Tulips of Amsterdam

Pre-Programme Amsterdam

Add an extra night to your journey and explore Amsterdam at your own pace.

  • Explore Amsterdam at your own pace
  • Enjoy a stay in a centrally located hotel
  • Browse flea markets and sample some traditional Dutch delicacies
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking code


Planned itinerary: 

Day 1: Amsterdam/Arrival 

Welcome to the Netherlands! Start your Pre-Programme with an overnight stay in Amsterdam, giving you the chance to explore the many faces of the city at your own pace.  

After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the many interesting aspects of this fascinating city. Wander the quaint cobbled streets and gaze at the reflective canals - the Netherlands’ famously liberal capital is a showcase of architectural styles, and it’s saturated in history.  

Head over to Museumplein, where three of the world's top museums await you. The Rijksmuseum has one of the greatest European galleries, known for its unrivalled collection of Dutch masters, including Rembrandt. Meanwhile, the Vincent Van Gogh Museum has the world’s largest collection of the troubled genius’s paintings, while the Stedelijk Museum is one of the best places to view modern art. 

But perhaps one of the greatest pleasures of Amsterdam is simply wandering the streets at your own pace, browsing in boutiques and relaxing in quirky cafés. There’s something for everyone in laid-back Amsterdam, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy your visit. 

In the evening, dinner is on your own account, followed by an overnight at the hotel. 

Please note, if you wish to visit the Anne Frank House and other museums, it is advisable to buy tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Day 2: Amsterdam /Embarkation

After breakfast, a car or minivan will be waiting for you, and your driver will transfer you to the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal.  

The Pre-Programme tour ends at the Amsterdam pier in time for your embarkation aboard MS Spitsbergen.

Practical Information


The price includes one night in Amsterdam including breakfast, transfer from hotel to Amsterdam pier including English-speaking local driver.  

Not included: Dinner and drinks. 


  • This tour is available as a Pre-Programme in combination with voyages starting in Amsterdam.  
  • For guests with limited mobility on request. 
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 Pax. 
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up until 6 weeks before departure.