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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House provided by Flagship Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House

Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House
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Tour snapshot
Save time—tick off multiple top Amsterdam landmarks in a day
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience the beauty of Amsterdam’s canals by going on this scenic cruise. Pass by Anne Frank House, the Jordaan, the Houseboat Museum, Leiden Square, Rijksmuseum, De Duif and much more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel in an eco-friendly way—the boat has an electric engine
  • Flexible tour—choose from a variety of daily start times
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel in an eco-friendly way—the boat has an electric engine
  • Flexible tour—choose from a variety of daily start times
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 75227P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase
  • Entry/Admission - Flagship Amsterdam
  • Entry/Admission - Amsterdam
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Prinsengracht
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands Our boats are in front of the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht 263, look for our Flagship Crew in orange clothing
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
  • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
  • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
  • When rain is predicted, the boat will be covered.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • You are always welcome to change your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
  • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 50 (around the corner).
  • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
  • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase
  • Entry/Admission - Flagship Amsterdam
  • Entry/Admission - Amsterdam
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Prinsengracht
Departure details
  • Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands Our boats are in front of the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht 263, look for our Flagship Crew in orange clothing
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
  • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
  • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
  • When rain is predicted, the boat will be covered.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • You are always welcome to change your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
  • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 50 (around the corner).
  • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
  • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Prinsengracht 263
    Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are in front of the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht 263, look for our Flagship Crew in orange clothing
    See address & details
  • 1
    Flagship Amsterdam
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Jordaan
    Houseboat Museum
    De 9 Straatjes
    Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
    Rijksmuseum
    Spiegelkwartier
    De Duif
    The Amstel
    Westerkerk
    Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam
    Easy Times Coffeeshop
    Koninklijk Theater Carre
    Hermitage Amsterdam
    Blauwbrug
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    South Church (Zuiderkerk)
  • 2
    Amsterdam Canal Cruises
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel
    Moco Museum Amsterdam
    ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
    Pure Boats Amsterdam
    Amsterdam Light Festival
    Sauna Deco
    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Amsterdam
    Dampkring Coffeeshop
    Moulin Rouge
    Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
    Abraxas Coffeeshop
    Noordermarkt
    Micropia
    Amsterdam Cheese Museum
    Brouwerij 't IJ
    IJ-hallen Flea Market
    Zeedijk
    Van Stapele Koekmakerij
    Paradox Coffeeshop
    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
    Herengracht
    Singel
    De Poezenboot
    Centraal Station
    St. Nicholas Basilica
    OBA Library of Amsterdam
    The Waterhole Live Music Bar
    Grey Area
    Foodhallen Amsterdam
    Amsterdam Catacombs
    I Amsterdam
    The Magic Mushroom Gallery
    Amsterdam Gay Pride
    Haarlemmerstraat
    Statue of Anne Frank
    Magere Brug
    Bridge of 15 Bridges
    Museum Het Rembrandthuis
    Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
    Red Light District
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    Begijnhof
    Brouwersgracht
    Royal Palace Amsterdam
    Heineken Experience
    Munt Tower (Munttoren)
    Bloemenmarkt
    Bloemgracht
    Pluk
    Pancakes Amsterdam Negen Straatjes
    The Dylan
    Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a concept by Hyatt
    Museum of the Canals
    Museum of the Canals
    Dikker & Thijs
    Melkweg
    DeLaMar Theater
    The Rookies Coffeeshop
    Place of Execution
    Café Brecht
    Weteringschans 165
    De Duif
    Consulate of Spain
    Amstelveld
    Galerie Angle
    Six Collection
    Outsider Art Galerie
    Willet-Holthuysen Museum
    Boerejongens Coffeeshop Center
    AIR Amsterdam
    Joods Historisch Museum
    Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam
    De Kleine Komedie
    Mulligans Irish Music Bar
    Munt Tower (Munttoren)
    Rokin
    Torture Museum
    Supperclub
    De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk
    Old Lutheran Church
    Dampkring Coffeeshop
    Theo Thijssen Museum
    Huis Bartolotti
    Stichting Nan Hoover
    De Kaaskamer
    Huis Marseille
    Foodware
    Halvemaansbrug
    Huis De Dolphijn
    GASSAN
    Vondelpark
    Royal Palace Amsterdam
    NEMO Science Museum
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    de Bijenkorf Amsterdam
    The Oude Church
    Magere Brug
    Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
    Amsterdam Museum
    Nieuwe Kerk
    EYE Film Institute Netherlands
    De Pijp
    Rembrandtplein
    Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
    Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
    National Monument
    The Amsterdam Dungeon
    Amsterdamse Bos
    Diamant Museum Amsterdam
    A'dam Lookout
    Tropenmuseum
    Museum Van Loon
    Nieuwmarkt
    Museum of Bags and Purses
    Keizersgracht
    IJ
    De Gooyer Molen (windmill)
    Basilica of Saint Nicholas
    Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam
    Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam
    Moco Museum Amsterdam
    The Cat Cabinet
    Spui
    Willet-Holthuysen Museum
    Amstelpark
    In de Waag
    Oosterpark
    Paradiso
    Body Worlds
    House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience
    Homomonument
    Sarphatipark
    Museum of the Canals
    Museum Het Schip
    Hollandsche Schouwburg
    This is Holland
    Amsterdam Tulip Museum
    Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
    Waterlooplein Market
    Erotic Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
10,210 reviews
Excellent
9,729
Very good
384
Average
64
Poor
24
Terrible
9

Gi_Ra_2009
Zurich, Switzerland33 contributions
May 2022
We saw the Flagship boat passing us in the afternoon and it looked quite cool and not as crowded as the bigger boats. We googled it and spontanously walked to Anna Frank House, where the tours start to check, if there were some spots available. First, we were a bit "shocked" because there was such a big line but one of the team members assured us, it would only take about 15 minutes of waiting. And he was right!
You are actually able to stand in line without buying a ticket before, to be more flexible, or if you want to go on the boat for a certain time, make sure to buy the ticket online in advance. They will always let people with tickets "skip" the line and fill up the seats with ppl without ticket.

Once on the boat, its full, but still comfortable. The crew on board (Anwar and Els) were very kind and told us a lot of details about the city and were very eager to explain or answer any questions. They serve drinks from beer to longdrinks, prices on board are not cheap but okay :) We were happy choosing Flagship for the Grachtentour and that everything worked out so complicated.
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahoy!  Thank you a lot for expressing your positive experience; we truly appreciate your input. We’re so happy that you felt so comfortable with Flagship, on our canal boat here in Amsterdam.  A big shout out to your hosts, of course, for their incredible efforts.  Have an amazing day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written 8 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juan Maria M
Premia de Dalt, Spain48 contributions
May 2022
Excellent option to have a different view of Amsterdam from the canals, travelling in an open-air boat during one hour from the main canals of the city. The boats have a capacity for approximately 20-25 people. They offer drinks during the trip. The skipper and the host, in our case, Elmar and Bo, explained to us a lot of interesting things about what we saw during the cruise and answered questions in a very kind manner. Flagship starts its canal cruises from Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 and tickets can be purchased in advance in their web. These young people are very professional and deserve a very positive review. Very recommendable!
Written 2 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Siobhan B
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
I don’t usually write reviews but this experience is worth it. My mom and I had an incredible time on July 28 with Bas and Dara as our guides. It was our first time in Amsterdam and we only had one day so we walked all over the city and scheduled the 9PM boat ride to end the day which I would highly recommend. The sun was setting so the canals were quiet and the wine and cheese were a great touch. Bas and Dara were so personable, answering all of our questions and taking the time to explain the history of Amsterdam and it’s canal system. They truly made the trip! We’re from NYC so we were expecting it to be cheesy to some extent but this didn’t feel that way at all. They were locals and we learned a lot from them on our short trip. Don’t hesitate to book this experience.
Written 26 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahoy!  Thank you a lot for expressing your positive experience online; we truly appreciate your input. We are so happy that you felt so comfortable with Flagship on our canal boat here in Amsterdam.  A big shout out to your hosts, of course, for their incredible efforts.  Have an amazing day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer, Flagship Amsterdam
Written 26 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates246 contributions
Loved this canal cruise in Amsterdam! A more modern, fun and casual way to see the city from the water than the more traditional canal cruises (rondvaartboten).

The open boat was comfortable, clean and casual and our guides Melle and Morgang were super friendly fun and knowledgeable.

You can order drinks and small snacks onboard if you like and you just pay for consumption at the end.

Can highly recommend this experience whether you’re a tourist or ‘Amsterdammer’ like us.
Written 17 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahoy! Thank you so much for your review and fantastic rating; we appreciate it. It was a pleasure to guide you through the wonderful canals of Amsterdam and share a bit of magic with you.  We wish you a great day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written 8 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vinh N
1 contribution
Great experience with this open boat tour at Flagship Amsterdam. The small open boat was very stable and have wide view. Both the skipper Hans and the Host Marija spoke English and told us a lot of stories about the canals and surrounding area. It was a very informative and happy trip. Amsterdam's canals are extremely beautiful. I strongly recommend this kind of small open boat rather than the bigger boat with roof.
Written 25 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahoy!  Thank you a lot for expressing your positive experience; we truly appreciate your input. We’re so happy that you felt so comfortable with Flagship, on our canal boat here in Amsterdam.  A big shout out to your hosts, of course, for their incredible efforts.  Have an amazing day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written 18 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matthew K
Southampton, UK5 contributions
We booked the 1 hour luxury canal tour online just a couple hours beforehand with great ease. The meeting point outside Anne Frank’s House (the original front door opposite the canal, not the museum) was easy to find. The boat arrived about 15 minutes before departure time where we met a friendly member of staff who greeted us and confirmed our booking. We chose to do the 5.30pm slot so that we would see Amsterdam transform from day to night. Although it was a cloudy day, it was beautiful watching all the lights around the canals turn on once the sun had set. The boat itself was comfortable and fit about 20 people on - smaller but not as busy as some of the other canal cruise companies we had seen. Due to weather it was covered with a removable roof which kept us warm and dry, but still allowed us to look out clearly. We were provided with biscuits whilst the two super friendly and informative tour guides filled us with lots of information about the canals and the buildings we were passing - most of which were things we never would have known about otherwise. They kept it light hearted and funny to prevent it from becoming boring and they were also very helpful in giving us recommendations and advice on restaurants and anything else that we asked of them. Would definitely recommend anyone who wants to do a canal tour to book through flagship.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahoy Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was a pleasure to have you on board! Thank you for choosing us and you’re always welcome back on board anytime soon! Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steffen Braa Andersen
Aalborg, Denmark6 contributions
Searching for a way to do an Amsterdam canal cruise we were fortunate to discover the Flagship Amsterdam offerings. Smaller and extremely comfortable boats with heated polstered seats, cushions and blankets and fresh made drinks and cocktails served onboard match well with the "luxury" branding of the tour. It definitely felt and looked like the better option from all other tour boats that we passed. Our captain and guide, Charlie, provided the extra spark that made the entire experience shine through even though we went on a grey and somewhat rainy day.
I will not hesitate to recommend Flagship to anyone looking for a pleasureable canal cruise with that little (actually a lot...) extra that you just don't get from the large commercial operators. You really don't want to save a couple of euros to find yourself on a standard tour when you can get the luxury experience for just a bit more.
Thank you Charlie for this amazing trip - no doubt whatsoever that this is a true 5 star experience!
Written 14 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Thank you so much for sharing your lovely experience. We are very grateful for your hosts doing such a fantastic job on our live-guided river cruise . We value you recommending our Amsterdam Canal Cruise; thank you. Have an amazing day. Kind regards, Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
Written 24 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily M
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
We really enjoyed this cruise. We went in the evening around 8:00 and got to see the canal as the sun was setting and the city lights were switching on. Andre and Merel were very friendly and did a great job of pointing out interesting spots along the way!
Written 13 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Emily, Thank you so much for sharing your lovely experience. We are very grateful for your hosts doing such a fantastic job on our live-guided boat tour. We value you recommending our Amsterdam Canal Cruise; thank you.  Have an amazing day.  Best wishes,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
Written 13 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bill L
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We booked a canal cruise for a certain time and reality was they either overbooked or toke anyone who wanted to ride by accepting payment on the boat. They were 45 late and should in long lines. Also very hard to hear person doing the tour.
Written 16 May 2022
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Abigail G
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Dara and coe were a great team. We were recommended this tour by a friend who came a couple of years ago and it was fab. We booked on the outside boat but because the weather wasn’t great we got transferred to an inside one instead but it was just as great. Super friendly and information with some great humour and not too short but not too long - would recommend
Written 11 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahoy!  Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. We’re thrilled to know that you shared a wonderful canal cruise with us in Amsterdam.  We wish you the best and would love to welcome you back someday.  Best wishes,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
Written 14 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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L1563YYclarer
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Great trup
Fab hour or so on the canal with Skipper Tommy, team Mary & Elery. Beers & cheese were non stop, knowledge of area
440rhianw
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Amazing tour and staff!
Loved the energy of the staff! They had some greats jokes thrown in with great information. Hope to be able to come
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Beautiful and informative
Mary, Tom and Elery were clever and informative. A beautiful experience. They were sensitive to our needs. Thank yo
U3085VXaprilh
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Amazing cheese and wine boat tour
Mary, elery and tom! Thank u! the whole experience was amazing! So lovely & made everyone have a laugh! Thank you!
mulvaneyi44
mulvaneyi44
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Fun, Informative Slay
Amazing tour with Mary, Tom and Elery. So informative and fun! We saw the prettiest sights and had great cheese and
phoebej417
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AMAZING!!!!
Both Mary and Elery were amazing and we had the best time ever for my mums birthday!! Very informative and i feel l
olofbjorksig
olofbjorksig
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Iceland approved!
Albert, Julia and Fran were absolutely amazing! And the violin was a nice touch! Very informative, loads of drinks
Matt2W0
Matt2W0
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Excellent Experience
Freddy & Meg were amazing. The boat was beautiful and the service with drinks and cheese were second to none. I hig
423estefanym
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Flagship Amsterdam 10/10
Skipper: Freddy and Host: Meg; where really fun and patient. We had a rowdy group but they took care of everyone an
michaelmY5765BF
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Festive tour
Albert, Julia, and Fran are the best, most festive tour guides ever. Julia played violin for us. Bottomless cheese
Starlighs
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Special Birthday in Amsterdam
Albert Fran and Julia were fantastic and made my birthday so special. Fran even played Happy Birthday in the violin
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stefaniafT5477OY
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So fun!
So much fun!! Albert, Julia and Fran: the best of all! The trip was very interesting, we learned a lot of informati
dylanrQ2983CC
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Awesome
Albert, Julia, and Fran were amazing. Very fun. Definitely would recommend to anyone coming to the Netherlands.
Explorer545269
Explorer545269
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Loved this trip
Loved this tour with team Albert Julia and Fran super fun friendly helpful interesting and live violin! Best team!
Tchilcote
Tchilcote
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One day to explore!
Albert, Julia, and Fram were so awesome! We only had one day and this was the best way to spend it! Thank you!
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