Hotels near Amsterdam River Cruise Port Terminal

Amsterdam Hotels near River Cruise Port at Ruijterkade

Amsterdam river foggy day

River Cruise Amsterdam

Amsterdam has something for everybody – history, nightlife, entertainment,
restaurants and, of course, the canals. If you are taking a European
river cruise with ships of Viking, Uniworld or any other cruiseline,
Amsterdam in the Netherlands might be where your cruise starts or ends.
Spending a few days here will give you a taste of the city’s cosmopolitan life.

Wherever you choose to stay, either in the center or near the port,
you will find plenty of cheap deals on hotels.

Amsterdam (RV)

Stay close to the Port Terminal

Once your riverboat has docked, you will find hotels right next to the port area or great deals on cheap city center accommodation. Up to the minute hotels with all the latest facilities hide behind beautifully restored facades.

Luxury hotels sit alongside canals, giving wonderful views. Many of these will offer good deals and have Wi-Fi and en-suite facilities. Some city center hotels are small and intimate, with individually styled guest rooms and a warm welcome. From cheap, budget options, to contemporary chic and elegant art-Deco styling, the beautiful city of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has a wide choice of hotels, with plenty of great deals available.

Whether finishing or departing on your river cruise with Viking, Avalon Waterways, AmaWaterways, Uniworld or other company, you will enjoy a few days in this charming city and will discover many cheap deals on hotels to suit your budget.

Where do river cruise ships dock in Amsterdam?
The river cruise docks are located in the heart of downtown. Most vessels dock at the Ruijterkade (West and East), located between Central Train Station and Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal, where larger cruise ships dock. Other locations include Javakade, Veemkade, Westerdoksdijk, Coenhaven and Beverwijk (Short taxi ride from city centre).

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Amsterdam Central Station and tulips
DoubleTree Centraal Station
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Located at the central railway station and the river cruise docks.

Canal houses at night in Amsterdam
Radisson Blu Hotel
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Central (downtown) accommodation not far from Dam Square.

IJ river and the Eye Film Museum and the Amsterdam Lookout
Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam
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Luxury 5 star property located at the IJ river close to the port

Amsterdam River Cruise Port in The Netherlands

Riverboats dock at the Ruijterkade, between the main central train station and APT Passenger Terminal for large cruise ships

  • Docking Location – De Ruijterkade

    Ships usually dock along a street called De Ruijterkade, located at the back of the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam. Docking places include Ruijterkade Oost and Ruijterkade West.. Some vessels tie up at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal which is used by larger cruise liners.

    Other locations include Javakade, Veemkade, Westerdoksdijk, Coenhaven and Beverwijk. These locations require a taxi ride to/from your hotel or the train station.

    Take a journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers to other fascinating European cities such as Basel, Bucharest in Romania, Budapest in Hungary or Vienna, the capital of Austria.

    Amsterdam Canal at night

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands – a great river cruise destination

    As you sail along the river into or out of Amsterdam port you will see banks dotted with windmills and the start of the city’s iconic canals.

    Your Viking, AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways or Uniworld river cruise port is behind Central Station on the River Ij, putting you right in the heart of Amsterdam.

    The port terminals are well-equipped. As you cross the harbor to the port, keep an eye out for the striking modern design of Amsterdam’s ocean cruise terminal. It is shaped like a whale and stands in contrast to the old vessels of the Maritime Museum next to it.

    Once your riverboat has docked, it will be quick and easy to find your hotel and start exploring.

  • What to see and do in this vibrant city

    Amsterdam has not changed much in appearance since the 17th century, with historic buildings lining the canals banks. Some are still houses and apartments, but many now have cafes, shops and hotels behind their elegant facades.

    Amsterdam sits on five canals, linked by bridges and small streets. All of the city’s attractions are within easy walking distance, or the hop-on and hop-off canal boats and trams are a cheap way of getting around.

    The city has several major art galleries, including The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, showcasing work from the Netherlands and around the world.

    The beautiful squares of Dam and Rembrantsplein are great stopping off places for coffee or lunch. Don’t forget to visit Anne Frank’s house and look out for the city’s red-light district, as well as the floating flower market on the Singel Canal.

  • Arriving by plane ?

    You will arrive at Schiphol Airport, which is about 30 minutes away from the city centre (downtown).

    It’s to call for a taxi and get to your city center hotel.

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