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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

Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Amster to Basel

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

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Basel to Amster

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

The Beautiful Rhine and Main

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1049pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date April 2023
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9179pp
Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3629pp
Basel

Amsterdam To Basel

2 sailing dates July 2022 to April 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Amsterdam

Basel To Amsterdam

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

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3629pp
Koblenz

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4199pp
Basel

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3479pp
Ghent

Tulips & Windmills

3 sailing dates April 2022 to May 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Basel

Captivating Europe (Northbound)

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9839pp
Passau

Christmas Markets of Europe-Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Dürnstein

Christmas Markets of Europe -Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Heidelberg

Tulips & the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1999pp
Basel

Tulips & the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1999pp
Amsterdam

Wine Festivals of the Rhine

1 sailing date September 2021
7 Nights From Alken, to Amsterdam
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Hoorn

Tulips & Windmills From Antwerp To Amsterdam

7 sailing dates April 2022 to April 2023
9 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Bonn

Rolling On The Rhine - Frankfurt to Amsterdam

11 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam
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Koln

Basel to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3189pp

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