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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

Viking Cruises
Amsterdam

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

19 sailing dates March 2020 to May 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Viking Cruises
Vienna

Grand European Tour - Budapest to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates November 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Viking Cruises
Melk

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

23 sailing dates October 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Scenic River Cruises
Breisach

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

9 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

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AmaWaterways
Melk

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

5 sailing dates August 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

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Tauck
Rudesheim

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

1 sailing date August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam , to Romania , Bucharest
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Scenic River Cruises
Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings, FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | Limited time only! Book now and pay your balance by 31st December 2019 and receive an EXTRA £250 OFF per couple

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AmaWaterways
Strasbourg

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

58 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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APT Cruising
Amsterdam

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £4199pp
AmaWaterways
Nuremberg

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates August 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam

LIMITED TIME ONLY! FREE flights on 2019 sailings plus HUGE savings!

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Avalon Waterways
Basel

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

63 sailing dates September 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Tauck
Bratislava

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

5 sailing dates September 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Tauck
Koblenz

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Tauck logo FROM £5029pp
CroisiEurope
Basel

The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

1 sailing date August 2020
8 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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CroisiEurope
Bamberg

Amsterdam to Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
CroisiEurope logo FROM £2959pp
Avalon Waterways
Rotterdam

Tulips Of Northern Holland - Roundtrip Amsterdam

5 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2469pp
CroisiEurope
Miltenberg

Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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The Classic Rhine to Switzerland

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Spring Gardens Extravaganza

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Keukenhof and Springtime Gardens

1 sailing date April 2020
3 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp, Belgium
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