Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

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Experience Amsterdam with a canal cruise and a skip-the-line ticket to the Rijksmuseum. Enjoy audio commentary as you sail along the UNESCO-listed canals and see the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt.

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This activity is non-refundable
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Indonesian, Hindi
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Cambodian, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Tagalog, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, English, Korean, Hindi, Swedish
Private group available


  • Combine a canal cruise with a museum ticket for a great way to experience the city
  • Skip the line at the Rijksmuseum to avoid the lengthy queues
  • See the sights of Amsterdam from its famous waterways on a canal cruise
Full description

Admire Amsterdam from the water on a 75-minute canal cruise and beat the queues at the Rijksmuseum with skip-the-line entry. Listen to audio commentary on the cruise and marvel at the works of artists, such as Vermeer. Upgrade your package with a snack box lunch.

Present your voucher at the ticket office and pick up your sweet or savory snack box (if option selected) before boarding your boat at the docks of either the Heineken Experience or Hard Rock Cafe.

Soak up the city views as you sail along the UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about the sites along the way with audio commentary on board.

Visit the Rijksmuseum at your booked timeslot and avoid the queues with your fast-track ticket. Marvel at the renowned collections, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably, Rembrandt’s "The Night Watch."


  • 75-minute canal cruise
  • Audio commentary during the cruise
  • Snack box (if option selected)
  • Reserved entry to the Rijksmuseum

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The Rijksmuseum ticket is for a specific timeslot you choose while making your reservation. You can only enter the museum at this specific time and changing your slot time is not possible
    • · The ticket for the canal cruise is an open ticket. This means that no timeslot is allocated and you can board the next available boat at one of the two docks at either Hard Rock Cafe or Heineken Experience.
    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • This is a non-refundable booking
    • The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Rijksmuseum. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    • Last City Canal Cruise from Heineken Experience departs at 5:15 PM
    • Last City Canal Cruise from Hard Rock Cafe departs at 6:00 PM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 625 reviews

    Review summary

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    The excellent museum is so big that it is a bit difficult to get around inside, so I recommend the audio guide. It is close to the city center. I recommend visiting it early in the morning, it is less crowded and so you can leave the afternoon to visit other sites.

    November 2, 2022

    Easy to find departure point and the captain was very clear in her instructions before setting off on a great experience. Progress was smooth and clearly the person guiding the barge knew exactly what she was doing. Our only v slight criticism is that the pre-recorded audio guide via head phones was a bit brief. Otherwise a great experience.

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    October 26, 2022

    The Rijksmuseum is a must for anyone anyone visiting Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful space with much to see. Wonderful, memorable paintings and just a joy to walk around. Don’t leave without a piece of Dutch apple cake in the cafe. It’s delicious. The canal cruise was ok. Confused where to board but otherwise it’s a large canal boat and takes you around the canals. The audio is available in lots of Languages and seemed ok. Audio quality not HD but perfectly ok for the purpose. Seemed good value buying this ticket.

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    September 25, 2022

    Product ID: 8275