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Amsterdam River Cruises

About Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands is one of Europe’s most popular river cruise destinations with visitors arriving from all over the world along the Dutch-Belgian Waterways, which in turn join the mighty Rhine, making it a perfectly formed river cruise pathway. Whether you’re on a voyage which exclusively explores the waterways or one which is part of a longer Rhine itinerary, Amsterdam is a port with so much to offer. It’s home to over 60 miles of canals and is divided into around 90 islands, earning it the nickname the Venice of the North. Like most historic cities, it also has its fair share of beautiful architecture and, of course, the opportunity for a canal boat ride.

Exploring Amsterdam

As far as individual attractions go, Amsterdam boasts two very popular ones which are must-sees for any first-time visitor. Get there early if you want to avoid the queues to enter the Anne Frank House, which tells the utterly moving story of the celebrated Second World War diarist. As well as being a museum, this was the very place where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis for over two years. The Netherland’s most celebrated artist is also honoured in fitting style in the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of works from the Dutch master. The life of another legend of the canvas can be explored with a trip to Rembrandt House, the 17th-century dwelling where the artist lived and worked.

Amsterdam also boasts one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world, the Royal Concertgebouw, which is home to a talented orchestra and some equally exceptional acoustics. The good news for classical fans is that a free concert is held weekly but, even if you’re just curious, it’s worth going along to see for yourself one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

Amsterdam tips

Bicycles are a way of life in Amsterdam so be careful not to walk in a cycle lane while seeing the sights. Be sure to try some Poffertjes pancakes at a café during your visit as they’re a local delicacy and remember, chips are always served with mayonnaise here.

Suggested Read: Amsterdam: The jewel in the Netherlands’ crown

Amsterdam Itineraries

Hoorn

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates March 2019 to April 2019
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

121 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Viking Cruises logo FROM £3345pp
Breisach

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

8 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £1579pp
Budapest

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

11 sailing dates May 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4969pp
Bamberg

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

3 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
Tauck logo FROM £12499pp
Cochem

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3319pp
Amsterdam

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

105 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2099pp
Bamberg

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

31 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2499pp
Amsterdam

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4969pp
Koblenz

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

22 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

Includes flights and transfers. No single supplement special, prices from £1,889.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1549pp
Würzburg

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

9 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Bernkastel

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

5 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Tauck logo FROM £5029pp
Bamberg

Nuremberg to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Luxembourg

Amsterdam to Luxembourg

5 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Luxembourg
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Rotterdam

Roundtrip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1659pp
Koblenz

Jewels of the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1759pp
Breisach

Best of the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Saga Group logo FROM £1149pp
Bratislava

Amsterdam to Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2929pp
Budapest

Budapest to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2929pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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