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Flagship Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Local live guide with bar on board
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Flagship Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Local live guide with bar on board

By Flagship Amsterdam
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Experience the beauty of Amsterdam’s canals by going on this scenic cruise. Pass by Anne Frank House, the Jordaan, the Houseboat Museum, Leiden Square, Rijksmuseum, De Duif and much more.
from
$22.13
per adult
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$22.13
per adult

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Ages 3-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Save time—tick off multiple top Amsterdam landmarks in a day
  • Travel in an eco-friendly way—the boat has an electric engine
  • Flexible tour—choose from a variety of daily start times
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase


Departure details
  • Prins Hendrikkade 33A, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands Our boats are located in front of Central Station at Prins Hendrikkade 33A. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing. If you want to depart from here, make sure you book the option 'Departure Central Station'.
  • Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands Our boats are located in front of the Anne Frank house at Prinsengracht 263. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing. If you want to depart from here, make sure you book the option 'Departure Anne Frank House'.
  • Museumbrug 4, 1017 RZ Amsterdam, Netherlands Our boats are located in front of Rijksmuseum at Museumbrug 4. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing. If you want to depart from here, make sure you book the option "Departure Rijksmuseum".
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75227P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
  • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
  • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
  • When rain is predicted, the boat will be covered.
  • You are always welcome to change your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
  • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 42 (around the corner).
  • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
  • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75227P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    The Jordaan
    Amsterdam Cheese Museum
    Bloemgracht
    Anne Frank House
    Statue of Anne Frank
    Westerkerk
    Spiegelkwartier
    De 9 Straatjes
    De Kaaskamer
    Houseboat Museum
    Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a Concept by Hyatt
    Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
    Koninklijk Theater Carre
    Amstelveld
    Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam
    De Duif
    Herengracht
    Blauwbrug
    Rijksmuseum
    The Amstel
    Singel
    Magere Brug
    Hermitage Amsterdam
    Amsterdam Museum
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    South Church (Zuiderkerk)
    Mulligans Irish Music Bar
    De Kleine Komedie
    Bloemenmarkt
    Rembrandtplein
    Munt Tower (Munttoren)
    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
    Spui
    Museum of the Canals
    Willet-Holthuysen Museum
    Bridge of 15 Bridges
    Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam
    The Cat Cabinet
    Museum of Bags and Purses
    Huis Bartolotti
    Homomonument
    Amsterdam Tulip Museum
    Flagship Amsterdam
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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I7514KXheathera
I7514KXheathera
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Amazing tour
Had ab amazing boat type with Sammi, Joanna and Rick, would have live more cheese . Lovely guys, so funny, helpful
Keatonlawless
Keatonlawless
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Choose a boat with better seats if you want to gaze out of the windows more
If we were to go again we’d choose a boat that didnt require snapping your necks to turn around and look out the wi
olgaz953
olgaz953
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Highly recommended)
It’s just an amazing experience! Recommended! Especially big thanks to our guide Dara, she is super funny and at th
M5144QJvictoriak
M5144QJvictoriak
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Worthwhile
Very knowledgeable with lots of interesting facts about Amsterdam and the links to other countries. Sammy and Rick
Sarkar1971
Sarkar1971
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Engaging
Awesome interaction !! Really mesmerizing. The hour's journey was so engaging. Look foward to do it soon again.
clairehomm3
clairehomm3
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Crew and Guide was amazing!!! Definitely choose flagship
I had such an amazing time with this tour group!!! i brought my best friend along from the States who had never bee
679mayag
679mayag
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Would definitely recommend
We did an evening boat tour in January, so it was cold outside, but not on the boat! Our guides were very good, kee
C210ZDfabiend
C210ZDfabiend
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Great Cruise
Thanks Sammy Rick and Joanna ! Great cheese and nice wine ont the boat ! Amsterdam is wonderful. You can go
charliehL9984AY
charliehL9984AY
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Perfection
This is from 2 people: we have absolutely loved this experience and would recommend it to anyone that are coming to
Billie M
Billie M
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Great
Rick and Joanne were amazing! Definitely recommend. Was such a smooth ride, Sammy was great! Would do again
Torontopup
Torontopup
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Wouldn’t miss it!
It was amazing! Loved it! Highly recommend! The service was great, tour was informative! Just a beautiful relaxing
Yenimesa16
Yenimesa16
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience!! The host did a great job!! Joanna was amazing with my kids very interactive! The wine and chee
AnnebX2514QQ
AnnebX2514QQ
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Awesome canal tour
We had the best time cruising the canals with Rick, Joanna and Sammy. Our drinks were never empty and we had a fun
Andreja F
Andreja F
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It was funny, beautiful, relaxing and with lots of interesting stories! Thank you 🌷
Very very nice! Interesting, beautiful, funny! I would like to visit once again! You just keep doing as it is. It
323mathijsv
323mathijsv
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Great tour!
Great tour through the Canals, skipper André knows so much about the history of Amsterdam! Loved it!
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Gi_Ra_2009
Zurich, Switzerland33 contributions
May 2022
We saw the Flagship boat passing us in the afternoon and it looked quite cool and not as crowded as the bigger boats. We googled it and spontanously walked to Anna Frank House, where the tours start to check, if there were some spots available. First, we were a bit "shocked" because there was such a big line but one of the team members assured us, it would only take about 15 minutes of waiting. And he was right!
You are actually able to stand in line without buying a ticket before, to be more flexible, or if you want to go on the boat for a certain time, make sure to buy the ticket online in advance. They will always let people with tickets "skip" the line and fill up the seats with ppl without ticket.

Once on the boat, its full, but still comfortable. The crew on board (Anwar and Els) were very kind and told us a lot of details about the city and were very eager to explain or answer any questions. They serve drinks from beer to longdrinks, prices on board are not cheap but okay :) We were happy choosing Flagship for the Grachtentour and that everything worked out so complicated.
Written May 16, 2022
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Ahoy!  Thank you a lot for expressing your positive experience; we truly appreciate your input. We’re so happy that you felt so comfortable with Flagship, on our canal boat here in Amsterdam.  A big shout out to your hosts, of course, for their incredible efforts.  Have an amazing day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written June 8, 2022
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Ell Coops
7 contributions
The Canal cruise was 100% worth it’s money. I went during an evening in august with some friends (the weather had been not as sunny that day but the tour was still beautiful). We went down the canals whilst our Skipper (Tristan) and Host (Laura) gave both a funny and educational commentary. Drinks are served on board, especially alcoholic. There was variety of different people on board from families (including children) to us young adults. I would recommend going late evening when the lights of Amsterdam are all turned on for the best experience. The tour was just over an 1 hour long. Highly recommend.
Written August 12, 2022
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Hi there, It’s so lovely to read that you enjoyed yourself on board with us, on this Amsterdam boat trip.   Thank you for choosing Flagship; we’re very grateful to have had you on our canal cruise.  We wish you a beautiful day!    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written August 18, 2022
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Chapeau Et Chocolat
8 contributions
Very nice canal boat tour on a nice, clean and comfortable boat. The skipper, Tristan, and the host, Tessa, were very nice, caring, attentive and all smile. Tessa does not push for drink consumption and that was much appreciated. The day was very sunny and the shades from the trees from time to time was much welcome. We had a pleasant tour with our 3 teenagers who sat on the cushions on the front of the boat.
We had booked the tour for 10:45am but the boat was full when we arrived so we had to wait for the next departure at 11:00am. I have put 4 out of 5 as I would have wanted more information on the history and sight seeing and the fact that our reserved slot was not available.
I definitively recommend this boat tour in a smaller boat than competitors.
Written July 17, 2022
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Maya W
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
The tour started over 25 minutes late which initially put a dampener on the tour as it meant we missed the sunset but once we got going it was rather enjoyable. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and delivered the information in a interesting way. The drinks on board were somewhat pricey for the amount given but we still enjoyed ourselves, got some lovely photos and would recommend to others.
Written November 23, 2022
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Hi Maya! Thank you for getting in touch and recommending us. We appreciate your feedback. I can totally understand that missing the sunset would've been a bummer! And I'd like to offer our most sincere apologies for this. I've reached out to you and look forward to our contact! Have an amazing day. Kindest regards, Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
Written November 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristen S
Philadelphia, PA61 contributions
We took a canal cruise on our first day to get a feel for the orientation of the city. Unfortunately it was cold and raining so the plastic sheeting was up along the sides of the boat. This helped to protect us from the rain but made it difficult to see anything. The guide used a cloth tote bag to help wipe it down but that was ineffective. We bought our tickets in advance as we wanted to be sure to go on this highly rated cruise, but a large family was able to walk right up and purchase tickets on the spot so it didn’t seem to be in danger of selling out. The family was very loud and had small children who did not appreciate being on the cruise. The parents set the kids up with loud TV programs on tablets, which made it incredibly difficult to hear the guide (who did not use a microphone). The narration was minimal, as the guide/hostess spent most of the time trying to get people to upgrade to the wine and cheese option and then handling the drink orders. I saw a separate listing for the wine and cheese option so I didn’t realize people who booked that would be on the same boat as us. I’m sure this is a very different experience in nice weather but this was the thing I was most looking forward to before our trip and it felt like a letdown since I didn’t learn much about the city or get to see anything.
Written December 26, 2022
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Marian C
Houston, TX5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I arrived 5 minutes before the start of the boat tour and they had given away our seats to someone who walked up and had not pre-purchased tickets. After a long debacle, they asked the two people to take a later boat cruise so we could get our seats that we had purchased over a month before. Not a great experience to start off. The actual tour was ok but NOT AT ALL what I would describe as a luxury boat cruise. It was just an open boat with a bar. Also, it would have been cheaper to purchase it directly at the boat because the cost was cheaper than what I paid online.
Written September 18, 2022
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Hi Marian, I’m so sorry to hear about your experience and situation! I can totally imagine that would’ve brought up frustration with you, I think I would’ve felt the same. I will bring this up with our team meeting tomorrow, and we’ll be discussing this with our crew as well because of course this does not reflect what we stand for at all. I've reached out to you on private message as well, and would absolutely love to hear back from you soon! Have a beautiful day. Kindest regards, Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
Written October 2, 2022
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Juan Maria M
Premia de Dalt, Spain52 contributions
May 2022
Excellent option to have a different view of Amsterdam from the canals, travelling in an open-air boat during one hour from the main canals of the city. The boats have a capacity for approximately 20-25 people. They offer drinks during the trip. The skipper and the host, in our case, Elmar and Bo, explained to us a lot of interesting things about what we saw during the cruise and answered questions in a very kind manner. Flagship starts its canal cruises from Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 and tickets can be purchased in advance in their web. These young people are very professional and deserve a very positive review. Very recommendable!
Written June 2, 2022
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC729 contributions
Oct 2022
Nice, comfortable cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Friendly service and a nice way to see the canals and hear some history on Amsterdam. Situated directly in front of the Anne Frank House, highly recommend booking your Anne Frank House tour first, then taking this cruise beforehand, but giving yourself at least a 30 minute cushion between the time the cruise ends (it's 1 hour long) and your entry into the Anne Frank House/Museum. Again, both are right next to each other, you walk for barely 30 meters from the cruise pickup point and you're at the Anne Frank House entrance.

Special thanks to Peter R. and Isabelle, who skippered and served, respectively. Drinks available for purchase on board (i.e. mixed drinks, beer, soda, water, etc.). Nice service and some very interesting historical facts and insights shared by Peter. A great compliment to an Amsterdam visit as you get a feel for the city and get some great views of the neighborhoods and canals.
Written October 3, 2022
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Ahoy! Thank you so much for your review and fantastic rating; we appreciate it. It was a pleasure to guide you through the wonderful canals of Amsterdam and share a bit of magic with you.  We wish you a great day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written November 14, 2022
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Martyn
Aylesbury, UK2 contributions
Took the boat tour on a really windy day in Amsterdam… although you wouldn’t know it as the boat was so well covered. Diek was a great skipper and made the effort to welcome everyone personally onto the boat. Tamsin and Adriana were knowledgeable and passionate about their city as well as possessing a 6th sense as to when our glasses were about to run dry and had some great anecdotes and banter as well as being able to answer all questions on the fly. Overall would definitely recommend and hope to take a trip with them again! Great value for money as well given that the drinks were consistently refilled and the cheese was very tasty too.
Written November 1, 2022
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Allyson S
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Jun 2022
Very great tour. The tour guide was very personable, the boat guide was not as nice, but was still pleasant enough. Great information was presented. The tour guide seemed a little overwhelmed, but he was fairly young - still gave us a great tour.

When you typically think of a canal cruise, specifically in Amsterdam, you often see closed-roof boats, this one was an open boat and PERFECT. Very worth the price (coming from a college student who was ballin' on a budget).

Drinks were reasonably priced - drinks are often HEAVILY hiked up in price usually for an experience like this, and I thought they were fairly priced all things considered.
Written August 21, 2022
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Hey,  Thank you for taking the time to write us such an incredible review; it means the world to us!  We can’t wait to have you over again and guide you through the magical canal belt of Amsterdam once more.  Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written August 31, 2022
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