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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

From US$18.90
  • 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
From US$18.90
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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 yesterday
probably the best boat crew available !!

The open boat cruise would not be the same without the two incredible crew members ! they told us amazing information's about Amsterdam with humor and details.. We enjoyed every second of it !! If you have the chance to choose take Mascha and Yoost...More

Thank minas t
Reviewed yesterday
Definitely the best boat canal cruise in Amsterdam!

We got on this canal cruise in Amsterdam three days ago. I would totally recommend this one as the crew is super-friendly and they clearly explain all the history of the place. Moreover their boats are really luxury and good looking! Thank you Mascha and...More

Thank alexrepstel
Reviewed yesterday
Best boat tour of Amsterdam

Recommended by our hotel and exceeded expectation. Very informative and amusing commentary in English; much better than a closed in boat.

Thank David T
Reviewed yesterday
Best Value

This canal boat trip leaves from the back of The Hotel Grand Krasnapolsky - there is a sign up on the side of the canal showing where you would board. The trips do not have fixed times so you just turn up and get on....More

Thank Enny011
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing tour - Highlight of our trip

Was recommended by our hotel. The openness of the boat and the friendliness and knowledge of both the captain and the assistant were perfect. The tour was very informative and gave a good view of the layout and history of the city. Would recommend them...More

Thank JMctTavish
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John V
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
We purchased an e voucher the day before we took the tour and we didn't have a printer in the hotel. The tour guide did not think twice about taking out their iPad and scanning the bar codes from my phone.