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Tickets for Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by boat

$19.20  from
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Priority Entrance
Smartphone tickets accepted
Duration
1 hour
Audio guide
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Indonesian, Korean, Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic
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.

NOTE: The last cruises will depart at 16:00 from December 1st to January 22nd due to the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Location

Canal Cruises
Prins Hendrikkade 25
Amsterdam

Directions

What's included?

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

Additional information

Departure Times

  • Every 20-30 minutes
  • First departure: 9:30
  • Last departure: 21:30 (December 1 - January 22: 16:00)

Departure from Lovers opposite of Amsterdam Central Station, west side

Customer reviews

Anastasiia
Oct 23, 2016
All of cruise was been super!
Guilherme
Oct 18, 2016
No hassle, easy to use mobile tickets.
Cherie
Sep 10, 2016
Nice way to get an overall view of Amsterdam from the comfort of a boat.
Diane
Aug 22, 2016
There was no "Priority Boarding" and we were directed to the wrong ticket office meaning we had an extra walk.
Matthew
Jul 29, 2016
Excellent pilot and trainee! Very impressed.
trevor
Jul 27, 2016
Amsterdam is a beautiful city, and the Canal trip is a wonderful place to see it.
Taylor
Jul 25, 2016
Yes interesting and good commentary
Leen
Jun 13, 2016
Good and efficient
gustavo
Jun 8, 2016
the tour was good and the guide was very friendly
Marsha
May 21, 2016
Very beautiful cruise and informative.