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Tickets for Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by boat

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:30 - 21:30
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 21:30
Sunday:  09:30 - 21:30
Monday:  09:30 - 21:30
Tuesday:  09:30 - 21:30
Wednesday:  09:30 - 21:30
Thursday:  09:30 - 21:30
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
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
Reviews
Nov 8, 2018
Run perfectly . Friendly staff well worth it
Nov 2, 2018
Great visit around Amsterdam’s canals. Not too long, perfect. And very interesting and a nice way to discover amsterdam
Oct 31, 2018
It was a pretty good tour. We enjoyed It!
Oct 29, 2018
Friendly and knowledge staff
A good pick of the sites
Oct 25, 2018
Nice warm seats!
Oct 7, 2018
Great tour. Really loved the way captain crew complemented audio commentary with some additional information.
Sep 21, 2018
Worth it!
Sep 11, 2018
Loved it we went in an evening cruise as well it was really romantic and looked so beautiful at night with all the lights we cant wait to go back.
Aug 26, 2018
Great experience, very glad we took it!
Aug 21, 2018
It was very pleasant but it was recorded information. Yes
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