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The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields featuring Adam Frost

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

5 days
from
£549
per person
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Hoorn
  • Harlingen
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The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields featuring Adam Frost

Embark on a charming cruise along the picturesque Dutch waterways and witness the breathtaking blanket of colour that is the Keukenhof Gardens. The world’s largest flower garden, Keukenhof is home to more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths; a magical sight to be seen when in full bloom. We’ll also be joined by special guest Adam Frost from Gardeners’ World, for a fascinating exclusive talk and Q&A session. As well as wandering through multicoloured flower gardens, you’ll get plenty of free time to explore the harbour town of Hoorn, the historic town of Den Helder and the beautiful city of Amsterdam, with its stunning architecture and never-ending network of canals.

Day 1: UK – Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Hoorn – Den Helder
This morning, we sail to the atmospheric city of Hoorn, arriving around lunchtime. Here we have free time to explore this wonderful little city full of history and interesting architecture. Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion to the Medemblik Bakery, a quaint two-story museum where you’ll see how traditional Dutch specialities are made, including ‘gevulde koek’, which is an almond paste cookie and ‘speculaas’ which are delicious gingerbread cookies. This evening Adam Frost from Gardeners’ World joins us as we enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard and sail overnight to Den Helder.

Day 3: Den Helder – Harlingen - Lelystad
We arrive in the unique town of Den Helder this morning which is situated at the northernmost tip of the province of North Holland. The town has a lot to offer, with beautiful nature reserves and is home to the country’s naval base and museum. There’s free time this morning to explore this historic town, which was bombed during World War II. We return to the ship for lunch before we continue on to the city of Harlingen, where you can explore at leisure and discover this beautiful city on the water. There are over 600 monuments which outline this harbour city and part of the original defences can still be seen in the original canals and old warehouses. Relax onboard this evening as we sail overnight to Lelystad.

Day 4: Lelystad – Amsterdam
We arrive this morning into the lively little port of Lelystad for our included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. Here, Adam Frost will share his insights into Keukenhof Gardens and Holland’s incredible variety of spring flowers during a talk and Q&A Session. You will also 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 rejoin our ship in Amsterdam where after dinner 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 5: 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 known as the spring gardens of Europe

• Enjoy traditional Dutch specialities on a visit to the Medemblik bakery

• 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:

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 from London Heathrow

Air travel is included as an air inclusive option with flights and return transfers to the ship included. Regional flight options are available, call our Holiday Advisors for details.

Join at 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

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01 April 2020
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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

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.

Medemblik Bakery

Medemblik Bakery

£27

See how traditional Dutch specialities are made at this quaint two-storey museum.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Cheese & Wine

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.

Package Price

Package Price

£66 per person

You can book our excursions individually or as a package, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Premium Package

Premium Package

£80 per person

Our Premium Package is a great way to add a touch of something special to your MS Arena river cruise experience. This exclusive package is a pre-bookable addition available across all cabin grades, and includes drinks with your meals, 10% off excursions, a welcome basket of fruit on arrival, water delivered to your cabin, a selection of complimentary toiletries and free use of the wellness and fitness suite aboard MS Arena. For more information call our Holiday Advisers.

At a glance

Length: 5 days

From: Amsterdam

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • By Air from London Heathrow
  • Join at Ship
5 days
from
£549
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Four nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens
  • Welcome Drink
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake & late evening snack
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and WiFi
  • Visits to Amsterdam, Hoorn, Den Helder, Harlingen and Leylstad
  • Services of a Cruise Manager
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A session at Keukenhof Gardens with Adam Frost
  • Copy of Adam’s latest book

 

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