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Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2017

4 Days From £499*
Departing April 2017
* Price shown: 02 Apr 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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The best of Holland

Discover the world's most famous flower gardens, the canals and cobblestones of Amsterdam, and the historic fishing villages on the surrounding 'polder land'. With calls in Hoorn and Zaandam on the reclaimed Markermeer, and a visit to famous Keukenhof Gardens included, plus the chance to discover royal Het Loo Palace, this springtime cruise is irresistible.

Life on board Olympia

There's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from selected local airports to Amsterdam
  • Return airport-to-Olympia coach transfers
  • Three nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea, coffee and cake, and late-night snacks
  • Calls at Hoorn and Zaandam
  • A half-day excursion to the renowned Keukenhof Gardens
  • On-board English commentary
  • On-board entertainment
  • Luggage porterage
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

All prices are per person and based on two sharing

Single cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.

Deck Plans

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Day One

Fly to Amsterdam, and join Olympia in the wonderful Dutch capital. This evening, enjoy dinner before the ship slips away from the dock and makes the short journey out into the Markermeer to her first stop - Hoorn.

Day Two

Wander the pretty streets of Hoorn before Olympia crosses the inland sea again and stop at Lelystad. This afternoon's optional excursion takes in the garden city of Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, former Dutch royal residence.

Afterwards Olympia heads back across the Markermeer and past Amsterdam's ancient heart to stop in Zaandam, where Tsar Peter the Great once lived disguised as a humble ship-builder, and whose windmills and colourful houses were once subjects for impressionist Claude Monet.

Day Three

This morning's unforgettable included excursion is to the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, where some seven-million flowers carpet the ground in a breathtaking display. Wander this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the restaurants and cafes, or take a boat ride (payable locally) through the stunning gardens.

Rejoin Olympia in Amsterdam, and spend a final afternoon and evening on board. Alternatively, join our optional Amsterdam canal cruise - perhaps the best way to see the sights of the city and round off your time in Holland.

Day Four

Bid farewell to Olympia, and return to the airport to check in for your flight home.


 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Aberdeen02 Apr 2017 £589.00
Aberdeen05 Apr 2017 £599.00
Aberdeen08 Apr 2017 £609.00
Aberdeen11 Apr 2017 £609.00
Aberdeen14 Apr 2017 £609.00
Aberdeen17 Apr 2017 £609.00
Belfast International02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Belfast International02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Belfast International05 Apr 2017 £564.00
Belfast International05 Apr 2017 £564.00
Belfast International08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International17 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International17 Apr 2017 £574.00
Birmingham02 Apr 2017 £539.00
Birmingham05 Apr 2017 £549.00
Birmingham08 Apr 2017 £559.00
Birmingham11 Apr 2017 £579.00
Birmingham14 Apr 2017 £559.00
Birmingham17 Apr 2017 £559.00
Bristol02 Apr 2017 £539.00
Bristol05 Apr 2017 £549.00
Bristol08 Apr 2017 £589.00
Bristol11 Apr 2017 £559.00
Bristol17 Apr 2017 £559.00
Cardiff02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Cardiff05 Apr 2017 £574.00
Cardiff08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Cardiff11 Apr 2017 £584.00
Cardiff14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Cardiff17 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Doncaster Sheffield05 Apr 2017 £574.00
Doncaster Sheffield08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield11 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield17 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Durham Tees Valley05 Apr 2017 £574.00
Durham Tees Valley08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley11 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley17 Apr 2017 £584.00
East Midlands02 Apr 2017 £549.00
East Midlands05 Apr 2017 £559.00
East Midlands08 Apr 2017 £569.00
East Midlands11 Apr 2017 £569.00
East Midlands14 Apr 2017 £569.00
East Midlands17 Apr 2017 £569.00
Edinburgh02 Apr 2017 £539.00
Edinburgh05 Apr 2017 £549.00
Edinburgh08 Apr 2017 £559.00
Edinburgh11 Apr 2017 £559.00
Edinburgh14 Apr 2017 £559.00
Edinburgh17 Apr 2017 £559.00
Exeter02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Exeter08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Glasgow02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Glasgow05 Apr 2017 £564.00
Glasgow11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Glasgow14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Glasgow17 Apr 2017 £574.00
Humberside02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Humberside05 Apr 2017 £574.00
Humberside08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Humberside11 Apr 2017 £614.00
Humberside14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Humberside17 Apr 2017 £584.00
Leeds Bradford02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Leeds Bradford05 Apr 2017 £564.00
Leeds Bradford08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Leeds Bradford11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Leeds Bradford14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Leeds Bradford17 Apr 2017 £574.00
Liverpool02 Apr 2017 £514.00
Liverpool05 Apr 2017 £524.00
Liverpool08 Apr 2017 £534.00
Liverpool11 Apr 2017 £534.00
Liverpool14 Apr 2017 £634.00
Liverpool17 Apr 2017 £534.00
London City05 Apr 2017 £564.00
London City08 Apr 2017 £574.00
London City11 Apr 2017 £574.00
London City14 Apr 2017 £574.00
London City17 Apr 2017 £574.00
London Gatwick05 Apr 2017 £529.00
London Gatwick08 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick11 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick14 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick17 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Heathrow02 Apr 2017 £549.00
London Heathrow05 Apr 2017 £559.00
London Heathrow08 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow11 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow14 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow17 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Luton02 Apr 2017 £514.00
London Luton05 Apr 2017 £524.00
London Luton08 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Luton11 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Luton14 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Luton17 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Southend02 Apr 2017 £514.00
London Southend05 Apr 2017 £524.00
London Southend08 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Southend11 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Southend14 Apr 2017 £584.00
London Southend17 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Stansted02 Apr 2017 £499.00
London Stansted05 Apr 2017 £509.00
London Stansted08 Apr 2017 £519.00
London Stansted11 Apr 2017 £519.00
London Stansted14 Apr 2017 £519.00
London Stansted17 Apr 2017 £519.00
Manchester02 Apr 2017 £519.00
Manchester05 Apr 2017 £529.00
Manchester08 Apr 2017 £539.00
Manchester11 Apr 2017 £539.00
Manchester14 Apr 2017 £639.00
Manchester17 Apr 2017 £539.00
Newcastle02 Apr 2017 £549.00
Newcastle05 Apr 2017 £559.00
Newcastle08 Apr 2017 £569.00
Newcastle11 Apr 2017 £589.00
Newcastle14 Apr 2017 £569.00
Newcastle17 Apr 2017 £569.00
Norwich02 Apr 2017 £599.00
Norwich05 Apr 2017 £579.00
Norwich08 Apr 2017 £599.00
Norwich17 Apr 2017 £609.00
Southampton02 Apr 2017 £549.00
Southampton05 Apr 2017 £559.00
Southampton08 Apr 2017 £569.00
Southampton11 Apr 2017 £569.00
Southampton14 Apr 2017 £569.00
Southampton17 Apr 2017 £589.00

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Pre-paid drinks package

Spend just £17.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.


Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.


Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 17th January and 12th February 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.

Amsterdam and Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise Reviews collected by Reevoo

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Manchester Couple
Although a small ship the staff were extremely helpful, polite and very friendly
Confirmed traveller: 23 April 2015
Published on: 15 May 2015
(8 out of 10)


Southend-on-sea Couple
Quite a well packaged holiday apart from the fact of no service of any sort on the boat until the evening of the first day and no service after breakfast on the departure day, which meant that of the four day/ three nights full board advertised only the middle two days were as advertised.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 10 May 2015
(8 out of 10)


Plymouth Friends
A great experience to see the flowers at the Kuffenhauf Gardens. Newmarket's tour arrangements worked well except for the 4.30 am starting of the very very noisy engines each morning. Meals and drinks package were good.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 10 May 2015
(8 out of 10)


Mitford near Morpeth Couple
A very relaxing short break in a friendly environment. Tours were excellent but in some cases we felt we could have spent longer e.g Het Loo Palace. The gardens there are so extensive a little longer there would have given us more time to view the Palace properly.
Our Tour Manager was very knowledgeable, friendly and always on hand. All of the ship's crew whom we encountered were friendly and helpful and those we did not encounter worked extremely hard to make our holiday the great weekend it was. The change of travel plans was helpful to us also. Flying is such a direct way to travel.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 08 May 2015
(9 out of 10)


Pershore Couple
A brilliant three day break which exceeded all expectations. Great fun to be highly recommended and we loved Amsterdam and Holland. Why haven't we done it before
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 05 May 2015
(10 out of 10)


wigston, leicester Couple
It is difficult to know when it would be the best time to visit the bulb fields as it is dependent on the weather, but we struck lucky on mid April. The keukenhof gardens were beautiful and it was a good plan to go early in the morning to miss the crowds later in the day.It was an action packed holiday as we went on the optional trips, really enjoyed the visit to magnificent het loo palace and gardens. The cruise manager was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 02 May 2015
(8 out of 10)


Bristol Couple
All over too quickly. So glad we flew, as the coach journey sounded horrendous, and we also had a free day in Amsterdam at the end.

Well organised, Tight ship with good information at all times, good food and service, wonderful staff and tour manager.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 01 May 2015