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Amsterdam, Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, has the wonderful atmosphere of a 17th-century city combined with the contemporary character of a modern metropolis. It is a treasure chest of superb architecture and is famous for its canals and extraordinary museums. Highlights include the towers and steeples, considered to be some of the city’s loveliest features. Amsterdam can be visited on one of our many Europe cruises.

 

Where is the Ship docked?

The Navigator will be docked at PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam). 

This is approx 10-15 min walk to the centre.

Port Address: Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

How do I book a tour in Amsterdam?

The full list of Shore Excursions available can be found at the bottom of this page

The One Thing You Don’t Want to Miss

Life in Amsterdam is centred on its many canals. So the best way to see the city is aboard a glass-topped canal boat, gliding through the town centre. Discover the elegant merchant mansions and rows of waterside warehouses that once housed the riches brought from the Far East. Look for the 17th-century ‘Skinny Bridge’ and Amsterdam’s narrowest house as you make your way past beautiful old churches to the Anne Frank House. Journey through the Jordaan, the old French Quarter that is now a popular artists’ haunt with a wide assortment of cafés, antique shops, boutiques and galleries.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit the world’s largest flower auction in the city of Aalsmeer.
  • Visit a Delft Blue Pottery factory to observe the fascinating process of transforming a shapeless piece of clay into a beautiful work of art. Then tour the Hague, seat of government for the whole of the Netherlands.
  • Visit the countryside to see the quaint windmills in the authentic old village of Zaanse Schans.
  • Stop by the Rembrandt House, home to Rembrandt from 1639 to 1660. Inside there is a collection of his engravings and drawings, as well as some of his personal belongings.

 

Shore Excursions Available

 

THIS IS HOLLAND: FLIGHT EXPERIENCE 

Amsterdam Flight Experience

Price & Duration

  • 3 hours, 30 mins
  • Adult: Starting from £65.80* | Child: Starting from £63.70*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Discover the wonders of The Netherlands in the most unique way imaginable, as you enjoy a simulated Flight Experience over Holland’s famous sights, plus take a narrated boat cruise along Amsterdam’s scenic canals. Your 3.5-hour tour begins inside This Is Holland, an educational center filled with exhibits on The Netherlands’ geology, history and industry. Learn how local residents used mounds, dykes, polders and windmills to dredge land from the sea and establish the local landscape. Then take your seat in front of a huge film screen for The Flight Experience, a nine-minute simulated journey over Dutch countryside and cities. Relish a birds-eye view as your feet and hands dangle below you, your chair recreates real flying movements, and a swarm of wind, fog and aromas blast by you. AMR1

Highlights

  • This Is Holland: Learn all about The Netherlands’ reclaimed land process while browsing exhibits that explain it all.
  • The Flight Experience: Feel the rush of a simulated flight over Dutch countryside and cityscapes, complete with special effects.
  • Amsterdam: A 90-minute narrated boat cruise along winding canals reveals the city’s 17th-century mansions, Golden Age architecture, and art history.

 

WINDMILLS & EDAM

Price & Duration

  • 4 hours
  • Adult: Starting from £37.80* | Child: Starting from £28.00*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Journey into the past on this exploration of traditional Dutch life in a reconstructed 18th-century town and the cheese-making village of Edam. Travel back in time to Zaanse Schans, where authentic windmills turn and craftsmen ply their trades. Watch them carve and paint traditional Dutch clogs; stroll past homes and barns built in the iconic Dutch style. Sample a variety of cheeses; walk its cobblestone streets, canals, picturesque bridges and town square. AM08

Highlights

  • Scenic Drive: Relax on a leisurely motor coach ride through the rolling countryside and dairy farms outside Amsterdam.
  • Zaanse Schans: This idyllic village authentically recreates 18th-century life; stroll by windmills with names like “The Seeker” and “The Cloverleaf.”
  • Edam: A living museum of Dutch heritage, famous for its cheese, laced by canals and dotted with historic buildings and squares.

 

CANAL CRUISE SIGHTSEEING 

Price & Duration

  • 1 hour, 30 mins
  • Adult: Starting from £32.20* | Child: Starting from £23.80*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Explore the Venice of the North on the waters that are its lifeblood on this leisurely glass-topped boat cruise. Begun in 1613, Amsterdam’s concentric, semicircular canals bring you up-close views of the historic city center, the elegant manor homes of 17th-century merchants and the waterfront warehouses that made Holland rich. You’ll see Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, the graceful Magere Brug, and its narrowest home, passing centuries-old churches, and the Anne Frank House. AM02

Highlights

  • Homes, Churches and a Famous Hideaway: See waterfront mansions, centuries-old steepled churches and the Anne Frank House.
  • Skinny Bridge (Narrow House): Glide past the facade of a one-meter-wide house and under the city’s most famous bridge.

 

GRAND TOUR OF HOLLAND  

Price & Duration

  • 8 hours
  • Adult: Starting from £107.80* | Child: Starting from £80.50*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Discover the Netherlands’ seat of government and one of its most important cultural capitals on a guided tour that includes a hearty three-course lunch. Explore the cobbled streets of 17th-century Delft, where Dutch master Johannes Vermeer lived all his life, and tour Royal Delft, where master craftsmen create world-renowned porcelain. Relax in your motor coach on a drive through The Hague; you’ll see the international embassies, Dutch parliament buildings and the regal, Neo-Renaissance style Peace Palace. AM07

Highlights

  • Royal Delft Factory: Witness the meticulous care and age-old techniques behind the incomparable earthenware art that is Delftware porcelain.
  • Guided Walkthrough Delft: See the historic churches, cobblestone lanes, gabled homes and canals of this 13th-century city.
  • The Hague: Admire the beautifully landscaped and architecturally diverse “International City of Peace and Justice.”

 

AMSTERDAM HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE 

Price & Duration

  • 3 hours 30 mins
  • Adult: Starting from £58.10* | Child: Starting from £58..10*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Calling all beer lovers: Here’s your chance to raise a glass — or two — to the history of Dutch beer while exploring the interactive exhibits at the Heineken Experience, plus taste the finished, world-renowned suds. Enter the Heineken Experience, a four-level attraction at the site of the original brewery dating back to 1873. With two hours to roam on your own, you can learn the story behind Holland’s premium lager beer, its founder, ingredients, plus the fermenting and brewing processes. Your self-guided tour includes music interactions, a collection of old bottles and logos, plus time to peruse the museum gift shop. And because you can’t leave without a tasting, you’ll also relax in the Bar with two ice-cold Heineken beers before heading back to the pier. AMB8

  Highlights

  • Heineken Experience: Enter the original 1800s brewery and engage in interactive exhibits about this Holland lager’s world-renowned legacy.
  • Dutch beer: Learn how Holland’s premier beer is brewed and then taste the rich flavors of two small beer samples.

 

AMSTERDAM VAN GOUGH MUSEUM

Price & Duration

  • 3 hours
  • Adult: Starting from £45.50* | Child: Starting from £38.50*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Unleash your creative spirit and discover Amsterdam’s rich artistic heritage: the renowned Van Gogh Museum, where you’ll peruse an impressive collection of works by the famous Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. Then enter the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. Learn about the Dutch artist’s illustrious life, including his time in Paris, his influence during the 20th century, and his struggle with mental illness. You’ll be awed by the more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 750 written items, including letters to his brother. Collection highlights include ‘The Potato Eaters’, ‘Irises’, ‘Almond Blossom’, ‘Sunset at Montmajour’ as well as detailed self-portraits of Van Gogh. AMB5

Highlights

  • Van Gogh Museum: Explore the life and works of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh while viewing hundreds of his masterpieces.
  • Collection highlights: See some of the most famous self-portraits, oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sketches and landscapes by the famous artist.

 

RURAL HOLLAND AND AMSTERDAM 

Price & Duration

  • 6 hours, 30 mins
  • Adult: Starting from £48.30* | Child: Starting from £34.30*

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore GBP prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations.

Overview

Embark on a six-hour trip that combines a walk through the traditional village of Broek-in-Waterland with an inside windmill visit nearby Beemster, plus free time to explore Amsterdam’s historic Canal Ring district. A 30-minute coach ride brings you into the rural Holland town of Broek-in-Waterland. Here you’ll take a stroll around its 17th-century wooden houses and old St. Nicholas church, while learning about the village’s Dutch maritime and merchant history — it’s also known as one of the cleanest towns in the Netherlands. Then head to Beemster, the first polder in the Netherlands where its land was reclaimed from a lake. Climb to the top of an active windmill, viewing the water extraction process dating back to the early 17th century. Top your day off with two hours of free time in Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Admire gabled mansions, see the Royal Palace in Dam Square, use your free time to relax over some Dutch cuisine — or grab a Dutch beer in the Red Light District, before making your way back to port. AMB7

Highlights

  • Broek-in-Waterland: Wooden houses, the 14th-century St. Nicholas church, a rich maritime legacy and old Dutch atmosphere await you.
  • Beemster: Learn about Holland’s reclaimed land process and polders while exploring the inside of a working windmill in the countryside.
  • Amsterdam: Enjoy two hours of free time to sightsee, shop, grab lunch or cruise around the 17th-century Canal Ring district.

 

AMSTERDAM WALKING TOUR AND CANAL CRUISE 

Price & Duration

  • 3 hours
  • Adult: Starting from £41.30* | Child: Starting from £27.30

*Original Tour Prices are in USD, therefore GBP prices will vary at the time of booking depending on currency fluctuations

Overview

Explore Dutch Golden Age treasures and beyond on a three-hour guided stroll around Amsterdam’s historic Canal Ring that includes Dam Square, the Flower Market, Mint Tower, plus a commentated boat cruise past iconic architecture. Step out on two feet and follow a local guide, with the help of a headset, as you roam Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed Old Centre. Marvel at the Mint Tower clocks standing tall above the city and take in the colorful aromas of the Flower Market, the only floating flower market in the world. Then enter bustling Dam Square to see New Church and 17th-century Royal Palace. A narrated cruise comes next, as you board a glass-enclosed boat for a glide around a network on intersecting waterways. Learn about the city’s reclaimed land process while viewing gabled canal houses and waterfront estates dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. AMB4

Highlights

  • Amsterdam: Join a walking tour in the Old Centre past the Flower Market and the sky-high Mint Tower.
  • Dam Square: This busy city hub is packed with people, shops, cafes, New Church and the regal Royal Palace.
  • Canal Ring: Hop in a glass-topped boat for a narrated cruise through the city’s picturesque maze of house-lined canals.

 

 

 

SIMPLE STEPS TO PURCHASE A SHORE EXCURSION

You can only book a Drinks Package if you have purchased the cruise. Once booked, follow the below simple steps:

1. Click on this link: MY CRUISE PLANNER
2. Enter your ‘Surname’ and your ‘Reservation No.’ details which can be found on your booking documents.
3. Enter ‘15 Oct 2018′ as the cruise date and select ‘Navigator of the Seas’ as the ship, then press ‘Submit.
4. Make your purchase online following the prompts
5. You can also book Drinks Packages, Specialty Dining Options, Spa Packages and internet onboard.  You can come back as many times as you like.