Take a Blooming Great Break to Keukenhof Gardens in Holland

- Two night mini cruise from £99 per person, based on two people sharing

Award winning ferry operator, DFDS, has launched its popular short break offers to Holland’s famous Keukenhof Gardens. Renowned as being one of the most beautiful public gardens in the world, you can book a relaxing two or three night mini break to Keukenhof from just £99 per person for a two nights mini cruise, or £185 per person for a three night break, including hotel*, based on two people sharing. The mini cruise package includes two nights in a private, en suite cabin onboard one of our cruise ferries, coach transfers to and from Keukenhof, as well as entrance tickets to the gardens.

With over 30 gorgeous and colourful flower showcases for visitors to enjoy, the spectacular spring gardens at Keukenhof provide a beautiful and fragrant platform for hundreds of prize blooms from leading flower arrangers, as well as the latest trends in the gardening world.

Keukenhof is a wonderful place to take that special someone, but is also great for families, with plenty to do for children, including going on a scavenger hunt, playing in the playground or making new friends in the petting zoo.  You can also take a free guided tour or cruise along the canals in a whisper boat for a unique view of the gardens.

Whether you are looking for some inspiration for your own garden or just wanting to explore the grounds, there are a host of eateries to help keep you and your group fed and watered during your visit.

The theme of the gardens this year is Van Gogh, in commemoration of the great artist’s death 125 years ago, and there will be a huge tulip plateau on display inspired by one of Van Gogh’s self-portraits.

Relax and enjoy the ride

We believe the journey is just as important as any other part of your holiday. While cruising in comfort onboard one of our North Sea ferries​, you can enjoy live music and relax with a drink at one of our onboard bars, catch a movie at our cinema, or even visit the casino. Children are catered for too, with the onboard Kidz’ Club and there is also an entertainer during school holidays to help keep the little ones amused. 

Dining onboard

We have a range of options available to you onboard, whether you would like to dine à la carte at our Blue Riband restaurant, enjoy delicious steaks at our Explorer’s Steakhouse or sample global cuisine at our 7 Seas all-you-can-eat buffet. We also have an extensive hot and cold breakfast selection and a cafe serving snacks, pastries and hot drinks.

En suite cabins

Relax and get comfortable in your private en suite cabin while you cruise between Newcastle and Amsterdam. Our standard Seaways cabins are available with inside and sea view options, but if you would like to travel in style, then you can always upgrade to one of our Premium Commodore or Commodore De Luxe cabins.
To find out more about the beautiful Keukenhof gardens, or to book your short break now, visit www.dfds.co.uk/keukenhof or telephone 0871 882 0885.

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Notes to Editors

*Three night break includes a night in the Stopera hotel, with price quoted in the release based on two people sharing a double room.

Keukenhof mini cruise dates are currently available to travel on the following dates: April 12, 16, 20, 25 and 30 and May 3.

About DFDS

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFD has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

DFDS operates up to 34 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes.  It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries. For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​