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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Semi-Open Boat Cruise

Product ID: 42090
Experience 2 of Amsterdam’s best attractions with this 1-hour semi-open boat cruise and time-slot ticket to the Van Gogh Museum. Cruise the picturesque waterways of the Canal Belt, then admire masterpieces from the world’s largest Van Gogh collection.
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  • Experience the sights of Amsterdam from a semi-open canal boat
  • Book the museum entrance time slot that best suits you
  • Admire the merchant houses and historic bridges from the water
  • See masterpieces of 19th-century art, including Van Gogh's famous The Bedroom
  • Take advantage of the regular cruise departures throughout the day
Full description
Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this tour of the Canal Belt by boat, and a time-slot ticket to the legendary Van Gogh Museum. The semi-open boat cruise offers a first-rate cruising experience for all types of weather. When the sun is out, the open roof lets you enjoy the rays. When it rains, the roof can be closed, and you’ll stay comfortably warm and dry. The boats run on solar energy and are completely silent, ensuring an environmentally-friendly cruise along the historic Amsterdam canals.

Admire the beautiful canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes you along some of the historic waterways. Dug in the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Feast your eyes on the decorative façades of the canal-side buildings, and marvel at all the different styles of gables, such as clock, spout, and neck gables. Pass iconic architecture, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the legendary home of the World War 2 diarist Anne Frank, the imposing Westerkerk, and the old Port of Amsterdam. There is audio commentary available in multiple languages during the cruise, so that you won’t miss any important information about the great sights along the way.

Then, disembark to visit the Van Gogh Museum, where you are free to explore at your own pace and see original paintings by the Dutch master, including his famous “Sunflowers,” “Starry Night,” and “The Bedroom.”
  • 1-hour canal cruise on a semi-open boat
  • GPS audio guide in 19 different languages on board
  • Time-slot ticket to the Van Gogh Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Multimedia tour available in 11 languages (you can buy tickets in the museum)

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Meeting point

Van Gogh Museum: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam. Walk past the ticket office and go straight to the entrance of Van Gogh Museum. The cruise departs from the following address: Lovers Canal Cruises, Stationsplein 8, 1012 AB, Amsterdam.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
• Your booked time slot will be your entrance time to the Van Gogh Museum
• The canal cruise can be done at any time you would like
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 286 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Arts & Canals

Van Gogh Museum was excellent. Well organized and presented. Stroll at your own pace with the personal headphones that can be rented for a few Euro - well worth it as they gave excellent background. Canal tour was OK but not fantastic. Actually, took a second canal cruise on one of the smaller boats after this which was much more personal and informative. Headphones provided free of charge on the canal cruise but in this case being tethered seemed to actually make the experience less. Difficult to rate two different experiences on one survey. Museum was excellent but the canal cruise was just OK at best.

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September 23, 2019

Skip the line option is always a must! The canal semin-open boat tour was very nice. The only issue is that it wasn’t made clear where to meet AND especially that you actually had to reserve a time slot for this cruise. Thankfully there was room on a trip that was leaving soon after we arrived and we were fit in.

August 26, 2019

Vincent gave us a memorable trip through the canals of Amsterdam.

To do the canals in a small boat was really the best choice since it gave us the possibility of ”creeping “ under the lowest bridges, thus enabling us to really enjoy houses and city life from a close angle. We did enjoy all interesting information given to us by our charming captain Vincent.

September 20, 2018

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Product ID: 42090