Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canal Cruise Including Drinks

Badge of ExcellenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.

    What's Included

    • Heating
    • Toilet
    • Drinks are included
    • For private cruises we can also provide you with dinner, lunch or snacks! Go to our website for more information
    • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Leidsekade 101
      Leidsekade 101, 1017 PP Amsterdam, Netherlands

      The boarding location is a quiet public dock on the waterfront, in front of house numbers 100 To 104. It's between café Lido and the bridge to Leidseplein, a very popular square in Amsterdam. Easy to reach by public transport and parking facility (Q-Park Byzantium -Tesselschadestraat 1 G-)

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Red Light District (De Wallen) (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Canal Ring (Pass By)

    The Amstel (Pass By)

    Hermitage Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Museum of the Canals (Pass By)

    Negen Straatjes (Pass By)

    Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

    NEMO Science Museum (Pass By)

    Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

    museum Rembrandthuis (Pass By)

    Waterlooplein Market (Pass By)

    Bloemenmarkt (Pass By)

    Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

    Montelbaanstoren (Pass By)

    Jodenbuurt (Pass By)

    The Smallest House in Amsterdam (Pass By)

    The Jordaan (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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 a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    144 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
    Showing 1-10 of 144 reviews
    See Amsterdam from the water!
    Teresa_S, Sept 2022
    It was a wonderful canal cruise. The boat was in very beautiful condition. John was an excellent driver and gave us some local history. The food and drinks were an added touch and much appreciated.
    'The BEST' canal boat tour in Amsterdam
    John, July 2022
    Excellent canal tour, pristine craft & exceptional captain & guide. The tour route and views of Amsterdam were the best.
    Brian is awesome
    Wayne_J, July 2022
    Trip thru the canals was beautiful . Brian had lots stories of history of the different neighborhoods. He served wine and cheese and crackers . Took over two hours . Loved it. A must do.
    A great experience
    Marenda_W, July 2022
    It was an absolutely amazing tour. Our guide was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. He gave us a history lesson using the architecture of the city, buildings, and canal to do so. The cheese was fantastic and the vibe was perfect. Two hours passed much too quickly. Would definitely recommend.
    A must do!
    Connie_H, July 2022
    Such a wonderful tour! Would do this again for sure. The guide was awesome. Full of information. A relaxing way to see Amsterdam from the canal.
    Great canal cruise; worth every penny
    Joel_S, July 2022
    Brian is a fantastic captain and had a wealth of knowledge to share with us. We had a great time on the boat and would recommend to others trying to find a great canal cruise. We did it on the first day and it opened our eyes to the beauty and history of the city.
    Brian was an amazing guide and captain. He provided us so much history of the area. It definitely is THE BEST!.
    Sharon_J, June 2022
    We were able to go on the smaller canals as well as the major ones. We learned so much about the area, architecture and history.
    Brian is the man! What a...
    Stephan_R, June 2022
    Brian is the man! What a great tour and experience. Feels like a private ride, rather than a tourist trip. Brian it very knowledgeable and made it fun.
    Nice way to see the city.
    Robert_M, May 2022
    Brian was great. Very knowledgeable and easy going. Although starting point a bit hard to find. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
    Our canal cruise was...
    Sandy_L, May 2022
    Our canal cruise was definitely « the best. » Brian is a charming host/captain. We learned a lot about Amsterdam while enjoying cheese and wine. Definitely recommended.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again on board with us. Kind regards, Mathilda
    Fantastic tour!,
    Daniel_W, May 2022
    Very good cruise. Brian was fantastic is sharing about the city and canals. We had wine and cheese and crackers. They were great. We all had a great time. Couldn’t have asked for any more. Would highly recommend this tour. Worth much more than we paid.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Dear Daniel, Nice to hear that you liked the tour. Kind regards, Mathilda
    A Wonderful Tour of an Amazing City
    Sherry_H, Apr 2022
    What a wonderful way to see Amsterdam! We couldn’t have asked for a more delightful afternoon…floating through the canals, drinking wine and eating local cheese, and learning about the city’s history and culture. Our captain and guide was a gracious host! Highly recommended!
    All you need is Brian
    Sarah_C, Apr 2022
    Brian knew so much and shared his knowledge generously. He could answer all our questions about his beautiful city. He served yummy cheese and wine, olives, tomatoes and pofertjes. He showed us historical maps, played local music and taught us some Dutch. All great!
    It would take 1000s of words to describe the experience
    William_N, Apr 2022
    Sharing fine wine and cheese along the amazing canals of Amsterdam while heating Brian relate the history of this unique and special place.
    Beautiful Sunday
    Noah_M, Apr 2022
    We had a great time seeing Amsterdam and hearing about the water's history. We saw and heard a lot more than expected thanks to our host. I will definitely recommend!
    Great experience
    Amit_A, Feb 2022
    Brian was very friendly and knowledgeable about Amsterdam’s history. He gave tons of recommendations as well. All in all an excellent experience. Highly recommend!!
    Anders_R, Nov 2021
    Everything - the very nice skipper/guide, the very pleasant and interesting guidance and tour, also the lovely little boat.
    Best tour!
    Courtney_D, Sept 2021
    This was honestly the best tour I've ever been on! The boat was very nice and comfortable and Brian was a wonderful guide; friendly, informative, super knowledgeable, and very passionate about Amsterdam. We learned the history of the city along with personal anecdotes Brian added in. The best way to see Amsterdam, highly recommend!
    local and individual
    Ruth_V, Aug 2021
    Thank you for this great and individual tour. We learned a lot about Amsterdam and the people of Amsterdam.
    Response from Host, Sept 2021
    Thank you for kind review, Kind regards, Mathilda
    Nice, private and personal
    Lisa_H, Aug 2021
    Me and my two kids enjoyed the tour very much. Historical, fun and very beautiful boat trip with an engaged and nice guide.