Amsterdam 1 hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam, Netherlands

From USD 17.64

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
  • Glide around Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals in a glass-topped boat
  • Cruise past top Amsterdam attractions including the Anne Frank House and Magere Brug
  • Learn about Amsterdam’s history and sights from the audio commentary

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Save time waiting with a skip-the-line ticket for the ever-popular Amsterdam canal cruise.

What's Included

  • 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Audio guide in several languages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rederij Lovers B.V.
    Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Check in at LOVERS Canal Cruises, PrinsHendrikkade 25, in front of central station of Amsterdam with your (mobile) voucher.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam (Pass By)

Anne Frank House (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Check-in at Lovers 10 minutes before the reserved time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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333 reviews
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I enjoyed Seeing the rich...
Anna_P, Mar 2023
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Great trip
Sharon_H, Mar 2023
Really good trip, great commentator great captain. Easy to find and well worth the money. Would definitely recommend.
It was really good...
Sintija_S, Mar 2023
It was really good experience to visit amsterdam from another side and hearing all about Amsterdam history's thank you for that and i recommend people do this go with lover's you will enjoy and will be happy about thats
Nice experience!
Lovisa_H, Mar 2023
Looking at the town from the water was a fine introduction to Amsterdam! It helped us to understand the towns character!
Great cruise friendly crew
Katie_H, Mar 2023
Great cruise friendly crew :) Great way to see more parts of the city in a short time. Cater for so many languages and provide headphones.
Monique_C, Feb 2023
The cruise left early and the departure was not in front of Anne Frank as stated in the instructions. The cruise line lovers did not try to help. Another cruise line that actually was located in front of the Anne Frank house provided much better help even tho we had not purchased tickets with them.
Avoid - company oversell tickets and do not care about pre-bookings
Laura_G, Feb 2023
We were not able to board at the allocated time despite pre-booking as the company had oversold the tickets and the boat was full. We were told to wait for 30mins for the next boat. It was 0 degrees and we had a 1 year old with us. They made out that they didn’t know how this happened but I’m fully aware this is a frequent occurrence as I read the reviews beforehand and regretted booking with this company! There are plenty others available so I would avoid this as they clearly only care about selling as many tickets as possible whether people have pre-booked seats or not!
Terrible experience, boat was too full of people.
Jade_M, Feb 2023
Awful experience. The boat was too full and you share your seats with 5 more people, on the same table.
Michael_M, Feb 2023
I did a different cruise on the canal solo and it was small and quite. This one seemed more like a tour bus full of people. It was booked with and english tour, but it was not audible in english unless you had the headphones on. My previous canal tour had only Dutch and English recordings that were very audible.
A great experience
Jane_C, Jan 2023
Great experience. Great history learns and good views. I highly recommend when you go Amsterdam. Aviator was really good easy for booking too
Awesome staff
Clara_F, Jan 2023
The staff was great and very helpful, My flight got canceled and they were able to keep me in the same room, the location is perfect, right in the center, not far from the airport.
Beautiful to go down the canals by night
teresa_c, Dec 2022
Easy to get to the boat was delayed for 1 hr but we went to the nearest pub and enjoyed watching the world cup
Good way to visit the city in a glance
Didier_P, Dec 2022
Unfortunately the boat was over full despite that I booked 24 hours in advance, we where place outside in the back looking backward, so not easy to interpreted the comments. Beside that it was good
Poorly organised
amazon_d, Nov 2022
Nice boat ride through the canal, felt it was poorly organised as we were waiting until our time to board but the boat was already basically full before our time had started so we has to sit outside at the back in 2 degree temperature. I think they over sell the boat seats.
I was disappointed. I...
Lizbeth_L, Nov 2022
I was disappointed. I thought the audio guide would provide more information. Our on board person only offered a few lame jokes and made not of two points of interest.
Very pleasant tour. It...
Monika_K, Nov 2022
Very pleasant tour. It was Nice to see Amsterdam from the water. Be early to get a seat by the window.
Great trip very entertaining
monika_C, Oct 2022
Very entertaining and Interesting. Would definitely book again when in Amsterdam. Boat was clean and great to have the earphones
It was for my other...
jemma_e, Oct 2022
It was for my other half’s birthday so special! More of Amsterdams beautiful sights! Very relaxed and interesting!
great friendly informative experience
Karen_h, Oct 2022
the views and information about the history of Amsterdam and friendly crew helped to make this a memorable experience
Amazing Canal Cruise
MasarapA_M, Oct 2022
Crossing bridges to bridges along the canals with the beautiful views were so amazing and exciting. This is our second time experience in the canal cruise in Amsterdam and we really love this city.