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  • Address: Eastern Docklands

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Amsterdam Cruise Port

With one of the largest and postcard-worthiest historic districts in Europe, Amsterdam is one of the most-visited cities in Europe. It was made for a relaxing day of walking or biking while in port, or if you’ve already seen the city highlights, consider a shore excursion that will take you into the Dutch countryside. Options include cheese farms, villages like Voldendam, a tour of windmills, and, of course, Keukenhof Gardens and its famous tulips (when in bloom).

How to get to Amsterdam

You’ll dock at the Eastern Docklands, about a 10- to 20-minute walk from Central Station (Centraal Station), where you can catch public transport or continue walking to the city center. Amsterdam is a very walkable city, and the public transport is also easy to use. Or, do as the Dutch do and travel around the city by bike! Rentals can be found around the city center.

One Day in Amsterdam

From Central Station, head along the Damrak toward the historical center of the city. Veer off to the left to pass by Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s oldest building, founded in 1213, and then continue walking to Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded in 1270.

From the Dam, head west along the Raadhuisstraat and cross three of the city’s canals, lingering to take photos and admire the canal houses. When you get to the fourth canal, turn right to walk to the Anne Frank House.

Then, make your way south along the canal toward Museum Square, where you’ll find the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Check out one or both, and then end your day with a leisurely boat tour through the canals.

Port Information

The currency of the Netherlands is the euro; ATMs are available around town and credit cards are widely accepted. The official language is Dutch but English is widely spoken, as well.

Tours & Tickets

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Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

On this Amsterdam shore excursion, leave the city behind for a half-day trip to discover the Dutch countryside. Enjoy a drive through a picture-perfect ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.68

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

While in port in Amsterdam, see the city's highlights like a local on this private shore excursion. This 4-hour walking tour with a local guide takes you to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.25

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens and Tulips Fields Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

If you arrive in the Amsterdam port in springtime, don't miss the opportunity to visit one of Holland's top attractions -- the Keukenhof Gardens! If you love ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.68

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

When you arrive in the Amsterdam port, discover the city’s most famous highlights on this 3-hour guided sightseeing shore excursion (4 hours if you select the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies

From USD $28.41

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

See the best of Amsterdam while you’re in port with a day pass for the city’s hop-on hop-off canal tour, which includes skip-the-line access to one of ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Valid for 24 or 48 hours

From USD $46.59

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