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Amsterdam Classic Boat Cruise with Live Guide, Drinks and Cheese
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Amsterdam Classic Boat Cruise with Live Guide, Drinks and Cheese

By Flagship Amsterdam
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 3-99, max of 46 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Two different types of Dutch Cheese
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Location: Anne Frank House. Our boats are located in front of the Anne Frank house at Prinsengracht 263. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing.
  • Option 2
    Prins Hendrikkade 33A, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Location: Central Station. Our boats are located right besides the entrance of Central Station (On the city centre side), at Prins Hendrikkade 33A.You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75227P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this
    • Most travellers can participate
    • You are always welcome to cancel your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
    • No boats at the dock? Please call us or visit our office at Leliegracht 50D (Just around the corner from the Anne Frank House)
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-3 years old)
    • No toilets on board
    • Please be aware that the points of interest on the route may slightly vary depending on the departure point chosen
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75227P6

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    • Flagship Amsterdam
      62,357
      The Netherlands
      Joined in April 2018
    • Trail732776
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really fell of on greed
      Two years ago it was great. Now you cannot bring one drink, you cannot smoke (outside the boat) and there is aggressive Moldavian girl who has only lived here for two years. It was great; now there are way better options possible.
      Written 14 July 2024
    • lilysZ3243OW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our family time o Canal boat cruise
      The canal boat cruise was beautiful. The guides were humorous and very informative. After hours of walking around the city this cruise was the relaxation we needed. On board there was a great selection of alcohol and soft drinks.
      Written 14 July 2024
    • MichelleR5980
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome cruise.
      Fabulous cruise, the skipper and host were fabulous, lots of history and stories and excellent humour. 😀 No pressure to drink, just sit back and relax. 😊
      Written 13 July 2024
    • Y8283SJsarahs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience!
      Such a great hour long canal cruise! We had a great group, and our host Sam was awesome! We appreciated learning about the history, seeing things we wouldn't have noticed if we were by ourselves, and getting fun pictures from the canals.
      Written 11 July 2024
    • 557levz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great short tour with young and free atmosphere
      Great organized tour. Reach bar. Nice guid guys. Small group. Nice and comfortable boat. Wery pleasant atmosphere. Very recommended
      Written 11 July 2024
    • 890nicolef
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not worth it!
      Not impressed with our canal cruise at all. We got very little information from the guides regarding landmarks and info about Amsterdam. And when I did ask a question, they often did not know the answers. Besides the gorgeous view, it was a waste of time. Spend a little more money and go with a company that provides running commentary.
      Written 11 July 2024
    • ChrisM414
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      The open canal boat was great. It was a smaller boat than the big glass ones which gave a more intimate personal experience.
      Written 11 July 2024
    • Pioneer39088603308
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable
      Very fun cruise, really informative and friendly crew, easy to find and quickly boarded. Would definitely recommend.
      Written 10 July 2024
    • TheBBCReviewer
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Its a bar on a boat
      Me and my wife wanted to go to a wierd pub so we went here.The beer was good but there was a lot of pasty white people who talked quite badly about how "black people took over the world" while looking at me almost the entire time. Very good to get hammered but the people can get a bit lippy after a few pints. Please dont be one of those people
      Written 10 July 2024
    • alexanderhZ5421AY
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      Great experience. Highly recommend even if you are going solo. You will have the opportunity to converse with various people and enjoy the wonders in Amsterdam. Also they service alcohol.
      Written 10 July 2024
    • NaomiLV
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed Overall!
      I was disappointed overall! I booked this tour months in advance and when we arrived to board the boat it was already full and over booked! We were crammed in uncomfortably tight! We could not shift to look around as we were seated so tight! When we tried to board the boat the staff asked for everyone to move down to make room for us, the bar tender did not allow for people to move down as she wanted the bench behind her left free. It was a very awkward feeling. We were sitting behind the tour guide and we unable to hear anything he said. I would definitely not pre book this tour, they sell tickets on the street and from our experience don’t check how many seats were pre booked. The tour guide was very friendly and did his best to accommodate but his boat was just too full!
      Written 9 July 2024
    • oliverbS6051CP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing cruise tour....
      Every seconds it was amazing. We had good time with tour and the service is 100% perfect also food and beverages are pretty good.
      Written 8 July 2024
    • Debby R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour!
      The tour was great and our guides were great. They were very knowledgeable and quite funny. This was a great tour! I’m really glad we did this
      Written 8 July 2024
    • T9649NLterrys
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice relaxing boat cruse
      Nice boat cruise, friendly staff. The wine and cheese were great but we only got one glass and would have liked more. We sat near the front and couldn't hear the facts that were being given and would have liked to have heard that more. But overall very nice trip!
      Written 7 July 2024
    • LeeS5436
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed on the canals of Amsterdam
      Very disappointing. No microphone so very difficult to hear the little bit of information disseminated. Guides were pleasant but were not very informative. One was piloting the boat, and the other was selling drinks to the rowdy drinkers who contributed to the overall din, making hearing that much more difficult.
      Written 7 July 2024
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    Isis R
    Madrid, Spain4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in Amsterdam. Exploring the canals in this boat is a great experience. Britt and her teammate (guy with glasses) did a great job explaining interesting and fun facts about the city.
    The best: Staff crew 10/10 and the city is absolutely beautiful.
    To improve: The boat has a ceiling and it doesn’t let you see the whole landscape, as an open boat (recommend the other flagship tour if this is very important). The open bar doesn’t include hard liquor, only beer and wine.

    Recommend this tour: couples, people that don’t want to be crammed in a smaller boat and people that want to have fun and pay a little bit more.
    Written 15 August 2020
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    Ahoy!    Thank you for your review. We highly value the thoughts and opinions of our guests. We’re very eager to learn and grow as a company, which is only possible with your feedback, so thank you for helping us become a better version of ourselves.   We would love to see you back on our Amsterdam canal cruise, and with the integrated improvements, give you an even better cruise!    Have an amazing day.        Kind regards,      Alexandra- Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 5 November 2020
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    badger23rq
    Edwardstone , Suffolk18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked this on short notice after our private tour fell through, and would thoroughly recommend it (at less than half the price!). Our very friendly hosts provided an entertaining commentary as we pootled along the canals eating cheese and sipping Heineken. Boat just the right size - a good crowd but not too many. Thoroughly recommended!
    Written 17 February 2020
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    Ahoy Badger, Thank you for your fantastic review. It’s so amazing to read your review! We hope that we gave you an experience to never forget! Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
    Written 18 February 2020
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    Emerald1SteelCity
    Southport, UK37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As the pound is so weak against the Euro, this may seem expensive to us Brits. 68 euros for a family of 3 for 1h 15 mins is quite expensive. However, if you fancy a cruise on the river this was a wonderful tour. Lovely, clean boat with roof, pulled back on this particular day as weather was good. Very generous with cheese, served on a board with mustard and grapes. The drinks we had were Chardonnay, Heineken, Ginger beer, Coke and water. More than happy to provide more drinks on request. Tour guide checked languages of passengers and spoke appropriately. Our guide spoke mostly in English (excellent English I might add). Lots of interesting things were pointed out, and lots of information about the houses, river and house boats. Our guide answered questions that passengers had. I would totally recommend this river cruise tour if this is what you fancy doing. It was in fact our favourite activity of the holiday. Did not squeeze too many people on, felt like we had enough space during this post covid time.
    Written 5 August 2020
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    Ahoy, Thank you for your great 5 star review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the canal tour in Amsterdam! We hope you gained new and interesting knowledge about our beautiful city! Because of your great review, we have won the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award 2020 this year for best canal cruise in the world. This also makes us the number one boat tour in Amsterdam. We were also selected as number 3 best experience of the world! Thank you very much for booking with Flagship Amsterdam Canal cruise and we hope to welcome you again another time soon! Kind regards, Ras E - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 3 September 2020
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    Letty K
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020
    We really enjoyed this canal cruise, we booked on the day which was very convenient as we wanted to go when it was nice weather.

    The staff we very friendly, welcoming and had great humor. We were welcomed and asked for our beverage of choice, plenty of alcohol was provided which is a plus for us.

    There was about 15 of us on the boat and each pair of two received a cheese taster board each which for us we felt was enough.

    One thing to note was our boat was supposed to leave at 5.45pm but left around 6pm, and then arrived back at 6.55pm (due at 7pm), so the time of 75mins is a bit misleading if you are expecting more time on the water.

    Other than this we thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone coming (or living, like us) to Amsterdam.
    Written 14 July 2020
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    Ahoy!    Thank you for your review. We highly value the thoughts and opinions of our guests. We’re very eager to learn and grow as a company, which is only possible with your feedback, so thank you for helping us become a better version of ourselves.   We would love to see you back on our Amsterdam canal cruise, and with the integrated improvements, give you an even better cruise!    Have an amazing day.        Kind regards,      Alexandra- Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 5 November 2020
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    Gary C
    Redditch, UK447 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth taking time to do when visiting the city.
    Totally proffessional from start to finish youvalways felt they were looking after you.
    Nice boat and excellent guide wine & beer supplied with cheese grapes and biscuits provided for nibbles.
    Good value for money would revommend using this company
    Written 4 March 2020
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    Ahoy Gary, Thank you for such a nice review. It was a pleasure to have you on board! Thank you for choosing us and you’re always welcome back on board anytime soon! Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
    Written 6 March 2020
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    Bosterrier
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020 • Solo
    If you're exploring Amsterdam by foot, I would highly recommend completing part of the tour on a nice comfy boat with snacks and drinks, ans still able to explore the city while taking a break. The boat I took was from the late 1800 early 1900's and the style and character of the boat made the Amsterdam experience that much greater. It was nice to have Jan as our tour guide who uncovered the many small details of Amsterdam which I would have missed. This tour was totally worth it.
    Written 16 June 2020
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    Hiya! Thank you a lot for your detailed and well-put review, it is very much appreciated. I couldn't have put it better than you did. It was a pleasure to host you, and we would love to welcome you back in the foreseeable future! Have an amazing day, Kind regards, Gabriela Fernandes - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 21 July 2020
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    Albert Z
    Petersfield, UK259 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021
    An interesting cruise with fun commentary. However, it being a cold November the boat is enclosed with windows up and views restricted. The roof has 2 large sun roofs covering 1/3rd of boat. If you are not under one of them your views will be restricted

    Windows vary in clarity a lot are scratched and degraded so view compromised. I expect tour in summer with windows all open including sun roofs would be a different much better experience. Although the smaller group with personal touch welcomed maybe the larger more panoramic boats would give better views.

    The extra £6-7 a person for cheese and wine definitely not worth it. Most on boat didn't have this option the idiots like us who did get orange bracelets, cubed one variety of cheese and red supermarket plonk in a plastic beaker barely drinkable. It may be free flowing but who would want more
    Written 17 November 2021
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    Dear Albert, Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest feedback, we really appreciate your input. I have passed your comment onto the team and we're doing our best to integrate it into our way of operation. I want to let you know that we genuinely care about you: about you as an individual and about your unique experience. We founded Flagship with the intention to bring Amsterdam's joy and curiosity to the people and we'll continue doing our best to ground this intention. I've tried to get in touch with you and would love to hear back from you soon. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Kindest regards, Gabriela Fernandes - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 22 November 2021
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    Jayde T
    United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Couples
    After researching many of boat cruises in Amsterdam we found one that was a great price and had cheese tasting and wine. This is a great cruise and well worth the money you pay for the local cheese (Gouda) tasting in cubes with grapes and biscuits and unlimited wine/ beer and softs served on request you can’t go wrong!
    Thys and Claire were great hosts charismatic and funny making us laugh and keeping you entertained through out.
    You feel at home and the boat in its self very cosy! With blankets it was a cold and drizzly day but on this experience you felt warm and at ease!
    All in all a great experience and would highly recommend to any one wanting some great history facts and a genuine laugh!
    Written 5 March 2020
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    Ahoy Jaydet, Thank you for such a lovely review. We really appreciate reviews like this! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and information during the tour! You’re always welcome back when you’re in Amsterdam. Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
    Written 6 March 2020
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    sam G
    Oxford, UK26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Can't recommend this company anymore, we had booked a regular luxury tour and a few hours before the company rang me to let me know that due to the rain they would have to transfer us to a covered boat, which was actually the more expensive tour. They were just so incredibly sweet and kind and the tour itself was exceptional, wine and drinks ( all fantastic)all free as well as snacks. Can't wait to book with them again.
    Written 25 February 2020
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    Ahoy Samantha, Thank you for your fantastic review. It’s so amazing to read your review! We hope that we gave you an experience to never forget! Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
    Written 26 February 2020
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    Sarah E
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seamless booking system, very friendly and welcoming crew when we arrived at the pick up point near Anne Frank’s House. Boarded the boat and all groups were seated together. The cheese was already laid out on the tables. It was a rainy day so the plastic windows were lowered on the sides to protect us from the rain, this didn’t obstruct our views. It was lovely to be covered in. Virginia was our guide - she was super friendly, knowledgable and a great host. She got to know everyone while managing to continue giving a fabulous guided tour and the best part was your glass was never empty! She couldn’t refill enough with wine or beer (soft drinks also available) For the price of the tour it was definitely worth it and we would highly recommend it on your first day in the city to get a feel for the areas and then you’ll have an idea where you want to wander after. Virginia was also great with ideas and suggestions for restaurants and bars and some local hints and tips. Daan was our Captain and he too was very friendly, they worked well together.
    Written 3 April 2023
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    Hi! You're so welcome! It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Thank you for your epic feedback and we'll hopefully see you soon again! Warm regards, Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 9 May 2023
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