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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

  • 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
Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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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.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour in a small group

Very friendly young crew (Niels, Eileen and Benthe) before we even boarded. As it is a relatively small boat you get a feeling of the crew taking a real interest in giving you a fun time as well as the ability to go along smaller...More

Thank manupete
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Was ok

The skipper was lovely and had nice info to tell, but wasn’t so easy to hear and wasn’t the best for kids. Some pictures and jokes weren’t super appropriate.

Thank karibee7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was absolutely brilliant! Our tour guide was funny, interactive, and very knowledgeable. He loved to answer questions and share stories with everyone. The boat was large and comfortable with pillows. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as coffee and tea served...More

Thank tkJamie
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun open boat tour, just the right length

There are plenty of boat options in Amsterdam so when we finally picked Friendship we hoped we had the right one. And we totally did. The boat lunch is close to the center of the city and has plenty of bars near by if you...More

Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 1 week ago
Boat rides on Steriods

Everything about the cruise was pretty cool! From reasonable priced drinks to beautiful and informative tour around the canals! The staff was very fun and friendly even with a few rowdy guests.

Thank Shadi A
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