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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

From US$ 22.06 per person

Board an exclusive 90-minute cruise with audio guide offered in multiple languages. See the iconic buildings and bridges of Amsterdam lit up at night.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Hindi, Indonesian, Arabic, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai

The Original experience

  • Discover the best of Amsterdam on an exclusive evening cruise
  • See iconic landmarks like the Skinny Bridge and the Golden Bend
  • Cruise down the central canals and discover the city’s historical center
  • Avoid the crowds and stress with a guaranteed reserved time slot
  • Enjoy informative audio guide commentary available in several languages
Full description
Climb aboard a 1-hour-30-minute cruise dedicated exclusively to GetYourGuide customers. Experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful, when the sun goes down and the street lights illuminate the city. Cruise along some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt. Pass the illuminated buildings, bridges and boats that give the city an almost fairytale-like appearance at night. As you admire the views, listen to an informative audio guide to learn about the places you are passing by. You’ll see traditional 17th-century buildings lining the central canals, as well as bold statements of modern architecture. Sail past the Golden Bend and over to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter. Continue on to the Museum Quarter and see the Skinny Bridge, which boasts a unique architectural style. Then, glide onward to the harbor, where you will spot the city’s music hall and the impressive replica of the Dutch East India Company ship, The Amsterdam, before docking at the end of your cruise.
  • 90-minute city canal cruise
  • Audio guide in 20 languages
  • Food and drinks
  • Seat reservation
  • Live guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Please go to the BlueBoat ticket office located across the street of the famous Park Hotel. When looking across the canal, you will see the Hard Rock Cafe from the meeting point. • Please be at BlueBoat ticket office at least 15 minutes prior to departure. The closest tram stations are "Leidseplein" and "Spiegelgracht" (both a 5-minute walk to the dock). • Show your voucher to the staff at the ticket office and mention that you are booked on the “GetYourGuide Originals Cruise” to make sure you are assigned to the exclusive GetYourGuide Originals boat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • The audio guide languages include: Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Hindi, Indonesian, Arabic, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai
  • Please note that the views of the city are dependent on the weather and the season
  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, drinks cannot currently be purchased on board. Instead, you can purchase drinks at the BlueBoat ticket office and bring them on board with you.
  • Depending on the season and the chosen time slot, the cruise might still take place in daylight/dusk
  • The exact duration of the cruise is heavily dependent on traffic on the canals and can vary by approximately 15 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 113 reviews

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A visit on the canals of Amsterdam that enchanted us! We learned a lot of little-known things about Amsterdam, the audio guide + the captain's comments give a more than satisfactory result, we come out more educated and our eyes full of stars. Little extra: reservations at nightfall, the lighted houses, the canals and their little lights ... a pure treat!

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September 13, 2020

We enjoyed an evening tour all for ourselves! We were surprised to be the only passengers on the boat and therefore enjoyed a private tour on the canals The route is very nice, extending from the inside canals to the wider waters alongside the Nemo museum The audioguide descriptions are interesting and entertaining and the captain stops at the best spots to let passengers take pictures He was also happy to answer all our questions Highly recommended. Very interesting and relaxing at the same time

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August 29, 2020

The canal cruise was very entertaining and informative. You can see very nice corners and everyone is relaxed. The captain was a master of his trade in navigating the ship through the narrow canal bridges. Hats off! The journey is almost noiseless as the boats are operated fully electronically.

June 28, 2021

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