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See the stunning flower displays at the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the iconic windmills of the Kinderdijk and traditional Dutch villages on this 4-night river cruise from Amsterdam. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK or Eurostar from London St Pancras

Fly Cruise
4 nights from £1049pp

River Cruise Holiday
Keukenhof Gardens
Amsterdam
Enkhuizen Museum
Rotterdam
Kinderdijk
Keukenhof Gardens

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Enjoy Holland in the springtime on this short break cruise from the canals of cosmopolitan Amsterdam to iconic Dutch windmills and the colourful Keukenhof Gardens.

Explore the quaint town of Enkhuizen and its recreated 19th-century village, which gives you an insight into how the locals used to live. Cruise across the IJsselmeer lagoon, created when the Zuiderzee dam was built. On a visit to Rotterdam, admire the city's innovative architecture and excellent museums before sailing to the Kinderdijk with its famous windmills.

Head to the stunning Keukenhof Gardens where millions of flowers bloom in a dazzling array of colour, then sail back to Amsterdam for a glass-top boat tour of the picturesque canal-side waterfronts.

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Dutch Bulbfields Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly to Amsterdam from a choice of regional airports or take the Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Brussels, where you change trains and continue to Amsterdam. On arrival, transfer by coach to your five-star cruise ship moored near the city centre and railway station. The friendly crew welcomes you on board, helping you settle into your spacious and exquisitely furnished accommodation – you’ll feel immediately at home.

Day 2 - Enkhuizen

Overnight the ship has gently steered a course north. As dawn breaks, you’re greeted by views of Enkhuizen, a picturesque port nestling at the edge of the former Zuiderzee. It is also home to the Zuiderzee Museum, which we will experience on our visit this morning. Found in the historic centre of Enkhuizen, it superbly recreates the 19th-century heritage of Holland’s inland bay and combines interesting exhibits with demonstrations of the artisan skills of yesteryear, such as sailmaking, fish curing and blacksmithing. The open air museum is particularly captivating, as the era is brought to life with a charming village atmosphere, where the likes of bakers, shopkeepers and smokehouse workers don traditional clothing and serve you their wares, just as they would have done all those years ago. During the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th-century, the Netherlands dominated world maritime trade, becoming fabulously prosperous. Enkhuizen, as one of the country’s principal ports specialising in trade in the East Indies, flourished. Merchants keen to display their wealth created this town of gabled houses, narrow streets, bridges and waterways. It’s a delight to explore, taking in the atmosphere of its little streets and jumble of sailing boats in the harbour. After a delicious lunch on board, we cruise along the Markermeer, the southwestern part of the IJsselmeer, the great freshwater lake created when the Zuiderzee was separated from the North Sea by a series of dams and dykes built during the 1920 and ’30s. This mammoth engineering achievement now protects low-lying areas from flooding and has allowed the reclamation of 626 square miles of fertile land. Before long, thoughts turn to tonight’s à la carte dinner, served with panache by the restaurant staff, after which why not unwind with a digestif at the bar to the soothing sound of the ship’s pianist.

Day 3 - Rotterdam - Kinderdijk

Wake up in historic Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest metropolis, situated where the Rhine flows into the North Sea. This morning we embark on a guided tour of this captivating city, from the old harbour to the modern architecture, passing by the Witte Huis, Europe’s first sky scraper, built in the Art Nouveau style. Known as the ‘Gateway to Europe’, it is the largest European cargo port and has been a conduit for trade since the 14th century. Unsurprisingly, its logistical significance made it a target for bombing during the Second World War and its old town was destroyed, with only the Church of Saint Lawrence left standing. During the following decades Rotterdam was reconstructed with typical Dutch optimism and engineering expertise and now boasts an abundance of innovative and imaginative architecture.

Day 4 - Keukenhof - Amsterdam

A long spring season and the polders’ well-drained soil create the perfect environment for growing the Netherlands’ world-famous tulips, first imported into the country from the Ottoman Empire in the late 16th century. This morning we drive through the scenic bulb fields to Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden, covering nearly 80 acres. Nothing prepares you for the dazzling carpet of colours created by the seven million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other blooms arranged in rows, swirls and every other imaginable shape. The art of flower planting reaches breathtaking heights in Keukenhof’s themed areas, and wandering among this dramatic pageant of hues set in a landscape of lakes, trees, pavilions and water features is magical – and provides gardeners with a wealth of inspiration to take home!

Day 5 - Amsterdam - UK

This morning, we transfer to the railway station or airport for our return journey.

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

Price Includes

  • 4-night full board cruise
  • Prices include return flights from the UK to Amsterdam or Eurostar from London St Pancras. Supplement for Eurostar or regional flights may apply
  • Overseas transfers between the airport and the ship
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased from £69pp
  • Riviera PLUS:
  • Guests in superior suites and top deck cabins will benefit from the following added extras:
  • - Access to a smart handset allowing unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage onboard and ashore
  • - L'Occitane en Provence toiletries in the bathroom
  • - Bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • - Platter of fresh fruits later on in the cruise
  • - Complimentary aperitif each evening
  • Local Flavours:
  • Expanded menus will allow guests to experience the flavours of each destination. Every evening, the onboard chefs will offer a choice of 'Local Flavours' options inspired by the area visited.
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1049
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1049 Blue Water Price: £1399 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1899
    • Apr 3rd - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1049
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Emerald Deck - Superior Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price: £1049 Blue Water Price: £1249 Blue Water Price: £1399 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1899
    • Apr 5th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1049
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1049 Blue Water Price: £1399 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899
    • Apr 6th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1099
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1099 Blue Water Price: £1449 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1949
    • Apr 7th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1199
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Emerald Deck - Superior Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price: £1199 Blue Water Price: £1399 Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049
    • Apr 9th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1199 Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £2049
    • Apr 10th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1249
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1249 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2099
    • Apr 13th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1249
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1249 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099

Price Information

  • Single supplements and flight/Eurostar upgrades are available
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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