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Tickets for Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by boat

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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
1 hour
Best time to visit
Anytime is a good time!
  • 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

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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What's included
  • Tickets for one hour canal cruise
  • Audio Guide available in multiple languages (included in the tickets)
  • Optional food and beverages

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


Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Stationsplein 47, 1012 AB, Amsterdam
Key info
Audio guide
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Indonesian, Korean, Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic
May 13, 2019
It was a nice and enjoyable ride...audio guide is included in ride so beside nice view you also learn something about Amsterdam
May 9, 2019
Good tour
May 8, 2019
The whole cruise was very good explained, the boat is nice and the employees are very nice as well. A nice way to know better about the history and curiosities from Amsterdam
May 7, 2019
Good and informative
May 7, 2019
It was easy to get into the boat without having to line up for so long.
May 6, 2019
Apr 14, 2019
The boat ride was good and the info was great but too bad that the roof is plastic so you can't take any pictures from above. Only out the windows
Apr 11, 2019
Great experience for the worth of money. You don't have to book a concrete time slot. They provide you with headphones, so that you can listen to an audio tour guide. Amazing, especially if you choose the cruise during sunset.
Visitor from Greece
Apr 8, 2019
A must do. My family and I had a great time.
Mar 25, 2019
Very good!

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