Senior travel groups on river cruises can venture back in time through the city of Amsterdam. The city is full of European history, especially from the World War II era, as museums, shops and beautiful scenery fill this city with a one-of-a-kind cultural magnificence.
Anne Frank House
Before she was captured by the Nazis in World War II, Anne Frank and her family lived in the attic of a home on the Prinsengracht canal, which is today known as the Anne Frank House. During the 1960s, the house was actually up for demolition before a group of local preservationists fought to keep it open. It is now one of the city's most popular museums. Learn more about this young girl's life in hiding as well as her famed diary.
Experience the story of this historic European city at the Amsterdam Museum. Exhibits line the halls of the museum, including Amsterdam DNA, The Little Orphanage, The Golden Age, My Town and Salon/Lace. These exhibits tell the story of Amsterdam as well as tales of adventure and diversity.
Amsterdam DNA shows off the story behind the city and discusses its core values: enterprise, creativity, civic values and freedom.
For those who want to do a little shopping in this fascinating city, there's the Magna Plaza. The building is a former post office with a mixture of both Gothic and Romantic elements. The Magna Plaza is the first covered shopping and lifestyle center in the heart of Amsterdam.
Well-known architect C.H. Peters designed the building when it was first used as a post office - from 1874 to 1932. To this day, the central hall of the building remains the main feature as natural light flows in from the ceiling. With three floors of shops, guests have many opportunities here to take home a little bit of European fashion.
Royals and other important visitors to Amsterdam are welcomed with a canal cruise, a tradition still upheld today. Commoners are welcomed on the canal now and more than 3 million passengers take a stroll through these waters.
The canal was built in 1613 and is one of the city's most well-known landmarks. A number of canal cruises are available for guests including private rides, audio tours and private canal cruises.
Affordable travel packages will send guests through winding rivers and stops in historic cities like Amsterdam for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.