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Tickets for Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by boat

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Overview
Duration
1 hour
Best time to visit
Anytime is a good time!
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.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Tickets for one hour canal cruise
  • Audio Guide available in multiple languages (included in the tickets)
  • Optional food and beverages
How to use your tickets
  • Go to the Lovers shop on the dock and swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket
  • Please refer to the illustration above to find the departure point for your Canal Cruise
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Canal Cruises
Open Havenfront, Amsterdam
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Audio guide
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Indonesian, Korean, Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic
Reviews
Alyson , United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2017
Really easy way to book tickets and take them on your phone
Eman, Kuwait
Jun 25, 2017
All thing very nice
wendy , United States
Jun 24, 2017
Hard to hear captain's comments, but recorded audio was good.
David, Australia
Jun 20, 2017
Easy to use. Great tour, lots of fun
Anonymous
Jun 12, 2017
A good solid hour's tour. Quite light on any history, more or a pointing out affair.
Christopher, Australia
Jun 5, 2017
Good introduction to Amsterdam.
Karen , Cayman Islands
May 28, 2017
A little confusing where to pick up tickets but informative and interesting.
Yevhen, Ukraine
May 10, 2017
Just positive emotions from company and cap on board :) Audio guide is very useful and interesting.
dita, Indonesia
Feb 4, 2017
Great
Anastasiia
Oct 23, 2016
All of cruise was been super!

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