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$150 Early Booking Discount

Tulip Serenade

Amsterdam →  Amsterdam

8 Days

Enjoy spring as the countryside awakens from a long winter‘s slumber. Cruise along the waterways of Holland & Belgium, past lazily spinning windmills, blossoming foliage and sleepy towns. Along the intricate net of extensive waterways, explore the capital city of Amsterdam, ‘the Venice of the North‘, the quaint villages and Renaissance cities of Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges medieval churches.

View Dutch and Flemish masterpieces and taste Dutch cheeses and world-famous Belgian chocolates. Take the opportunity to visit the Keukenhof gardens with its 79 acres of breathtaking beauty, only open in the spring. A riot of flowers exploding in color and scent as well as centuries of history and culture make the Tulip Serenade a wonderful treat.

Itinerary

Your Dutch adventure begins in Amsterdam, where you will embark in the afternoon. After a Welcome Cocktail and a celebratory Welcome Dinner, you will get to enjoy a performance on board by a traditional shanty choir, setting the mood for the days to come.

Stay Amsterdam
Departure at 10pm

In the morning, you will arrive in Arnhem, one of Europe’s most unique cities. Voted "greenest city in Europe", Arnhem rebuilt itself after the famed 1944 battle immortalized in the film "A Bridge Too Far", and is now a thriving fashion town with fine museums and beautiful parks. In the morning, you can choose to join the city tour of Arnhem. On this excursion, you will get to appreciate its beautiful sights and delve deeper into the history and atrocities of World War II at the War Museum.

For your afternoon entertainment, choose between a trip to the Open Air Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum. The Open Air Museum offers visitors a look at charming Dutch buildings, industries and crafts of bygone times, while the Kröller-Müller Museum houses the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. Relax on board in the evening, enjoying a delicious dinner as your vessel cruises onwards to the next destination.

Stay Arnhem
8am - 6.30pm

Just before lunchtime, your cruise ship will dock in Middelburg. As one of the centers where the Dutch East India Company flourished in the seventeenth century, this lovely city features historic merchant houses and storefronts lining its canals.

For your afternoon excursion, you can visit the Netherland’s “modern wonder of the world,” the Delta Works, which protect the southwest of the Netherlands from the sea. This excursion also includes a visit to the historic village of Veere. Alternatively, you can take part in a walking tour of Middelburg to see and learn more about its significant history and rich culture.

Stay Middelburg
11am - 6pm

During the night, your vessel will dock in beautiful Ghent, which you can explore in the morning. Thanks to its importance as a medieval city-state in the late middle ages, Ghent boasts a wealth of well-preserved medieval architecture. Your city tour will include a visit to the Gravensteen, or “Castle of the Counts”, which was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353.

In the afternoon, you can join the Bruges excursion. Bruges, the capital of the province of West Flanders, is home to one of the most charming city centers in Belgium and is also known as the “Venice of the North” thanks to its many canals. If you prefer to remain in Ghent, you can sample some local delicacies as part of an afternoon beer and chocolate tasting.

Stay Ghent
2am - 7.30pm

Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium, welcomes you today. After breakfast, you can join the excursion to the politically and culturally significant city of Brussels, which is situated nearby. Amongst other things, you will visit the iconic Atomium, which was created for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair and, thanks to its popularity, was not torn down as originally planned. You will also pay a visit to the Cinquantenaire Park with its triumphal arch, built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgium’s independence.

In the afternoon, explore Antwerp in a comfortable coach. Famous for its diamond trade, the city also boasts many cultural highlights such as the Cathedral of Our Lady with paintings by the famous Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens. In the evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow guests, while your vessel returns to the Netherlands.

Stay Antwerp
5am - 8pm

Early morning, your ship will arrive in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands. After breakfast, you can pay a visit to Kinderdijk, which houses the most unique windmill complex in the world. Built to drain water from the soil, these windmills are now protected by UNESCO and are one of the Netherlands’ most popular tourist destinations. Alternatively, you can marvel at the Rotterdam port, Europe’s largest seaport, during a harbor cruise, and discover local delicacies in a visit to the iconic Market Hall thereafter.


After lunch, you can explore the world-famous Keukenhof gardens or take a tour to the lovely canal town of Delft, renowned for its Delft Blue ceramics which have been manufactured and hand painted there since the seventeenth century. This evening, the festive Captain’s Gala Dinner will provide a fitting finish to the day.

Stay Rotterdam
6am - 8pm

Amsterdam welcomes you back today and you have a wealth of excursion options to choose from! In the morning, cruise through the lovely, verdant canals of Amsterdam while learning more about the city’s history and significance. You will also pay a visit to the flower market.

After lunch, you can visit Waterland in North Holland, where you will stop in the charming fishing village of Volendam and the equally picturesque town of Edam. Renowned for its cheeses, this is the perfect spot for a cheese tasting (included in the excursion). Alternatively, you can visit Haarlem in the afternoon, where you will learn more about its art, history and the Dutch lifestyle.

Stay Amsterdam
Arrival at 5am

Enjoy one more leisurely breakfast on board before disembarking. The Amadeus team wishes you a safe journey home and looks forward to seeing you again in future.

Stay Amsterdam
Arrival at 5am

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Book now and save $150pp for all bookings made until 30 November 2022.

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Inclusions

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard  
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Massage services and hair salon
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Save up to $ 107.00 per person

Unlimited Excursion Package | for only $ 608.00 per person

Enjoy the flexibility to choose any shore excursion of the ones listed below for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

When booking our new ALL-IN excursion package prior to departure we offer you maximum flexibility at a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port.

Introductory Excursion Package | for only $ 327.00 per person

Enjoy a package of 6 pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance:

  • Arnhem and World War II History
  • Ghent with medieval Fortress Gravensteen
  • Belgium Beer and chocolate tasting
  • Brussels with Atomium and Cinquantenaire park
  • Rotterdam harbor cruise and culinary stroll through the Market hall
  • Amsterdam with canal trip

Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.

Cruise Amsterdam - Amsterdam Unit Price
Arnhem and World War II History $ 75.00
Arnhem and Open-air Museum $ 75.00
  OR Visit to the Kröller-Müller-Museum $ 84.00
  OR Delta Works experience and Veere walking tour $ 112.00
  OR Middelburg walking tour $ 25.00
Ghent with medieval Fortress Gravensteen $ 59.00
Bruges - Venice of the North $ 51.00
  OR Belgium Beer and chocolate tasting $ 60.00
Brussels with Atomium and Cinquantenaire park $ 51.00
Antwerp with visit of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral $ 54.00
Kinderdijk and visit to the windmills (to/from Rotterdam) $ 87.00
  OR Rotterdam harbor cruise and culinary stroll through the Market hall $ 72.00
Visit to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens $ 93.00
  OR Delft with visit to the Royal porcelain pottery $ 50.00
Amsterdam with canal trip $ 68.00
Excursion North Holland with Volendam, Edam and cheese tasting $ 57.00
  OR Haarlem - art, history and Dutch lifestyle $ 45.00

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Arrival & Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer.

AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS)
Airport – Port $ 59
Airport - City Center $ 59
Train station – Port $ 49

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