​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 this winter.​​

  • 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
Christmas in Amsterdam

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.
Winter entertainment

Winter Entertainment

During the winter, Amsterdam’s streets are decorated with pretty Christmas lights and there are several Christmas concerts at the Royal Concertgebouw and a World Christmas Circus too at Royal Theater Carré. Visit in late November, December or January for the spectacular Amsterdam Light Festival with stunning light installations created by top artists which illuminate the city’s canals. There’s also a magical boat parade and Christmas Canal Parade.

Onboard facilities

​​Onboard Options

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!
Entertainment onboard


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!​

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.



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