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Tickets for Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by boat

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Duration: 1 hour
Audio guide: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
Smartphone tickets accepted

COVID-19 safety measures

To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.

  • Hand sanitizer available for visitors
  • Intensified cleaning and disinfecting
  • No cash accepted on-site
  • Tickets are only sold online to avoid ticketing queues
  • Reduced capacity to ensure a safe visit
  • Signage and measures in place to ensure a safe distance

Overview

Highlights

  • Hop on Amsterdam’s most popular cruise and enjoy its charms shimmering on the water
  • Get to know the city’s history from its humble medieval beginnings to the economic and cultural boom times of The Golden Age
  • Float amongst the UNESCO World Heritage site, endless bridges and houses in typical Dutch architecture and urban development. In Amsterdam, you'll always discover something new

Description

The best way to enjoy mesmerizing Amsterdam is through its most unique feature - the canals. Hop aboard a cruise boat and spend an hour floating among history, architecture, and fascinating views!

Your voyage begins in the medieval core of the city and will leave you Amsterdamned! Dating back to the 13th century and built on a swamp, this distinctive area embraces things you don’t see everyday, or everywhere. Notice the many houses literally tilting sideways and leaning forward.

You’ll be piloted out towards the old port to get a sense of the overseas trade and Dutch enterprise that birthed the Golden Age of the 1600s. You’ll pass the Amsterdam, a remarkable replica of a cargo ship from that era and make your way towards the large swathe of water where the Amstel River (from where the city gets its name) meets the network of canals.

Onwards to the Grachtengordel! Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this is the ‘newer’ neighborhood that was built during the Golden Age. Three large, parallel canals were dug and they arch impressively around one side of the city. The canal houses are similarly grand with charming windows and serene architecture.

The cruise also takes in sights like the Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk. An informative audio guide gives info on everything you see. You’ll pass under the Skinny Bridge and generally bask in the ambience of a city that is – remarkably – both laidback and elegant.

This trip is a perfect embodiment of Dutch pragmatism. Beautiful Amsterdam is famous for its 'enthusiastic' cyclists but with this cruise, you’ll explore the city without worrying about getting run over while taking a picture.

Insider tip

One of the best times to hop on board a boat in Amsterdam is in the evening, when the sun is going down. You get to avoid the long lines during the day and watch the city while the lights are starting to turn on, which is kind of magic!

Becky
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Ticket

What's included

Tickets for one-hour canal cruise
Audio guide available in multiple languages
Earphones

What's not included

Optional food and beverages

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket directly at the boat. Please refer to the illustration on your voucher to find the exact departure point.

Venue

Opening hours

Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
Monday 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00

How to get there

Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM, Amsterdam
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Ratings & reviews

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Feb 28, 2020
good
Jan 21, 2020
It was great. I did it late afternoon so I saw a bit of light festival which is nice :)
Jan 13, 2020
Good, lovely cruise areoind the city

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