All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller Choice Award 2022)

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
  • Fantastic views as you cruise Amsterdam’s famous canals
  • Live on-board commentary: fun and entertaining for all ages
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and snacks served on-board
  • Multiple departure times: choose to see the city by day or at night

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Toilet, there is no toilet on the boat

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • There are two different starting locations. (Rijksmuseum or Central Station) Please make sure you go to the right one!
  • Due a lot of traffic at the dock, I can't wait more than 5 minutes. Please make sure you are at the dock 10 minutes before departure.
  • A fairly big step needs to be taken to get in the boat. Ofcourse we will assist you.
  • When a lot of rain is predicted I will try to get a covered boat. This might impact the visibility, but keep us dry. On heavily rainy days, rescheduling or refunding is ofcourse possible.
  • I always try to give the best tour possible (5*). But in rare occasion things don't go as you and me would like. Please let me know asap. Aither direct or send me an email of text. I will contact you.
  • The tour is a historical canal cruise, it is not a booze cruise. So if you are looking for a bachelor party boat or any other booze cruise. Just contact me. And I can arrange that for you on a private boat.
  • Captain Jack is collaboration between friends. Captain Jack is not perse himself on the boat.
  • Depending on the route you will see an interesting selection of highlights of Amsterdam.
  • Not hen, stag or drinking party suitable! If you are looking for that. Look for something else!
  • Be aware, on the water it can be colder than in the street. Make sure you have a coat with you.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There is no toilet on the boat.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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2,573 reviews
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Great canal tour
Jane_K, Mar 2023
Far (spelling?) was a great guide. He was very engaging and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend to others.
Great, not to miss, ride!
Jefffrey_S, Mar 2023
Great selection of food and drink! Captain Jack (Sean) did a great job. Nice ride and crowd! Highly recommend.... right behind the riks museum.. so make a day of it... then go to Hansel and Gretel pub.
Captain Ko was a great skipper!
Matt_L, Mar 2023
Captain Ko was awesome! His partner also helped with the history points of interest. Great snacks. Wonderful experience on the canals.
Great tour!
Andrew_S, Mar 2023
Great tour and excellent tour guide! Highly recommended tour for seeing the city and the open boat is much better for taking pictures.
Good intro to Amsterdam
Laura_R, Mar 2023
Captain "Jacqueline" was very cheerful and told several funny stories. I liked the Monet view of the church and story about the lovers' bridge.
Fareed was an...
Amy_M, Mar 2023
Fareed was an entertaining and knowledgeable captain! The snacks and drinks flowed freely as well as funny and historical stories. One of our favorite parts of Amsterdam!
Leah_M, Mar 2023
Captain Jackline was wonderful and we will do it again with all our friends who come to visit us! It was a beautiful experience and we learned a lot!
Great experience
Avery_M, Mar 2023
Great way to relax with some food and drinks while learning about Amsterdam on a boat ride. Tour guide was very nice and knew a lot about Amsterdam.
Lovely open boat tour
Billy_C, Mar 2023
We enjoyed our tour with Captains Ko and Collin. It was a lovely canal tour. There were plenty of snacks and drink and no crowding.
Highly recommend
Marina_V, Mar 2023
Captain Jack was very informative on the history of Amsterdam but added humour & fun to a very cold day …. Which encouraged all guest to join in as all felt very relaxed with our surroundings .
Great Canal Trip
Jacob_J, Mar 2023
Great trip with Captain Ko. Really brought Amsterdam and Canals to life with lively, funny and insight fuelled commentary. Lots of interaction, really friendly. Plenty of Wine and cheese and assorted liquorice! Would highly reccomend.
Highly recommend!!
Lexi_S, Mar 2023
Captain Ko was awesome! He explained all about facts of Amsterdam during our cruise. Highly recommend
Highlight of my trip!
MaryPaulette_M, Mar 2023
Oh this trip was so much fun! I had Captain Al and he was a hoot. He had a great sense of humour and took really good care of us during the tour. The wine was flowing and the laughs were plenty. This tour is fantastic and I highly, highly recommend doing this tour above the others. The group is smaller and you're in an authentic dutch style boat with character.
Cecilia_G, Mar 2023
Information that was shared of the areas as we went through the canal. Our cruise was on a rainy day but as we were scheduled it was clear weather and umbrellas were available.
Relaxed, fun and informative
Debbie_H, Mar 2023
Loved our cruise with Capt Jack. Chose this cruise as it was more intimate than others. As well as being great fun Jack was very informative and there were plenty drinks and tasty nibbles. I would definitely recommend it. Also just a nice length at 90mins. We had the three seasons in one day with sunshine, rain and hail, so felt at home, as we live in Scotland! 😀
Captain Ko was Great!
Giovanni_d, Feb 2023
We had a blast with Captain Ko. We were welcomed on the cruise with warms, cheese, wine, snacks, and beer. It was a chilly evening and the boat was nice and warm! We learned so much from Captain Ko about the history of the Amsterdam and the canals. It was a highlight of the trip! We had a blast.
A boat trip with a difference!
Floria_T, Feb 2023
If you are looking for a boat trip with a difference, then captain Jacks excursion is the one! It’s intimate, only a few people on the boat, we had the wonderful captain Jackaline who was an amazing skipper, who gave us all an insight into the history of this beautiful place. And the nibbles and drinks, we’re just what we needed to relax and take in the memorable sights as we enjoyed the smooth journey around the city. Thank you for making my partners Steves birthday so special. We would highly recommend it! Floria & Steve
Fun Cruise
Donna_S, Feb 2023
A great cruise with lots of fun facts about Amsterdam. Unlimited snacks and drinks were available and a great atmosphere on the boat
Fun tour
Paul_K, Feb 2023
Great tour! The guide gave us plenty of fun facts during the ride but could be hard to hear at times. Sit close to the front if you want to hear everything as there is no mic, but in the back there is plenty of comfy seats and more than enough food and drinks to share.
Water Views
Stephanie_F, Feb 2023
We loved this tour with our teenage daughter. It was the perfect way to see Amsterdam from the water while having snacks and cocktails. Captain Jacqueline was amazing and a fantastic source of knowledge. It was a little chilly, but the boat is inclosed for inclement weather. It would be even better in the sunshine! We would definitely recommend this tour to others!