Amsterdam Post-Cruise

Amsterdam City Stay Package - June 11 – 13, 2017

End your journey with a two-night post-cruise city stay package in eclectic Amsterdam!  Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital and known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses with gabled facades. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

Our exclusive Purdue President’s Council package includes centrally located accommodations at the award winning INK Hotel Amsterdam and entrance tickets to the Anne Frank House.  This well-known house on Prinsengracht Street is where a young Anne Frank penned her poignant diary, while hiding from Nazi invaders during World War II.  You will also have ample time to independently explore the charming streets and neighborhoods of Amsterdam, take a canal cruise, or choose which museums to visit.

Start your journey in Amsterdam, where you will be centrally located near key sites like Museum Square and the Anne Frank House.

Package Price:

$435 per person, double occupancy                                         $680 per person, single occupancy

Package Includes:

  • Two nights at the INK Hotel Amsterdam (Superior Rooms): 4-star lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city, within a 5-minute walk from Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the Amsterdam Central Station
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the INK Hotel Amsterdam PRESSROOM Restaurant
  • Anne Frank House Tour: Includes entrance tickets with confirmed tour time and transfer from the ship
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to airport
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities
  • Global Track’s Travel Director

Itinerary

 Sunday, June 11, 2017 ~ Disembark S.S. Antoinette / Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam!  After breakfast onboard ship, disembark and transfer directly to the Anne Frank House for a self-guided tour. The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a writer’s house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk in central Amsterdam.

During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house, known as the Secret Annex (Dutch: Achterhuis). Anne Frank did not survive the war, but in 1947 her wartime diary was published. In 1957, the Anne Frank Foundation was established to protect the property from developers who wanted to demolish the block.

The museum opened on May 3, 1960. It preserves the hiding place, has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has an exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination.

In 2013 and 2014, the museum had 1.2 million visitors and was the 3rd most visited museum in the Netherlands, after the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

Following the tour, explore independently or join the group for a short escorted walk to the hotel.  The remainder of your afternoon and evening are free to enjoy Amsterdam’s many attractions and wonderful restaurants.

INK Hotel Amsterdam

Monday, June 12, 2017 ~ Amsterdam

Buffet breakfast is served in the PRESSROOM from 6:30 am to 11:00 am

Today is free to explore Amsterdam on your own.  You may want to explore the Museums including The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. There are also options for canal cruises for those that want to see the city from its many canals.

Overnight: INK Hotel Amsterdam (B)

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ~ Amsterdam

Buffet breakfast is served in the PRESSROOM from 6:30 am to 11:00 am

Departure transfers from the hotel to the airport will be scheduled for your flight home.

Anne Frank

INK Hotel Amsterdam (Superior Rooms)

 

Housed in a former newspaper office, this posh boutique hotel is a 5-minute walk from Dam Square, Central Station, and the nearby Kalverstraat shopping district. The hotel is located along a major tram line for easy access other areas of the city. There are bars and restaurants nearby, yet the neighborhood doesn’t have a loud night time atmosphere.  The hotel offers fashionable rooms with sophisticated decor and features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers.  The breakfast buffet is served in the hotel’s restaurant, the PRESSROOM which also serves lunch, dinner and evening cocktails.

Overnight: INK Hotel Amsterdam

 

Amsterdam Canals