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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

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

8 sailing dates October 2020 to September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Antwerp

Springtime In Holland And Belgium

1 sailing date March 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Christmas Wonderland

2 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Breisach

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

1 sailing date July 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Rudesheim

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

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

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

4 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Nuremberg to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Passau

Vienna to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Arnhem

Tulips of Northern Holland

3 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Grand German Sojourn

2 sailing dates September 2020 to May 2021
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Brussels

Tulips Time In Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Amsterdam

From The Black Sea To The North Sea

3 sailing dates October 2020 to September 2021
25 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Viviers

Rhine & Rhône Revealed

15 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Port St. Louis, France
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Amsterdam

Tulip Time Highlights

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
7 Nights From Brussels , Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

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

Authentic Holland

1 sailing date April 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Holland, Land Of Tulips

7 sailing dates April 2021
4 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

New Year Eve In Holland And Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date December 2020
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
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Amsterdam

Holland, Land Of Tulips

5 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
3 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
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