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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

By Captain Jack Amsterdam
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • Luxury Electric boat with comfy cushions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Blankets and umbrella's
What's not included
  • There is a complete bar where you can buy your (non)alcoholic beverages.
  • Nuts are available for purchase


Start:
  • Prinsengracht 261a, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    If you have the cruise starting from the Anne Frank Museum than this is your departure location. Right across the Anne Frank Museum. Look for the guys of girls in orange shirts or jackets.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 176051P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • In winter time we use a closed and heated boat.
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.

    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: 176051P5

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    • Prinsengracht 261a, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
      If you have the cruise starting from the Anne Frank Museum than this is your departure location. Right across the Anne Frank Museum. Look for the guys of girls in orange shirts or jackets.
    • Pass by
      Anne Frank House
      Magere Brug
      Amsterdam Canal Ring
      Rijksmuseum
      The Jordaan
      Houseboat Museum
      Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
      Spiegelkwartier
      De Duif
      The Amstel
      Westerkerk
      Koninklijk Theater Carre
      H'ART Museum
      Blauwbrug
      Dutch National Opera & Ballet
      South Church (Zuiderkerk)
      Moco Museum Amsterdam
      Amsterdam Light Festival
      Noordermarkt
      Noorderkerk
      Nieuwmarkt
      Amsterdam Cheese Museum
      Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
      Herengracht
      Singel
      Statue of Anne Frank
      Magere Brug
      Munt Tower (Munttoren)
      Bloemgracht
      The Dylan
      Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - A Concept by Hyatt
      Museum of the Canals
      Melkweg
      DeLaMar Theater
      Amstelveld
      Jewish Museum
      Amsterdam Icebar
      De Kleine Komedie
      Van Gogh Museum
      De Stadsschouwburg
      Paradiso
      Museumplein
      Mozes en Aaronkerk
      Cromhout House
      Huis Marseille
      Vondelpark
      Amsterdam Museum
      Nieuwe Kerk
      De Pijp
      Rembrandtplein
      Hortus Botanicus
      Diamant Museum
      Museum Van Loon
      Museum Quarter
      Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam
      The Cat Cabinet
      Willet-Holthuysen Museum
      In de Waag
      House of Bols Cocktail Experience
      Homomonument
      The Smallest House in Amsterdam
      Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater (Jewish Cultural Quarter)
      Amsterdam Tulip Museum
      Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
      Waterlooplein Market
      Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
      Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
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    • Captain Jack Amsterdam
      9,381
      The Netherlands
      Joined in July 2019
    • DrDelGrosso
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing river cruise with wine!
      Onno was a terrific guide!! Made the entire evening fun and enjoyable for all. Unlimited wine, beer, soda and snacks. Lovely sunny evening until the rain began but we all were given umbrellas and we made do. That’s Amsterdam! Would return to this company. Beautiful scenery, history and even a short boat ride through the red light district! Go and have fun!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • NapierKiwis
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun canal cruise
      Great 1.5 hr canal trip. Bit of rain, but umbrella and blanket sufficed until sun came out. small group, with informative guide made it fun. Highly recommend. 4/ 5 due to weather
      Written June 15, 2024
    • Departure68134245763
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Canals with Captain Jack
      Great trip through the canals of Amsterdam. Informative but such a laugh with Onno - an hour and a half flew by. Well worth it and no surprise this has so many good reviews!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • 235gennif
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unique canal cruise in Amsterdam
      Great experience with first hand commentary and laughs in between. We had the ability to ask questions and at first we were a bit hesitant to be in an open boat however it really didn’t bother us once we got started. So many beautiful views.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • bdc2828
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Canal Cruise!
      This tour was so fun! It did rain a little but it added to the ambiance. Our tour guide was Thomas. Ok he had a Dutch name but close to Thomas and he was good. The highlight of the cruise is we just happened to see the king of Holland. The tour guide was so funny and star struck he had a hard time getting out “That is our king!” The guide then pulled up a picture of the king and it really was! The guide also said “No one is going to believe me!” He was so funny. Great value with this cruise and would recommend to anyone! He will also give you good advice on anything you are looking for in Amsterdam.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • Gina B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Captain Jack's is the tour to take.
      Pep was fantastic. He was a great boat captain and tour guide. It's a small group, open boat so you can see a lot. Highly recommend this tour.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • colleencG6090MY
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome!
      Captain Tim was great!! We learned so much about this beautiful city of Amsterdam. It was a great experience! I highly recommend this company.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • O3465PDalexm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic!
      The whole experience was fantastic. With a brilliantly stacked drink buckets and cheese and biscuits - it was all lovely. Our guide was very good giving interesting stories and was humerous too. Thoroughly fab!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • 224Suzc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to relax while seeing the city.
      This was one of the the highlights of our 3 days in Amsterdam. We were schedule for an evening cruise, but due to rain it was postponed to the next day. So glad it was, as the weather was PERFECT! Sunny and blue skies while we toured in the afternoon. Our captain was extremely knowledgeable in the area and well experienced in maneuvering the boat. We enjoyed learning about the city and the different areas of Amsterdam while sitting comfortably with a glass of wine/beer in hand. THANK YOU for a great experience!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • rachelhE4049VW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Our guide/driver Naut was fantastic! He was friendly and provided great information about the area. He even kept us dry by stopping under a bridge to let the rain pass over for a couple of minutes. The boat was comfortable - open air so you get the sun shine when the sun is out!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • G7712JEvickim
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great ride.
      This trip was great! Captain Jack was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We had a great time and enjoyed the wine and snacks.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • geraldinem2020
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Captain Jack’s is the Best!
      The cruise was outstanding. The boat is mall and only had about 12 people. The captain was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine, beer and snacks were plentiful and tasty. This cruise really gave us a great view of Amsterdam by canal.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • Elese D
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delivers what it promises! Great little tour.
      We thoroughly enjoyed our canal cruise. Boat was on time and very clean. It wasnt overcrowded. The drinks were plentiful (lots of beer, wine and soft drinks)!!! Snacks were great...but don't expect a meal. More cheese and Crackers and the famous Stroopwaffle! Our Captain, Micke (not the mouse haha) was great fun - very knowledgeable! The girls on the dock didn't really help her - they could be a bit better organised. Otherwise, a great little tour that delivered what it promised. Definitely good value for money. Thanks heaps Micke (Mickey).
      Written June 10, 2024
    • stepheneD4498EW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It's a fact, you'll love Captain Jack!
      If you come to Amsterdam, you have to do Captain Jack! It was a great tour and Hassan was witty, personable, and full of great historical facts about the city. Great snacks and drinks as well. Not even a few sprinkles of rain could damper our fun!
      Written June 10, 2024
    • Maps01896570343
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent sunny evening cruise
      Thanks to Captain Cat for an entertaining evening cruise. She was engaging and amusing and got the passengers chatting to each other. Felt very safe with her at the helm
      Written June 10, 2024
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    Michael & Diana
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Excellent, funny, and knowledgeable guide. The way he handled the boat through the canals was like he has done this before! Fantastic selection of refreshments and snacks - I had been wanting to wet my beak on some of the infamous black licorice they’ve been keeping hidden, and they had not one… but TWO different kinds! They were even thoughtful enough to have some 0% beer for us non-drinkers - much appreciated.

    We learned a lot about the city, its history, and the way it is at present day. Highly recommend this tour, it is well worth the price of admission.

    They do provide some blankets, but would recommend a light jacket as the breeze off the water can be a little chilly.

    A+ experience, would try canal with Captain Jack again!
    Written May 28, 2022
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    Walter G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    Did the tour with Captain Jack and the man was ALL THAT! He was very entertaining and very informative of the city, he knows so many interesting facts about Amsterdam. Would definitely do the cruise again with Jack as the captain. There are so many cruises in Amsterdam but I highly recommend this cruise, you have to get Jack as your captain.
    Written July 10, 2022
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    Dear Wally, we hope to see you again! Greetz Captain Jack Amsterdam.
    Written July 11, 2022
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    Sue
    London, UK1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    i booked this trip for my husband and myself as it was rated the best trip. I think it would be a great trip if you want to drink lots of beer or wine which you pay extra for and the people on board drank an awful lot. My husband had a small can of beer and I had a shandy - we are not heavy drinkers.
    They served cheese too which we also couldnt eat. I would say unless you want to drink a lot, this trip is just as any other. The girls who were the guides were very nice and friendly and told us a few facts whilst on the trip.
    Written February 18, 2023
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    Dear Suus, I am very sorry to hear that you had this annoying group on the boat. We offer tickets with and without drinks.. We always try to keep those bigger groups out, but that sometimes they get through. My apologies for that. I have tried to contact you.. Hope you will respons.
    Written February 24, 2023
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    Katy
    Houston, TX1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    Captain Jack's Amsterdam tour was great! He had interesting and insightful commentary about the city as well as funny jokes in between. The business is doing well so he had a new captain with him too in training who will start running tours, as well. His instructions on where to meet were clear, drinks and snacks were included. All in all a great experience, would recommend and attend again!
    Written April 9, 2022
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    Spetri18
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Jack was great. We missed our tour due to flight delay and he rescheduled us no problem. We traveled with a small child and stroller, he was extremely accommodating and wonderful with the kids and adults alike. 10/10 would recommend over an audio guide.
    Written April 25, 2022
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    AMANDA
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    Captain Albert gave an amazing and informative tour of the canals of Amsterdam. The service was very friendly, and the 1.5hour tour was a great amount of time to soak up the sunshine and learn about the beautiful city! The snacks and drinks were a great touch too. Would definitely recommend booking with Captain Jack!
    Written July 8, 2022
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    Dear Amanda, we are pleased that you recommend our tour! Greetz Captain Jack Amsterdam.
    Written July 11, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Emma
    Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    Captain Jack! What a sweet guy, funny, jokes are perfectly timed, and he had answers to all our questions. The wine was great, there were sufficient snacks and it was a sunny day so we had a great time over all. Love it!
    Written June 2, 2022
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    Cassie C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    Had a great 1.5 hour cruise with Albert on Captain Jack’s canal tours. He knew a lot about Amsterdam and gave us interesting history and informative insights of the city. It was nice to have a live, interactive tour versus the pre-recorded tours provided on the lower cost cruises which we have also done in the past. The boat was the perfect size and completely open so you could have a full view around. And it was small enough to go under some bridges the bigger boats could not, so you saw views from some of the smaller canals. The drinks and snacks provided were a great taste of the Netherlands. Captain Jack was also very accommodating when we had to switch our days to accommodate a family member joining us on a different day. If you have a couple hours in Amsterdam, would definitely recommend a canal tour with Captain Jack!
    Written July 15, 2022
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    Brock M
    Denver, CO80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    The cruise was a very pleasant way to see the city. The boat driver and bartender co-led the tour by pointing out interesting buildings/landmarks along the way. They were both awesome. However, if you are looking for in-depth history, this isn't the tour for you. There was just limited information given with lots of time to enjoy the scenery.
    Written April 26, 2022
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    Sam G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Family
    Absolutely brilliant tour from start to finish. Captain Jack was hilarious and informative, boat was well stocked with drinks and snacks, would 100% recommend, definitely enhanced our trip. Great guy and great tour!
    Written June 4, 2022
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