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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Discover the unique beauty of Amsterdam at night on an evening cruise. Admire the lights, bridges, and canal houses and see a new side of the city. Board your cruise and begin your tour. Watch the stately 17th-century warehouses of the Dutch capital glide by. Admire the hundreds of bridges and iconic buildings alongside the canals as you cruise through the city and marvel at the illuminated Skinny Bridge. Enjoy the beautiful views and listen to an audio guide with information about the city. See the best Amsterdam has to offer and immerse yourself in the city at night while enjoying the charm of a cruise with a family-run business. Experience a different atmosphere in the city under the night sky. Add a snack box to your booking and enjoy some snacks and drinks as you cruise. Nibble on chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, and salted peanuts with a soft drink, beer, or glass of wine as you sail through Amsterdam's canals.

Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

2. Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam with an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists' studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam: All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Things To Do

3. Amsterdam: All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Things To Do

Save up to 50%* at top Amsterdam attractions with Go City, and pay nothing at the gate. This handy 1, 2, 3 or 5-day pass gets you direct access to Amsterdam's best attractions, tours and activities. Visit the Moco Museum (Bansky & more), discover world-famous collections of historic art at the Rijksmuseum, visit the brewing home of Heineken, and admire the city from the canals on a sightseeing cruise. Lucky enough to be visiting between 21 March and 12 May 2024? Go City is the only sightseeing pass to include transport and entry to the world-famous tulip festival Keukenhof. Tickets can sell out, so make sure to reserve your spot early. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the included Go City app to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone with over 35 attractions and tours. Attractions/Activities included with your Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass: • Heineken Experience (R) • Moco Museum • A'DAM Lookout • Rijksmuseum (R) • Keukenhof Entry plus Shuttle Bus (21 March – 12 May 2024 | (R)) • Houseboat Museum • This Is Holland (R) • Our House Experience • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • Tour de BonTon • Royal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds (R) • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise (1 Dec - 21 Jan | (R)) • Amsterdam Canal Cruise • The Life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour • 1-hour pedal boat • MacBike bike rental • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • House of Bols cocktail experience • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Boom Chicago • AMAZE Amsterdam – a new immersive experience by ID&T • Rembrandthius Experience • Ferry to Muiderslot Castle (April to October) • Muiderslot Castle • Zaanse Schans Tour (R) • Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour (R) • Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague Tour (R) • National Maritime Museum • RTXP Amsterdam • Introduction Walking Tour - Hello Amsterdam (R) • Self guided Foodie Tour of Jordaan (R) (R) Reservations required *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

4. Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. Benefit from discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Johan Cruijff Arena, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. Enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24-hour free bicycle rental. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions (timeslot booking may be required): • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Museum • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam • ARTIS Royal Zoo • ARTIS Micropia • ARTIS Groote Museum • Cobra Museum Amstelveen • Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum • Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour • Embassy of the Free Mind • EYE Filmmuseum • Fashion for Good • Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam • Fun Forest • Gassan Diamonds • Geelvinck Pianola Museum • Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals • Hermitage Amsterdam • Hermitage - Museum of the Mind • Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden • Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography • Jewish Cultural Quarter - Portuguese Synagogue • Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter • Luther Museum • Moco Museum • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum • Multatuli Museum • Museum de Dageraad • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic • Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum • Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture • Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum • Museum Van Loon • Museum Willet-Holthuysen • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam • Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage • Oude Kerk • Rijksmuseum • Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum • Science Center NEMO • The Studio NEMO • Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • THIS IS HOLLAND • Tropenmuseum • Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum • Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum In Haarlem: • Frans Hals Museum • Teylers Museum • Verwey Museum • Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: • Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) • Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: • Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: • Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience • Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) • Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House • Tsar Peter House, Zaandam • Mill Museum • Zaan Time Museum • De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) • De Kat (Chalk Mill) • De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) • Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: • Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: • Singer Laren Freebies: • De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) • Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) • Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: • Blue Boat Company • Stromma Canal Cruise • Lovers Canal Cruises • Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% Discount: Music & Stage • Bimhuis – Jazz • Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre • Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music • Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% Discount: Attractions • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours • Body Worlds • Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise • Fabrique des Lumieres • Heineken experience • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) • Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • NXT Museum • Our House • Rembrandts Amsterdam • STRAAT museum Upside Down Amsterdam • 25% discount - Transport & Rentals • Pedal boat • Bicycle rental & Bike Tours • Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% Discount: Food & Drink • Blue Amsterdam • Pancakes Amsterdam • The Pancake Bakery • Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis • Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant • Taverne de Visscher • Zuiderzee Museum

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Bites

5. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Bites

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with an all-inclusive, sightseeing open boat tour with a local guide. Enjoy some typical Dutch bites (Not lunch or dinner worthy) with drinks as you cruise past the most famous highlights. Listen to live commentary as you drift by the Royal Theater and other iconic city attractions. Make your way to the dock just outside the Rijksmuseum or Central Station and meet your guide and group for the cruise. Make sure the team is wearing pink shirts and not Orange (that is a different company) Set sail from the shore and cruise into the canals of Amsterdam as you help yourself to snacks with cookies and sweets and drinks including beer, wine, and sodas. Learn a bit about the city as you enjoy the views. Beware this is a historical cruise, not a boozecruise! So not suitable for bachelor or Hen parties! The captain of the boat will be wearing Pink. If the captain is not wearing pink, you are on the wrong boat. Please make sure you check before you enter the boat. --In winter time (oktober till march) we will be using a 100 year old Saloonboat Agatha, it is closed and heated--

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise in German with Unlimited Drinks

6. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise in German with Unlimited Drinks

If you're looking for the most special and authentic experience of your Amsterdam trip, you came to the right spot! A canal cruise is the must-do, as you see the city from a unique and beautiful perspective: by boat. Even better: our boat cruises enable you to listen to all facts and stories in your mother language, German, so that you don't miss out on any information. Enjoy a full hour of unlimited drinks while you explore Amsterdams rich history, dive into its cultural characteristics and enjoy the engaging stories of your German guide on board. All our guides are native speakers and ready to answer any burning questions you may have about the city. How did Amsterdam become one of the richest cities in history? What's the meaning of the xxx you see everywhere? How could coffeeshops become as popular as they are today? Whether you are after rich historic facts or you prefer to just sit back, relax and explore some Dutch culture: our canal cruise combines the best of both worlds. We don't believe in one size fits all. Our small boats ensure a cosy feeling on board and you get the chance to interact with the other passengers on board, as well as with your guide. Pass 17th-century houses, picturesque bridges (including Amsterdams famous "Seven bridges"), the classic canals and several key sights that give you a great impression of Amsterdam’s vibe. Of course, sustainability matters to us too! Therefore, all boats are equipped with an electric motor, which allows for a quiet and environmentally friendly journey.

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

7. Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Be inspired by one of the world’s biggest maritime collections, artifacts, and art. Explore the National Maritime Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. The building was built in 1656 as a former storehouse for the Admiralty. Step back in time by boarding a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship named Amsterdam. Experience a ship from the so-called Dutch golden age and see life-like displays about sea travel. Squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock. Board into the ship’s bow and you can take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. Experience life in a bustling city harbor at the beginning of the 17th century.

Amsterdam: Cruise through Amsterdams Unesco Canals

8. Amsterdam: Cruise through Amsterdams Unesco Canals

Explore Amsterdam with our knowledgeable captain as your guide, sharing fascinating facts and anecdotes along the way. Did you know that there are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam? Or that hundreds of bicycles are retrieved from the canals every year? The cruise starts on the Prinsengracht canal from the Anne Frank House. Glide through the charming Jordaan area, passing iconic landmarks like the skinny bridge, the Rembrandt House, H'art Museum, Central Station, Nemo Science Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the A'dam Lookout. Pass by enchanting neighborhoods, with scenic canals, delightful shops, and welcoming streets. Immerse yourself in authentic Amsterdam culture during this 75-minute journey through Unesco-listed canals dating back to the city's Golden Age. Step on board and join us for a distinctive exploration of Amsterdam's historic waterways.

Amsterdam: Guided Evening Cruise with Bar on Board

9. Amsterdam: Guided Evening Cruise with Bar on Board

Take an evening cruise through Amsterdam. See canal-side views of the city from an open boat. Don't miss out on a quintessential Amsterdam experience and the opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture. Let your skipper and hostess regale you with tales of old Amsterdam as well as stories about modern life in the Dutch capital. Get yourself a drink at the bar and enjoy it as you drift along, passing famous landmarks and quaint canal houses. Drift under brightly lit low-arching bridges and feel like you're sailing through a fairytale. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group of people. Ask questions and get recommendations for what to do during the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

10. Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

Join the best experience of Amsterdam with your group. Discover the famous canals of Amsterdam with this private boat tour. The Local skipper/guide will let you see the hotspots of Amsterdam. See the beautifull canals, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Leidseplein, Amstel River, skinny bridge, Hermitage and many more.. This canal cruise is private for 1,5 hours and to make the cruise complete, it is inclusive beer, wine, soda and typical Dutch bitterballen (vegan option). Don't miss the boat! The cruise is on a cozy boat and the local skipper will tell you the best stories.

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4.4
(12,410 reviews)

Our guide was lovely and knowledgeable and the tour was amazing — and flexible (she asked if we’d like to add things on, which we did!). Bike’s were fantastic, and our 3 kids (12 - 17) all had a great time even in the rain.

Initially after purchasing the card we had trouble booking time slots due to the websites being down. I contacted Iamsterdam via Instagram and they resolved the issue immediately. Overall it was definitely worth the money.

The guide Enno was very knowledgeable, personable, a great host, and very informative. He made the tour great with his energy and delicious oysters and flowing bubbles of prosecco. I highly recommend.

I have been on many boat cruises and this is by far one of the most comfortable and incredible boats! Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Cannot recommend this enough.

It was perfect, I just felt I didn't spend so much time in some places, but is normal because we visited 4 villages in less than 8 hours