Cruising Holidays

Short Spring and Easter cruise breaks from Amsterdam through Holland

Enjoy Holland at springtime on this 5-night cruise from Amsterdam visiting Volendam, Hoorn and Enkhuisen

Special Offer
Prices include exclusive 5% discount!Offer ends 30 Apr 2014

Begin your cruise in Amsterdam, often known as the Venice of the North, and discover the many delights this city has to offer, including its diamond merchants, famous museums, flower markets, and splendid waterside buildings.


This five-night itinerary, cruising on the Ijsselmeer takes you to Volendam, Hoorn and Enkhuisen.

Zaans Schans

For total flexibility we are offering these cruises as cruise-only. You can then book flights from your chosen airport, taking advantage of the many low-cost airlines that now fly to Amsterdam.

Our Holland cruises make an ideal short break, or you may wish to extend your holiday with a hotel stay in Amsterdam, giving you more time to explore this dynamic city, steeped in historical charm.

We also offer 3 or 4 night short-break cruises between Amsterdam and Antwerp, cruising in Holland and Belgium and visiting Rotterdam and Antwerp, the world’s two largest ports.

More information about CroisiEurope river cruise ships

E109: Departure Dates 2014
Apr 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14
E109: Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam 2014£ price per person
Prices include exclusive 5% discount!
Offer ends 30 Apr 2014
Prices above are per person based on two sharing a cabin.
Single Supplement: £205


The price includes
  • Five nights accommodation on board ship in air-conditioned twin/double cabin with shower and toilet
  • All meals aboard ship
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Mini-cruise itinerary as described
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes

E1166 - AIJ: Holland Ijsselmeer Itinerary
Day 1
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Embark at 6pm in Amsterdam with time to settle into your cabin before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board follwed by a night-time optional sightseeing tour of Amsterdam by river boat.

Day 2
Amsterdam - Volendam

Breakfast on board as the cruise begins on one of Holland's largest inland seas, the Ijsselmeer. Lunch on board and a visit to Volendam, a port which specialises in eel fishing, at 1pm. In the 19th century, artists used to come here to paint everyday life scenes, coloured by traditional costumes. There is an optional sightseeing tour to Zaanse Schans, an outdoor museum: this village owns mills that are still working, houses of the 17th and the 18th century. Return to the ship for dinner on board around 6pm followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 3
Volendam - Hoorn

Breakfast as we cruise this morning. Optional coach tour to Alkmaar and a visit to its cheese museum, where cheese and butter are produced. Return on board at Volendam for lunch. We depart in the direction of Hoorn, a village which owes its wealth to the shipping trade and herring fishing. Explore Hoorn at your leisure on arrival at around 3pm, returning to the ship for dinner and an entertaining evening with a crew show.

Day 4
Hoorn - Enkhuizen

Breakfast on board and a morning spent cruising on the Ijsselmeer towards Enkhuizen. Aperitif games will be organised in the dining room before lunch is served. We arrive in Enkhuizen after midday when there is time at leisure to discover the city and its 17th century Renaissance buildings. The Zuiderzee Museum wil give you a glimpse of everyday life in former times. Return for dinner on board followed by a gala evening.

Day 5
Enkhuisen - Amsterdam

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board whilst cruising towards Amsterdam, arriving around 2pm. There is an optional sightseeing tour to Keukenhof Floral Park to admire the wide cariety of tulips, narcisi and daffodils. Return to the ship for dinner and perhaps explore further this evening.

Day 6

Disembark after breakfast, at about 9am.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Keukenhof Gardens

The price does not include
  • Flights and overseas transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Optional Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses


Additional Information
  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board. In 2014 excursions are offered with commentary in English via a headset.
  • These prices allow you to make your own travel arrangements - choose your own departure airport and take advantage of low-cost airline flights, perhaps adding extra hotel days.
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