Enjoy a look at some of Amsterdam's most notable sights from the perspective of a canal boat and explore the wonderful Hermitage Amsterdam Museum.
Amsterdam is the city of canals and bridges, and is full of its own special charm. The Amstel River flows through Amsterdam, and on its northern bank you will find the beautiful Hermitage Amsterdam Museum-counterpart to the world-famous Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Amsterdam facility, which opened in 2009, is a satellite museum exhibiting both visiting and permanent loan artworks from the Hermitage St. Petersburg, allowing Europeans and visitors to the Netherlands to experience part of the wealth of art that comprises the enormous Hermitage collection. You will have approximately 1 1/2 hours to explore the museum on your own before it's time to transfer back to the cruise ship pier by canal boat.
During your canal cruise, watch for the many mansions and guild buildings dating from the Golden Century, when Dutch merchants traded prolifically with the Far East. You’ll see bridges of many different types, from rare old wooden bridges to larger ornamental ones, loom overhead. Numerous houseboats and tiny skiffs are tied up beside stone canal walls, an indelible part of the city's fabric.
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Note: Tour involves approximately 5 steps for the canal cruise and 1 1/2 miles of walking over uneven and cobblestone terrain. Wear comfortable shoes and bring rain gear.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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