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Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2017

4 Days From £349*
Departing April 2017
* Price shown: 05 Apr 2017 - ERM
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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 coach travel from Dover or Ashford
  • 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

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

Join our coach before it boards the ferry to cross the Channel and head to join Olympia in Amsterdam. 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 begin your coach journey back to the UK.


DateNightsPrice From
05 Apr 2017 3 £349.00
11 Apr 2017 3 £359.00
14 Apr 2017 3 £359.00
17 Apr 2017 3 £389.00

Further Information

Flexible joining options

Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.

Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.

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.

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.

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.

Drinking water

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


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

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.


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.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 2nd and 31st December 2016 (inclusive) only, and to river cruises on board Olympia and Sound of Music departing in April 2017 or May 2017 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 8.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Mr Woodward

Coleford Couple
The holiday was very good but the cabin near the engine was difficult especially with 2 4.30am starts; that meant no more sleep. A cabin mid-ships is essential if your like your sleep. The travelling arrangements were very good. The coach was very comfortable. The ship's crew were amazing. There was a little too much focus on the 'red-light' district but apart from that it was a very enjoyable trip.
Confirmed traveller: 23 April 2015
Published on: 08 May 2015
(9 out of 10)


London Family
Getting there took forever (and we were the last on board the coach at Ashford) and the coach did not stop for almost 4 hours - was this legal? It would also have been good to have the driver tell us when we might get there etc sooner than he did. Having said that he was a brilliant driver. Return journey excellent.
Peter the tour manager was brilliant and the crew a delight. V efficient.
Plan to get to Keukenhof early was key to the enjoyment of the cruise.
Liked Hoorn immensely and good to have free time in Amsterdam in Sunday
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 08 May 2015
(6 out of 10)


AShtead Friends
I would have liked more information before leaving, it was a shock to wake up on the sea! I also did not realize it was such a long journey to Amsterdam, if I had I would have flown. The driver was a major irritation with his almost constant stupid jokes. The weather meant early sailings and insufficient sleep for me. The entertainer should not have allowed some passenger to 'sing' three songs each night, the same three songs! He should have said he had a different set tonight and perhaps later not as soon as we had eaten dinner. It was not billed as karaoke. Apart from those negatives it was a good break on a nice ship.
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2015
Published on: 22 April 2015
(7 out of 10)


Frome Couple
A nightmare coach journey from Calais where our driver went to fill up with diesel at a fuel station that was no longer there! This, coupled with not being able to find the ship's berth in Amsterdam added more than 2 hours to the journey. With two ports of call cancelled and one late change meant we had very little cruising. What we saw of Amsterdam was enjoyable as was the gardens and the Het Loo Palace excursion. The ship's crew were pleasant - even if our entertainer's repertoire was a bit limited. Food was very palatable and a very good wine list. For us there was a little too much travel to get there and back for such a short break and if we were to travel again on a river cruise it would be for a longer trip.
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2015
Published on: 22 April 2015