Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise from Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise from Rijksmuseum

From $21.95 per person

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a luxury city cruise with live commentary conveniently, departing in front of the iconic Rijksmuseum.

About this tour

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Duration 1 hour
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The Original experience

  • See the best of Amsterdam on a luxury cruise departing from the Rijksmuseum
  • Listen to informative commentary along the route from the boat's local skipper
  • Sail down the central canals and discover the city’s museum quarter
  • Cruise by iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge and Heineken Experience
  • Glide past the architectural gems like the Amstel Hotel and Koninklijk Theater
  • Purchase a cocktail onboard and enjoy a relaxing trip on a fully electric boat
Full description
Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on an eco-friendly, luxury boat cruise departing in front of the renowned Rijksmuseum. Get unmissable photo opportunities and experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from unique water vantage points as your local boat skipper tells you informative and entertaining tidbits about the sites along the route. See the 17th-century buildings lining famous canals like Herengracht and Prinsengracht, as well modern buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum, marvel at the Neo-Renaissance architecture of the Koninklijk Theater Carré, and witness the poignant Monument to Jewish Resistance from a unique perspective. Glide past the whimsical Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel, and the popular Heineken Experience Brewery. Be greeted back to land with perfect views of the Rijksmuseum. Relax in cushioned seats and have the option to purchase festive cocktails and drinks from the bar onboard. Feel good knowing you’re helping Amsterdam stay green as you cruise on boats that are 100% electric. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Board the small, white boats in front of the Rijksmuseum on the waterside • Look for the boat's greeter and crew wearing orange clothing

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Party groups

    Know before you go

    • When a lot of rain is predicted, your boat will run with ceiling covers. This will impact visibility
    • If your tour was conducted in the pouring rain, you can choose to use your ticket again in dry weather
    • If it is raining you can reschedule your cruise
    • The purchased ticket is valid within the hour booked. For example, the 2:00 PM ticket is also valid at 2:15 PM or 2:45 PM (except on the last tours of the day)
    • Dogs are allowed onboard
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 191 reviews

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    Juliette and Martin did an excellent job in presenting the city of Amsterdam to us. They shared stunning and exciting, interesting stories in a very sympathic way, brought us to great places, and helped us dive into the city‘s vivid history. Time simply flew by. I would love to take the tour again one day, and I can highly recommend taking the tour with Juliette and Martin.

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    August 3, 2020

    Highly Recommended! Me & my husband really enjoyed the ride. Especially recommended at the beginning of a city trip, because you take a lot of things worth seeing and worth knowing for your trip. The crew was very friendly and told everything worth knowing about the city and the individual hot spots in a relaxed atmosphere. Questions are also welcome and will be well & happily explained. It was always cozy on the medium-sized, open boat. Pillows, freshly mixed drinks (for a surcharge) and the great panoramic view make the entire canal cruise even more inviting. We are completely satisfied and would recommend it at any time and would also like to repeat it ourselves several times.

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    July 22, 2020

    Schöne Fahrt mit zwei gut-informierten Guides (Kamiel und Tamsin). Sie haben unsere Fragen sehr gerne und sympathisch beantwortet. Erstaunlich, wie sicher Kamiel das lange Boot durch die engen Kanäle steuerte. Immer wieder gibt es Informationen zu verschiedenen Häusern oder Strassen. Der Verkauf von Snacks und Getränken scheint eine zusätzliche Einkommensquelle zu sein. Ist halt ein junges Unternehmen, das versucht, über die Runden zu kommen.

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    July 28, 2021

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