Amsterdam Christmas shopping break
The Dutch capital is famous for its excellent shopping, with everything ranging from huge department stores to trendy, unique boutiques to tempt you. Combine your Christmas shopping with a break in Amsterdam for a relaxing, enjoyable trip away.
2 nights in an en suite cabin
1 night’s B&B in a city centre hotel (stay can be extended)
Coach transfers to & from Amsterdam/your hotel (approx. 40 mins)
Daily departures between 1 November & 23 December
"My partner and I loved Amsterdam, but we had a great time getting there too. The staff were friendly and the entertainment was great fun." Miss D Ellwood, Washington
Since you’ll have one or more night in your chosen Amsterdam hotel, you can sample some of the city’s excellent nightlife once you’ve shopped-til-you-drop. Amsterdam is a truly multi-cultural city where you can find food and drink from all over the world, so whatever you’re looking for you’ll be spoilt for choice. At Christmas time, the city is lit up with festive decorations in the cobbled streets and canal ways, making the already-pretty city into a winter wonderland. Find out more about our 11 Amsterdam hotels.
Our Amsterdam hotels
Christmas shopping in Amsterdam
As you can well imagine from a capital city, Amsterdam is well-stocked for shops. In terms of sheer variety, the Dutch capital has it all, from huge international department stores to vintage, antique and boutique gift shopping. There are also market stalls which pop up around the city, particularly on Leidseplein and Koningsplein, for you to explore as you warm up with a gluhwein or take a spin on the ice-rink.
Amsterdam destination guide
Entertainment as you sail
Christmas shopping can be a chore, so we’ve aimed to make it as enjoyable as possible for you with our Amsterdam Christmas shopping break. That’s why we make sure that your break starts as soon as you board. We have onboard bars, where you can grab a drink from our excellent selection of beers and cocktails, or enjoy wine, beer or whisky tasting sessions.
For families, we have an onboard cinema and a Kidz’ Club to keep the little ones busy. We also have onboard shops stocking everything from fashion and fragrance to alcohol and tobacco, so you can start your Christmas shopping early!
We have 4 excellent restaurants for you to choose from onboard, sure to whet anybody’s appetite. Our Blue Riband restaurant offers an à la carte dining experience in pleasant surroundings, while our popular 7 Seas buffet is an all-you-can-eat world-food experience, with over 80 dishes to choose from. We also have an excellent selection of steaks available at our Explorer’s Steakhouse, and an Italian restaurant too. Book in advance to save compared to onboard prices. We also have a variety of cabins available. Choose economy, standard or if you’d like a little bit more luxury, then why not splash out on one of our premium Commodore cabins? After all, it is Christmas!
Cruise & stay break
We’ve carefully selected what we think the best hotels in Amsterdam are, but if you would like to stay elsewhere then our cruise & stay break, where you choose your own accommodation, is for you. Our partner website booking.com has a range of hotels to suit any budget or need, so look no further if you need accommodation for your stay in the Dutch capital.
Create your own festive break
Take your car across to Europe and you can create your own festive break. With 4 routes to the continent from the UK, you can easily access a range of Europe’s top cities. Head to one of the many wonderful European Christmas Markets for festive celebrations and shopping opportunities. You could even hit a few cities on a touring break. Take a look at some of our favourite markets in Holland, Germany, France and Belgium.
Prices are based on the Poet hotel. Other hotels are available.
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