Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise and Ripley’s Believe it or Not

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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise and Ripley’s Believe it or Not

From US$ 35.81 per person

Experience 2 of Amsterdam’s top highlights with a combined 1-hour canal cruise by luxury glass-topped boat and entry to the amazing museum of curiosities at Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

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  • Enjoy a 1-hour cruise through the UNESCO-listed canal district of Amsterdam
  • Admire elegant houses lining the canals and see lovely churches and bridges
  • Discover curiosities from around the world at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  • See a 7-meter tall transformer made out of car parts
  • Get an amazing view of Dam Square from the top floor of Ripley's Believe It or Not!
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Climb aboard a glass-topped boat and see the sights of Amsterdam from a different perspective on a 1-hour canal cruise. Admire the centuries-old merchant houses and UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the 17th-century Golden Age from the historic waterways. Admire the decorative façades and iconic landmarks of the city center, such as Anne Frank's House, the imposing Westerkerk and the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River. Enter an amazing museum that showcases the world’s most remarkable collection of natural, scientific, artistic and human oddities with a fast track entry ticket to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Go on a journey into the bizarre as you explore ancient civilizations and see unusual contemporary art. Some say that it is one of the weirdest spots in the city, but a must-see if you’re interested in odd facts!
  • Fast-track entry to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • GPS audio guide in 19 different languages for the canal cruise
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance to the 5D cinema at Ripley's Believe it or Not!
  • Shooting range tokens at Ripley's Believe it or Not!
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Enter Ripley's Believe It or Not with your (smartphone) ticket. Ripley's is located at Dam 21, 1012 JS, Amsterdam. Please note that it is only possible to access the attraction at your chosen time-slot. The Canal Cruise can only be accessed with a pre-booked time-slot. In order to pre-book a specific time-slot, please show your (smartphone) ticket at the office located at Damrak 26, Amsterdam

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Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 years or younger are free of charge, provided they do not occupy their own seat during the cruise
  • You are more than welcome to take photographs, however tripods and lights may not be used at Ripley's Believe it or Not!
  • Fast-track entry to Ripley’s Believe it or Not and -hour canal cruise is included
  • GPS audio guide in 19 different languages for the canal cruise is included
  • Meals, drinks, entrance to the 5D cinema at Ripley's Believe it or Not, and shooting range tokens at Ripley's Believe it or Not are not included
  • You must dispose of all food, drink, and chewing products before entering Ripley's Believe it or Not!
  • The lounge, smoking area and 5D cinema are all on the 4th floor of Ripley's Believe it or Not!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

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The museum is very interesting for the eccentricities exposed and at the same time fun for the interaction it allows to have, very advisable to take children or teenagers! The boat ride is worth it because it gives us a different view of the canals. I advise 100% this combined!

February 28, 2020

The drive through Amsterdam was very informative, but it is useful, at least in high tourist crowds, to bring some time. The visit to Ripley's was very interesting. Small minus point in the selection of the language. The information boards are only in Dutch and in English and unfortunately there are no other information brochures or audio guides. For me personally, it was not a problem, but if you do not speak the language, it's a shame because you do not understand the stories behind the exhibits.

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September 4, 2018

All in all a nice undertaking. However, we thought that a stop should be made during the canal cruise to make the attraction. That was not the case.

October 12, 2019

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