Amsterdam Short Break

Discover the beauty of springtime in Holland and visit the magnificent cities of Rotterdam and Antwerp on this fantastic short break, with an optional excursion to Keukenhof Gardens

Cruise Only - Package Possible
4 nights

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  • Amsterdam
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Antwerp Town Hall

Enjoy cruising on Holland and Belgium’s delightful inland seas, passing through some of the largest locks imaginable. This four night cruise gives an extra day to explore Amsterdam. For total flexibility we are offering these cruises without transport to Amsterdam or Antwerp, allowing you to take advantage of low-cost airlines flying to Amsterdam and to Brussels for Antwerp.

This cruise is ideal for a short break, but could also form part of a longer holiday, perhaps with additional stays in Amsterdam, Antwerp or Brussels.

We also offer a 4 or 5 night Amsterdam-Amsterdam round trip cruise, visiting either Oude Wetering, Gouda and Rotterdam, or Vollendam, Hoorn and Urk with a cruise on the Ijsselmeer.

E101 Operated by CroisiEurope


AAV/ANV: Amsterdam Cruise Breaks Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Embark at 6pm in Amsterdam and settle into your cabin. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail in the lounge and meet the crew. Dinner on board followed by an optional night-time guided tour of Amsterdam by river boat.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

This morning there is an optional sightseeing tour of Amsterdam including a visit to a diamond merchant's workshop. Alternatively, take an optional bike tour. After lunch perhaps explore the traditional Dutch Village of Volendam before heading to the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Return on board for dinner before enjoying a free evening.

Day 3 - Amsterdam - Rotterdam

After breakfast we cruise to Utrecht, enjoying lunch on board. In the afternoon there is an optional visit to the Keukenhof Floral Park, the largest park in the world devoted to flowers which grow from bulbs; tulips, narcissi, hyacinths and many others. The ship continues to Rotterdam where we join it again in late afternoon. Dinner and gala evening on board.

Day 4 - Rotterdam - Antwerp (Belgium)

Early departure this morning as we head towards Antwerp. En-route, we pass by Dordrecht, where we will take the Holland Diep (inland sea) and pass through the Volkerak and Kreekak locks. After crossing the Dutch-Belgian border, we will continue to sail on towards the port of Antwerp, which is the 2nd largest port in the world after Rotterdam. Dinner on board followed by a free evening in Antwerp.

Day 5 - Antwerp

Disembarkation after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. This cruise also operates in reverse from Antwerp to Amsterdam.

Price Includes

  • Four nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Mini-cruise itinerary as described
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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