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Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2017



Discover Holland's colourful scenery

Glide past Holland's dazzling scenery on this relaxing, round-trip jaunt from Amsterdam. Witness the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom, making stops in traditional Hoorn, Lelystad, and picturesque Zaandam en route, with the chance to explore the glittering Royal Het Loo palace along the way, too.

What The Price Includes

  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • 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

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.


Day One

Board the coach at your chosen pick-up point, and travel to Dover for your channel crossing. Join Olympia in Amsterdam, and enjoy dinner on board before the ship heads into Lake Markermeer early the next day.

Day Two

Discover the pretty town of Hoorn this morning, enjoying time wandering the historic streets, before continuing to Lelystad, situated on the shore of the reclaimed Flevoland. During the afternoon an optional excursion gives you the opportunity to visit Het Loo Palace, the former residence of the Dutch royal family and a magnificent example of Dutch Baroque architecture.

Later, Olympia crosses the waters of the Markermeer once more to reach Zaandam. This attractive city is home to beautiful Dutch-style painted houses and traditional windmills - an iconic feature of Holland's landscape.

Day Three

Today's unforgettable visit is to spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, to marvel at their multi-coloured carpet of flowers in bloom. Take a boat ride (payable locally) along the waterway that winds through the gardens, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the floral displays, perhaps stopping at one of the cafes or restaurants along the way.

Later, re-join Olympia in Amsterdam for your final evening on board, or choose to finish your trip in style and join an optional cheese and wine canal cruise.

Day Four

Bid farewell to Olympia, and begin your coach journey home, arriving back in the local area in the late evening.

Departure county Pick-up points
Bristol Bristol
Gloucestershire Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Tewkesbury
Gwent Cwmbran, Newport
Somerset Glastonbury, Weston Super Mare
Wiltshire Swindon

Further Information

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your coach driver will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 24th February and 14th April 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 & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015Scores 7.8 out of 10 based on 87 reviews
(5 out of 10)


fareham hants Couple
The coach pickups/feeder and travelling journeys were all on or ahead of time.The driver was not the most engaging or informative man on earth! The ship was spotless ,our cabin clean and welcoming.The crew excellent and the bar well stocked and reasonable. However due to weather conditions the itineray had to be changed. Instead of a candlelit cruise on the Amsterdam canals we were taken to a Berth in Leyastad. This is a small coastal town with a large out of town shopping centre...Just like the one 400 yards from where we had left in England!Nothing to do there..and just glad to get back on the ship. We are sure they could have found somewhere better than this!The trip to Kukenhof gardens was excellent,albiet we could have done with say..2more hours.The final berth in Amsterdam was right in the centre. A really good day there..Lovely last night Gala dinner and a good return journey
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2017
Published on: 16 May 2017
(10 out of 10)


Salisbury Couple
Overall we enjoyed the holiday. However, the coach journey was very long and tiring.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017
(6 out of 10)


Honiton, Feniton Couple
Holiday is not 4 days - it is 2 with two full days travelling. Coach journey much too long with stops to collect other travellers.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017
(10 out of 10)


Truro Family
Had to chase up pick details which originals arrived in the post after we had left.This is our only complaint.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2017
Published on: 11 May 2017
(4 out of 10)


Oxford Couple
Dissappointed not to go to hoorn allso only spent 2 hours in amsterdam wine and cheese cruise cancelled very dissapointing.
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017
(1 out of 10)


Dymchurch Couple
Boat moved very early & at night two places we could not stop at one place was in the middle of know where Visit to Amsterdam was a shambles No information of the area then not enough transport to get us back Had to wait around for a taxis to be arranged
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2017
Published on: 12 May 2017
(10 out of 10)


Ruislip Couple
It was a very interesting and relaxing time.
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2017
Published on: 11 May 2017