Western Europe

Amsterdam Cruise Port Guide Info


If your cruise itinerary includes the lovely city of Amsterdam, you are looking into an adventure waiting to happen. The seaport of Amsterdam known as “Haven van Amsterdam”, is one of the greatest cruise hubs in Europe annually visited by approximately 180 large cruise ships. 
The extraordinary Passenger Terminal Amsterdam is the place where the ships are docked. A convenient location for you, since it is in the immediate vicinity of the Amsterdam Central Station and the City Centre.

Amsterdam Cruise Terminal Building

Heading west on your way out of the Terminal Building, you can take a 15 minute relaxing stroll along Piet Heinkade road towards the heart of the city. 

As you reach the center and the vivacious Kalverstraat and Spui, you will find a buried gem – Begijnhof. Buried deep among plenty of houses and buildings, this piece of heaven, with its courtyard and captivating chapel exhibits a high level of serenity.

Once you’ve enjoyed your time in this little piece of heaven, you are ready to get to know Amsterdam in the Amsterdam museum, which offers you an engaging and interesting learning experience. People of all ages will be taken to the path of Amsterdam’s history and will be able to fully experience the city in its full glory.
Another lovely place, the Royal Palace on Dam Square will offer you the sensation of royalty. The views both inside and out of the Palace are simply breathtaking. Formerly designed to be a town hall, the Palace is presently used by the Royal family. 

If you are a lover of art, you might be interested in this next historical building. From 1639 to 1660 the famous artist Rembrandt lived on 4-6 Jodenbreestraat, in what is currently known as the Rembrandt House (Rembrandthuis). Constructed in 1606 on three floors and built with bricks and with a traditional step gable, Rembrandt’s home was opened as a museum in 1911. As you enter, you get the chance to enjoy the numerous collections of his engravings and drawings, as well as to see a small portion of his personal possessions. 

Last but not least, a tempting area in the city, the Red Light District, popular as De Wallen or Rosse Buurt as well, first appeared in the fourteenth century as a place where lonely sailors would look for female attention.

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