Water activity

Amsterdam: Luxury Open Boat City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Luxury Open Boat City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 20.58 per person

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a luxury open boat cruise with live commentary conveniently departing from the Rijksmuseum or the Anne Frank House.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel anytime for a full refund
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide

The Original experience

  • Listen to informative commentary along the route from the boat's local skipper
  • Sail down the historic canals and discover the city’s museum quarter
  • Cruise by iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge and the Hermitage Museum
  • Glide past the posh Amstel Hotel and see trendy, waterside neighborhoods
  • Purchase a cocktail onboard and enjoy a relaxing trip on a fully electric boat
Full description

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on a 100% electric, luxury cruise. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic. Learn informative and entertaining insights about the sites along the route.

See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well new stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum then glide past the Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel and the charming neighbourhood of Grachtengordel. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. In the winter months, relax on an enclosed boat to keep you warm. Benefit from the flexibility of a one-use ticket that can be used on any one of the cruises departing within the hour you booked.

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Local skipper and host
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Board the small, white Flagship boats in front of the Rijksmuseum on the waterside. Look for the boat's greeter and crew wearing orange clothing. You can reach this meeting point by GVB tram 13 or 17. Get off at the Westermarkt stop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Party groups

Know before you go

  • Summer: From March to October, this tour is operated on open boats. If a lot of rain is predicted, you will be contacted by the local partner to be booked on a tour with a closed-covered classic boat. If your tour was conducted in the pouring rain, you can choose to use your ticket again in dry weather
  • Winter: From November to February the tour will be operated with closed-covered classic boats
  • Dogs are allowed onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2337 reviews

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It was a nice experience. You need to sit in front of the captain in order to hear the information. We were in the back of the boat behind the captain and he did not turn around or the hostess to make sure we could hear. The boat was noisy too.

June 26, 2022

The boat we booked left early so we missed it. Luckily we managed to get on the next one but not always guaranteed so make sure you are at least 15 minutes early. Skipper (Tom) and Amalia were lovely and provided us with some history of the the city. She also asked us to share where we were all from which was a nice addition. At the end of the trip, another skipper would not move his boat for Tom to moor (skipper from the same company - think we was called Paul?) and was really rude however Tom handled it like a pro though! Overall, good value for money, drinks reasonably priced and was a nice, comfy way to tour the city! Recommend!

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June 26, 2022

The boat itself was made up beautifully with a wide range of cocktails and soft drinks. We learnt so much about Amsterdam on this trip and the cocktails were top notch for the price. Both hosts were friendly and a real credit to the team with their knowledge. We loved seeing the boat houses and learning about how they function and the history of wealth in the city. Highly recommend!

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June 25, 2022

Product ID: 396132