Board your cruise boat close to Damrak 26 and explore the Venice of the North with its 90 islands, 1,500 bridges and one hundred kilometres of canals in total. On your cruise you will pass through the seaport of Amsterdam, which used to be the main port of the Dutch East India Company – imagine the colossal trading ships sailing in with cargos of silk, cotton, salt and exotic spices. You will also pass by numerous residential areas, many of which were finished during the prosperous Golden Era, to get a feel for the way of life of the Amsterdammers. The cruise will last approximately 1 hour.
After the cruise skip the lines to the most visited museum in the Netherlands; the Van Gogh Museum, housing over 200 of the artist’s pieces making it the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings in the world. With a variety of works, the Van Gogh Museum exhibits not only van Gogh’s paintings, but also the artist’s drawings and letters. Additionally, the museum allows guests to view the works of Van Gogh’s contemporaries; artists that he looked up to and the work’s that he inspired in turn.
The cruise offers audio commentary in English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.