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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

Highlights
  • 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
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
US$17,65
Overview
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 (1 073)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Experience!

We had a great time and would definitely recommend this to others!! The open top made for great views and pictures.

Thank Paradise627656
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your recommendation :) Enjoy Amsterdam! Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Brilliant trip

We had a great day on the canal cruise, it was one of the highlights, beautiful weather helped. We hung back and waited for the next boat to get the back seats and comfy up on the cushions, it felt very luxurious and it was...More

Thank Lauren S
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your positive words and the time you took to write it. Glad to hear you would recommend our tour to others, hopefully we'll see you again on board! Sunny regards from Amsterdam! Tina Burger

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic

I had so much fun with this boat trip that I took it 3 times, crew is really professional and tell stories in such a fun way that they make you enjoy every single moment you are aboard. However, I took a trip on Saturday...More

Thank Elias T
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Elias, 3 times!? We are really glad to hear that, thank you for your positive review! And thank you for your honesty, this is defenitely something we have to keep an eye on! And we will! Hopefully you had a great stay in Amsterdam....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
So great

Super fun and relaxed tour, the captain was great and they made sure we were comfortable. Got great views of the city. I kicked over my drink by accident, they were gracious and brought me a new one. Def recommend.

Thank michaelksteiner
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Michael, Great to read your review, happy that you enjoyed our tour that much! Have fun in Amsterdam! Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 1 week ago
A delightful cruise in a beautiful cushiony refurbished lifeboat

I am so glad we chose this open boat cruise as it was a beautiful day in Amsterdam and the views were fabulous! Photo ops were unencumbered by a roof to worry about! We were lucky enough to grab the back of the boat with...More

Thank NicolaGoodchild
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nicola, Thank you so much for your review. We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour so much with your kid. Sounds like you had an amazing spot on board indeed ;) Hopefully you had a great time in Amsterdam! Kind regards,...More

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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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Vicky M
29 September 2018|
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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
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Lauren A
26 September 2018|
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Response from Brigitte K | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of the red light district
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