Just back from fantastic seven day Norwegian Fjords cruise aboard the lovely and lively Koningsdam.
Traveled with a group of extended family members ranging in age from 86 years old to 20 months old toddler. We were celebrating my parents Golden Anniversary (50th).
Pre-Cruise Stay in Amsterdam
We booked a row of standard balcony cabins on the Gershwin deck aft (Deck 5). The cabins were close to elevators that took us to the main dining room, lido deck buffet, Tamarind restaurant and sea view pool deck. I usually prefer a mid-ship location, but since we booked late, this was not too bad location wise. The cabins are beautiful with a light wood minimalist decor. The storage space is amazing - tons of drawers, generous closet, you will have plenty of space for all your stuff. Like the little corner bar with a glass cabinet. Good size minifridge with plenty of space to put your own items in addition to what is already stocked. The bed was very comfortable and king-sized! The room is compact but very well laid out and comfortable. Lots of movie choices on the large flat screen TV. The bathroom was well appointed and the shower is amazing! Glass enclosed and rectangle shaped so you are not dealing with a tiny corner and wet curtain like I have experienced on other ships.
We stayed in Amsterdam for two nights pre-cruise. Did a canal cruise and afternoon of sightseeing of the windmills, a nearby fishing town and the city center.
For 15 euros round trip, we took a little train/trolley past the fish market and into the city center where we walked around, visited the old church and enjoyed the local scenery.