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Built around the dam of the Amstel River from which it gets its name, Amsterdam is a city alive with culture, art, and quaint architecture. Amsterdam is the gateway to the Rhine River which winds through Germany and connects with other major European rivers like the Main and Danube. Numberous canals also span the Netherlands into Belgium that are excellent for exploring charming historical cities, windmills and expansive flower farms. As the capital city of the Netherlands, it is home to several art and history museums like Zaanse Schans and the Van Gogh Museum. In the evenings, you can enjoy a leisurely tour of the city on the canals that wind their way throughout enchanting Amsterdam.  Contact one of our European river cruise specialists when you are ready to start planning your trip to Amsterdam.

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Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) - Cruise Only$1500$539915RelaxedEmbark the MS Amaserena for a 15-day cruise and visit Europe's renowned Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Budapest to Amsterdam. With …
Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only$750$24998RelaxedEnjoy a luxurious 8-day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard the MS Amaprima as you explore the historic cities and highlights of the Rhine, from …
Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only$750$28998RelaxedEnjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard the MS Amaprima. As you sail the Rhine River, visit classic Christmas markets, bike along …
Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only$750$28998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amakristina for an 8-day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, exploring the most beloved Christmas markets along Europe's Rhine River. These …
Rhine & Moselle Delights - Cruise Only$750$449911RelaxedBegin this exclusive 11-day cruise in Basel and conclude in charming Amsterdam. This voyage includes a large variety of activities so that you can …
Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Cruise Only$750$499912RelaxedBoard the MS Amaprima for an 11-night cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich. Enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours and in many cases, choose between …
Treasures of the Main & Rhine - Cruise Only$750$26998RelaxedCruise through the Main-Danube Canal and the beautiful Rhine Gorge, on this 8-day voyage aboard the MS Amaserena, Begin an incredible adventure in …
Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only$750$24998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amastella for an 8-day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland, exploring the fascinating towns along the Rhine River.
Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only$750$28998RelaxedExplore the most beloved Christmas markets along the romantic Rhine River on this 8-day cruise aboard the MS Amastella. As you explore four different …
The Enchanting Rhine - Cruise Only$750$26998RelaxedFrom Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, this 8-day voyage of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers aboard the MS Amastella will take you through …

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Highlights of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and is chock-full of the country's art, history, and culture. Conveniently, many river cruises of central Europe either start or end here, as neighboring Rotterdam is the mouth of the Rhine River. Even cruises that don't originate here tend to spend a few days docked here so that you'll have plenty of time to see highlights like:
  • The Royal Palace
  • 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens, where tulips bloom in stunning arrays of colors
  • The Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of Van Gogh's artwork in the world
  • The ancient Red Light District neighborhood
  • Zaanse Schans, an open air museum with wooden windmills, barns, and houses
  • Canal boat tours
  • Strolling through this delightful city by night
  • “De Halve Maen,” a Dutch East India Company replica ship

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