|Arrive: 07/18/16 ---||Depart: 07/18/16 5:00 PM|
Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “Guided Sightseeing” touring.
Meet your expert local guide and driver for the drive to Amsterdam.
Begin your tour with a most extensive drive through the center and the modern suburbs and will give you a good idea of the most interesting sights and monuments Amsterdam has to offer. A stop will be made at a diamond factory (if requested) and we will visit the National museum of Amsterdam, “the Rijksmuseum”. This museum is world famous and here the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch old masters can be admired. The presentation of the Rijksmuseum collection is a journey through Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and Renaissance until the 20th Century. Work from Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt (the Nightwatch painting) are assembled here.
Return to the ship.
*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
"At Your Leisure" Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “At Your Leisure” touring. You decide where you want to go and what you want to see.*
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
Please review the Destination Guide below to help you plan your sightseeing.
Cosmopolitan Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. Interesting attractions include the medieval weighhouse, Royal Palace on Dam Square, and New Church. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade. Not too far from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem, the main center of the bulb-growing industry. Enjoy the city’s sights from a glass-topped sightseeing boat which passes characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges. Facing Dam Square, the Royal Palace was built in 1648 and is still officially the royal residence, although the royal family resides in The Hague. The marbled Citizens Hall with inlaid maps of the world is worth seeing. One of Amsterdam’s most visited sites is historic Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum, the city’s most prestigious museum, houses the largest collection of Dutch paintings in the world. Van Gogh Museum houses a striking collection.