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Amsterdam 75-Minute Open Boat Canal Cruise

Product ID: 64083
Enjoy an open boat tour on Amsterdam’s canals and see the city’s sights from the water. As this boat is uncovered, nothing will obstruct your view of Amsterdam’s historic monuments, and you'll also be able to enjoy the sunshine on a clear day.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in the highlights of Amsterdam on an open boat canal cruise
  • See the historic landmarks and monuments of Amsterdam from the water
  • Enjoy the commentary by your live guide about the sights along the way
Full description
No visit to Amsterdam is complete without taking a boat tour and seeing the city from the water. This small, uncovered boat will take you on a 75-minute cruise along Amsterdam’s iconic canals, allowing an up-close look at the landmarks and monuments of this historic city.

The boat is uncovered, meaning that nothing will obstruct the views during your cruise. Enjoy the sunshine and take photos of sights that you wouldn’t be able to see from a larger boat.

From the live guide on board, you’ll hear all important information about the sites you pass. In addition, on this smaller and more intimate cruise you’ll be able to ask all the questions you like. 
  • Open boat canal cruise
  • Live guide
  • Entrance to the Holland Casino
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 501

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Important information
Know before you go
Please be aware that if the tour is cancelled due the weather conditions, you will receive a ticket for a regular canal cruise including 1 drink per person. You will not receive a refund for the cancellation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 391 reviews

Review summary

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    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Great way to start an Amsterdam vacation!

My first full day in Amsterdam started with this canal tour. It was a great way to see the city and get a little history before walking around. Being able to see the different houses, bridges, and churches and museums from the water is pretty relaxing. It was a nice, breezy day which made for it to be extremely comfortable while on the tour. The captain was always giving us information when we came to an important area and told us about the history of Amsterdam. Very nice tour!

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September 6, 2019

A different view of Amsterdam

Small open boat, able to traverse several of the smaller canals and a different perspective on the Venice of the North. Humourous skipper, great boat handling on some of the canals and some wonderful views. My only criticism is that BlueBoat should add extra location information on their website. Finding "meet at 501......" was complicated - if identified by approximate location or tram stop and number, finding the meeting point which was actually an unsigned dock would have been easier.

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August 18, 2019

Fantastic a must and choice of boat was perfect !! Recommend to go around 5pm!

October 28, 2019

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