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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

Basel

Basel to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Ghent

Roundtrip Amsterdam

5 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam

Basel to Amsterdam

19 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3049pp
Strasbourg

Amsterdam To Basel

20 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Cochem

Basel To Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Koln

Basel to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates May 2023 to June 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Cochem

Trier To Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam To Basel

4 sailing dates June 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Cochem

Amsterdam To Trier

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Trier
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Amsterdam

Roundtrip Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2023
5 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Strasbourg

Basel to Amsterdam

13 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3049pp
Amsterdam

Roundtrip Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Kinderdijk

Roundtrip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Rudesheim

Amsterdam To Basel

17 sailing dates April 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
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Cochem

Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4229pp
Trier

Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2023
15 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Prague

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date November 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Rudesheim

Rhine-Main Discovery

1 sailing date September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Regensburg

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

9 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Melk

Splendours of Europe with Paris

15 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Paris
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