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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

From US$18,80
  • 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 US$18,80
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best canal cruise in Amsterdam

We ended our weeklong visit to Amsterdam with a most excellent canal cruise on a Friendship cruise with our captain Bart & guide Mayonne. We had done a different cruise every night and enjoyed them all, but this one lets you go on smaller canals...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great time

Captain Mark and Clara were great, knowledgeable, funny and great hosts! The tour was interesting and funny. Definitely recommend!

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A Must Do Boat Cruise!

This cruise was so much fun! The weather was beautiful when we went and they gave us such great history of Amsterdam. Not to mention a bar on the boat! I would definitely do this again!

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome canal cruise!!

We chose this canal tour because it was one of the only ones with a guide instead of audio. Our guide Micah was great and very informative. She explained everything we passed in detail. My family and I would definitely recommend this cruise - especially...More

1  Thank lindag32013
Reviewed 3 days ago
Lovely cruise

We had a ticket valid from 11am to 11pm which was great as we weren't tied to a particular time. We were able to board as soon as we got to canalside and had a lovely trip. The crew were excellent, very knowledgeable about their...More

Thank Russetgirl
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John V
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
We purchased an e voucher the day before we took the tour and we didn't have a printer in the hotel. The tour guide did not think twice about taking out their iPad and scanning the bar codes from my phone.