Water activity

Amsterdam: Open Boat City Sights Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: Open Boat City Sights Canal Cruise

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From US$ 20.97 per person

Enjoy an open boat tour on Amsterdam’s canals and see the city’s highlights from the water. Cruise thorugh vibrant and colorful city neighborhoods like Golden Bend and Overhoeks.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Take in the highlights of Amsterdam on an open boat canal cruise
  • See the historic landmarks and monuments of Amsterdam from the water
  • Enjoy the commentary by your live guide about the sights along the way
Full description

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without taking a boat tour and seeing the city from the water. Admire sights like the Music Building in the harbor, a replica of a VOC ship outside of the Maritime Museum, and the Anne Frank House.

The boat is uncovered, meaning that nothing will obstruct the views during your cruise. Enjoy the sunshine and take photos of sights that you wouldn’t be able to see from a larger boat. From the live guide on board, you’ll hear all important information about the sites you pass. In addition, on this smaller and more intimate cruise you’ll be able to ask all the questions you like. Get entrance to Holland Casino where you can admire the modern interior design.

  • 75-minute open boat canal cruise
  • Live guide
  • Drinks and snacks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Blue Boat Company.

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Important information

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  • Please be aware that if the tour is cancelled due the weather conditions, you will receive a ticket for a regular canal cruise including 1 drink per person. You will not receive a refund for the cancellation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 520 reviews

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I took the early morning and open boat ride.. both turning out to be good options as it gave clear unobstructed view and without the rush of boats.The guide Hanz was a live wire and gave nice anecdotes. 75 minutes ride was worth every minute .Suggest that one take morning ride and another in the night to enjoy the lights too. Of course check the whether prior to moving out...

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June 25, 2022

Great and recommendable tour! Due to the smaller size of the boat, you could navigate the smaller and narrower canals and saw a different, positive side of Amsterdam. The local captain was friendly, humorous and also told us many facts about Amsterdam that I had not known before. Gladly again! :)

April 28, 2022

The best way to start exploring the city. Notice the most beautiful places to go back there again. Some you will not be able to visit on foot. And it's so nice not to think about traffic, but to calmly enjoy the views of the city and the stories of the guide.

October 24, 2021

Product ID: 64083