Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise Including Live Guide and Drinks

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From USD 24.98

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


The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming, so experience Amsterdam in peace from the water. Sit back and relax with a cold Heineken beer, wine or soft drink while you experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. On this 1-hour canal cruise you'll pass by sights including the Anne Frank House, Skinny Bridge and more, while your skipper will give you information about Amsterdam and provide some local tips.
  • Cruise the waters on a comfortable electric canal boat
  • Relax and enjoy beer, wine and soft drinks (included)
  • Get insider tips on the city as your guide provides live commentary
  • See the sights including the Anne Frank House, Amstel River, Skinny Bridge and more
  • Multiple departure times make it easy to fit into any schedule

What's Included

  • 1-hour cruise on 100% electric boats
  • Live guide
  • Drinks (Heineken beer, wines, soft drinks)
  • Toilet available on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Amstel 51F
      Amstel 51F, 1018 EJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

      In front of the Hermitage Museum

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Hermitage Amsterdam

    Admission Ticket Free

    The Amstel (Pass By)

    Anne Frank House (Pass By)

    Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

    Red Light District (Pass By)

    Magere Brug (Pass By)

    Herengracht (Pass By)

    Prinsengracht (Pass By)

    Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Boerejongens Coffeeshop Center (Pass By)

    The Jordaan (Pass By)

    The Cat Cabinet (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Cheese Museum (Pass By)

    Cromhout House (Pass By)

    Huis Bartolotti (Pass By)

    Westerkerk (Pass By)

    Westertoren (Pass By)

    Houseboat Museum (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Canal Ring (Pass By)

    Spiegelkwartier (Pass By)

    Rokin (Pass By)

    Memorial to Koningin Wilhemina (Pass By)

    The Bulldog The First Coffeeshop (Pass By)

    Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder (Pass By)

    Brouwerij de Prael (Pass By)

    Weeping Tower (Pass By)

    NEMO Science Museum (Pass By)

    Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

    Architecture Centre of Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Waterlooplein Market (Pass By)

    Hortus Botanicus (Pass By)

    Montelbaanstoren (Pass By)

    Leprozenpoort (Pass By)

    Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please note that the itinerary provided is just an example. Routes may vary due to traffic, construction works, and weather conditions
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Please note that in case of rain or other bad weather conditions our boats will have a glass cover or umbrellas/ponchos on board. In case the tour is cancelled by the operator, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 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.

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    Featured review
    We loved the canal cruise, our guide (don’t remember his name but he was from Italy) told us a lot of interesting things about Amsterdam in general n canals in particular n facilitated a pleasant atmosphere throughout the cruise. Totally recommend this tour :)


    382 reviews
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    Nice canal cruise, great guide
    AILIN_H, May 2023
    We loved the canal cruise, our guide (don’t remember his name but he was from Italy) told us a lot of interesting things about Amsterdam in general n canals in particular n facilitated a pleasant atmosphere throughout the cruise. Totally recommend this tour :)
    Crew was very friendly...
    Gary_C, Mar 2023
    Crew was very friendly and drinks were free flowing. Great English and very knowledgeable. Boat was comfortable and lots of room.
    Good route, bad guide
    Gibran_L, Jan 2023
    Got rebooked on evening Light Festival cruise, which was a great tour around the city, but the guide (Alessandro) was not loud enough and didn't provide information for half of the installations and landmarks we passed. The skipper was more informative in fact.
    Amazing experience
    Jenny_L, Oct 2022
    The guides on the boat Oscar and Firla were very informative and made the experience very enjoyable plus travelling through the canals of Amsterdam was very picturesque.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hi Jenny, thanks a lot for sharing your amazing experience with Oscar and Veerle. I'll make sure to tell them you enjoyed their tour. We hope you have a great stay in Amsterdam and would love to welcome you back on board another time in the near future!
    Poor tour
    Irmina_G, July 2019
    i have done several of these boat tours which are usually nice and enjoyable but this one wasn’t. We could barely hear the explanation of the guide. The driver was constantly on his phone and the tour made 4 stops that did not make any sense therefore from the 70 mins the tour is actually 45 (or not even). I took my mum on it and i am sad she did not get the nice experience she was supposed to.
    SOOOO Personalized!
    Yvonne_C, Aug 2018
    We managed to hit a very sunny and warm window right before a thunder storm only because the guide was so gracious to let us move our time of tour up by one hour! Great tour, mainly because both the captain and his assistant were so knowledgeable and so willing to talk to us and answer all of our questions during the tour!!
    Open air canal cruise
    John_G, July 2018
    We had a very nice time on this canal cruise. The crew was very helpful explaining and answering questions. The nice part is you are not trapped under glass like other canal boats. The drinks and service was great. Our captain was William and did a great job.
    Hyggelig kanal rundfart
    Helle_Y, June 2023
    Godt vejr 🌞 god guide informativt 😊 en fin tur med udsigt til alle de gamle skæve bygninger 👍🏻 god til at give tips
    Hyggelig kanalrundfart
    Brigitte_P, Apr 2023
    Vi havde en rigtig hyggelig tur med en ung, god og erfaren skipper og en ung, informativ guide. Vi fik set meget, og fik meget info og historie. Fri drikkelse var med i prisen.
    Besatzung sehr nett....
    Norman_S, Aug 2022
    Besatzung sehr nett. Unser Guid war super freundlich und konnte uns viel über die Gschichte von Amsterdam erzählen. Wir waren 8 Personen und würden die Fahrt wieder buchen.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, uns eine Bewertung zu hinterlassen! Wir freuen uns, dass Sie eine unterhaltsame und lehrreiche Erfahrung mit uns gemacht haben und hoffen, dass Sie ein anderes Mal wiederkommen!
    yrolke, July 2019
    super gemütliches Boot, gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, sehr freundliches und sympathisches junges Team. Toll fand ich auch, dass wir Wasser inklusive bekommen haben. Gerade bei den Temperaturen war das sehr angenehm.
    Leistung entsprach nicht der Buchung
    Mona_R, July 2019
    Getränke sollten extra gezahlt werden, obwohl diese laut Buchung inklusive waren! Tour ist eigentlich keine 70 Minuten lang - da drei Stopps eingelegt werden!

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