The Netherlands are a very interesting European destination for us to discover on our Costa cruise, and Amsterdam is a unique city with a particular charming atmosphere. Here, where Impressionism had its greatest and most complex interpreter, we can in fact visit the Van Gogh Museum and see some of the most famous paintings in the world. In the same area is also the Rijksmuseum, with the works of the Flemish masters. Amsterdam is beautiful and very vibrant: here we’ll visit the famous floating flower market, constantly replenished from the huge stretches of tulip fields that are a distinctive feature of this land. To complete our cruise to the Netherlands we mustn’t forget to visit the windmills, near the two fishing villages of Edam and Volendam, and buy a pair of clogs. The canals of central Amsterdam are among the few to have been declared world heritage sites by UNESCO.