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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

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Discover the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam on this 75-minute canal cruise. See the UNESCO world heritage canals, the city's iconic bridges, and waterfront houses.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance for a full refund
Duration 75 minutes
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Hindi, Indonesian, Arabic, Korean, Polish, Portuguese


  • Feel the breeze in your hair as your cruise through UNESCO World Heritage canals
  • Discover the city's top sights, including the Skinny Bridge and the Golden Bend
  • Cruise under bridges and past bikers for Instagrammable photo opportunities
Full description

Enjoy the center of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on this canal tour in Amsterdam. Be amazed by the gorgeous 17th century canal houses, old merchant houses from the Dutch Golden Age, charming bridges, and the Dutch cyclists.

Hop aboard a comfortable boat and pass by the Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk. Glide by more than just old buildings, as you admire new architectural masterpieces have been built along the Piet Heinkade on the IJ river.

During your cruise, uncover everything the Dutch capital has to offer in 75 minutes. Keep your camera close by to snap some enviable shots. Book your canal tour in Amsterdam now and board one of the famous blue boats.

Take in highlights of Amsterdam and experience the city the way it really is. Soak up sights like the Golden Bend, Overhoeks (the city’s newest quarter), the Music Building in the harbor, and the impressive replica of a VOC ship outside the Maritime Museum.

  • 75 minute City Canal Cruise
  • Audio commentary in 19 languages
  • Free “Kids Cruise” audio story and booklet with every kids’ ticket
  • Complimentary earphones
  • Snack box ( if option is selected)
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You can cancel your cruise until 24 hours before departure, cancellation within 24 hours is not possible
  • Ff possible, please consider using your own earphones or headphones to listen to the audio commentary on board
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible
  • To change your time slot, please contact the reservations department via the emergency number provided.
  • The activity provider is closed on the following dates:
  • 27th April: Kingsday
  • 5th August: Pride & Queer Canal Parade
  • 25th December: Christmas
  • 31st December; no cruises after 4:00PM
  • 1st January; until noon
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6990 reviews

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Great experience on a great boat tour of Amsterdam. This one is one of the longer 75 minute ones so it goes out further and you get to see more, like the amazing Amsterdam Eye Film Museum. It goes slow enough for you to get your pictures. Note that like many other tours, it is covered with windows so your photos will be fuzzier depending on how clean they've kept it. Ours was okay but it would have been nicer (though much colder) if it was an open air boat. The included audio guide was okay though could have been more detailed.

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January 14, 2023

Very good tour with lots of points of interest. The audio guide is helpful and gives additional information. Our guide / driver was very pleasant with a good sense of humour. If your hungry you are able to take food on board which is ideal with 2 ever hungry teenagers. More comfy seats would be the only thing that could improve this, but that is being very picky. Overall would highly recommend.

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December 27, 2022

It lasted around an hour/70mins but it was definitely worth it. It was really interesting to see, how there is so many canals there are. It actually is like normal streets because they are so huge and long. It was also nice hearing about the most histories behind most buildings there, so if anyone is interested in the history of the Netherlands then I would definitely recommend it. There were really loud people on our tour which kind of annoyed us because they wouldn’t stop talking for an hour straight, we couldn’t really focus on the audio so I think I missed some important explanations.

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December 26, 2022

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