Amsterdam is built around a network of canals spanned by over 1000 bridges.
Amsterdam is a pulsating city that has it all. From its profound history, to a thriving cultural scene and diverse nightlife, the enchanting city of Amsterdam has a personality of its own. Its main attractions include historic canals, museums, and of course the house of Anne Frank, all of which attract over four million visitors a year. What began as small fishing village on a river has developed into one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. Its maritime backdrop blends effortlessly with its modern buildings. As well as its museums and canals, the distinctive laid-back atmosphere is something that can only be experienced in Amsterdam.
Visitors to the Dutch capital can choose to cruise Amsterdam as part of a river cruise or sea cruise with a wide selection of cruise lines including P&O, Oceania, Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line.
P&O’s Oriana does regular sailings from Southampton to the Belgian city of Antwerp to Amsterdam and then onto Bruges. Guests aboard this cruise can wine and dine in luxury with an impressive itinerary of Medieval European architecture, local beers, chocolates and beautiful rivers.
Life in Amsterdam is centred on its many canals. This widely liberal city is best explored by river as all of its most impressive sights can be seen on a cruise along the city’s canals. The street-lined canals will charm and invite with eccentric cafés and bustling bars hidden along every winding narrow street. Amsterdam is a fantastic port of call for cruises for many European cities such as Cologne, Antwerp, Bruges, Rotterdam and Civitavecchia.
By both day and night, Amsterdam’s canals have an aura of ambiance quite unique to any other city. The 220 bridges and gables that grace the canals illuminate at night to reveal a tranquil backdrop. Visitors will regularly see Amsterdammers sail on their own boats down the canal while sipping some beers and wines, with some even having barbeques!