Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

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Amsterdam canal cruise combined with Rijksmuseum

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Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Indonesian, Hindi
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Cambodian, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Tagalog, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, English, Korean, Hindi, Swedish
Private group available


  • Combine a canal cruise with a museum ticket for a great way to experience the city
  • Skip the line at the Rijksmuseum to avoid the lengthy queues
  • See the sights of Amsterdam from its famous waterways on a canal cruise
Full description

Take in the best view of Amsterdam, from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise, you’ll experience the best of this historical city. Show your voucher and pick up your sweet or savory snackbox at the ticketoffice before boarding the ship.

The Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, which takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall allowing visitors to enjoy every tiny detail. The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Rijksmuseum. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00AM and 06:00PM from our docks at Heineken Experience and Hard Rock Cafe.

  • 75-minute canal cruise along the unseco world heritage canals with audio tour in 21 languages
  • Snack box (if option selected)
  • Entrance to the Rijksmuseum

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The Rijksmuseum ticket is for a specific timeslot you choose while making your reservation. You can only enter the museum at this specific time and changing your slot time is not possible
    • · The ticket for the canal cruise is an open ticket. This means that no timeslot is allocated and you can board the next available boat at one of the two docks at either Hard Rock Cafe or Heineken Experience.
    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • This is a non-refundable booking
    • The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Rijksmuseum. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    • Last City Canal Cruise from Heineken Experience departs at 5:15 PM
    • Last City Canal Cruise from Hard Rock Cafe departs at 6:00 PM
    Customer reviews

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    4.5 /5

    based on 518 reviews

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    Worth the price. Nice boat tour. The museum speaks for itself: a lot to see and normally crowed, so at least 2:30 hours to explore the entire museum for those that aren’t art specialists like me. If you like reading every wall-board explanation, it’ll take the whole day. I recommend this tour.

    August 14, 2022

    The boat ride was wonderful, it really surprised me because it goes through all the main channels and with headphones you know the history of Amsterdam well, by other means of transport it would be impossible to know so many places! A visit to the Museum is a must. I know many museums, but the works found there are unlike anything I've ever seen. Very special, for example people smiling, which is rare, royalty on quiet everyday days playing with their children is also rare to see. And also very naked in various comic situations of people and Greek gods - hilarious. Things that the Catholic Church forbids so I think they are not so frequent in other Museums. The porcelain collections are simply wonderful. Weapons of War, as well as a full infantry band. And many pieces worked in various materials such as glass, bronze, iron, porcelain, shells, leather, precious stones and so many other materials.

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    July 31, 2022

    At first we didn't really know which of the activities we had to do first. Are then at the booked time to the museum and then to the pier. That worked without any problems! The museum has a lot to offer and we only had to queue for a few minutes. All in all, absolutely recommendable. The boat tour was relaxed and quite interesting thanks to the audio guide. However, you had to make a little effort to be able to hear something with the (free) headphones. The captain was very friendly and steered the boat with care.

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    July 19, 2022

    Product ID: 8275