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The Delights of Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields

Arena River Cruises MS Arena
Date 12th Apr 21
Nights 4 Nights
1
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fly from your selected UK airport to Amsterdam. On arrival, transfer to the port to embark on board MS Arena for your four night cruise.
2
Amsterdam, Netherlands > Hoorn, Netherlands > Den Helder, Netherlands
This morning you sail onwards to reach the atmospheric city of Hoorn and will drop the anchor about lunchtime. You have plenty of free time today to explore this charming little city brimming with history and fascinating architecture. If you prefer, join in with an optional excursion to visit the Medemblik Bakery, a quaint two-story museum where you'll be able to see how traditional Dutch specialities are made, including the almond paste cookie 'gevulde koek'. Return to the ship for a relaxing dinner on board and sail overnight to Den Helder.
3
Den Helder, Netherlands > Harlingen, Netherlands > Lelystad, Netherlands
Arrive in the unique town of Den Helder this morning, situated at the northernmost tip of the province of North Holland. This little town has a lot to offer, including beautiful nature reserves and the country's naval base and museum. Spend free time this morning to discover all that this historic town boasts. Return to the ship for lunch before you continue on to the city of Harlingen to discover its many sights and attractions. There are over 600 monuments which outline this harbour city, and part of the original defences can still be seen in the original canals and old warehouses. Relax on board this evening as you sail overnight towards Lelystad.
4
Lelystad, Netherlands > Amsterdam, Netherlands
Glide into the lively little port of Lelystad this morning to enjoy an included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. Spend time here to check out the 32-hectare site and take in the swathes of flowers, themed pavilions, and the wonderful atmosphere that surrounds this world-famous event. Rejoin your ship in Amsterdam where you'll have the chance to experience the true beauty of this city on an optional canal cruise, which will take you around 17th-century buildings and picturesque bridges. Enjoy cheese and wine to round off your visit here.
5
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Disembark in Amsterdam and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Flights Included
  • Four nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Excursion to Keukenhof, the 'Garden of Europe'
  • Six visits included to Amsterdam, Hoorn, Den Helder, Harlingen, Lelystad and Keukenhof Gardens 
  • Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake and late evening snack
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and WiFi 
  • Superb dining from delicious choices at breakfast to your fine four-course dinner
  • On board entertainment each evening
  • An attentive crew to take care of everything
  • Services of a Cruise Manager
Why Book
Why Book
  • Explore the charming little city of Hoorn, which is brimming with history and fascinating architecture
  • See beautiful nature reserves in Den Helder and the country's naval base and museum
  • Experience the true beauty of Amsterdam on an optional canal cruise, which will take you around 17th-century buildings and picturesque bridges

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Background
MS Arena
Overview
MS Arena sailed into The River Cruise Line fleet in 2005. This fabulous 4-star ship has earned its place in the premier cruise collection and has all the ingredients to make an unforgettable river cruise. From the moment you step on board you'll feel straight at home; enjoy top-notch service, delicious culinary experiences, and mesmerising panoramic views passing you by. The bright and spacious guest staterooms are the ultimate haven to unwind with a glass of wine or energising cup of coffee before you take a stroll to the restaurant for dinner. Break a sweat in the fitness centre, buy souvenirs at the shop, or read a book in the library to keep amused as you cruise. On top of all this, most mornings you'll wake up to a new port of call to explore via a choice of exciting adventures and sightseeing excursions.
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