Holland in Bloom

8-days Cologne-Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Arnheim-Cologne

Fares From £1,795 pp

Single Supplement From 15%

No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise

Holland in Bloom – Cruise Summary


Would you like to explore the most beautiful flower garden in the world? Then this cruise will be right up your street! Enjoy a day trip to the famous Keukenhof at the best time of the year and be captivated by its amazing sea of flowers. Northern Holland is also renowned for its idyllic beauty and quintessentially Dutch windmills, as you will see for yourself during an excursion to the polder landscapes. This itinerary also includes a guided tour of Rotterdam and a canal ride through Amsterdam, past the traditional town houses of the “Golden Age.”

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Cologne

Fly/rail from London and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 15:00 to 16:00

Day 2: Nijmegen

Arrival 04:00 – Departure 13:00

Guided walk through the friendly Hanseatic city Nijmegen.


Arrival 22:00

Day 3: Rotterdam

Departure 20:00     

Morning tour through the futuristic buildings of modern Rotterdam.

Excursion to Schiedam, home to the largest windmills in Holland, with a visit to the Jenever Museum, to learn more about the history of Dutch gin-making.

Day 4: Amsterdam river cruises nicko cruises uk

Arrival 05:00

Highlights of Amsterdam Tour, featuring a canal cruise past the impressive merchant homes of the “Golden Age” and a stroll through the city, with time to explore independently.

Scenic tour of the Dutch centre of government, the historic Hague, including the picturesque seaside district of Scheveningen.

Day 5: Amsterdam

 Departure 16:30

Enjoy a day trip to the Keukenhof, originally a 15th-century kitchen garden and now a world-famous festival of flowers.


Arrival 22:00

Day 6: Enkhuisen

Departure 14:00

Guided tour of the historic harbour town of Enkhuizen, with a ferry boat ride to the cobbled streets of the open-air “Zuiderzee” Museum.

Cruise the Markermeer and Lake Ijssel.

Day 7: Arnhem arnhem

Arrival 02:00 – Departure 14:30

Guided tour, of Arnhem, for sights including the Gothic church known as the Eusebiuskerk and the historic townhouse of Duivelshuis, with time for a stroll.

Day 8: Cologne

Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.​ Transfer to Airport for return journey home.

The excursions in marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.


  • The great Dutch cities of Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • Den Haag: visit the seat of the International Court of Justice
  • Optional full day to the Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world
  • Cruising inland on the Markermeer and Lake Ijssel
  • Arnhem: voted the “Best City Centre” in the Netherlands

Sailing Dates

Fares from £1,795pp

Single Supplement From 15%

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  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 5 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • Sennheiser audio headsets on all excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise.

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