Amsterdam Cruises

Bikes and flowers on canal bridge, Amsterdam
Bikes and flowers on canal bridge, Amsterdam
Statue at Anne Franks house, Amsterdam

Golden Age canals lined with elegant merchant homes is the familiar backdrop for the Netherlands' historic capital, Amsterdam. Established in the 17th century with the construction of the River Amstel dam, this celebrated port offers everything from treasure-packed museums and antiquarian bookshops to chic boutiques and convivial cafés. Equally, art is never far away in this hub of uber-creative design. One noticeable thing about the city is that, some 150 years after its industrial heyday, Amsterdam is once again awash with producers. [ReadMoreMob]

Amsterdam has some 40 museums, and the Museum Quarter boasts three of the most famous: the Rijksmuseum has paintings from Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals; the Van Gogh Museum; and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, displays work from Manet to Picasso. The Anne Frankhuis where Anne Frank and her family hid from German troops during the World War II, is an experience many visitors seek. [ReadMoreDesk]

Whether on boat or bike - there are more bikes than permanent residents - exploration of the city is relatively straightforward, and a tour of the Canal Ring district, an UNESCO World Heritage site, is not to be missed. Seemingly unchanged since the 17th century, the district has been recognised for its unique cultural and historical values, and is home to many exclusive gabled facades and their celebrity owners.

Cruises to Amsterdam

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Uncrowded City Stays • L2203

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights
  • Experience beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to Rouen
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Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week • T2116

 Dover
Bolette
Wed 23 Jun 2021
9 nights
  • Enjoy scenic cruising through countryside scenes
  • Kiel will be alive with its spectacular Windjammer parade
  • Visits to Antwerp, Amsterdam and Copenhagen too
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Netherlands & Belgium City Break • T2126

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 02 Nov 2021
5 nights
  • Visits to two culture-rich cities
  • In Belgium, you will sail the scenic Western Scheldt to Antwerp
  • Visit Amsterdam’s highlights, such as Anne Frank House
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Belgium & the Netherlands at Christmas • L2139

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 17 Dec 2021
5 nights
  • A rewarding and relaxing pre-Christmas escape
  • Sail into the heart of Antwerp, where much awaits
  • Revel in the world-famous attractions of Amsterdam