Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks

Badge of ExcellenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 59.82

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


Want to see the sights of Amsterdam from an open boat, yet avoid the tourist crowds? Step aboard a single-mast sailboat known as a sloop, and relax in the comfort of a spacious vessel where numbers are limited to just 12 people. You’ll sip drinks from an open bar, enjoy unobstructed views of the city, and sample classic Dutch treats like “bitterballen” as you cruise.
  • Book a popular Amsterdam cruise option online to save time at the canals
  • Enjoy better visibility of the Amsterdam canals from an open sloop boat
  • Hear tales of Amsterdam’s sights and culture from the captain as you cruise
  • Sip mulled wine and try authentic Dutch food such as the “stroopwafel”

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Vegetarian or an allergy such as gluten? let us know so we can arrange the right snacks for you
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Keizersgracht 401
      Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, Netherlands

      In front of the building 401 (Huis of Marseille, Museum for Photography) you see a wooden bench and a small jetty the boat will stop there .

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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    Traveller Tips

    Plenty of food and drinks were available during the whole tour.
    Excellent choice for a small group who are looking for a relaxing and entertaining tour of the city center.
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    ASMAA_A, Mar 2023
    Amazing trip and really enjoyable experience with Captain Erik! Boat and snacks are also great! Highly recommended!
    A wonderful afternoon
    Richard_S, Mar 2023
    Time flew quickly as Captain Storm guided us through the canals on his boat. The smaller size of the boat made for a pleasant trip. The drinks and food were a welcome pluss, especially the bitterballen that were purchased on route. Captain Storm made a wonderful tour guide, relaxed but full of information about Amsterdam, as he guided us along the canals, providing geographical and historical tidbits along the way. Highly recommended. I would much prefer this over the larger and more commercial cruises.
    Well worth it
    Timothy_V, Mar 2023
    The tour was amazing. Captain Storm was funny and knowledgeable. Made everyone feel comfortable. The bitterballen he got was really good too.
    Worth your time
    Dimitrina_S, Mar 2023
    The tour was not oversold, plenty of room on the boat, drinks and snacks. Captain Storm was nice and informative. The only negative, we were supposed to be on the 7pm tour. The day before, we were told that we have to be rebook for the 4pm tour, or cancel our reservation. We had to rush with our visit to a museum to make the 4pm boat tour.
    Great history lessons!
    Lisa_C, Mar 2023
    The tour and Captain Erik were fantastic! Interesting stories and plenty of time to see everything! What a great way to learn about Amsterdam's history...highly recommend!
    Canal Cruisin
    Shanna_C, Mar 2023
    The canal cruise is a must to satisfy your tourist craving if you’re in Amsterdam. Really enjoyed learning about Dutch history while snacking on local foods paired with wine.
    Host was great, food and...
    Daniel_H, Mar 2023
    Host was great, food and drink were ample. Boat was lovely. Don't make the mistake that we did, make sure to use the toilet before you board
    Best 2 hours in Amsterdam!
    Latisha_D, Mar 2023
    This tour was fantastic! Captain Storm was recommended by someone sat next to me on the plane and he did not disappoint! Highly recommend and will be doing this again the next time we're here!
    Best tour of Amsterdam
    Aspen_e, Mar 2023
    Captain Storm was amazing!! If you wanna tour the canals there’s no better way to do so! he was personable, and showed us amazing sights you wouldn’t see on any other boat tour.
    The sights are beautiful...
    McKenna_B, Mar 2023
    The sights are beautiful and I enjoyed the hearing the history of Amsterdam! The food and drinks are lovely too.
    Colorado Crew
    Chris_R, Feb 2023
    Great way to get away from the crowds and get a couple hours on the water with a great guide! We had two couples and had a great time.
    Canal Tour
    Margaret_S, Feb 2023
    Our captain was entertaining and talkative. There were chips, cheese, bitterballens (yummy)and waffles. In addition there was hot chocolate, mulled wine, wine, beer, gin, and soft drinks. Also the seating was was on a beautiful but cold evening.
    Small tour of Amsterdam
    Erin_K, Feb 2023
    Our canal cruise was so much better than we ever could have expected—we learned so much about the history of Amsterdam, as our guide provided us with an incredible wealth of information about the architecture and culture of the city. With all of that plus plenty of bitterballen and beer and hot cocoa, what could be better? It was also wonderful to see the city on a smaller, cozier boat so that we could venture on some of the tighter canals in Amsterdam. The boat is also heated, so if you’re looking for a tour for all seasons, this is it.
    Boat ride with a movie producer, Eric!
    Denise_A, Feb 2023
    What a fun adventure! Captain Eric was especially interesting since his mother was a friend and classmate of Anne Frank. The history tour of Amsterdam was just enough. The snacks were yummy! We had cheese and grapes with cheese straws and mini waffles. We stopped half way to find a delivery of hot appetizers. Beverages included wine beer a variety of soft drinks and hot chocolate. They even served warm wine, which everyone enjoyed! Shots of grain alcohol were also offered. Blankets were even provided since it was rather cold. (February) overall, I think this was a great value for the money.
    Excellent Cruise
    Andrew_M, Feb 2023
    Amazing evening cruise from start to finish. Great variety of food and drinks on board. Captain Storm was an excellent host and tour guide without making it feel like boring history lesson of Amsterdam. We had good craic and will definitely book again and hopefully it will be a daytime one.
    Best choice ever!
    Theresa_Y, Feb 2023
    This tour was definitely a highlight and much more personal and intimate than the other tours. Erik was super entertaining and knowledgeable We did the evening cruise and it was beautiful... definitely recommend over the large boat/cookie cutter tours!
    Great food and drinks....
    Tamara_H, Jan 2023
    Great food and drinks. Captain Storm has a great sense of humour and is a very informative guide. Definitely would do again.
    Canal Lights
    Linda_E, Jan 2023
    Beautiful snowy night! Warm beverages and warm blankets added to the warmth of captain Eric. The tour was the way to see Amsterdam
    Great time seeing Amsterdam
    Gary_D, Jan 2023
    Erik our captain was terrific. Friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Promptly supplied us with drink of our choice. Informative with his personal twist. Personal and historical stories shared. Navigated vessel like a pro. Free to ask questions. Group of six of us. All enjoyed. Easy to find boat.
    Canal Cosy
    Yael_F, Jan 2023
    A perfect way to view Amsterdam on a cosy boat with comfort and delicious refreshments. On top of that- a guide who is a bit of a star, Erik. Erik is a fascinating man who shared with us so much about the history and interest of Amsterdam; including his own family history. It was absolutely priceless. This made it an unforgetabke experience. Many thanks