Winding canals, gabled houses along the water banks, streets filled with bicycles – Amsterdam! Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age. Today it is not just the political capital of the Netherlands, but also its financial and cultural heart. Home to many large Dutch and international companies, it is also ranked highly in quality of living and innovation. After a few days in the dynamic Dutch capital, it is not hard to see why.
Amsterdam attracts over 3 million people to its peaceful, watery streets each year, and was just named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. It is no wonder, what with its ultra-liberal atmosphere (symbolized by its famous red light district, legal cannabis coffee houses, and mainstream biking culture) and its world-class museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Van Gogh museum.
Amsterdam is also one of our many port destinations. If you plan to come to your guided tour(s) by cruise ship, we would be more than happy to arrange for your transfer and arrival!