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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Affectionately known as the "Venice of the North," Amsterdam is actually situated below sea level and built entirely on stakes driven into the ground. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are but a few of the sights that await your arrival. Explore more of Amsterdam on a European cruise!


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Amsterdam
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Dutch. Say "where is the bathroom?" "zeg waar is de badkamer?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Antiques, books, diamonds and native crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursion to see windmills, museums and canal cruising. Amsterdam is a walking city but buses and bicycles are available.
    • Famous For
      Amsterdam is known as the "Venice of the North," and offers plenty to see; The Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum and the Canals of Amsterdam are just a few.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Though tulips are not native to Holland, they flourished greatly when brought home by Dutch explorers and are now known as such.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      To satisfy your sweet tooth, be sure to snack on a traditional stroopwafel, a waffle made of two thin layers of dough with caramel syrup in the middle.


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