Tickets for Haarlem Canal Cruise

Get the best views of the historic city center of Haarlem from the water

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Starting time
First boat leaves at 11:00. Mon - Thu boats depart every hour, Fri - Sun every 30 minutes
50 minutes
  • Get a more intimate experience of Haarlem with explanations from a live guide, as well as an audio guide in several languages
  • Learn the history of Haarlem, including fun facts about its river and canals - why are they star-shaped? Find out!
  • In good weather, get better photos from an open boat

Historic Haarlem is a wonder to behold on foot, but from the waters of the river Spaarne it's pure magic. Board a special cruise boat and let your local skipper guide you through the city's history. See bridges, windmills, charming townhouses and - in nice weather - an open boat.

On this 50-minute mini cruise, departing from the Boothuys opposite the famous Teylers Museum, you'll glide through tree-lined canals with an experienced skipper, who'll share his expertise on all of Haarlem's quirks and old-city charms.

See windmills, bridges and towering townhouses while you learn about the modern-day use of canals that were dug in the Middle Ages, originally intended to protect the city from its enemies. Curious as to why Haarlem's canals are patterned in a star shape? Your skipper has the scoop!

When the weather's nice the boat will be completely open, allowing for even better photos!

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What's included
Roundtrip boat ride
Food and drinks

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  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Haarlem Canal Cruise
11A,Spaarne, 2011 CC, Haarlem
Key info
Audio guide
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Additional info

Getting There

  • Trains from Amsterdam Centraal or Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Haarlem station
  • Buses: line 80 from Elandsgracht bus station
Ratings & reviews
5 Reviews

Nov 10, 2019
Was a wonderful experience very good cruise
Feb 9, 2019
The canal cruise is fantastic and I got to see different famous tourist spots during the cruise
Aug 4, 2018
Trip on the boat was a little boring, is good to have information on several languages, but when was the turn of your language, we have already pass the sight, also the plastic roof makes difficult to ser the neighborhood and sights, please! Take it in the morning or late afternoon in summer to avoid sun.

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