Water activity

Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Friendship Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Friendship Amsterdam

From US$ 39.03 per person

Drift through the canals of Amsterdam enjoying many gin and tonics on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Listen to facts about the city's culture as you drink and sit back and relax with beautiful views.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Savor delicious citrus flavors of local gin as you explore Amsterdam's canals
  • Cruise the historic waterways of Amsterdam aboard an open or closed boat
  • Sail along the River Amstel and the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgra
  • See the modern NEMO Science Museum and the reconstructed Maritime Museum
  • Enjoy unlimited gin and tonics, beer, wine, and soft drinks while onboard
Full description

Come on board of a luxurious boat and enjoy the beautiful sightseeing cruise from the canals of Amsterdam. As you coast through the canals, take in the views and learn about the city as you sip on some delicious gin and tonics.

Learn fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and stay cozy with the fleece blankets onboard.

Set off in the heart of Amsterdam and start enjoying the best Dam citrus-forward gin. See Damrak harbor, the mooring place for merchant ships carrying exotic goods from across the globe. Several of the spices historically traded in Damrak harbor are used in the gin you will enjoy on the cruise.

Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. Explore the network of canals that extends for 8.7 miles (14 km) and boasts some 80 bridges.

Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum. See the famous Skinny Bridge and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

  • Canal cruise
  • Host/captain
  • Unlimited gin and tonics, beer, wine, soft drinks, and water
  • Blankets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction tickets
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Departure is from the jetty at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 230, Amsterdam (jetty Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky). It's a 5-minute walk from Dam Square. Look for the white monument and go down Damstraat. At the first canal, make a left before crossing the bridge and you will see the dock.

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  • Minimum numbers apply
  • The tour operates every 20 or 30 minutes on dry days
  • On rainy days the schedule may vary
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We were a fun group of 8 and had booked the full bar ticket. After about 1 hour we wanted to do a second lap and were able to stay seated easily after we negotiated a small deal - very friendly and happy staff, great atmosphere with the best weather

August 22, 2022

October 4, 2022

Boat tour in the evening a dream and then with a delicious gin and tonic. Great crew Ed and Angela.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 420957