The Netherlands, or Holland, as it is also known, is beloved for many reasons, including its significance to Europe’s art, culture and history. Amsterdam is home to many galleries and museums, most notably the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Musem and Anne Frank’s House. Back outside, Amsterdam is one of the best places on the planet to ride a bike due to its dedicated routes and picturesque trails. Explore the city at your own pace with our Amsterdam cruise deals, and discover this city's colourful past. Our guests are always delighted to find that Amsterdam is a vibrant, cultural and beautiful city.
The shore excursions on your Netherlands cruise open a new perspective on this delightful country. Enjoy our Grand Tour of Holland or our Journey to Delft for a window onto the 17th century.
Netherlands cruises introduce you to vibrant cities home to striking architecture. Amsterdam’s art galleries are filled by some of the world’s most famous artists.
You’re spoilt for choice on cruises to the Netherlands when it comes to culture. In Amsterdam, you’ll find the Van Gogh Museum, which houses one of the largest collections by the Dutch artist in the world. Close-by is the MOCO, which showcases contemporary art from around the world.
Canals are a distinctive part of the Dutch landscape, particularly in Amsterdam. The waterways here were completed in the 1600s to bring merchandise from all of the world into the city. Today, you can hire a pedal-boat or take a relaxing cruise to admire the canal-side houses.
A walk through Amsterdam reveals historic and elegant gabled houses, reflecting in the water of the canals. Rotterdam, on the other hand, is known for its contemporary architecture, such as the giant curving Market Hall and striking Cube Houses.
On cruises to the Netherlands, we’ll visit charming and atmospheric Amsterdam, famous for the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank Huis, as well as vibrant and modern Rotterdam in South Holland.
Delve deeper into the Netherlands’ cities, or explore the rural countryside beyond with one of our shore excursions. Choose from relaxing and cultural or active and adrenaline-fuelled.
Go past the city limits and explore the more peaceful side of the Netherlands to discover the more Rural side of Holland. You’ll take a drive through idyllic countryside and farmland (look out for the 17th century windmill), and enjoy a scenic journey through Amsterdam.
‘Keukenhof’ translates as ‘kitchen garden’, as this park once served as a nobleman’s salad garden. Today however, it’s a sprawling, 80-acre park that comes to life with vibrant tulips in the springtime. The Festival of Tulips is the best way to discover the floral extravaganza.
Take a romantic boat journey through the historic canals of Amsterdam. Feast on creamy Dutch cheese and sip red wine as you float past distinctive merchant’s mansions and the waterside warehouses. Look out for Amsterdam’s narrowest house!
The currency in the Netherlands is the euro. You’ll be able to pay by debit or credit card in most places, but it’s a good idea to bring some cash with you, too. As like most of northern Europe, The Netherlands’ climate is temperate, with moderate winters and warm, breezy summers. On your Netherlands cruise with us, pack some comfortable walking shoes for exploring in, as well as plenty of lightweight layers. In summer months, sun-cream and sunglasses are good ideas, too.
We dock at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal, which is just a 15-minute taxi journey into the centre of Amsterdam and Rotterdam though it is just a one hour and 15 minute-journey from Amsterdam.