You can cruise the river and canals out of  Amsterdam with a variety of river cruise companies that will take you to destinations such as , Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. For more than a 1 day excursion - from expertise have a look at   www.easycruise.com , and to be balanced Saga River Cruises  provide cruises for passengers 50 years and over. Thomson [www.tui.com] also run river boats up and down the river. Contact the local tourist office http://www.holland.com/amsterdam/gb/ for more info on river cruise companies.

Maps, review and information about an Amsterdam to Brussels river cruise with easycruisetwo.  Because the cruise boats are are not always in the same place you will not find them listed as attractions or hotels on Tripadvisor. Further subjective information can be found in the forums.

Enthusiasts of canal / river systems and watching birds will find attractions and sights along the cruise route. There is also a windmill village on the flat lands at Kinderdijkon the left hand side of the boat on the way into Rotterdam . The boats are an attraction along the river attracting the attention of locals and tourists alike as they navigate through a complexity of locks, bridges and other engineered systems.