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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

Highlights
  • Journey off the beaten path as you explore Amsterdam by boat on its canals 
  • Skip street and pedestrian traffic and see the city from a new perspective
  • Learn facts about the city’s history and culture from a guide
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
From US$17.35
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
From US$17.35
Overview
One of the best ways to see Amsterdam and its attractions is from the water. Prebook this 1-hour boat tour of the city’s canals, and you won’t need to find transportation on the fly or wait in lines for on-the-day tickets. Plus, with boats coming every half-hour, you cruise on your schedule. Enjoy watching the city float by in a relaxing setting (drinks are available for purchase) as you listen to guided commentary.
What to Expect
Pick up a travel voucher for this Amsterdam open-top boat tour in a central location. Boats run for 12 hours straight on the canals, from 11am to 11pm, and come about every 30 minutes. The flexible timing takes the stress out of sightseeing.
Once you board the boat, you’ll take a seat, and meet the captain and host. If it’s chilly, you can bundle under a provided blanket while you listen to your guide share stories and facts about the city’s history, culture, points of interest, and people.
Along the way, catch sight of Oude Kerk (Old Church), Magere Brug, and Amstel River. If you’d like, you can purchase an alcoholic drink (own expense) to sip on during this tour.
After exploring Amsterdam on the city’s canals, your boat docks back at shore and your tour ends.
Reviews (1,111)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing way to spend an jour

The crew were lovely super friendly and lots of banter with the passengers! Was a great way to spend an hour being chilled out on a boat seeing more of Amsterdam with a nice splash of history

Thank suzsharfield
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your great review! We're very happy to read that you had such a good time with us. Kind regards, Tina Burger

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Spot on...

Wonder cruise. Crew was super friendly and dealt with difficult customers incredibly well. Was a great experience at a reasonable price. 100% recommend!

Thank ChameleonJay
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jay, Thank you so much for this positive review! Great to hear that you had a good time on board although these difficult customers.. Hopefully we'll see you again, maybe some day in the summer?! :) Kind regards, Tina Burger

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Cruise

We absolutely loved this hour long cruise with the friendliest crew. Although the boat is open you get blankets and can order mulled wine, it was so cosy and charming. We saw so much more of Amsterdam and loved the stories too! Such fun, deffo...More

Thank 699elizabethg
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for this positive review! This is what we doing it for! Great you had a good eperience and have seen a lot of the city as well. Hopefully the rest of your stay in Amsterdam was just as good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice and comfortable in the cold

I was expecting a really cold boat tour because today's weather was quite chilly, but it turned out that there were heated seats and I was also dressed for the weather. Make sure you wear a thick Jacket and mittens and you will be fine....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dmok80
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Thank you for your honest review! We are glad to receive this information and we defenitely will take this serious for the future. Hopefully you had a great stay in Amsterdam and you are always welcome to join us again! Kind regards, Tina...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

I was extremely satisfied with the canal tour I had with Friendship Amsterdam. Muna, the host, was very amicable and gave some different angle of the prominent places in Amsterdam. The hot wine and special chocolate drink were amazing. I definitely recommend to other travelers....More

Thank georgip1974
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!! I will make sure to tell Muna that you liked her tour :) Kind regards, Laura

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Hello.. it is in front of Ramen Ya Oudezijds Voorburgwal 236, 1012 GK Amsterdam, Netherlands just behind the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel/Dam Square
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