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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam

Journey along the Dutch waterways on this short-break including a cruise on the Ijsselmeer, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Holland

Cruise Only
5 nights from £612pp

Fly-Cruise Package
5 nights from £912pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Zaans Schans

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save 15% on 2020 departures! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 15 Aug 2019

No single supplement! Applies to selected departures in May and Jun 2019, main deck cabins only. Subject to availability. Call us for more details

Save £288pp! Prices shown include discount. Applies to 19 May and 20 Jun 2019 departures. Subject to availability

Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam Special Offer

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.

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.

E109 Operated by CroisiEurope

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AIJ: Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam 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 followed by a night-time optional sightseeing tour of Amsterdam by canal boat.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Choose from two optional excursions today: a guided tour of Amsterdam with its diamond merchants or a bike tour exploring out-of-the-way sights. Enjoy time at leisure.

Day 3 - Lemmer - Enkhuizen

This morning, perhaps join the optional guided tour of Giethoorn followed by a boat ride on the canals. This afternoon, the ship reaches Enkhuizen, after cruising the IJsselmeer, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Holland. Spend time at leisure, perhaps visiting the Zuiderzee Museum.

Day 4 - Enkhuizen - Hoorn - Amsterdam

Enjoy an optional guided tour of Alkmaar and its Cheese Museum, or opt for the optional bike tour taking in the polders and a 17th-century windmill which is still in operation today. Later, the ship cruises on the Markermeer towards Amsterdam.

Day 5 - Amsterdam

This morning, enjoy an optional visit to the colourful Keukenhof Gardens. Please note: If the departure is outside of the opening dates for the gardens, there will be an optional tour of Volendam and Zaanse Schans instead. Time at leisure later and Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 6 - Amsterdam

Disembark the ship at 9am.

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

Price Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • 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
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • 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.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 20th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £662
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £662 Cruise Only from: £788 Cruise Only from: £815 Cruise Only from: £815 Cruise Only from: £941 Cruise Only from: £968 Cruise Only from: £1094 Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1247
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £962 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1088 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1115 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1115 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1241 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1268 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1520 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1547
  • August
    • Aug 25th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £899
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025 Cruise Only from: £1052 Cruise Only from: £1052 Cruise Only from: £1178 Cruise Only from: £1205 Cruise Only from: £1331 Cruise Only from: £1457 Cruise Only from: £1484
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1325 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1478 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1505 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1631 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1757 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1784
  • September
    • Sep 26th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £950
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £950 Cruise Only from: £1076 Cruise Only from: £1103 Cruise Only from: £1103 Cruise Only from: £1229 Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1508 Cruise Only from: £1535
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1250 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1376 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1403 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1403 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1529 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1556 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1682 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1808 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 9th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £612
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £612 Cruise Only from: £743 Cruise Only from: £743 Cruise Only from: £874 Cruise Only from: £971 Cruise Only from: £1102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £912 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1043 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1043 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1174 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1271 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402
    • Apr 29th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £612
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £612 Cruise Only from: £729 Cruise Only from: £743 Cruise Only from: £743 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £874 Cruise Only from: £971 Cruise Only from: £1088 Cruise Only from: £1102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £912 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1029 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1043 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1043 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1160 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1174 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1271 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1388 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402
Map for Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam