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Art Reigns Aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam
The Nieuw Amsterdam offers art lovers a rare treat — several works are featured aboard, to the tune of $3 million. From modern art to traditional Dutch masters, to abstract sculptures to Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein pieces, you’ll be hooked by the beauty aboard the ship. Take a self-guided iPod tour!
Between ports on the Nieuw Amsterdam, perfect your cooking skills at the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine. Fill your tummy while gazing at the sea via pan-Asian Tamarind. Or head to the Explorer's Lounge Bar for premium wine-tasting lounge.
The Explorations Café from The New York Times will fuel your caffeine needs, and the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar offers creative cuisine. Relieve stress on the Nieuw Amsterdam at Greenhouse Spa and Salon in the thermal suites and hydro-pool, or treat yourself with a spa service.
Entertainment & Attractions
- Lincoln Center Stage
- Movies On Board
- The Mainstage
- World Stage
Lincoln Center Stage
Lincoln Center Stage showcases talented musicians performing various programs of chamber music during most evenings of your cruise. If you pass Center Stage during afternoons at sea, you will also catch afternoon recitals.
Movies On Board
Not only can you watch recenly released films onboard your cruise from the comfort of your stateroom, you can watch these productions on a large outdoor LED movie screen by the Lido Pool.
You can watch Holland Ameican Line exclusives like the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II at the Mainstage—featuring innovative and breaktaking programming designed to bring you closer to the natural wonders of the world—alongside a wide array of performances featuring comedy, dancing, singing, and more.
The World Stage features a two-story, 270 degree wraparound LED screen in its theater to enhance different entertaining song, dance, and music productions.
- Greenhouse Spa & Salon
- Crow's Nest
- Ocean Bar
- Tamarind Bar
- America's Test Kitchen
- Casino Action
- Digital Workshop
- Explorations Central
- Fitness Center
- Gallery Walk
- Onboard Shopping
Greenhouse Spa & Salon
The Greenhouse Spa & Salon is a haven you can escape to during a leisurely day at sea. Pamper yourself with treatments and time-honored massages that soothe the skin, nurture the body, and renew the mind.
Aptly located at the top of the ship, The Crow's Nest features sweeping panoramic views among a room full of good friends and good drinks, at just about any time of day.
Step into NOTES where you will find 120 labels of the world's rarest and finest whiskey on display. If you're having trouble choosing a brand, you can take part in multiple tasting options to define your personalized flavor profile.
The Ocean Bar is the perfect place for you and your friends to enoy live music and sip on some pre-dinner cocktails.
The Tamarind Bar is a chic hideaway where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of a flaming sunset while you enjoy an array of exotic cocktails.
America's Test Kitchen
Not only will you enjoy delicious food, you'll learn how to make it, too! America's Test Kitchen is a fusion of education and eating that utlizes a range of cooking demonstrations, videos, techniques, and other hands-on experiences so you can learn foolproof techniques and make impressively delectable dishes.
It doesn't matter if your palate is diversified or new to the world of wine. At BLEND, you can blend your own wine to enjoy either at dinner or in the privacy of your stateroom—a first for Holland America Line. You and 9 other guests will be seated at a tasting table to participate in the blending process while the ship's wine expert acts as a wine educatior in this intimate venue.
The Casino has a multitude of classic gambling favorites like slot machines, black jack tables, and a roulette wheel so you can test your luck. Even if you are new to gambing, Holland America Liine offers complimentary lessons and games for all betting levels.
Powered by Windows, the Digital Workshop is a space you can come to learn new technical skills to take you to the next level. Take part in complimentary group sessions, or enjoy stand-alone sessions where you can learn technical skills like photo editing, movie/slide show creation, organization, Cloud storage, and Cloud security. You will be able to take home handouts to reference when you return to life on land.
Explorations Central offers cross cultural connections that allows guests to glean newfound knowledge and appreciation of our diversified world, its cultures, and the people living in it. You can participate in everything from EXC Talks, EXC Encounters. and chats with your EXC Guide to make your experience onboard Holland America Line more vivid, colorful, and meaningful.
Professionaly staffed, the Fitness Center onboard your Holland America Cruise offers a range of work out classes and opportunities to sweat it out solo. Enjoy the latest in equipment and an outdoor area where you can exercise on deck, play baskeetball and volleyball, or cool off in the pool.
Holland America Cruise Line has an impressive onboard art collection that values at tens of millions of dollars. You can browse through this eclectic collection via an electronic self-guided walking tour.
Take a stroll through the Signature Shops onboard your cruise that features boutiques like Merabella where you can find high-end watches and jewlry pieces crafted by noteworthy designers, all at a duty-free price.