Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise with Live Guide and Onboard Bar

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luxury Small Open Boat Canal Tour

From USD 21.30

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


Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from 3 different departure locations in the city center of Amsterdam, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
  • Small-group canal cruise offers more room to relax and fewer crowds
  • Enjoy a peaceful and quiet ride thanks to 100% electric engines
  • Pass by several landmarks like the Skinny Bridge on the Amstel River, and the impressive Herengracht

What's Included

  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase

    Meeting And Pickup

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    What To Expect

    The Jordaan (Pass By)

    Prinsengracht (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Cheese Museum (Pass By)

    Bloemgracht (Pass By)

    Anne Frank House (Pass By)

    Statue of Anne Frank (Pass By)

    Westerkerk (Pass By)

    Spiegelkwartier (Pass By)

    De 9 Straatjes (Pass By)

    De Kaaskamer (Pass By)

    Houseboat Museum (Pass By)

    Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a Concept by Hyatt (Pass By)

    Leiden Square (Leidseplein) (Pass By)

    Koninklijk Theater Carre (Pass By)

    Amstelveld (Pass By)

    Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam (Pass By)

    De Duif (Pass By)

    Herengracht (Pass By)

    Blauwbrug (Pass By)

    Rijksmuseum (Pass By)

    The Amstel (Pass By)

    Singel (Pass By)

    Magere Brug (Pass By)

    Hermitage Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Museum (Pass By)

    Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

    South Church (Zuiderkerk) (Pass By)

    Mulligans Irish Music Bar (Pass By)

    De Kleine Komedie (Pass By)

    Bloemenmarkt (Pass By)

    Rembrandtplein (Pass By)

    Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) (Pass By)

    Spui (Pass By)

    Museum of the Canals (Pass By)

    Willet-Holthuysen Museum (Pass By)

    Bridge of 15 Bridges (Pass By)

    Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

    The Cat Cabinet (Pass By)

    Museum of Bags and Purses (Pass By)

    Huis Bartolotti (Pass By)

    Homomonument (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Tulip Museum (Pass By)

    Flagship Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travellers can participate
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
    • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
    • When a lot of rain is predicted and/or the weather is colder than expected, the boat will be covered.
    • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 50D (around the corner of the Anne Frank House).
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
    • Please be aware that the points of interest on the route may slightly vary depending on the departure point chosen
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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    Featured review
    The canal tour was a great way to see the city and hear about the history of the city. We were lucky to experience this on a very beautiful Amsterdam day. Our tour guides Julia and Lau were great and so welcoming. I enjoyed this tour.


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    Drifting down the canals of Amsterdam
    Deborah_B, Sept 2023
    The trip was excellent.. It was a beautiful boat. It was very good. The snacks, wine and beer were great. It could have been a little longer. We would recommend it to all our friends.our guide was excellent, and entertaining.
    Leaving at dusk was perfect time to go. Got some great pictures.
    Cindy_N, Sept 2023
    Our bartender and guide were great fun. Johnny W. and Yannick. We were on the Flagship boat with my husband, and my brother, a resident of Amsterdam. We left from Central train station location. We would do this again.
    Excellent guided tour
    p98hvvbnsf, Sept 2023
    The tour was great. Guides had a lot of knowledge and showed things that you would not ordinarily pick up if you went on your own.
    Beautiful trip! Nice tour...
    Jacqueline_G, Sept 2023
    Beautiful trip! Nice tour during sunset, the information about the city super interesting and our captain and bartender were amazing.
    Renate_F, Sept 2023
    Cool guides, great explanations! Learned a lot about the city and had a good laugh. We can definitely recommend this cruise!
    Great tour
    Rochelle_D, Sept 2023
    Great tour . Very professional and knowledgeable. 1 hour with singing too! On time. Easy to find. Vv
    Awesome cruise
    Ric, Sept 2023
    What a fun hour on the canals. Albert the captain and Rose & Felicia dis a great job of keeping everyone entertained and refreshed. It was well worth it.
    Fun and informative boat cruise
    Lynn_D, Sept 2023
    Morgane gave a wonderful commentary. Freddy did an amazing job driving the boat and missing the canal walls, however he was extremely hard to understand. The cruise was fun and educational.
    Great value and a must do
    Lorraine_A, Sept 2023
    Vince and Sophie were great hosts on our canal tour. We enjoyed our open boat better than the closed in ones
    Lina_W, Sept 2023
    Excellent tour with lots of information. It was fun and we had a fantastic time. We highly recommend!!
    Difficult to find meeting place when you are early
    eric_w, Sept 2023
    Map for meeting place not accurate. We arrived one hour prior. Boat and crew were nowhere to be found in the vicinity and we wondered from pier to pier asking. It's only until 25 minutes before departure when we saw an open boat approaching with a gentleman in an orange tee shirt. Duration of the cruise was good but we never came near the open bridge shown on the photo of the excursion. Crews were very friendly though.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Dear Eric, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience. We apologize for any inconvenience you faced due to the inaccuracies in the meeting place directions. It's disappointing to hear that you encountered difficulties in locating our boat and crew. This is certainly not the experience we aim to provide, and we understand your frustration. To make amends, we would like to offer you a new tour with us. We are committed to ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable experience next time. Please let us know your preferred date, and we'll ensure everything is in place for a memorable and improved excursion. If you are interested, please write an email to: We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Jessie - Head of front office management
    Fun tour acclimating to the canals
    Joan_W, Sept 2023
    Stories from boat Driver and bartender were fun. Smaller Open boat was great to Get to know other travelers
    Fabulous & Fun!
    JaninePhillips, Sept 2023
    Fantastic! Great staff, comfortable boat, lovely weather combined with a fun crew!!! Highly recommend this tour! Thanks team
    Do it on day one!
    Randi_S, Sept 2023
    Great to learn about the architecture! Made strolling around more interesting. Also liked the canals we went on.
    Having fun in Amsterdam with FLAGSHIP
    Larry_S, Sept 2023
    Dara and Tim’s. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. We totally enjoyed the open boat experience and would recommend Flagship to all our friends.
    It’s a boat ride
    JM_B, Sept 2023
    It was ok. Not a lot of historical information- but it was a boat ride. Could do without the bar services on such a small boat. It doesn’t add much for the “tour” and the drinks a quite expensive. Captain and crew were very delightful. However… I wouldn’t say this is a top thing to put on your “must do “ list whilst visiting Amsterdam
    Great value
    Bladimir_D, Sept 2023
    Good investment for the time spent, skipper and guide are specialists on their business and a valuable source of cultural and historical information
    Fun for you (and 30 other people)!
    Jennifer_H, Sept 2023
    The crew was excellent, but the boat was crammed right with people that it was a bit uncomfortable. Instead of taking people with tickets first and then filling it in with people who were buying tickets on the spot the company packed everyone in. Definitely not a relaxing experience.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hi Jennifer, We appreciate your valuable feedback regarding your recent cruise experience, and we want to extend our apologies for any discomfort you encountered. We are delighted to hear that you found our crew excellent, and we take great pride in their dedication to providing a top-notch service to our guests. However, we understand that the overall experience was disrupted by the overcrowding on the boat, which detracted from the relaxation you were seeking. Your concerns about the boarding process have been noted, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We understand the importance of providing a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere on our cruises. We would like to offer a 50% refund to you for this inconvenience. You can reach us at where we can provide you with your refund and discuss any other concerns. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your cruise with us. Your feedback is vital to us, and we are dedicated to improving our services to ensure that all our guests have a memorable and comfortable experience. Warm regards, Jessie – Front Office Management, Flagship Amsterdam
    Awesome time
    Steve_M, Sept 2023
    Wonderful guides and a beautiful experience in the most beautiful city. The boat cruise was amazing we lover every part of it.
    Allan_B, Sept 2023
    Relaxing jovial informative commentary (primarily in English, but the hosts spoke several languages) around the canals of Amsterdam, complimented with affordable beverages.

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