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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

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Discover the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam on this 75-minute canal cruise. See the UNESCO world heritage canals, the city's iconic bridges, and waterfront houses.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 75 minutes
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Czech, Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Polish, Croatian, English


  • Enjoy a canal cruise through Amsterdam
  • Discover the city’s historical center, including the Skinny Bridge, the Golden Bend and more
  • See the sights of Amsterdam from its famous waterways on a canal cruise
Full description

Discover the best of Amsterdam on a canal cruise. Admire old and new buildings, bridges, and much more in a city that’s rooted in history but continues to change. Hear about the city from your audio guide.

Take in views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals, as well as the cosmopolitan 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. See the many sides of the city from the Golden Bend to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter, and from the Music Building in the harbor to the VOC ship.

Add an optional snack box to your cruise for something to munch on as you see the sights. Listen to your personal audio guide while on board, with commentary in 20 languages and complimentary headphones. The little ones will love the special "freshwater pirate" kids audio commentary and their own goody bag to enjoy on the boat.

  • Canal cruise
  • Snack box (if option selected)
  • Headphones

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    • Headphones

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    • This tour will take place rain or shine
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    4.3 /5

    based on 5904 reviews

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    We had a ticket for 11 o clock but we arrived early at 10:30 and the friendly staff allowed us to take an earlier trip. One can hear the tour via earplugs either brought by themselves or offered by the blue boat company. Toilet is on board. The captain showed some of the buildings mentioned. It was not crowded at all. The tour went through the grachten and the sea in the north of the railway station.

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    September 22, 2022

    The lady at the register was one of the worst people I have met in Netherlands. My phone's battery was out and phone turned off just when I was showing my already paid reservation. She did not look up from her computer for my name and reservation saying that it would not show up. But then she did not let me plug my phone either. The other people on the deck were very helpful and especially one of the young man who is working with her took me outside and showed me an outlet that was outside so I could charge my phone. My reservation was not for one or two but for 9 people, so I paid whole a lot not to be allowed to board! My cable did not work, and 5 minutes to the take off, I told the lady that I paid whole a lot that she should just look at her computer and finally but still not willingly she agreed to look for my reservation and made the whole cruise guests and staff wait extra just in order to be bossy! Worst person ever!

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    September 19, 2022

    This a great way to see the city from a different perspective via the famous canals. The cruise lasts the full time which is good value for money. Make sure to bring your own headphones that can be plugged in if you want to listen to the narration. Also, there isn’t anywhere to listen to the narration on the seats outside so sit indoors if you want that. Overall, an enjoyable experience that I would definitely recommend.

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    September 10, 2022

    Product ID: 8271