Water activity

Amsterdam: Canal Day Cruise

Amsterdam: Canal Day Cruise

From US$ 16.94 per person

See Amsterdam’s most spectacular landmarks along its iconic canals on an exclusive cruise with audio commentary offered in multiple languages.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel anytime for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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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 cruise for GetYourGuide customers
  • Sail down the central canals and discover the city’s historical center
  • See iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge, Golden Bend, and The Amsterdam ship
  • Avoid the crowds with a guaranteed reserved time slot
  • Enjoy informative commentary with a personal audio guide and multiple languages to choose from
Full description
Admire Amsterdam’s historical center on a canal cruise dedicated exclusively to GetYourGuide customers. Experience the most relaxing way to sightsee in Amsterdam for 1 hour and 15 minutes, free of traffic noise and congestion, and providing unmissable photo opportunities.  Get incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from the water vantage points as you hear informative tidbits as you listen along with your personal audio guide. As the trip begins, take in breathtaking views of the 17th-century buildings lining the central canals, as well as views of more modern buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail past the Golden Bend and over to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter. Continue onto the Museum Quarter and see the Skinny Bridge, which boasts a unique architectural style. 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.
  • City canal cruise
  • Audio guide in multiple 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

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • The exact duration of the cruise is heavily dependant on traffic on the canals and can vary by approximately 15 minutes
  • The views of the city from the canal are dependent on the weather and the season
  • In the case of rain or cold weather, the boat has a roof covering and heating
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 384 reviews

Review summary

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The canal cruise through Amsterdam was very nice. However, we expected that during “Corona times” there would either be a mask requirement on the boat or that fewer people would be taken along. Unfortunately, neither was guaranteed. In addition, we found it very loud, which meant that the audio guides or the captain's announcements could not always be followed or understood.

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October 21, 2021

Like my predecessors, we enjoyed the tour very much. You can get information during the tour via an audio guide. The audio guide is available in many different languages and the captain hands out the sterile headphones before the journey. Just remember to pack drinks or buy them at the starting point, as you couldn't buy anything on the boat.

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June 19, 2021

An atmospheric trip through Amsterdam's canals, a chance to get to know the city and the history of the canals from a different perspective with an audio guide. Many places of Amsterdam in a nutshell, which to visit from the mainland, you probably need to spend half a day. There is also a small episode of the North Sea Canal (Noordzeekanaal). An attraction especially for younger passengers, but not only. Ship with a glass roof. You can see everything, but on hot days (and that's how it was on that day), the inside of the ship turns into a heated aquarium. Well, something for something. Overall, I recommend it to everyone. Easy access to the marina by public transport.

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August 16, 2020

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