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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

Cochem

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Zurich

1 sailing date September 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Strasbourg

Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

2 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
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Amsterdam

Dutch sights and Belgian delights with Floriade

1 sailing date July 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

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Passau

European Jewels - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date July 2023
15 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Giurgiu

Ultimate European Journey- Amsterdam to Bucharest

1 sailing date July 2023
24 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Koln

Jewels of the Rhine & Copenhagen

7 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
10 Nights From Copenhagen, Denmark, to Switzerland , Basel
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Zurich

Zurich - Lucerne & Jewels of the Rhine

18 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Basel

Christmas Markets on the Rhine from Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Regensburg

Christmas Markets Prague - Paris

1 sailing date November 2023
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris (Le Havre)
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Salzburg

Jewels of Europe - Prague - Paris

13 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2023
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris (Le Havre)
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Prague

Jewels of Europe with Prague - Prague - Amsterdam

26 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Vienna

Jewels of Europe - Paris - Prague

12 sailing dates September 2022 to October 2023
20 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Prague
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Amsterdam

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14 sailing dates September 2022 to October 2023
17 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Hungary , Budapest
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Strasbourg

Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise -Zurich-Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

4 sailing dates August 2022 to August 2023
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Bratislava

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7 sailing dates August 2022 to August 2023
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Koln

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5 sailing dates August 2022 to August 2023
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Prague

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

4 sailing dates August 2022 to July 2023
19 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Basel

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

7 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Lucerne

Jewels of the Rhine - Zurich to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2023
12 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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