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Grachtengordel: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

    1. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

    Climb aboard a canal boat to experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful - when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. Thousands of lights highlight the hundreds of bridges and the iconic buildings alongside the canals. You will cruise along some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, passing the illuminated buildings, bridges, and boats that give the city an almost fairytale appearance. Enjoy an open-air space in both winter and in summer.  A host will welcome you aboard and tell you many stories, legends, and historical facts about Amsterdam as you sail. Sit back to learn about the local hotspots, including notable restaurants and nightclubs.

    Great value for money. The boat was clean and the captain was friendly and funny. There are better options for more private or open-boat cruises, of course, but for this amount of money this is probably the best you can get.

  • Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

    2. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

    Purchase a combined ticket to the Heineken Experience and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals to enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise. Then, avoid the lines to enter the former Heineken brewery, which now hosts the Heineken Experience, an interactive exhibition where you will learn all about the brewing and bottling process during a fun, 90-minute, self-guided tour. The combined ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases.

    Great education and friendly staff. A great way to see Amsterdam. The beer was good too. Lol

  • Amsterdam: Canal Day Cruise

    3. Amsterdam: Canal Day Cruise

    Admire Amsterdam’s historical center on a canal cruise dedicated exclusively to GetYourGuide customers. Experience the most relaxing way to sightsee in Amsterdam for 1 hour and 15 minutes, free of traffic noise and congestion, and providing unmissable photo opportunities.  Get incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from the water vantage points as you hear informative tidbits as you listen along with your personal audio guide. As the trip begins, take in breathtaking views of the 17th-century buildings lining the central canals, as well as views of more modern buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail past the Golden Bend and over to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter. Continue onto the Museum Quarter and see the Skinny Bridge, which boasts a unique architectural style. Glide onward to the harbor, where you will spot the city’s ...

    The best way to explore Amsterdam. The commentary made it all the more interesting and the captain added to it with his knowledge and humour. I would highly recommend

  • Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

    4. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

    This hour-long cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam, giving you the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center. Feast your eyes on the elegant merchant houses that date back to the Dutch Golden Age, the stunning gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and many other top attractions. During the cruise you’ll be able to listen to the recorded audio commentary in your choice of 19 languages. This boat tour features frequent departures that are available throughout the day, 7 days a week. When booking you may choose from a variety of departure points. Options include: Central Station, Anne Frank House, Museum Square, or Leidse Square

    The staff were really nice and helpful. The guide was interesting. The experience was with no doubt amazing, with such a marvelous view.

  • Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

    5. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

    Amsterdam is best seen from the water, and on this 1 hour 15 minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of this historical city. You’ll come across new buildings, bridges, and much more in a city that’s rooted in history but continues to change. The Amsterdam City Canal Cruise offers you fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals and also shows off the growing 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll see Amsterdam the way it really is – from the Golden Bend to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter, and from the Music Building in the harbor to the VOC ship, the Amsterdam.

    The cruise is pretty enjoyable and peaceful, you get some historic insights on some monuments/places of the city, which is quite nice, but could be ameliorated. Overall it’s really cheap for the experience.

  • Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

    6. Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

    Discover the sights of central Amsterdam on a 3-hour bike tour. With an expert guide riding by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspot as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so mu...

    Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

  • Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

    7. Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

    Admire Amsterdam’s famous canals from a unique perspective aboard a 75-minute cruise sailing through the Jordaan neighborhood, which features live commentary and a snack bar.

    Start from the most famous canal in Amsterdam, the Prinsengracht, and glide past important landmarks like the Anne Frank House. Enjoy a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Amsterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. 

    Cruise through Jordaan and admire the 3 islands that form the Mokum Archipelago. Here, discover a different side of the city, full of warehouses and shipyards, and photo opportunities around every corner.

    Throughout your cruise, enjoy a live commentary from a native Amsterdammer and discover secret stories and local history. Your guide for the day is Harry Slinger, a famous Dutch si...

    If you have already sailed the waters of Amsterdam or not, no matter. Now you have the opportunity to take an alternative route, from a local guide who is also passionate about it. You will learn more and take great photos from a very close distance and the captain will take care of it.

  • Amsterdam: Private Romantic Canal Cruise at Night

    8. Amsterdam: Private Romantic Canal Cruise at Night

    Hop on board your private vessel for the evening and set off through the charming canals of Amsterdam. After the sun has set, the city illuminates with glistening lights, creating the perfect romantic setting for you and your lover. Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy a refreshing glass of bubbly accompanied by local cheese and waffles. Admire the 17th-century canal houses and impressive bridges as you cruise through the water. Along the way, listen to stories of the city’s impressive history, culture, and famous landmarks. Hear tales of legends and lovers, while creating an unforgettable memory of your own. By the end of the evening, you’ll have seen Amsterdam from a totally new perspective.

    It was the most amazing tour for many reasons. I decided to propose to my partner on this cruise and it couldn't have been any more perfect. Rocco is an amazing guide who really knows how to create a romantic mood, with some songs, beautiful stories about people, the city and himself, it made for a magical time. He is a gifted storyteller and it was so lovely for him to share about himself as well. The view was beautiful. At night everything was calm and the lights shimmered, he pointed out the best bridges and spots for couples to be together. He let me play my own songs while proposing and had let me know where the most romantic place to do it was. We enjoyed ourselves so much and the magic of that night will be with us forever. Going on a private romantic tour of the amsterdam canals is a must for couples (or dates). We will be joining Rocco for another tour when we come back.

  • Amsterdam: Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tour and Canal Cruise

    9. Amsterdam: Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tour and Canal Cruise

    Combine two of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with a tour of the canal belt by boat and a guided tour of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium. Experience the excitement of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium on a 75-minute guided tour that can be conducted in either Dutch or English. During the tour, your enthusiastic guide will take you to see the dugout and the holy pitch. Take advantage of the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get special access to areas that are normally reserved for only players and officials. Visit the official dressing room of Ajax when it is not in use on match days or during training sessions. Then head to Amsterdam's famous central canals and admire the typical canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour cruise of these historic waterways. Learn about the the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century and how it impacted the city center that was ...

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

    10. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

    This unique combo ticket saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by canal and enter the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Purchase a combined ticket to the Van Gogh Museum and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, and enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions with 1 ticket. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Relax and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.   Then, explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. The ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases. Note that the queues at the Van Gogh museum could still be long due to the start of the season. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Van Gogh Museum and to a wonderful city canal cruise. Please m...

    The museum tour was very nice. The boat ride - which was good - had a audio track where you plugged into the side. It took a few headsets to work and to make it work, we had to hold the headphones at the right angle. Wished it could have been booked with one of the companies that you had drinks on board :)

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What people are saying about Grachtengordel

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 28,499 reviews

It was the most amazing tour for many reasons. I decided to propose to my partner on this cruise and it couldn't have been any more perfect. Rocco is an amazing guide who really knows how to create a romantic mood, with some songs, beautiful stories about people, the city and himself, it made for a magical time. He is a gifted storyteller and it was so lovely for him to share about himself as well. The view was beautiful. At night everything was calm and the lights shimmered, he pointed out the best bridges and spots for couples to be together. He let me play my own songs while proposing and had let me know where the most romantic place to do it was. We enjoyed ourselves so much and the magic of that night will be with us forever. Going on a private romantic tour of the amsterdam canals is a must for couples (or dates). We will be joining Rocco for another tour when we come back.

We were able to postpone the appointment at very short notice by phone without additional costs, because something had come up. The boat tour was very nice. Amsterdam is really worth seeing!

Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

David was great- very welcoming and made me feel at ease with the big city. Great stories go tell, and suggestions of yum food places to try.

Thank you for the experience. It was a great 3 hour ride! It was very fun and everyone was waiting if you're falling behind.