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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

Western Front Explorer - Roundtrip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Floral Delights of the Netherlands

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Haarlem

Flowers on Parade

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1599pp
Amsterdam

Springtime in the Netherlands

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Hidden Treasures of the Netherlands

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Rhine Highlights - Zurich To Amsterdam

21 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2439pp
Hoorn

Windmills,Tulips & Belgian Delights

13 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2149pp
Strasbourg

Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date August 2021
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1119pp
Strasbourg

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
8 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £3049pp
Berlin

Berlin to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
11 Nights From Berlin, to Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1659pp
Koln

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields

1 sailing date April 2021
4 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1129pp
Koblenz

Sounds of the 60s and 70s on the Rhine

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

Christmas & New Year

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Basel

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Amsterdam to Basel

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

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Basel to Amsterdam

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

Rhine Highlights with Bruges - Brussels to Zurich

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

Rhine Highlights with Bruges - Zurich to Brussels

2 sailing dates July 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Zurich, to Belgium , Bruges
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3449pp
Breisach

Christmas Markets on the Rhine -Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1799pp
Strasbourg

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

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