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Useful information for a shore excursion in Amsterdam
We have compiled information about the most beautiful sights, a map of the cruise ship terminal, as well as useful information for a shore excursion in and around Amsterdam below.
The most beautiful sights in Amsterdam
Here you will find an unforgettable shore excursion in Amsterdam. Experience the unique atmosphere of the Dutch capital and let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the canals. The historic architecture and the relaxed-style flair of Amsterdam!
The canals were originally the main transport routes and simultaneously used as a drainage system for the town that had been built on marshy ground. Combined with the surrounding historic buildings and he cobblestones along small streets, these canals from the cityscape of Amsterdam in a unique way.
Amsterdam’s Canal Ring was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010. A trip through the canals with a barge or a small private boat is an absolute “must” for every Amsterdam visitor.
Rijks museum and Van Gogh Museum
The Rijks museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum are easily accessible at the “Museumsplein” (Museum Square) just southwest of the outermost Canal Ring. It houses some of the greatest treasures of Dutch painting from Jan Vermeer to Rembrandt, as well as a vast array of paintings, sculpture and artifacts from all around the world.
You can easily combine the visit with the Van Gogh Museum, which is fully dedicated to the most famous Dutch painter and is only a few steps away. The entrance fees for both museums are 10, – or 15, – EUR for adults which is approximately 11- 18 dollars, and 9- 14 pounds.
Not far from the Museum splein lies the Vondel park, a botanical park in the middle of Amsterdam. A short walk through the park is a wonderful way to relax on sunny summer days, to cool off in the shade of the trees. On such days you are rarely undisturbed in the Vondel park, because not only tourists but also the Amsterdamers love the greenery in the middle of the city.
Anne Frank House
For two years, Anne Frank and her family had to hide from the Nazis in this small townhouse in Amsterdam. Her diary which she wrote during this time became world fame.
Today the house at the prinsengracht houses “”the Anne Frank Foundation” and a small museum. The visit is spectacular: through a secret door you get into the very small, hidden apartment, which was the refuge of the Franks for two years. Avoid visiting the house around noon because it will be crowded and you might have to wait a long time.
Built around 1300, “Oude Kerk” (Old Church) is the oldest building in Amsterdam and is located just south of the central station in the middle of the Canal Ring. Its façade is very eye-catching, as the Oude Kerk has been expanded over time. The external appearance is therefore anything but uniform and for some observers probably also little harmonious. But it’s worth a visit anyway. The entrance fee to the church is 5, – EUR (adults). which is 5 dollars and 4 pounds.
Map of the cruise port in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has two cruise terminals the newer Felison Cruise Terminal is located approximately 31 miles west of the city center, just before the mouth of the Ijmuiden river. If your ship anchors there, you are dependent on a transport to the center of Amsterdam. For this you can use the bus line 82, the stop “Badweg” is about 0.6 miles from the terminal. The bus stops in Amsterdam near the Anne Frank House, in the Marnixstraat.
However, if your ship is located at the PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam), you are not far from all attractions. The “Ouden Kerk” for example, it is just 20 minutes walk.
Shore excursion in Amsterdam
Shipping companies and routes
With around 300,000 annual passengers, Amsterdam is one of the medium-sized destinations in Northern and Western Europe.
The centrally located PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam) is also called by many international shipping companies from Holland America, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Costa Crociere and P&O cruises.
Immigration and Visa
The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU. Therefore Canadian, US and UK citizens using either passports do not require a visa to enter the Schengen Area of countries in Europe for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days. Some shipping companies require a valid passport for cruises.
However Amsterdam is in the context of transports to America. In that case you will need to carry a valid passport with you. As always the best thing to do is to inform yourself in advance of your cruise about the exact entry requirements at your shipping company.
Taxi and public transport
With the exception of the bus line 82 you will be able to explore the city without public transport. Most attractions are within walking distance of the city center.
If you take a taxi from and to the Felison Cruise Terminal you will have to pay about 60, – EUR. which is approximately 69$ and 53 pounds.
In the Netherlands, the Euro is used as currency, so a currency exchange is therefore required. (1 dollar = 0.86 euro and 1 pound = 1.11 euro)
Amsterdam is located in North Holland the weather there is comparable to northern Germany. The location to the North Sea (weather side) can lead to “capricious” weather even in the summer. The good news: it usually does not rain for long as sometimes fresh wind ensures rapid weather changes.
In any case it is possible to visit Amsterdam during the summer months. The city is best on a sunny day.
Website Port Authority and Tourism Organization
Video:Impressions of Amsterdam
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