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

Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

A 7-night cruise from Amsterdam visiting the battlefields of World War II in Arnhem, Oosterbeek and Ypres, and the colourful tulip displays at the Keukenhof Gardens

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1199pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Tulip Fields
  • Volendam

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Book With Peace of Mind! Book by 31 May 2021 and you can change your booking up to 45 days before travel (for 2021 departures) or by 30 Sept 2021 (for 2022 new bookings), with no fees and no questions asked. Plus with Covid Cancellation & Curtailment protection included as standard, you won’t lose out if your holiday is affected by the pandemic. Terms and Conditions apply

No Single Supplement! Applies to selected 2021 departures, subject to availability

Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields Special Offer

This contrasting discovery of Holland and Belgium visits the poignant sites and commemorative memorials of World War II in Ypres, and the colourful tulip gardens in the spring at the Keukenhof Gardens.

See the highlights of Amsterdam on a glass-topped boat along the picturesque waterways past the gabled houses, before cruising to the fishing village of Volendam and historic Hoorn. Learn about the events of World War II at Arnhem and Oosterbeek, and visit the war sites in Ypres including the Menin Gate, a memorial to the missing, where the Last Post is played each evening.

In the Spring the vibrant tulips are in full bloom and the magnificent flower displays can be seen in the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, where tens of thousands of flowers are set among the landscapes of shimmering lakes and ancient trees.

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Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels and change trains to Amsterdam or fly from the UK to Amsterdam and transfer to your ship. The dedicated crew will welcome you aboard your five-star floating hotel.

Day 2 - Amsterdam - Hoorn

See the highlights of Amsterdam on a cruise along its picturesque canals in a glass-topped boat, past the gabled buildings, discovering the art, history and culture. This afternoon cruise towards the Ijsselmeer, continuing on to historic Hoorn. Explore Hoorn's twisting alleyways and cobblestone squares lined with brick warehouses.

Day 3 - Arnhem

Pass the flower-decked houseboats and traditional windmills before arriving in Arnhem, which is associated with the battle depicted in the film 'A Bridge Too Far'. Visit the former British Headquarters at Oosterbeek and the Commonwealth War Cemetery before continuing along the Rhine river.

Day 4 - Antwerp (Belgium)

See the magnificent waterside scenery as the captain navigates the ship along the River Schelde, mooring in Antwerp. See the main square lined with tall gabled houses and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic city. This afternoon there is time to explore at leisure, perhaps visit the Fine Art Museum which houses over 7000 paintings from renowned artists.

Day 5 - Ghent

Moor in medieval Ghent for the next two days. Once one of Western Europe's largest cities, Ghent boasts an unspoilt waterfront, an imposing Gravenstein fortress and an impressive cathedral. Enjoy a sightseeing tour this morning before choosing whether to spend the afternoon in Ghent or join the tour to Ypres. Ypres is a place of pilgrimage after the horrors of the Great War when it was almost destroyed. You may wish to visit the 'In Flanders Fields' Museum in the restored town centre and the Tyne Cot Cemetery and the battlefield of Passchendaele. Ypres is also home to the Menin Gate which is a memorial to the missing.

Day 6 - Bruges

Take a short drive to Bruges and enjoy a guided walk through the centre which is dominated by the Belfry. There is the option to climb the 366 steps to see the fantastic views across the city. Also visit the City Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Leave Ghent this evening and return to Holland.

Day 7 - Keukenhof (Holland) - Amsterdam

See the colourful tulips in full bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens. Admire the tends of thousands of flowers set amongst the landscapes of glistening lakes and tall trees. Rejoin the ship in Amsterdam with time to explore at leisure this afternoon. Perhaps visit the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, or sample the rich Dutch coffee in a nearby cafe.

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

This morning transfer back to the station for your train to Brussels and connecting Eurostar back to London St Pancras or alternatively transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Prices include return flights from the UK to Amsterdam. Regional flights may be available. Rail travel is available at a supplement - please contact us for pricing
  • 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

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased from £109pp
  • Riviera PLUS:
  • From 2021, 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:
  • From 2021, menus will be expanded to 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 5th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1459
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1459 Blue Water Price: £2109 Blue Water Price: £1809 Blue Water Price: £1959 Blue Water Price: £2509 Blue Water Price: £2109 Blue Water Price: £2209
    • Apr 12th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1619
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1619 Blue Water Price: £2269 Blue Water Price: £1969 Blue Water Price: £2119 Blue Water Price: £2669 Blue Water Price: £2369 Blue Water Price: £2269
    • Apr 13th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1619
      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: £1619 Blue Water Price: £1969 Blue Water Price: £2269 Blue Water Price: £2119 Blue Water Price: £2369 Blue Water Price: £2269 Blue Water Price: £2669
    • Apr 16th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1729
      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: £1729 Blue Water Price: £2079 Blue Water Price: £2379 Blue Water Price: £2229 Blue Water Price: £2379 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2779
    • Apr 18th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1829
      Emerald Deck (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: £1829 Blue Water Price: £2129 Blue Water Price: £2429 Blue Water Price: £2279 Blue Water Price: £2529 Blue Water Price: £2879
    • Apr 19th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1829
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1829 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2179 Blue Water Price: £2329 Blue Water Price: £2879 Blue Water Price: £2579 Blue Water Price: £2479
    • Apr 20th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1829
      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: £1829 Blue Water Price: £2179 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2329 Blue Water Price: £2579 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2879
    • Apr 25th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1879
      Emerald Deck (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: £1879 Blue Water Price: £2179 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2329 Blue Water Price: £2579 Blue Water Price: £2929
    • Apr 26th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2989 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing and travelling by air. Rail travel is available at a supplement - please contact us for pricing.
  • Single supplements and flight/eurostar upgrades are available
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
Map for Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields