Amsterdam Tours for Cruise Passengers

Amsterdam Tours: Worry-free Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers:

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Port of Amsterdam

The Port of Amsterdam is a very popular stop for ocean cruises and the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal is also the starting point for hundreds of European river cruises. 

If your cruise to Amsterdam  or river cruise from Amsterdam includes some free time in this historic city, Viator (the day tour experts) have put together a few tours that are geared towards  visitors who are part of a cruise.

Worry-free Shore Excursion

Amsterdam has a lot to offer visitors, but if you’re afraid of straying too far from your ship and not getting back to your boat on time, Viator’s worry-free shore excursions come with the following guarantee:

  • They will ensure that your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal for your ship’s departure.
  • In the extremely unlikely event that your ship has departed, they will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call.
  • If your ship’s arrival in Amsterdam is delayed and you are unable to attend a booked tour, your money will be refunded. See their terms and conditions for full details.

Amsterdam Sightseeing Tours

Not all Viator Amsterdam tours carry the Worry-free Shore Excursion guarantee, so if it is important to you to have this assurance, you will need to select the ones that are covered by their worry-free policy. Some of these include:

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Keukenhof Gardens

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens and Tulips Fields Tour

The Keukenhof Gardens is one of Holland’s top attractions and if your cruise to Amsterdam is at springtime, a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens and Holland’s tulip fields should not be missed. There is a choice of four tours here, depending on how much time you want to spend at the Gardens. Keukenhof is only open for 8 weeks in spring so don’t miss this springtime extravaganza.

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

Enjoy a drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals. Zaanse Schans is a museum village dedicated to preserving the Dutch way of life and on this tour you’ll get to see all things Dutch such as authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages as well as witnessing traditional crafts from days gone by. The tour also stops at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional Dutch way.

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

This tour takes you through the highlights of Amsterdam and there is the opportunity to add on a canal cruise as well.

What about you? What do you think?


  1. avatarMarcel Roeper says

    Hi there,

    Two weeks ago I was in Amsterdam and like everybody, I wanted to see the famous Redlight District. Not only for the girls, but also to get to know the history, meet other (local) people and to really learn something.
    That’s why I decided to order a Redlight District Tour online… It was hosted by a local, who was really familar with the area and showed us everything we needed to know. The duration was about 2,5 hours and cost me about 20 euro… It was really word it!

  2. avatar says

    Hi there, My wife, Jean, and I spent a couple of days at Keukenhof Gardens, near Lisse. We always knew that The Netherlands (Holland) was famous for its tulips. As gardeners, seeing the gardens at Keukenhof, just simply took our breath away! It was amazing. Without a doubt, Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s biggest outdoor gardens. For those who might like to see some pictures from our trip, they are at:

    While in Holland, Jean and I also spent a day at the village of Zaanse Schans where we got to see their large collection of windmills. For us, a trip to Holland just wouldn’t have been complete without seeing windmills in action. If anyone would like to check out the variety of windmills that we saw, they are at:

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