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About Amsterdam

The beatiful city of Amsterdam, with its fine gabled houses, leafy canal walks, unusual boutiques and offbeat pavement cafés, is the last word in laid-back relaxation. Capture its true spirit by exploring the narrow winding streets, bustling bars and eclectic shops of Joordan, its fascinating old district.

 

Other must-sees include the house of determined World War II diarist Anne Frank and the multi-level Vincent van Gogh Museum - where you progress, floor by floor, from the artist's initial sketches to view the full glory of his completed works.

 

Art lovers will also love the Stedelijk Museum - home to major works by Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse and Monet. And, if gardening is your interest, stroll around the daily Bloemenmarkt. This is the city's only remaining floating market and its riotously colourful plant and flower-laden boats are a fragrant delight.

 

Shore excursions in Amsterdam

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Aalsmeer Flower Auction

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Calling all flower lovers. Experience the thrill of the auction at the world’s largest flower trading centre.

The early bird catches the worm, or in this case witnesses first-hand the ‘buzz of the blooms’, as beautiful plants and flowers are bought and sold.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you head out of Amsterdam to Aalsmeer and the 518000 metre squared auction house. Join the hustle and bustle as 19 million flowers and 2 million plants are bought and sold every day through 13 time zones clocks. Enjoy a birds-eye view from your gallery vantage point where you can watch the online auction screens. Thousands of flowers are displayed and then dispatched to more than 10 countries. For those of you who aren’t such flora followers, the sheer logistics and size of the operation is an education and work of art in itself. As forklift trucks pivot and perform, ferrying flowers in and redistributing them out and onwards by land, sea and air.

Make sure you bring your camera to capture the colours and creative blooms, whilst you soak up the amazing aromatic scents that fill the air.

Essential information

This tour will operate by coach and on foot. Please be advised that this tour requires an early start to ensure passengers have the opportunity to experience all the auction activities. Early booking of this tour is recommended as space is limited to 40 passengers.

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver – Full Day

Activity low

Duration: 8 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your speaking driver, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Each car can accommodate 3 guests.

Essential information

This tour will operate by private car. Your driver will speak basic English but is not a guide. Before setting off the driver will require an outline of your itinerary requirements. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 3 guests. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle and an English-speaking driver. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so guests are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible.

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver – Full Day

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver - Half Day

Activity low

Duration: 4 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Each car can accommodate 3 guests.

Essential information

This tour will operate by private car. Your driver will speak basic English but is not a guide. Before setting off the driver will require an outline of your itinerary requirements. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 3 guests. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle and an English-speaking driver. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible.

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver - Half Day

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver and Guide – Full

Activity low

Duration: 8 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Each car can accommodate 2 guests.

Essential information

This tour will operate by private car. Before setting off your guide will require an outline of your itinerary requirements. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 2 guests. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle and an English-speaking driver and guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible.

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver and Guide – Full

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver and Guide – Half

Activity low

Duration: 4 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Each car can accommodate 2 guests.

Essential information

This tour will operate by private car. Before setting off your guide will require an outline of your itinerary requirements. Private cars 2 guests. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle and an English-speaking driver and guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible.

Amsterdam Private Car with Driver and Guide – Half
 

A selection of cruises to Amsterdam

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