Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)

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Exkursionen in Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)

Amsterdam Sightseeing & Van Gogh Museum

Appreciate Amsterdam and see famous sights like to Baroque-style Royal Palace, the New Church, Mint Tower and Weeper's Tower, and explore the Van Gogh museum on your own.


Amsterdam has always had strong ties to the water. Spread out over 70 islands, this cosmopolitan city boasts 60 miles of canals and 1000 bridges. As early as the 13th century, tiny ships sailed from this port into the challenging Zuider Sea. Amsterdam gained popularity in the 15th century when it became a major trading centre, steadily assuming commercial leadership and thus controlling the country's finances, a trend that remains to this day.


Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. From the time of Rembrandt, Amsterdam has been revered as an artistic centre. Today the city is renowned for its celebrated museums as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museums to name a few. It is also a shopper's city, featuring everything from the famous flower market to glassware, Delft porcelain, cheese and wooden shoes.


Amsterdam

Board the coach for a one coach ride to the city centre of Amsterdam, your tour will pass by the Baroque-style Royal Palace at the Dam square (the King's residence when he visits the city), the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church (a 550 -year old church, site of numerous inaugurations and resting place of many important Dutchmen), the Mint Tower (built in 1618 over a medieval gate, a place where coins were minted), the central railway station (constructed on an artificial island of wooden piles) and the 15th century's Weeper's tower.


Van Gogh Museum

Your independent visit to the Van Gogh museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.


On completion of the tour board the coach for the return to Ijmuiden.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking .5 miles (.8 kilometre) excluding the museum and is suitable for guests with limited mobility however guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach steps independently. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain proof clothing or an umbrella as the weather can change rapidly in the lowlands.

Amsterdam On Your Own

Enjoy the opportunity for a trip to Amsterdam, Holland's main tourist center to explore the city on your own.


Amsterdam

Board the coach for a one hour drive to Amsterdam, you will be escorted on the coach by a guide who will be able to answer any questions en route, however this excursion is non-guided and does not include entrance fees.


Upon arriving in Amsterdam, you'll disembark the coach at a designated area near the city center. Spend the day as you like. Enjoy meals, sightseeing at such sights as the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum - a museum of art and history, and shopping on your own.


City maps are provided for your convenience


At the designated time and location meet the coach for the one hour coach ride back to Ijmuiden.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking .75 miles (1.2 kilometre) and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach steps independently and the wheelchairs must be able to fold up to fit into a compartment. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain proof clothing or an umbrella as the weather can change rapidly in the lowlands. This excursion is not-guided and does not include entrance fees.

Drive to Delft, a picturesque town south of Ijmuiden. Famous for its Blue Pottery, you will visit the Royal Delft's Bleu factory "The Porceleyne Fles."


The Porceleyne Fles

You'll leave Ijmuiden for a drive south to the 17th-century town of Delft that has retained the classic characteristics of an Old Dutch town. It's also famous for the many paintings by the Dutch master Vermeer and last but not least it's most known for its Delft's Blue pottery. You will visit the Royal Delft's Bleu factory "The Porceleyne Fles." During the visit here, you can watch the age-old process involved in creating the world famous Delft porcelain. Artists will demonstrate detailed hand-painting of Delft earthenware that makes each piece a work of art. While its competitors have resorted to mass production, the factory has been faithfully producing porcelain in its traditional way since founded in 1653. While there, you will also have the opportunity to browse or purchase items from their shop.


City Centre

After your visit to The Porceleyne Fles, you'll take a short guided walk in the city centre of this charming 17th century town of canals, cobbled alleys and gabled houses. Although most famous for its celebrated blue and white porcelain, to the Dutch people Delft holds an important place in history as the site of William the 1st of Orange's assassination and the birthplace of the famous Dutch painter Vermeer.


Rejoin your coach for the return drive to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking 1 mile (1.6 kilometre). This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair however guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach independently. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain proof clothing or an umbrella as the weather can change rapidly in the lowlands.

Visit the authentic old village of Zaanse Schans, a working open-air museum, as well as Edam, best known for its scarlet-skinned cheese. Enjoy the Dutch landscape during this tour while driving through the lush lowlands. Before returning to the ship, you'll have the opportunity to sample some delicious cheese products at a local cheese farm.

Board the coach for a scenic drive through a typical Dutch countryside to the village of Zaandam. Your guide will lead you through the faithfully re-created town of Zaanse Schans.


Zaanse Schans

Carefully designed to replicate the Zaan community of around 1700, this "open air" museum is a popular attraction. As you stroll through the cobbled streets watching craftsmen practicing the trades of yesterday, you'll get a glimpse of what Dutch life was once like. During the free time, you will have the opportunity to experience the established Dutch art of clog-making at a wooden shoe factory.


Edam

Drive through the lush lowlands to the town of Edam. You'll enjoy an interesting walking tour of this tranquil 17th-century town, best known for its distinctive Edam cheese. Picturesque canals, traditional drawbridges and charming homes with overflowing flower gardens, make this a delightful visit.


Cheese Farm

After your visit to Edam, you will also stop at local cheese farm where you can sample some of the delicious produce before returning to the ship by coach.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking 1 mile (1.6 kilometre). This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain proof clothing or an umbrella as the weather can change rapidly in the lowlands.

Amsterdam Sightseeing & Canal Cruise

This combination tour offers an excellent panoramic city tour, famous for its canals and gabled houses by coach and glass top boat.


Amsterdam

Depart by coach for an hour scenic ride from the pier for a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam. You will drive past the Baroque-style Royal Palace, built on 13,695 pilings sunk into marshy soil. Upon its completion in 1655, it was hailed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. You will also pass the famous Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), originally built in the 15th century, as you make your way to the heart of the city, Dam Square.


Towers and steeples are among Amsterdam's loveliest features. You will pass the Munttoren (Mint Tower), with clock and bells that still seem to mirror the Golden Age. Also the 15th century Schreierstoren (Weepers' Tower), which according to legend, derived its name from the sailors' wives who used to bid their husbands an emotional

farewell.


After discovering Amsterdam from land, embark a glass-topped canal boat for a one-hour tour through the Amsterdam canals, once the hub of Amsterdam's commercial life, and lined with houses that were originally workshops and stores. Enjoy the historic landmarks of the city from the water before returning via coach for a one hour drive back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking .5 miles (.8 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to embark and disembark the coach and canal boat. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended.

Amsterdam & the Rijksmuseum

Enjoy this sightseeing tour in Amsterdam. See famous sights like to Baroque-style Royal Palace, the New Chuch, Mint Tower and Weeper's Tower, as well as the Rijksmuseum.


Board a coach and drive 30 minute to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. From the time of Rembrandt, Amsterdam has been revered as an artistic centre. Today the city is renowned for its celebrated museums as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museums to name a few. It is also a shopper's city, featuring everything from the famous flower market to glassware, Delft porcelain, cheese and wooden shoes.


You will pass by the Baroque-style Royal Palace at the Dam square (the King's residence when he visits the city), the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church (a 550 -year old church, site of numerous inaugurations and resting place of many important Dutchmen), the Mint Tower (built in 1618 over a medieval gate, a place where coins were minted), the central railway station (constructed on an artificial island of wooden piles) and the 15th century's Weeper's tower.


Next, your guided visit to the Rijksmuseum will provide you with an in-depth inside view of the Rijksmuseum. Discover the Dutch masters. The Museum is probably most famous for the "Nightwatch" and the "Milkmaid", but it has even lots more to offer. Let your guide take you on a tour through the museum, passing major highlights and sharing important art history with you.


On completion of the tour take a 30 minute coach rode back to the ship in Ijmuiden.


Please note: This involves a moderate amount of walking. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility who are able to negotiate steps getting on and off the coach and canal boat. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. Availability is limited book early to avoid disappointment.