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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

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See Amsterdam at its most picturesque on a canal cruise at night. Discover the historic city center as you sail past the Skinny Bridge, Golden Bend, and the illuminated merchant houses.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai

What customers loved


  • Cruise the scenic waterways of Amsterdam by night
  • See the picturesque bridges and merchant houses, illuminated for the night
  • Learn about the notable hotspots on Amsterdam's Canal Belt
Full description

Enjoy an evening canal cruise that introduces you to the unique vibe of Amsterdam by night. See the city in a different light as you glide along the canals to discover the old merchant houses, picturesque bridges, and bustling atmosphere of the city at night. Be welcomed onboard and order a nice cold or hot drink. Take your pick from one of the 19 available languages on a personal audio guide system. Learn about the fascinating history of the city and its vibrant contemporary character. Or just sit back and enjoy the views rolling by your window as night falls over Amsterdam.

Cruise underneath the Skinny Bridge and around the Golden Bend as you discover where the local hotspots are. You can also add a snack box to your booking, consisting of chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts, and a drink of your choice.

  • Canal boat cruise
  • Multi-lingual audio guide
  • Onboard snacks (if option selected)
  • Other food or drinks onboard (snacks and drinks available to purchase in the ticketing office)
  • Seat reservation

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Meeting point

Go to the Blue Boat ticket office opposite Hard Rock Café. Reach the ticket office with tram numbers 1, 2, 5, 7, 12, and 19. The nearest GVB tram station is Leidse Plein.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Views of the city are dependent on the weather and the season
  • Not all canal cruise boats have toilet facilities on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 10057 reviews

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During this trip you sit covered on the boat. It's definitely great when it's raining, but when the weather is nice you want to sit outside. You have the option at the back of the boat with about 10 seats. There you have no possibility to hear the tour via audio guide. Also, people keep coming from inside to take photos outside, so that they stand in front of you and unfortunately the atmosphere is gone. Despite all that, it looked quite nice in the covered area.

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September 5, 2022

Our family on the cruise ranged from 66 to 11 and we all enjoyed the trip. Onboard audio guides were clear and informative, even a different guide for the younger ones which they particularly enjoined. Only negative was no refreshments on board, so buy at the shop before boarding. Lovely way to see Amsterdam.

August 31, 2022

The canal cruise was really nice. You have seen many corners of the city and from the water this is a completely different experience anyway. Especially in the evening the light falls beautifully on the canal houses. The driver and the audio guide provided background information on specific houses, sights or the history of the city. My best friend said after the tour that it was one of the best things about Amsterdam for him.

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August 28, 2022

Product ID: 42049