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Explore these 60 top cruises to Amsterdam for 2022. Some of the most popular activities on these small ship cruises include urban exploration, biking, wine tasting, hiking, and village visits. Explore Amsterdam with our expert local English speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small  ships that carry from 10 up to 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our cruises to Amsterdam start from $1,250 for cruises of 5 to 22 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Amsterdam cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$4,679
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips
$5,898
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Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

15 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Explore vibrant Maastricht
  • Visit Antwerp's Grote Markt
  • Take a tour of Liège
  • Learn the history in Arnhem
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your cruise in Amsterdam, exploring this historic city's canals and cozy cafes. Sail to Arnhem to see the WWII Airborne Museum, explore Nijmegen, and visit the lovely forest setting of ‘s-Hertogenbosch to sample decadent Dutch chocolate desserts.In Maastricht, choose a sightseeing …
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Grote Markt square in Antwerp, Belgium
$1,367
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Springtime in Holland

Amsterdam to Antwerp - 5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
  • Visit a diamond cutter's workshop
  • Explore the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Tour the canals of Amsterdam
  • Discover Zaanse Schans
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on MS Gérard Schmitter and cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp, discover the Netherlands, land of the tulips, mills and cheese. Through this cruise and its excursions, we invite you to discover the authentic Holland, with many canals and cities which have been classified as UNESCO World …
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Brilliant tulips growing near Amsterdam
$4,399
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Tulips & Windmills

Amsterdam-Antwerp - 10 Day Itinerary aboard River Duchess
  • Take in the skyline of Rotterdam
  • Savor Dutch and Belgian treats
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Visit Keukenhof Gardens
  • Discover Haarlem's art and history
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Antwerp
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium on this 10-day river cruise aboard River Duchess. Stroll through colorful acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to …
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Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam
$1,367
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Springtime in Holland

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Lafayette
  • Discover Dutch & Flemish ports
  • See the floral gardens of Keukenhof
  • Tour Amsterdam's canals at night
Starts/ Ends in:
Antwerp / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 5-day cruise aboard MS Lafayette to discover the Netherlands in springtime, with stops in Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. tour the famous canals of Amsterdam, explore the Keukenhof gardens, and wander around the historic streets. Stroll through old cities and see …
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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$7,729
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

18 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy Cologne's local delights
  • Explore charming Koblenz
  • Discover scenic Cochem
  • Admire the famous Fraumünster Abbey
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be part of a real life fairytale as you explore the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Discover authentic European charm on this wonderful 18-day adventure. Fall in love withthe dramatic rivers yielding to fairy-tale towns, vineyards majestically …
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Explore Basel
$3,995
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Discover La Petite France
  • Visit charming Baden-Baden
  • Uncover the history of Heidelberg
  • Explore amazing Koblenz
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as the ship cruises along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine …
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Historic old town Strasbourg
$4,126
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Ruby
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • See Europe’s beautiful rivers
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s markets and Heidelberg Castle, visit the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and the charming Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, you …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$4,545
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Cologne's famous cathedral at sunset from the Rhine.
$1,895
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Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

Amsterdam-Strasbourg - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
  • Cruise along the romantic Rhine
  • Stroll at the famous Drosselgasse
  • Stop at the Kröller MÜller museum
  • Explore Amsterdam's historic heart
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Strasbourg
Activities:
Local Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 7-day cruise of the romantic Rhine River, visit quaint villages, beautiful gardens, lush vineyards and towering castles, all from the comfort of the MS Gérard Schmitter as you cruise from Amsterdam to Strasbourg. You will also have chances to dive into history and art at museums and …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$2,999
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour to the Kaysersberg village.
  • Walk over the old town, Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard.
  • Visit to the Marksburg Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne …
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View of Strasbourg city
$3,199
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy optional excursions
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Explore Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafes, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,299
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
$3,299
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Strasbourg
$3,899
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy bike tours and wine tastings
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 8 days crusing along the romantic Rhine through four European countries, aboard the luxurious MS Amasiena. On this journey tour the famous canals of Amsterdam,and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Bicycles on a bridge over the canal.
$10,050
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North Sea Voyage: Copenhagen to London

11 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Amaze with beauty of Lübeck
  • Sail through Cliffs of Dover
  • Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
  • Experience London’s landmark
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Class, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the …
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Explore beautiful Amsterdam
$6,295
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Jewels of Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • Discover the Dom cathedral
  • Explore Bamberg Old Town
  • View Prague's architectural marvels
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Scenic Pearl on this fascinating cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and discover European regions rich in ancient trade history. Today, the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers wind their way through forested ridges, magnificent vineyards, and charming towns. See traditional Dutch windmills in …
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