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Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

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See Amsterdam at its most picturesque on a 1.5-hour canal cruise by night. Discover the historic city center as you sail past the Skinny Bridge, Golden Bend, and more. Marvel at the illuminated merchant houses and learn where the local hotspots are.

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
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

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

Climb aboard a canal boat to experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful - when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. Enjoy the view as you see thousands of lights highlight the hundreds of bridges and the iconic buildings alongside the canals. 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 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. Complete your experience during the canal cruise by buying some drinks and snacks in the ticketing office prior to boarding.

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

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4.4 /5

based on 9324 reviews

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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

This boat trip was stunning, we definitely chose the perfect time as it was all lit up and looked so picturesque! The ladies in the shop who checked us in were all lovely and made the experience even better for us. The boat was lovely and warm, also sheltered as it did start to rain towards the beginning of our trip, luckily it did stop towards the end!

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June 1, 2022

It was pretty nice and relaxing. It was an audio guide. The boat has a closed roof so you can only see from the inside and can't take good pictures through the glass because of reflection. It is romantic if you have a partner but boring if you're going solo. They started at 10pm which was 30 mins after the sunset. Would have been nice if they started at the Golden hour

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May 31, 2022

Product ID: 42049