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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

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From US$ 25.47 US$ 20.38 per person

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

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

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  • 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

Please go to the Blue Boat ticket office and arrive 15 minutes before departure time. The ticket office is located on the opposite side of the canal from the Hard Rock Cafe. Look for the Blue Boat sign at the entrance to the queue. Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the counter and mention you booked the Blue Boat cruise. 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

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  • Please note that the views of the city are dependent on the weather and the season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 9585 reviews

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Everything worked well and the cruise was beautiful, but we would have wanted to bring +1 friend along us, but booking was full. However when we arrived the first boat was full and we got a half empty second boat. That was of course nice for us, but then again we could have easily bring our friend if we had known. The cruise was beautiful, but the part in the more open water area was bit too long. The ship with decorative ornaments was beautiful anyways!

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August 1, 2022

I can only recommend integrating the canal cruise into the trip and not doing it at the beginning. The location must be found and the city is big! In addition, you should bring a certain orientation with you and thus have a view from the water to already known places. The information during the tour can then be classified more quickly. The PC-controlled in-ear translation didn't quite work for us, knowledge of English was a prerequisite, the skipper took over. This brings me to the realization, among other things, that A. has become a tourist town, just like e.g. B.Barcelona. Where are the Amsterdammers?

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July 28, 2022

This Blue Boat tour was very good. I had to change the date, due to rain. Then, the next day we were able to book an earlier time when we finished with our museum tours. Very nice boats, but very little outdoor space. It was difficult to listen to the audio through the provided ear plugs because the boat was very noisy. However, we all enjoyed the tour.

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June 9, 2022

Product ID: 42049