Amsterdam is a major city, and you can't see and do everything in one day. Renaissance has 4 shore excursions, all of which sounded interesting. Should we stay in the city or venture out into the countryside? Decisions, decisions, decisions! After much discussion, we opted to stay in Amsterdam since Ronnie had not been there before, and it had been 16 years since I had visited the Dutch city. We did a half-day tour and had a wonderful guide who really made the pictures in the museum come to life.