Amsterdam: Luxury Boat Tour with Onboard Bar

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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

From USD 21.52

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


Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience during this open boat cruise on the city's canals. With the hospitality of a captain and hostess, you'll enjoy the city's sights, such as the Magere Brug, the Amstel River, and the Old Church, with a drink in hand (available for purchase).
  • Open boat canal cruise through Amsterdam
  • Narration from the captain on Amsterdam's history, culture, and people
  • Pass city sights such as the Magere Brug, Old Church, and the Amstel River
  • Drinks available for purchase
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day

What's Included

  • Captain
  • Enthusiastic Live Tour
  • Luxurious Boat Cruise ont he Canals
  • Blankets
  • Host(ess)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Oudezijds Voorburgwal 230
    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 230, 1012 GK Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Directions: Close to Dam Square at NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky dock. It only takes 5 minutes to walk from Dam Square. Spot the white monument and go down Damstraat. At the first canal turn left before crossing the bridge. You already see the dock from the corner

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Find your way to the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky dock, where you'll cash in your voucher. The cruises run all day and into the night, so you can choose the time that is most convenient for you. Boats stop at the dock approximately every 30 minutes. 

Step aboard and be greeted by your captain and hostess, dedicated to your enjoyment and safety while on the boat. Sit back and enjoy the sights while your captain provides narration about the history, culture, architecture, and people of Amsterdam. You'll pass important city sights such as the Old Church, the Magere Brug, and the Amstel River. Grab a drink from the bar (own expense) and pull a provided blanket over your lap if you get chilly. 

After the tour, you'll be dropped off at your original departure point.

Rederij Friendship

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Red Light District (Pass By)

Oude Kerk (Pass By)

Our Lord in the Attic Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Pass By)

Oudezijds Kolk (Pass By)

Centraal Station (Pass By)

Café the Schreiertower (Pass By)

Scheepvaarthuis (Pass By)

NEMO Science Museum (Pass By)

Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

The Amstel (Pass By)

Magere Brug (Pass By)

Montelbaanstoren (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 24 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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3,719 reviews
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The rain in Amsterdam falls mainly in the boat
John_R, Sept 2023
Horrific weather but they sailed anyway, rather risk life than cancel and refund the booking.. Shame really thought you guys would have a cover for the boat in wind and sideways rain.
Great Introduction to Amsterdam
Susan_H, Sept 2023
Great guides! Lots of interesting information about Amsterdam and a fun way to figure out in which parts of the city we wanted to spend more time.
The ghost boat.
Eric_J, Sept 2023
It was certainly memorable as we never were able to board one of cute LBT pleasure boats. Our time slot was set for Thu Sep 7 at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. At 10am that day, no boat was moored at that spot. A phonecall revealed that a boat should have been there but an indescribable mixup must have taken place. The person dealing with the matter was nice and courteous. They definitely apologized about 5 times for the error and not surprisingly could offer me only 2 options: A) rebook B) get a refund On an action packed "touristy" day, rebooking wasn't possible so I do expect a full refund pretty soon. It's really a shame our Amsterdam trip started off this way and I hope LBT learns from its mistake.
Fun & Relaxing Canal Tour in Amsterdam
Julia_D, Sept 2023
We had such a lovely time on this canal tour of Amsterdam! I went with two friends - we went on the tour on our first day as a way of seeing all the city has to offer before exploring it ourselves. The seats were comfortable and they offer drinks on board, and also have a very tasty caramel vodka which I highly recommend (I brought some home as a souvenir!). They also share some fun tidbits about the city. Highly recommend booking this boat tour if you're staying in Amsterdam.
Educational tour
Susan_H, Aug 2023
It was a lovely tour & the guides were very helpful & informative. It was well led & I learnt a lot about the country
Good boats and great skipper
MohdShakeelur_R, Aug 2023
Great hostess Paula and fantastic captain Nablo, it was a lovely boat ride, although the rains tried to play spoilsport.
Nice trip on the canals
Michael_Z, July 2023
Kind of a gimmicky thing to do in Amsterdam, but I did learn a few things about the city. Had a lot of trouble with my tickets through Viator for some reason as they weren't showing in their system despite the fact that I had them saved in my Google wallet, as a PDF, and in the Viator app. They didn't prevent me from going on the ride but it was a bit of a hassle as multiple tour guides asked me to show my tickets and none could find that I'd purchased two of them.
An experience to do
Daniela_D, July 2023
I really enjoyed the cruise with our captain Richard and our hostess Dina. They were both very pleasant and generous with the information they gave us. Luckily a nice weather allowed us to better admire the beauty of the city from the canal while sipping a drink chosen from the available menu. Thanks to Dina and Richard for their kindness and great mood!
Great boat cruise 🚤
Marlando_R, July 2023
Sam, Max and Do were really entertaining and knowledgeable about the city. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
This is the canal tour you want!
Kelsey_G, July 2023
This tour was fantastic! There were a lot of different canal tours, so I wasn't sure which to book, but I am so happy I went with this one. Our hostess Carli and Captain Niels were amazing! They were so knowledgeable, funny, attentive, and helpful. We went around lunch time and it was great because there were hardly any people. I definitely recommend this with the open top and smaller group over the closed in tours with the larger boats. They also make their own caramel vodka which was so delicious. Carli was so kind to give us local recommendations after the tour. We learned so much about Amsterdam and enjoyed the lovely ride.
Wonderful canal cruise! ...
Sarah_S, July 2023
Wonderful canal cruise! We did the large Blue Bloat boat tour and we’re so disappointed. So we booked this tour the next day and it was fabulous. A Smaller boat, about 20 on board and friendly captain and Nina the assistance was great. We all felt like we had really experienced being on the canals in Amsterdam after this tour. We would highly recommend it over the larger company boat tours.
It’s a great way to see...
SusannaGilmore, July 2023
It’s a great way to see Amsterdam from the water. Our guide was Informed and excellent. Highly recommend.
Dexter and the captain of...
Gustavo_E, July 2023
Dexter and the captain of plainer very well all the tour. If you’re at Amsterdam you really need to live this.
Great canal tour!
Linda_O, June 2023
It was a wonderful tour! We loved our guides; they were so nice, friendly and informative. Would definitely recommend!
Fun way to spend an hour
Greg_B, June 2023
A great cruise—the staff was so kind and had lots of great information to share. A good way to see the city from the water.
Must do this is a great way to explore Amsterdam
Teresa_M, June 2023
Great crew, captain shared the history of the area, good to see the city from this view & comfy open boat.
Awesome guides
SHARON_M, June 2023
Awesome guides. They were knowledgeable and fun. Boat ride was comfortable and they had extra blanket in case we were cold.
Nice boat ride
Shannon_M, June 2023
We enjoyed the boat ride. Feel like there could have been a little more narrative but the people were friendly and the drinks were good.
Great Time
Gilbert_V, June 2023
The Captain & first mate were very knowledgeable & personable! We enjoyed the freedom & view from an open air boat rather than being closed in as on other boats. Very nice to see the city from the canals!! We had a great time!
Lovely tour would highly recommend
Nina_K, May 2023
Great hosts. Fab trip! Alcoholic drinks available to purchase. Nice little stories of Amsterdam. The guides were really lovely

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