Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

From $22.37 per person

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
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1.5 hours
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Optional audio guide
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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
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.
  • Bar service onboard
  • Food and drinks
  • Seat reservation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
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    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 7987 reviews

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    A really nice trip, with a romantic touch and very relaxed, you get to see a lot, which was a bit annoying that you couldn't always understand the explanations (in the audio guide) because the music in the boat and the live explanations from the captain were too loud and were disturbing

    October 11, 2020

    Would highly recommend to anyone. It was so romantic! Due to the current COVID restrictions there were a few of us booked for the same time but were able to space out accordingly. The view was absolutely magnificent and we were also provided earphones to listen in English if/when the tour guide spoke in Dutch so we didn’t miss a thing! So many interesting facts about the houses and gorgeous old buildings and the lights in the canal - WOW. If I could relive that night over, I would in a heartbeat.

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    September 27, 2020

    We enjoyed this canel night time cruise and would haven given it 5 stars if a little more thought had been put into seating customers at the tables as we had to go right up the back right next to the bar or not sit together, so trying to take photos and videos with a bright light behind you was not ideal, then customers were told the smoking area is through the door to the rear of the boat so where we were sat being non smokers and of course no one closed the door or the staff make sure it was closed either we we got the smoke fumes coming back into the rear bar area all over us which due to passive smoke should not have been allowed to happen as the tour company have a duty of care to all on board that boat. My suggestion would be to ask every customer as they board do you smoke and those that do direct them to the rear of the boat and start filling up forwards, and those that don't start filling from the front that way they would meet in the middle Simple but effective

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    March 21, 2020

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