Enjoy a warm welcome in our birthplace, on a Holland America Line cruise of the Netherlands. Reclaimed from the sea with a vast network of canals, this small country has been a cultural and commercial giant for centuries. Experience its vast store of priceless artworks in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Revisit WWII history on a tour of Anne Frank’s attic. Take a canal tour of the city. In Rotterdam, take a guided tour of the 18th-century windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and nearby windmill museum.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A stop in Amsterdam offers the chance to explore the sights of one of Europe’s most colorful, dynamic and historic cities—one with a well-earned reputation as a laid-back and inviting place for people of all stripes. Visitors are naturally drawn to the historic city center where you’ll find some of the world’s top art museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. And at Dam Square, the Amsterdam’s largest public square, you can tour the Royal Palace before continuing to the tourist attractions on the Canal Belt. The iconic network of waterways that surrounds the downtown area offers a picturesque backdrop for sightseeing by bike or canal boat. Be sure to visit the floating Bloemenmarkt to peruse famed Dutch tulips, and take time to wander and window-shop among the narrow lanes of de Jordaan. And you won’t have to look far in Amsterdam to find delicious Dutch treats along the way. Just duck into a cozy brown café to sample a plate of bitterballen with mustard and a beer, and grab a gooey sweet stroopwafel from a street vendor as you stroll.