Keukenhof Gardens turns 70 this year. An important anniversary for one of Europe’s most revered and celebrated of gardens. Come aboard the Hotel Barge Panache this May to stroll among the tulips of this Dutch gem!
Flower Power at Keukenhof
Each year, Keukenhof Gardens chooses a theme on which to base their displays and events, this year, it’s Flower Power.
Keukenhof Gardens connects people from all across the globe who come to indulge in and be inspired by the natural beauty of Holland, which is famous for its bulb fields and wide variety of flowers. Flower Power has that late 60’s, early 70’s vibe of bright colors, hippie fashion, peace & music; expect to see outdoor concerts, new art & sculptures and even whisper boats (electronic vessels that traverse the waterways of Keukenhof).
Your Day at Keukenhof
Aboard a Hotel Barge Cruise through Holland, in the morning guests enjoy a spectacular breakfast before cruising to the historic city of Haarlem; once a major trading port, Haarlem is an exciting maze of cobbled streets and gabled houses at the center of a major bulb growing district.
After lunch on board the barge, its off to Keukenhof (The Garden of Europe) to stroll through its 100 acres in the midst of some 7 million bulbs! Once you’ve had your fair share of the colors, scents, & sculptures on offer at the gardens it’s back to the Hotel Barge Panache for a cocktail, canapé and wardrobe change…
The day’s itinerary will conclude with a gourmet affair at a Dutch restaurant in historic Haarlem, where you can bask in the beauty of the charming town and discuss the wonders of Keukenhof Gardens well into the night.
Panache is currently offering a 20% discount on this once in a lifetime experience, don’t miss out!
- May 5-11, 2019 : Book for private charter or book a cabin and share the barge with others. Six cabins currently open.
- May 12-18, 2019 : Three cabins booked, three cabins open. If you are a single traveller, the discount does not apply BUT a single supplement is not charged.
Don't feel that you have time to organize a Dutch barge trip in 2019? Book early for 2020 and benefit from 2019 rates.
The Hotel Barge Panache is a 12-passenger barge offering 6-night cruises in Holland in the springtime.
- Route: Between Alkmaar and Delft - Click for itinerary
- Accommodations: up to 12 passengers
- Charters and Cabin cruises
- Itineraries: All itineraries, Dutch Standard Classic, Dutch Family Cruise, Dutch Golf Cruise
- Learn more: Online brochure
Hotel Barge Panache
The 128-foot Panache is a 12-passenger luxury hotel barge of classic Dutch design, fully air conditioned with spacious public areas and six en-suite cabins, with your choice of twin or double bed configuration. En-suite bathrooms have twin sinks and oversize showers with massage jets. Panache is traditionally furnished in an old ship style with brass and mahogany, creating a comfortable and charming ambience. The salon and dining room have large panoramic windows for viewing the passing countryside, as well as comfortable sofas, books and music, and an always open inclusive bar. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated spa pool; a perfect place to watch the sun set after dinner.
Panache has a highly professional crew of six, comprised of Master Chef, Deck Hand, Tour guide, two Housekeepers, and led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain, who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region, combined with fascinating chauffeur-driven private excursions and the 12 bikes provided, will allow you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire.