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Tickets for Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by boat

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
09:00 - 22:00
Tomorrow
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
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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Ticket features
Priority Entrance
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
Instructions
  • 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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
33A Prins Hendrikkade, 1012 TM, Amsterdam
Key info
Audio guide
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Indonesian, Korean, Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic
Reviews
May 22, 2018
Worth to see
May 19, 2018
Excellent! :)
May 14, 2018
Easy to find the location and start the cruise. "Lovers cruises " had nice Captain who explained things which are not on audio guide.
And Audio guide was good and was in many languages.
May 12, 2018
:)
May 12, 2018
The cruise is a great way to get familiar with most important canals of Amsterdam.
May 10, 2018
Explanations of historical places should be more detailed.
May 1, 2018
It was really nice way to see the city.
Apr 24, 2018
It was a little confusing as to where to go...there are several boat companies in front of the central station. But the time on the water was nice and informative.
Apr 21, 2018
Thumbs up!
Apr 20, 2018
Nice boattrip on the Canals of Amsterdam.

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