The Jordaan
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Our most recommended The Jordaan Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

    1. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

    Sit back and relax whilst you enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute city cruise that will acquaint you with the city's famous landmarks, culture, and entertain you with stories from its rich trading history. Seeing the city of Amsterdam whilst aboard a covered and heated boat is the best way to discover one of Europe's most exciting cities.  During your cruise, your skipper will take you through to many of the city's highlights, as you relax and take in all the sights and sounds. This cruise is conducted in a group with a maximum of 24 people, and will provide you with both an immersive and interactive tour. There is also enough time during the tour for questions and recommendations you might require for the rest of your stay as you enjoy this beautiful city. Choose between a standard option where you can add unlimited drinks, or book right away with Dutch cheese, wine and other beverages all i...

    The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

  • Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    2. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on an eco-friendly, luxury cruise. Get unmissable photo opportunities and experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion. Choose from 2 departure points: in front of the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum. 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 the famous canals, as well new, stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum then glide past the whimsical Skinny Bridge and the posh Amstel Hotel. View the popular neighborhoods from a unique perspective while relaxing in cushioned seats. Have the option to purchase festive cocktails and drinks f...

    Kamiel and Leticia were great. They gave us super interesting facts about the city and had a great attitude. The drinks were great.

  • Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

    3. Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

    Admire Amsterdam’s famous canals from a unique perspective aboard a 75-minute cruise sailing through the Jordaan neighborhood, which features live commentary and a snack bar.

    Start from the most famous canal in Amsterdam, the Prinsengracht, and glide past important landmarks like the Anne Frank House. Enjoy a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Amsterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion. 

    Cruise through Jordaan and admire the 3 islands that form the Mokum Archipelago. Here, discover a different side of the city, full of warehouses and shipyards, and photo opportunities around every corner.

    Throughout your cruise, enjoy a live commentary from a native Amsterdammer and discover secret stories and local history. Your guide for the day is Harry Slinger, a famous Dutch si...

    If you have already sailed the waters of Amsterdam or not, no matter. Now you have the opportunity to take an alternative route, from a local guide who is also passionate about it. You will learn more and take great photos from a very close distance and the captain will take care of it.

  • Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

    4. Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

    Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at your hotel or if you travel to Amsterdam from elsewhere at a central point in the city. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town and it’s original highlights. Your guide will take you to some of the city’s most important highlights such as Dam Square, where you can see the royal palace and national monument to commemorate all Dutch war victims. Walk past the West Church, the most important church of the city just around the corner from Anne Frank’s House. Explore the museum area with the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh museum. In addition to all the sights, your personal Amsterdam guide will reveal the city’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more. Fina...

    Our guide picked us up at our hotel for the walking tour. He gave us choices and went at our pace. We learned so much about the city and were able to navigate with some assurance after his tour. We asked questions about their way of life and felt that we got a real feel for the way of life in Amsterdam.

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    5. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    Discover historical Amsterdam on a private walking tour to explore the sights. After your pickup, let your friendly guide describe more than 800 years of Amsterdam’s history and culture to you — from its humble beginnings on the River Amstel to the glorious Golden Age. Stroll around the world famous 17th-century Canal Belt, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, and formed by draining swampland to create a canal network of concentric arcs. Walk the banks of the canals, pausing at places of interest, such as outside the Anne Frank House and other Amsterdam highlights.

  • Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    6. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax with your included drink and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

  • Jordaan, Anne Frank, and Vondelpark Tour in Spanish

    7. Jordaan, Anne Frank, and Vondelpark Tour in Spanish

    Begin your 3-hour tour at the Canal Ring, built in the 17th century and listed as a World Heritage Site. See the palaces of wealthy merchants, the narrowest house in Amsterdam, and the iconic houseboats. Continue to the Jordaan, known for its bohemian atmosphere, and for its famous brown cafés. Leaving the Jordaan, on the picturesque Prinsengracht canal, you will find the most famous house in Amsterdam: the house of Anne Frank. At the square close to her museum, learn its history in detail, as well as the way in which the Second World War was endured in Amsterdam. Visit also the church that Anne mentioned many times in her diary, the Westerkerk.  Take a walk through Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam. Close to Vondelpark you can find Museumplein, where the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are located.

    Good value for money tour. Our female guide was excellent, with a lot of knowledge and she took us to the different areas of the city as advertised. We did not go to the park because is too big and required extra time. Be prepared to walk if you really want to know the city, not only in this tour, because Amsterdam has very narrow streets mostly designed for pedestrians and bicycles. Be careful with the cyclists because they appear out of nowhere and "in groups". We visited many important areas, monuments, building, bridges and we had wonderful views of the city. We had time for coffee and restroom stops too. I greatly recommend it!

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

Very pleasant cruise and much more sustainable option. Love that the boat is electric. Not crowded and more enjoyable than the glass covered ones. The skipper Paul and the guide Tamsin were super friendly.

Really interesting learning all about the history beautiful way to see the place, captain was lovely as was hostess, really enjoyable cruise and a great price

The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

David and Melle made the whole experience great. And they both had a great sense of humour :)

Everything was perfect. I can recommend to everybody ❤️