’ll also get to explore the beautifully preserved centre of Kampen, and enjoy an excursion to the magnificent Het Loo Palace, former home of the Dutch royal family. We’ll then end our cruise in Amsterdam, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets and winding canals.

Discover our full itinerary below, or contact us for more information about the Delights of Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields Cruise.

Day 1: UK – Amsterdam – Hoorn 
We travel to Amsterdam where we board our ship and cast off towards the scenic IJsselmeer, stopping at the atmospheric city of Hoorn for our overnight stay.

Day 2: Hoorn – Kampen
From Hoorn, we cruise over to the eastern shores of the IJsselmeer to the historical town of Kampen. You can explore Kampen, with its beautifully preserved centre, or take the opportunity to visit the magnificent Het Loo Palace, a former home of the Dutch royal family, on our optional excursion.

Day 3: Kampen – Amsterdam
Casting off from Kampen, we cruise to the lively little port of Lelystad for our included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. We rejoin our ship in Amsterdam where you can experience the true beauty of this capital city on our optional canal cruise, which takes you around the 17th century buildings and picturesque little bridges whilst you enjoy cheese and wine – it’s a must for all visitors.

Day 4: Amsterdam – UK
This morning we bid farewell to our Captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.

The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields

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• Picture book views of windmills sat among tulip fields await you on this journey

• Discover spring in full bloom and see the riot of colour this nation has to offer

• Travel the iconic Dutch canals and waterways on this River cruise

• Take in the sights of the stunning, world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, also know as the spring gardens of Europe

• Have the option to visit the stunning seventeenth century Het Loo Palace

• On your final night, view the skyline of the wonderful city of Amsterdam from the comfort of our ship

 

Ships

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 or Newcastle

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 or Newcastle

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover or Newcastle, 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. Newcastle crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration.

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 for Ashford start from £59 per person per night and for Dover for £65 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.

On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises certain cruises.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

By Air

Air travel is included on selected cruises, it includes taxes, one item of checked in baggage per couple, a seat in economy class and return transfers from the airport to the ship.

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.

Departures

From
To

Ship

DepartureTravel optionsBooking
2017-04-18
18 April 2017
for 4 days


Coach
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Flights
Join ship at Amsterdam
4 Days from
£529
Passengers
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2017-04-18
18 April 2017
for 4 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Amsterdam
4 Days from
£579
Passengers
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2017-04-18
18 April 2017
for 4 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Join ship at Amsterdam
4 Days from
£379
Passengers
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2017-04-21
21 April 2017
for 4 days


Coach
Enter postcode and click go to show pick ups closest to you
Flights
Join ship at Amsterdam
4 Days from
£529
Passengers
Select Travel options and Passengers, then click Book.
2017-04-21
21 April 2017
for 4 days


Coach
Enter postcode and click go to show pick ups closest to you
Ferries
Overnight hotel
Join ship at Amsterdam
4 Days from
£379
Passengers
Select Travel options and Passengers, then click Book.
2017-04-21
21 April 2017
for 4 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Amsterdam
4 Days from
£579
Passengers
Select Travel options and Passengers, then click Book.

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!

Het Loo Palace

Het Loo Palace

£29

This magnificent palace with its lavish interiors and a wealth of historical exhibits was the former home of the Dutch royal family and has fascinated the public since opening in 1984.

Amsterdam canal cruise

Amsterdam canal cruise with cheese & wine

£39

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.

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Included

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.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£52

SAVE £16 PER PERSON
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: Amsterdam

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover or Newcastle
  • Ferry crossing at Dover or Newcastle
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
  • By Air
4 days
from
£379
per person

Customer feedback

Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
  • En suite cabin accommodation aboard the ms Serenity
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Full board during your cruise
  • Entertainment every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Amsterdam, Hoorn and Kampen
  • Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

 


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