This top-rated Amsterdam canal cruise departs in the early morning, before the city comes alive. Discover the stillness of the canals while enjoying the morning fog or sunlight, as your Amsterdam-raised and entertaining captains narrate. Marvel at the clear, mirrored reflections of canal homes on the water while you float past landmarks. Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided along with a cozy atmosphere on this small-group tour.
Get the inside scoop on the Dutch capital on this canal boat tour led by native Amsterdammers. Soak up city sights as you cruise through Jordaan, De Wallen, and more, before stopping off for authentic Amsterdam snacks and a complimentary coffee. Benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized attention and make the most of your time on this intimate-but-efficient half-day excursion.
Get on board of one of the comfortable boats. Sail the canals and experience Amsterdam in peace from the water.
Our captain will make sure that you have the best canal cruise of your life! He/she will guide you through the canals of Amsterdam and tell you everything you have always wanted to know. From the comfort of our boat you can enjoy Amsterdam from the water. Cruise along Amsterdam's most beautiful canals, Amstel River, 7 bridges and the Skinny Bridge. Listen to the captain telling you some fun stories about Amsterdam while you are consuming the included drinks.
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Enjoy the sights and a classic high tea on board this elegant saloon boat that visits all attractions, from the Anne Frank House to the Westerkerk, including the Jordaan and the Amstel. The captain provides live commentary while the host serves tea, coffee, scones, finger sandwiches and more. Of course you can use a toilet on board as well as Wi-Fi.
Step aboard an historic saloon boat, built in 1912 and considered a floating monument, for a 90-minute private cruise. You'll travel with just your private group of 8 people and a guide, sipping drinks while you float by some of the city's top landmarks. Your guide will tailor their commentary to your interests and answer any questions.
Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger, and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from 3 different departure locations in the city center of Amsterdam, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
Lap up Amsterdam’s beautiful canals by night on a candlelight cruise. Board a comfortable boat, settle into the all-glass cabin in the glow of candlelight and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage site canals. Pass by floodlit landmarks such as the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House, and savor the twinkling lights and silhouettes of the canal bridges, merchants’ houses and churches. As you cruise, hear about the city’s history from the onboard commentary.
Take a day trip out of the city and visit Holland’s famous windmills in the countryside around Amsterdam. On this tour you’ll see the canals and greenery of rural life in the Netherlands, and learn about the rich history of the area. Stroll around the historic village of Zaanse Schans and see the old shipyard, important here since the 17th century. In Volendam or Marken, see how wooden clogs are made!
Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary of passing attractions. And if you have children, the kid's ticket comes with a goodie bag and a free audio story that follows Sjonnie the Amsterdam mouse on an adventure through the city.
Head to Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold, where you’re treated to a welcome drink plus two Smirnoff cocktails or Heineken beers — your choice —while relaxing in a frosty bar where everything, even your drinking glass, is made of ice! Continue this totally ‘cool’ experience by taking a canal sightseeing cruise on a luxury glass-topped boat. It’s the best way to see Amsterdam’s top highlights.
Grab a seat at the coolest bar in Amsterdam with a fast-track package to the XtraCold Icebar, where everything—even the glasses—is made completely of ice. Relax first in the hip warm lounge, then slip on a provided thermal jacket for an arctic drinking adventure right in the heart of the Dutch capital. Admire ice sculptures illuminated by colorful lights as you sip three included drinks in the ‘chilled-out’ atmosphere.
The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 60-minute boat tour, which includes a cheese platter and unlimited beer, wine and soft drink. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
Combine two of Amsterdam’s top-selling experiences and save money with a Super Saver Heineken Experience and canal cruise package—a convenient and budget-friendly choice that’s ideal for first-time visitors. Guarantee your entry to the often sold-out Heineken Experience by booking in advance and get unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed waterways, without the crowds on land, during a canal cruise—a quintessential Amsterdam experience.
Leave the crowded tourist boats behind. Explore Amsterdam’s canals on a private tour in a traditional Dutch canal boat. Follow in Rembrandt’s footsteps and see the iconic painter’s favorite streets and neighborhood haunts from the water. Enjoy the intimate experience of an exclusive tour for your group of up to 12 people, as you are taken through Amsterdam’s history aboard the Delphine.
Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on an historic boat, built in 1912, while snacking on vegan food. You'll get views of some of the city's must-see sights, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, and the Red Light district. Munch on a vegan cheese plate and sip vegan wine, beer, and soft drinks while learning about Dutch history and culture.
Book your own personal canal boat cruise for the Amsterdam Light Festival, which takes place on select dates from November through January. Aboard a 12-seater private boat just for your sole group, you’ll experience the festival’s art displays and light sculptures without the crowds. Just leave the navigation to the boat’s captain, and enjoy a welcome drink once on board.
Thank you for your interest in Smooth Sailing Amsterdam. We take great pride in introducing the latest addition to our city offering luxury canal tours. Drawing from our extensive background in international hospitality and experience in the private yachting industry, our primary aim is to not merely provide our guests with a tour, but to create an unforgettable experience that surpasses their every expectation and a memory that will remain with them for years to come.
While gliding along the picturesque canals aboard one of our classic salon boats, our guests will be treated to a guided tour delivered by our seasoned captain and/or host/hostess, each possessing an intimate knowledge of city.
Furthermore, our offerings will extend into a variety of themed tours. We kick off with our signature 'Oysters & Champagne' tour, a unique experience that combines leisurely canal cruising with the pleasure of sipping champagne and indulging in the finest oysters the city has to offer.
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