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Tulip Serenade

From £1,349 pp

Experience Holland in the most beautiful way, by cruising along its extensive waterways, which flow through the country like an intricate net, past almost endless tulip fields and many small, picturesque places where you have the opportunity for an abundance of unforgettable excursions.

In addition to Amsterdam, the so-called “Venice of the North”, other highlights of this trip include Rotterdam, Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.

What’s Included:

  • Flights/rail from the UK and ship transfers
  • Gourmet dining onboard
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

Optional Excursions are available from £13pp.  Packages can be pre-booked in the UK for a 15% discount.

Keukenhof park, Netherlands
Canals of Amsterdam
Dutch Waterways - Kinderdijk
Day 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

This afternoon, embark and settle into your cabin.

This evening, join us for a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

A Traditional Shanty Choir performance onboard makes a perfect beginning to your journey


Day 2 - Amsterdam

After a restful night on board, set off to see the sights of one of the most unique cities in Europe. Beautiful bridges connect numerous parts of the city which is divided by hundreds of canals and waterways, lined with 17th century architecture.

Be sure to stop by the Oude Kerk (Old Church), the oldest building in the city or perhaps stop by the Anne Frank House – the day is yours to explore.

Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard after which the vessel departs Amsterdam.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Amsterdam including canal boat tour and flower market

North Holland Excursion

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Arnhem

Breakfast is served as the vessel arrives in the city of Arnhem.

Located in the eastern part of the Netherlands, Arnhem is a bustling city with plenty to offer, including a rich heritage including the famous John Frost Bridge – a ‘bridge too far‘ during the Battle of Arnhem, the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein and an open air museum which recounts daily life in Arnhem.

You can also visit the Burgers’ Zoo, the most-visited zoo in the Netherlands.

Back on board, enjoy dinner as we cruise to the Capital of Zeeland.

Optional Excursions:

“The Bridge of Arnheim” and the Airbourne Museum Hartenstein

City tour of Arnheim and open-air museum

Day 3 - Arnhem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Middelburg

After a morning spent cruising the waterways, we arrive in the picturesque town of Middelburg. In the Golden Age (17th c), the Dutch East India Company flourished, evidenced by the merchant houses and storefronts that line the canals.

For a feat of modern technology, visit the impressive Delta Works. This expansive series of dams was built to protect the area against flooding and high tides. Several original windmills still stand on the outskirts of town, representing another innovative technology of a bygone era.

Optional Excursions:

Guided tour of the Delta works and Veere

Middleburg Walking Tour

Day 4 - Middelburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Ghent - Belgium

Overnight, cross the border into Belgium and reach the city of Ghent, where your vessel will remain anchored for the day.

Ghent is the country’s third largest city and one of Belgium’s best kept secrets. Home to the beautiful St. Bavo Cathedral and the famous Ghent Altarpiece, Ghent is also home to numerous other museums.There is something for everyone.

Another beautiful city worth visiting is nearby Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood with its holy relic – a vial of blood – that is said to be that of Jesus. Or perhaps visit the Groeninge Museum with its collection of artwork that spans several centuries.

This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Ghent

City tour of Bruges

Day 5 - Ghent - Belgium

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Antwerp

Wake up in this beautiful Belgian port city, one of the largest ports in the world. Famous for its diamond trade, Antwerp is also home to numerous cultural jewels.

Among them, the Cathedral of Our Lady with paintings by the famous Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, including the Raising of the Cross and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is not to be missed.

Spend the afternoon in Antwerp following individual pursuits or venture to the nearby capital city of Brussels, a major centre for international politics.

This evening enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Antwerp

City tour of Brussels

Day 6 - Antwerp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Rotterdam

On today’s return to the Netherlands, we arrive at another major port city – Rotterdam. This vibrant city has a strong maritime history as well as bold, modern architecture.

Nearby, the historic windmills of Kinderdijk are a good example of the rich history of the Netherlands and are in contrast to the modern city.

This afternoon venture to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. This beautiful park features more tulips in flower than anywhere else in the world. Over 7 million bulbs are planted here annually, with visitors from around the world coming to explore the 9-and-a-halfmile network of footpaths, including the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands.

Later this evening, enjoy a scenic cruising through Rotterdam as the vessel sets off for its final port of call – Amsterdam.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Rotherdam

Tour of Kinderdijk

Tour of Keukenhof Gardens

Day 7 - Rotterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Amsterdam

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you back again soon!  You will be transferred back to Amsterdam airport for your flight or to meet your train back to London.


Amadeus Queen Pool & Amadeus Lounge

The Amadeus Queen, the 15th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, will tour the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as Dutch and Belgian waterways from spring 2018. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship will also continue the company’s orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.

This new vessel follows the award-winning model of the Amadeus Silver ships but offers even further innovative developments. The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner whilst the 69 standard cabins mainly have panoramic window fronts which can be automatically lowered and luxurious bathrooms. A new on-board highlight is the indoor pool, the roof of which can be opened in fine weather. In the evenings, this area may also be used for informative talks, functions and cinema showings.

Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar
• Indoor Swimming Pool with Amadeus-Club Lounge
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with lounge chairs, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Sun Deck Lido-Bar
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles onboard
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 69 large staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.

Balcony Suites

These 12 carefully designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a large luxurious bathroom with shower & WC, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.


Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Queen Suite
Amadeus Queen French Balcony Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Queen French Balcony Cabin
Amadeus Queen Cat C-1 & C-4 Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe


Amadeus Queen Deck Plan
Apr 4Amadeus QueenAmsterdam£1459Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1459  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1639 
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French BalconySold Was £1829 
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French BalconySold Was £1959 
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French BalconySold Was £2109 
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside BalconySold Was £2389 
Apr 12 AAmadeus StarAmsterdam£1329Save upto £450 ppCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1329 Was £1559 
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1749 
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1739 Was £1969 
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French BalconySold Was £2279 
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside BalconySold Was £2589 
Apr 19Amadeus StarAmsterdam£1709Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1709  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1909  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French BalconySold Was £2149 
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French BalconySold Was £2299 
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French BalconySold Was £2489 
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside BalconySold Was £2829 

For 2019 Amadeus River cruise all prices includes flights
Flights included are from London
Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details

Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose This Cruise?

As a round-trip from Amsterdam it works really well with European train services and Eurostar.  A direct train service from London to Amsterdam is coming in 2018.

Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you.

A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.

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