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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

Rudesheim

Amsterdam To Starsbourg

15 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
5 Nights From Amsterdam , to Strasbourg
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Basel

Amsterdam To Basel

25 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam , to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

New Year's Eve In Holland And In The Rhine Valley

1 sailing date December 2021
5 Nights From Amsterdam , to Strasbourg
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam To Amsterdam

9 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
5 Nights From Amsterdam , to Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Rhine And Dutch Christmas

1 sailing date December 2021
4 Nights From Strasbourg, to Amsterdam
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Basel

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

1 sailing date November 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Budapest

European Gems - Prague to Paris

1 sailing date March 2021
21 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Passau

Alpine Discovery & European Gems River Cruise

8 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2022
22 Nights From Lucerne, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Salzburg

Zurich to Paris

8 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2022
25 Nights From Zurich, to Paris
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Passau

Northern Lights & Lapland with Magnificent Europe

2 sailing dates November 2021 to February 2022
21 Nights From Helsinki, to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Edinburgh to Budapest

7 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Leith (Edinburgh), to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Grand Voyage of Europe from Bucharest & Transylvan

4 sailing dates June 2021 to June 2022
25 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Miltenberg

European Gems - Prague to Amsterdam

42 sailing dates April 2021 to November 2022
18 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Italian Treasures & European Gems Rome - Paris

11 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
27 Nights From Civitavecchia, to Paris
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Miltenberg

Festive Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Budapest

2 sailing dates November 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam , to Berlin
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Nuremberg

Grand Voyage of Europe Amsterdam to Bucharest

5 sailing dates June 2021 to May 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam , to Romania , Bucharest
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Miltenberg

Eastern Europe & European Gems Prague - Paris

14 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Miltenberg

Magnificent Europe with Prague

28 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam , to Prague
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Vidin

From Bucharest & Transylvania & Paris

3 sailing dates October 2021 to June 2022
28 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Paris
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Ghent

Magnificent Europe with Paris

20 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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