Amsterdam, Bulbfields & Waterways of Holland 2019

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

5 days
per person
  • Amsterdam
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Amsterdam
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam
  • Nijmegen
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

Amsterdam, Bulbfields & Waterways of Holland Itinerary

Join our cruise along the waterways of Holland and prepare to be in awe of the world’s most beautiful spring gardens at Keukenhof, where more than seven million flowers burst into life. The landscape is immaculate with shimmering lakes, mature trees and wonderful works of art set among a sea of vibrant colour – it’s simply breathtaking and our included excursion gives you plenty of time to enjoy everything. We end our cruise in Amsterdam, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of this laid-back capital and discover a fascinating world of canals and diamonds.

Day 1: UK – Nijmegen
We travel to Nijmegen, which nestles on the Waal river in the Netherlands, and settle aboard our ship.

Day 2: Nijmegen – Dordrecht
Spend the morning relaxing onboard as we cruise along Dutch waterways in the Rhine delta. Around midday we arrive in the city of Dordrecht, whose beautifully preserved centre is filled will ancient buildings that huddle along a web of canals and harbours, you are free to explore at your own pace.

Day 3: Dordrecht – Rotterdam – Schoonhoven
We leave Dordrecht in the morning and continue along Dutch waterways to reach Rotterdam. From here our included excursion takes you to Keukenhof Gardens, where you 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 return to our ship in the ‘silver city’ of Schoonhoven, named after the silver trade that has taken place here since the 17th century, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Schoonhoven – Amsterdam
Enjoy another leisurely morning as we cruise along the Lek river and the Amsterdam-Rhine canal, before arriving in the fascinating city of Amsterdam. You are free to explore, then after dinner you can enjoy an optional candlelit canal cruise while enjoying cheese and wine.

Day 5: Amsterdam – UK
We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.

• Enjoy picture book views of windmills sat among fields of tulips

• Relax as you glide along the tranquil canals and waterways of Holland

• Walk among thousands of flowers at Keukenhof Gardens, also heralded as the spring gardens of Europe

• Take the opportunity to visit the charming town of Gouda on our optional excursion

• Explore the historic heart of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands

• Admire the impressive skyline of Rotterdam


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:

Coach via Dover

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Ferry crossing at Dover

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £55 per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

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.

Join at the 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

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.


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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


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.

Amsterdam canal cruise

Amsterdam canal cruise with cheese & wine


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.

At a glance

Length: 5 days

From: Nijmegen

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
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Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Four nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens
  • Visits to Nijmegen, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Schoonhoven & Amsterdam
  • Services of a Cruise Manager


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