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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

A visit to Amsterdam is not complete without enjoying a cruise along its scenic canals. Discover the city’s most iconic landmarks from the water on a one hour sightseeing cruise.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Cruising along the canals of the "Venice of the North" is one of the must-do activities on any trip to Amsterdam, whose waterways stretch over 60 miles (100 km) around the city centre. The best way to capture the essence of the Netherlands!

Spend 60 minutes sailing along the canals aboard a boat with a covered deck allowing you to take in the sights comfortably. Admire the beautiful houses lining the streets in Herengracht, the most luxurious neighbourhood in Amsterdam, whose name literally means "Gentlemen's Canal".

Your boat tour will also take you past Keizersgracht, or Emperor's canal, named after Maximilian I of Austria and dating back to 1612. This 1.2 mile (2.8  km) long canal is home to a huge number of important tourist attractions, including the iconic House with the Heads, known as Huis met de Hoofden in Dutch, whose façade represents the heads of the Roman gods Apollo, Minverva, Ceres, Mercury, Bacchus and Diana.

You will also visit the Prinsengracht area of Amsterdam, where you'll be enchanted by the picturesque feel of this humble neighbourhood, whose emblematic sights include the Anne Frank House and the Houseboat Museum. You'll also get to see the Duif Church and the Palace of Justice.

You will be given an individual headset to listen to pre-recorded commentary in English about the history of Amsterdam and the landmarks you gaze at.

Schedule

During summer (18 March to 27 October), boats depart every day from 9 am to 10 pm. In winter (28 October to 17 March), they depart from 9:30 am to 9 pm, except between 29 November and 20 January, when the last boat leaves at 4:30 pm.

Price

Adults Children 4-12 years old Children under 4
Canal Cruise
US$ 17.70 US$ 14.30
US$ 11 US$ 8.80
Free

Canal Cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 17.7 US$ 14.3
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 11 US$ 8.8
  • Children under 4

    Free

* The price increases on the 3 November

More Information

Duration

1 hour.

Language English

The tour is carried out with an audio guide in English.

Included

One hour canal cruise.

Audio guide with prerecorded commentary in English.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can we bring a baby stroller on this tour?

    A - No, unfortunately there is no room for strollers or prams on the boat, but you can leave it with staff at the dock and collect it after the cruise.

  • Q - Can pets come on the boat?

    A - No, pets are not allowed to board the boat.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 14.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Pier (Prins Hendrikkade 25), next to the Central Station in Amsterdam

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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