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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

  • Journey off the beaten path as you explore Amsterdam by boat on its canals 
  • Skip street and pedestrian traffic and see the city from a new perspective
  • Learn facts about the city’s history and culture from a guide
Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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One of the best ways to see Amsterdam and its attractions is from the water. Prebook this 1-hour boat tour of the city’s canals, and you won’t need to find transportation on the fly or wait in lines for on-the-day tickets. Plus, with boats coming every half-hour, you cruise on your schedule. Enjoy watching the city float by in a relaxing setting (drinks are available for purchase) as you listen to guided commentary.
What to Expect

Pick up a travel voucher for this Amsterdam open-top boat tour in a central location. Boats run for 12 hours straight on the canals, from 11am to 11pm, and come about every 30 minutes. The flexible timing takes the stress out of sightseeing.

Once you board the boat, you’ll take a seat, and meet the captain and host. If it’s chilly, you can bundle under a provided blanket while you listen to your guide share stories and facts about the city’s history, culture, points of interest, and people.

Along the way, catch sight of Oude Kerk (Old Church), Magere Brug, and Amstel River. If you’d like, you can purchase an alcoholic drink (own expense) to sip on during this tour.

After exploring Amsterdam on the city’s canals, your boat docks back at shore and your tour ends.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
A Must Do when in Amsterdam!

I liked it so much, I did it twice! Captain Jack was my tour guide on both occasions. My company chartered a larger (covered) boat that was disappointing. But Capt Jack and his crew never disappointed. Why? The smaller boats are more comfortable and can...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 3 days ago
Lovely Date Night on the Canal

My boyfriend and I are both American expats and have been living in Amsterdam for one year. We wanted to do something out of our ordinary routine for date night, and this canal cruise was PERFECT. It is laidback enough that you don't feel like...More

Thank Marissa L
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great cruise on the canals

Captain Michele and first mate Christina did an excellent job making this canal cruise a memorable experience. They switched back and forth in telling us fun facts with a touch of humor. They sold beverages on the boat and its like a restaurant where you...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour in a small group

Very friendly young crew (Niels, Eileen and Benthe) before we even boarded. As it is a relatively small boat you get a feeling of the crew taking a real interest in giving you a fun time as well as the ability to go along smaller...More

Thank manupete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Was ok

The skipper was lovely and had nice info to tell, but wasn’t so easy to hear and wasn’t the best for kids. Some pictures and jokes weren’t super appropriate.

Thank karibee7
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