See the sights

Plas’s first option is the ‘classic one-hour canal cruise’. The cruise includes the old city centre, the IJ and the harbour, the VOC ship at the National Maritime Museum, the ‘Golden Bend’ in the Herengracht, and, of course, the river Amstel with the Magere Brug (‘skinny bridge’) and the Royal Theatre Carré. Departures are every 30 minutes: on the hour and on the half hour. Guests have a choice of 10 different languages for the audio commentary, which explains the various places of interest en route. The cruise starts and ends at the Damrak, nearby Central Station.