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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

  • Journey off the beaten path as you explore Amsterdam by boat on its canals 
  • Skip street and pedestrian traffic and see the city from a new perspective
  • Learn facts about the city’s history and culture from a guide
Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
From $17.18
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
From $17.18
One of the best ways to see Amsterdam and its attractions is from the water. Prebook this 1-hour boat tour of the city’s canals, and you won’t need to find transportation on the fly or wait in lines for on-the-day tickets. Plus, with boats coming every half-hour, you cruise on your schedule. Enjoy watching the city float by in a relaxing setting (drinks are available for purchase) as you listen to guided commentary.
What to Expect

Pick up a travel voucher for this Amsterdam open-top boat tour in a central location. Boats run for 12 hours straight on the canals, from 11am to 11pm, and come about every 30 minutes. The flexible timing takes the stress out of sightseeing.

Once you board the boat, you’ll take a seat, and meet the captain and host. If it’s chilly, you can bundle under a provided blanket while you listen to your guide share stories and facts about the city’s history, culture, points of interest, and people.

Along the way, catch sight of Oude Kerk (Old Church), Magere Brug, and Amstel River. If you’d like, you can purchase an alcoholic drink (own expense) to sip on during this tour.

After exploring Amsterdam on the city’s canals, your boat docks back at shore and your tour ends.

Reviews (1,102)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent cruise of the canals, big and small, with informative commentary.

This was an excellent way to see the canals of Amsterdam and learn about its history. Michel and Luna were entertaining and amusing hosts. Much better experience than the large boats with pre-recorded commentaries.

Thank MrandMrsRWood
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour and fab hosts

An excellent tour of the canals, beautiful scenery and some interesting info from the guides (Boris and Larisa)... A balance between city facts and humour. Really good experience to start off a weekend away. Would definitely recommend, total value for money!

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 5 days ago
Joost and Luna are the Best

Booked this cruise as a surprise for a friend's birthday. Finding the boat was easy and upon boarding we were given blankets which kept us nice and cozy through out the cruise. Drinks were very reasonably priced. The rose exceeded our expectations and the Irish...More

Thank Lindsey K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Must not miss

Beautiful channal ride, especially if day is sunny. Recommend it to everyone. Drinks are reasonably priced. You will enjoy in view.

Thank Samurai_Joe
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of our stay in Amsterdam!

My boyfriend and I went on the boat trip on a Saturday morning. It was such a fun thing to do and I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the city. The tour guides were extremely friendly, informative and answered any questions we had....More

Thank Georgie W
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November 8, 2018|
Response from FritziLakritzi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if this ja possible.
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Donald H | Reviewed this property |
We got on the hop on hop off boat near the Marrriott Amsterdam at Leidsplein
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September 29, 2018|
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Response from Rhonda D | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure but the different boat crews are very receptive. There is a big one called city tours like the big red bus as you see in different cities but I just happen to like the friendship tour. And then there are also... More