The port of Amsterdam is the port of embarkation for various cruises in northern Europe. Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands, is famous for its liberal laws, red light, canals and windmills. This beautiful and picturesque city has more than 7000 historic buildings located on the streets along the canals.
Amsterdam is small enough that much of the city can be walked around. You can admire the typical facades of the houses, the house boats and the floating flower market. The facades of the houses are very narrow, as the taxes were paid according to the space occupied by the facade on the street. Notice also the beams at the top of the gables, they are used to hoist furniture when moving.
With so much to see and do, Amsterdam is ideal for a stay of a few days before or after the cruise.