Amsterdam’s rich history goes hand in hand with modern architecture along the IJ. Presumably starting out as a small stream, the ‘IJ’ developed into the historic seaport it is today and which was once the VOC’s home port. Countless impressive cruise ships now come to moor in the port every year. You can discover this area in 1 ½ hours during the Amsterdam Harbour Cruise. The tour departs from the NDSM-wharf.