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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

Amsterdam

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

30 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest
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Breisach

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

12 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

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Budapest

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

8 sailing dates June 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest

Book now for 2020 and receive FREE flights from selected UK airports - whilst availability lasts!

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Melk

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

3 sailing dates June 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Romania , Bucharest
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Breisach

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

11 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

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Amsterdam

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

84 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland

Book now for 2020 and receive FREE flights from selected UK airports - whilst availability lasts!

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Bamberg

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Rudesheim

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates June 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland

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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

75 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

9 sailing dates June 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest
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Trier

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

3 sailing dates July 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Boppard

A Taste of the Rhine

4 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
4 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Germany , Mainz
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Mainz

A Taste of the Rhine - Northbound

3 sailing dates June 2020 to November 2020
4 Nights From Mainz, Germany to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Basel

Basel to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Amsterdam

Belgium and Holland in Spring - Northbound

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Bamberg

Iconic Rivers of Europe - Amsterdam to Bucharest

2 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
24 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Romania , Bucharest
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Colmar

The Rhine, Swiss Alps and Amsterdam Northbound

1 sailing date August 2020
9 Nights From Zurich , to Amsterdam, Holland
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Strasbourg

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Ghent

Grand Tulip Cruise Of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
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Breisach

Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France

1 sailing date August 2019
8 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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