The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields 2019

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

4 days
per person
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Hoorn
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam
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The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields

Not cruised on the MS Serenity before? Then this shorter itinerary is the ideal taster cruise for you. Visiting the world’s most beautiful spring gardens at Keukenhof on our included excursion, you will be amazed at the kaleidoscope of colour as you walk past millions of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. The landscape is also truly immaculate with shimmering lakes and mature trees plus a number of pavilions offering incredible flower displays. We end our cruise berthed in Amsterdam, the exciting capital of the Netherlands, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets and winding canals for the perfect end to your springtime escape.

Day 1: UK – Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and board our ship, for a relaxed evening on board.

Day 2: Hoorn – Kampen
We arrive in the atmospheric city of Hoorn, this morning and have free time to explore this wonderful little city full of history and beautiful surroundings. At lunchtime we cruise over to the eastern shores of the IJsselmeer to the historical town of Kampen. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring Kampen, with its beautifully preserved centre.

Day 3: Kampen – Amsterdam
Casting off from Kampen, we cruise to the lively little port of Lelystad for our included excursion to view the breathtaking 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 while 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.


• 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



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 Harwich

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 Harwich

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover or Harwich, 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 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.

By Air Heathrow

Air travel is included as an air inclusive option with flights and return transfers to the ship included.

Meet at your cruise 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!

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.

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.

At a glance

Length: 4 days

From: Amsterdam

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover or Harwich
  • Ferry crossing at Dover or Harwich
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • By Air Heathrow
  • Meet at your cruise ship
4 days
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
  • Three nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • 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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