signup to receive updates, Exclusive invites, and more!






Facebook Copy-color Created with Sketch.
Instagram-color Created with Sketch.

-Lisell Travel

This section will focus on blogs from our own travels. We will also include information on destinations and experiences in which we specialize.

hello + welcome!




South Pacific

United States


Step into the vibrant city of Amsterdam, where each cobblestone holds a story, and every canal reflects centuries of history. As connoisseurs of luxury travel, we guide you through the essentials of this captivating destination, ensuring your European river cruise starts with a seamless exploration of Amsterdam’s unique charms. Join us as we unveil crucial tips for a memorable journey through the Dutch capital.

Amsterdam Insights: What Every Traveler Should Know

1. Culinary Adventures in Amsterdam: Beyond the Famous Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam offers a diverse culinary scene beyond its renowned cheese. Venture into local markets like Albert Cuyp Markt to discover Dutch delicacies such as stroopwafels, poffertjes, and bitterballen. Don’t miss the chance to explore traditional Dutch eateries and indulge in the rich flavors of haring (raw herring) or a hearty pea soup.

A local market in Amsterdam featuring delicacies.

2. Tulip Mania: A Colorful Extravaganza in Keukenhof Gardens

If you’re visiting Amsterdam during the spring, immerse yourself in the world of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens. Known as the “Garden of Europe,” Keukenhof bursts with vibrant colors and aromatic blooms. Witness millions of tulips in full bloom, creating a stunning landscape that’s a photographer’s dream.

The Keukenof Garden is filled with vibrant tulips in bloom.

3. Amsterdam’s Hidden Gems: Off the Beaten Path Exploration

While iconic landmarks are a must-visit, consider exploring Amsterdam’s hidden gems. Wander through the charming neighborhoods of Jordaan and De Pijp, where you’ll find quirky boutiques, cozy cafes, and street art that adds character to the city. Step away from the crowds to experience the authentic and less-explored side of Amsterdam.

Cobblestone stone streets, cozy cafes, and quirky boutiques add character to Amsterdam neighborhoods.

4. Navigating the City: Trams, Canals, and Public Transportation

Understanding Amsterdam’s public transportation system is key to a seamless travel experience. Utilize the efficient tram network to navigate the city effortlessly. Consider a canal cruise for a unique perspective of Amsterdam’s layout and a leisurely way to see the sights. Public transport cards make getting around a breeze, offering flexibility and convenience. 

A picturesque waterway reflecting historic architecture and vibrant life.

5. Bike Culture

In Amsterdam, bikes are not just a mode of transportation—they’re a way of life. Be mindful of the city’s cycling culture, where bikes have the right of way. Look both ways, stay alert, and immerse yourself in this eco-friendly lifestyle.

Cyclists navigating the city's streets, a vital part of Amsterdam's lifestyle.

6. Seasonal Festivals: Joining in the Celebrations

Discover Amsterdam’s festive spirit by aligning your visit with one of the city’s seasonal festivals. Whether it’s King’s Day in April, the Amsterdam Light Festival in winter, or the Amsterdam Dance Event for music enthusiasts, these events provide a dynamic and lively atmosphere, showcasing the city’s cultural diversity and artistic flair.

People enjoying the Amsterdam Light Festival with a lively and dramatic atmosphere.

7. Day Trips from Amsterdam: Exploring Beyond the City Limits

Expand your Amsterdam experience by embarking on day trips to nearby destinations. Visit  to witness traditional Dutch windmills or explore the historic city of Haarlem. These excursions offer a change of pace, allowing you to appreciate the broader cultural and landscapes surrounding Amsterdam. 

The Dutch windmills reflecting off the water surrounding Amsterdam.

Why Choose Amsterdam for Your River Cruise: A Melange of Old and New

Historic Canals and Architecture: Amsterdam’s iconic canals and historic architecture create an enchanting backdrop. Explore the city’s rich history through landmarks like Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum.

Artistic Vibes: Immerse yourself in Amsterdam’s artistic soul. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House for profound cultural experiences that resonate with the city’s creative spirit. 

Van Gogh Museum - A haven of artistic brilliance in the heart of Amsterdam.

Contact Us: Let’s Plan Your Amsterdam Adventure

As you embark on your European river cruise, partnering with Lisell travel ensures a curated experience. From navigating cultural nuances to choosing the perfect shore excursions, we are here to transform your Amsterdam visit into an unforgettable journey.
Have questions or are you ready to start planning your river cruise with Amsterdam on the itinerary? Reach out to us for a personalized consultation. Let’s create memories that will last a lifetime!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Facebook Copy-color Created with Sketch.
Instagram-color Created with Sketch.