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Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Amsterdam Boat Experience

From US$ 19.42 per person

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a fully electric open boat cruise with live commentary departing from the Rijksmuseum or the Anne Frank House.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide

The Original experience

  • Listen to informative commentary along the route from the boat's local skipper
  • Sail down the historic canals and discover the city’s museum quarter
  • Cruise by iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge and the Hermitage Museum
  • Glide past the posh Amstel Hotel and see trendy, waterside neighborhoods
  • Purchase a cocktail onboard and enjoy a relaxing trip on a fully electric boat
Full description

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on a 100% electric cruise. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic. Learn informative and entertaining insights about the sites along the route.

See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well as new stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum, then glide past the Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel, and the charming neighborhood of Grachtengordel. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. In the winter months, relax on an enclosed boat to keep you warm. Benefit from the flexibility of a one-use ticket that can be used on any one of the cruises departing within the hour you booked.

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Local skipper and host
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Summer: From March to October, this tour is operated on open boats. If a lot of rain is predicted, you will be contacted by the local partner to be booked on a tour with a closed-covered classic boat. If your tour was conducted in the pouring rain, you can choose to use your ticket again in dry weather
  • Winter: From November to February the tour will be operated with closed-covered classic boats
  • Dogs are allowed onboard
  • Please note that during peak season, departure times might be delayed due to high traffic on the canals
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3638 reviews

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really enjoyed this experience! the skipper and bartender were very friendly and i liked the atmosphere of the smaller boat compared to some of the massive ones we saw also offering tours. i liked the open air part as well, but it made it difficult to hear from where we sat. a microphone for both guides would've made the experience perfect.

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September 22, 2022

We really enjoyed our canal boat trip, open boat was definitely a good choice to see the sights and we luckily avoided the rain, they also provided blankets as it was a little chilly. The staff on board were informative and friendly, really nice to chat to. Would definitely recommend.

September 16, 2022

Fun experience and great guides! I forgot the names of our guides, but we took the September 2, 2022, 7:30 pm boat, and they were great! The little Amsterdam tour through the canal was a fun group experience (if you book ahead of time and book with all your friends, you may even get the whole boat!) There are around 30 passengers so you may just remain seated the whole time with others. I wish the people around us interacted more and became more of a social event but it was very educational! Drinks sold on board as well as snacks! Cute tour! Worth it for the experience!

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September 9, 2022

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