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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

Heidelberg

Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise -Zurich-Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Heidelberg

Amsterdam & Tulips & the Rhine

1 sailing date April 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Würzburg

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

4 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
19 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Vienna

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

6 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

5 sailing dates June 2022 to September 2022
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Ho Chi Minh City

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

14 sailing dates March 2022 to May 2023
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Passau

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

5 sailing dates June 2022 to September 2022
19 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

9 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Zurich to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Zurich

Amsterdam & Christmas -Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date December 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Breisach

Amsterdam & Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Trier

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escape (Northbound)

1 sailing date July 2022
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Cochem

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escape (Southbound)

1 sailing date July 2022
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Trier
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Basel

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date July 2022
8 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Amsterdam

Playgrounds of The Netherlands & Belgium

1 sailing date September 2022
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Cochem

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Bernkastel

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Breisach

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Amster to Basel

2 sailing dates December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Koln

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Basel to Amster

2 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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