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Amsterdam in the Netherlands is the gateway to the Rhine River which winds through Germany and connects with other major European rivers like the Main and Danube. 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. 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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Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam to BaselSavings$36998Oct 3, 2020From the cultural powerhouse of Amsterdam to the storybook village of Rüdesheim, the Romantic Rhine mesmerizes in its spectacular beauty. Come see …
Amsterdam Roundtrip: Tulips & WindmillsSavings$68898Apr 23, 2022This 8-day cruise aboard Crystal Bach cruises the inland waters of the Netherlands and Belgium to discover the land of windmills, tulips, and wooden …
Legendary Rhine: Basel to AmsterdamSavings$37998Oct 10, 2020Follow the romantic Rhine through quaint villages in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands to explore Gothic cathedrals and imposing fortresses. …
Enchanting Moselle: Amsterdam RoundtripSavings$739911Jun 11, 2021Follow a picturesque route of fairytale beauty and explore the river less traveled to discover meccas of music and art in Bonn, contemporary fashion …
Rhine Christmas Markets: Basel to AmsterdamSavings$549911Dec 5, 2020Explore Rüdesheim’s famed Christmas Market of Nations along the city’s iconic Drosselgasse, and the dazzling wonder of Cologne Cathedral’s …
Yuletide Treasures: Rhine River Cruise from Basel to AmsterdamSavings$1299812Dec 22, 2020Experience the holidays on a fairytale voyage along the enchanting Rhine River. Strasbourg’s gothic architecture, Mannheim’s thriving art scene …
New Year's Eve in Amsterdam: Basel to AmsterdamSavings$1329812Dec 22, 2021Immerse yourself in sweet, spiced and sparkling delights found in the twinkle-lit shops of Christmas markets in Europe’s most charming cities and …
Legendary Rhine: Basel to AmsterdamSavings$37998Sep 25, 2020Follow the romantic Rhine through quaint villages in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands to explore Gothic cathedrals, grand palaces, and …

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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
Main Destinations on River Cruises departing from Amsterdam
Your journey through central Europe along the tranquilly enchanting Rhine River may begin or end in charming Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Along your cruise, you may stop in the river port cities and towns of:

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