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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

Breisach

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Cochem

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Bruges

Rhine Highlights with Bruges from Brussels

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
11 Nights From Bruges (Belgium), Belgium to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights with Bruges Basel - Brussels

2 sailing dates July 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to Belgium , Bruges (Belgium)
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3449pp
Koblenz

Christmas Markets on the Rhine -Amsterdam to Basel

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

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1949pp
Hoorn

Hidden Highlights of the Netherlands

2 sailing dates March 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Zurich

2 sailing dates April 2021 to June 2021
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3659pp
Amsterdam

Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights

4 sailing dates April 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Bruges (Belgium)
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Amsterdam

Canals and Capitals

2 sailing dates April 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1149pp
Strasbourg

Rhine Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Zurich

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2249pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

10 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Amsterdam To Frankfurt

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Frankfurt
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam To Brussels

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Prague

Prague to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Frankfurt to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam
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Giurgiu

Rhine, Main & Danube

4 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £5719pp
Rotterdam

Brussels To Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Koblenz

The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

1 sailing date October 2021
11 Nights From Geneva, Switzerland, to Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2949pp
Vienna

Grand Europe - Budapest To Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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