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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

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

19 sailing dates March 2020 to May 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Nuremberg

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

31 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Koln

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

14 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Bratislava

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

11 sailing dates May 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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Vienna

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

4 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Cochem

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

14 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Breisach

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

92 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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Miltenberg

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

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

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

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

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

36 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1569pp
Würzburg

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

10 sailing dates June 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Amsterdam

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

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

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

1 sailing date May 2020
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Passau

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

4 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Passau

Paris to Berlin

5 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
23 Nights From Paris, France to , Berlin
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Vienna

Munich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2020
19 Nights From Munich, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Paris to Budapest

27 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Paris, France to Hungary , Budapest
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Dürnstein

Paris to Prague

23 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
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Bamberg

Budapest to Paris

14 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to France , Paris
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Prague

Prague to Paris

12 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
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