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Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Amsterdam Boat Experience

From US$ 21.03 per person

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a fully electric open boat cruise with live commentary departing from the Rijksmuseum or the Anne Frank House.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 0 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide

The Original experience

  • Listen to informative commentary along the route from the boat's local skipper
  • Sail down the historic canals and discover the city’s museum quarter
  • Cruise by iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge and the Hermitage Museum
  • Glide past the posh Amstel Hotel and see trendy, waterside neighborhoods
  • Purchase a cocktail onboard and enjoy a relaxing trip on a fully electric boat
Full description

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on a 100% electric cruise. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic. Learn informative and entertaining insights about the sites along the route.

See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well as new stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum, then glide past the Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel, and the charming neighborhood of Grachtengordel. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. In the winter months, relax on an enclosed boat to keep you warm. Benefit from the flexibility of a one-use ticket that can be used on any one of the cruises departing within the hour you booked.

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Local skipper and host
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Summer: From March to October, this tour is operated on open boats. If a lot of rain is predicted, you will be contacted by the local partner to be booked on a tour with a closed-covered classic boat. If your tour was conducted in the pouring rain, you can choose to use your ticket again in dry weather
  • Winter: From November to February the tour will be operated with closed-covered classic boats
  • Dogs are allowed onboard
  • Please note that during peak season, departure times might be delayed due to high traffic on the canals
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3931 reviews

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Loved the tour! The hosts made sure everyone felt comfortable and even waited for a few ones who were late. The tour itself took a bit over an hour just because the guide really wanted to make sure we saw everything without a hurry. Great people, great sense of humor, amazing storytelling and experience!

November 25, 2022

Loved loved loved it! We went right around sunset and it was perfect. Dusk with the city lights coming on! Definitely recommend and also the open boat. I had thought about the closed one in case it was cold but it would have taken away from the experience. The boat had blankets so those worked great.

October 29, 2022

Great tour of the canals. We were in Amsterdam for just a day and this one-hour tour was perfect to get a feel of what the city and its canals are all about. We enjoyed the open boat and the small group. Our guide Dara and our skipper Stijn G were very nice, funny, and knowledgeable.

October 18, 2022

Product ID: 396132