Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
As you wind through the city’s waterways, gaze up at the moving panorama of architecture, which ranges from the Golden Age splendor of the Herengracht and Keizersgracht canals to the 20th-century pomp of Renzo Piano’s NeMo Building in the Oosterdok harbor.
Anne Frank House
This is one of Amsterdam’s most popular sites, and for good reason. On hour-long tours, groups are led through Otto Frank’s preserved former front office into the secret annex where his daughter Anne, the rest of their immediate family, and four others remained in hiding until their betrayal in 1944. Make this your first stop in town if you plan to go; the lines can be brutal.
Van Gogh Museum
Located on the manicured lawn of the Museum Quarter, this venue showcases the broad range of van Gogh’s work, from early drawings and watercolors to famous oil paintings such as The Potato Eaters, Bedroom in Arles, and Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers. On display also are the painter’s palette and four of his sketch books.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.