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Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

1. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

Sit back and relax while you enjoy a 75-minute city cruise highlighting the city's famous landmarks and culture and listen to stories from its rich trading history. Seeing the city of Amsterdam aboard a covered and heated boat is the best way to discover one of Europe's most exciting cities.  During your cruise, your skipper will take you through to many of the city's highlights, as you relax and take in all the sights and sounds. This cruise is conducted in a group with a maximum of 24 people, and will provide you with both an immersive and interactive tour. There is also enough time during the tour for questions and recommendations you might require for the rest of your stay as you enjoy this beautiful city. Choose between a standard option where you can add unlimited drinks, or book right away with Dutch cheese, wine and other beverages all included.

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Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on a 100% electric, luxury cruise. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks and experience the most 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 new stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum then glide past the Skinny Bridge and the posh Amstel Hotel.  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.

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Amsterdam: Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

3. Amsterdam: Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam, traversing the narrow canals of the trendy Jordaan, an area flanked by indie boutiques, hip eateries, and cozy pubs. Learn about the city and get insider tips on hidden gems and the best bars in town from your knowledgeable skipper and hostesses. Explore some of the most popular areas of Amsterdam as you travel down the famous Prinsengracht before sailing towards to most romantic bridge in the city, the Margere Brug. Learn about the Amstel River which this bridge crosses and find out about its connection to the Dutch beer trade. Cruise past the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht famous for its grand manor houses built during the Dutch Golden Age. Continue from here past the Nine Streets and to the Anne Frank House.

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Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

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Amsterdam: 1 Hour Pedal Boat Rental

5. Amsterdam: 1 Hour Pedal Boat Rental

Canal biking has been a top Amsterdam attraction since 1984. Paddle your way through the canals at your leisure and take the kids along for some great fun. They’re sure to enjoy the ride more than a standard Amsterdam canal cruise. Discover Amsterdam’s main attractions at your own pace, passing by many of the city’s historic buildings along the way. Choose a 1 or 1.5-hour rental and customize the route to your interests. See the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, and the Amstel River, as well as other attractions such as the Mint Tower, St. Nicholas Church, the Golden Bend, the Royal Palace, the National Monument, Albert Cuyp Market, and the old city gates. On a sunny day, nothing’s more fun than taking a pedal boat through Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam: Private Canal Booze Cruise

6. Amsterdam: Private Canal Booze Cruise

You can drink in a bar in any city in the world, but for a true Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with a cold beer in hand. Your booze cruise will take off near Central Station, from where you will cruise into the heart of the city where the main canals are. You will then pass through the Amstel River, passing the 7 bridges and some more hidden gems that only a local skipper and host will know how to find. Your cruise will eventually result in the same spot in which you started, right next to the Red-Light District and a 5-minute walk from the famous Dam Square. This is exactly where you will want to be after 1.5 hours of an open bar.

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Amsterdam: Party Cruise with Open Bar

7. Amsterdam: Party Cruise with Open Bar

You can drink in a bar in any city in the world, but for a true Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with a cold beer in hand. Your open bar cruise will take off near Central Station, from where you will cruise into the heart of the city where the main canals are. You will then pass through the Amstel River, passing the 7 bridges and some more hidden gems that only a local skipper and host will know how to find. Your cruise will eventually end in Chupitos, one of the most famous shooter bars in town.

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Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise from Rijksmuseum

8. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise from Rijksmuseum

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on an eco-friendly, luxury boat cruise departing in front of the renowned Rijksmuseum. Get unmissable photo opportunities and experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from unique water vantage points as your local boat skipper tells you informative and entertaining tidbits about the sites along the route. See the 17th-century buildings lining famous canals like Herengracht and Prinsengracht, as well modern buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum, marvel at the Neo-Renaissance architecture of the Koninklijk Theater Carré, and witness the poignant Monument to Jewish Resistance from a unique perspective. Glide past the whimsical Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel, and the popular Heineken Experience Brewery. Be greeted back to land with perfect views of the Rijksmuseum. Relax in cushioned seats and have the option to purchase festive cocktails and drinks from the bar onboard. Feel good knowing you’re helping Amsterdam stay green as you cruise on boats that are 100% electric. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. 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.

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Amsterdam: Private Gin and Tonic Cruise

9. Amsterdam: Private Gin and Tonic Cruise

Climb aboard The Starboard, one of the newest boats in Amsterdam. Onboard, find a toilet, complimentary WiFi, and a well-stocked bar, in addition to warm blankets and heated pillows for your comfort. A local host and professional skipper will always be present on the boat to ensure that it is smooth sailing throughout and you can enjoy every moment onboard the boat. The Gin and Tonic cruise is a private cruise for you and your friends (minimum 10 people), where you will chill with unlimited gin and tonics, amazing views, and comfy sofas to relax. The cruise starts at Amsterdam's Central Station and continues to the main canals along the Amstel river. See some of the most famous bridges in the city on a 1.5 hour cruise.

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Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about The Amstel

Was a good option to select a covered boat with the provision of wine and cheese. Enjoyable cruise along the canals of Amsterdam with live commentary in a light hearted manner. Generally. Groups were offered a cheese platter per 2 pax while if you are an individual traveller, you will get a single platter. This is good to minimise sharing of food in view of COVID. However, seatings are not exactly socially distanced but because the boat is not fully occupied, not sure if it is by design, there are still gaps between groups. Maybe better if spacings amongst groups are enforced. Our cups are regularly topped up so you will definitely have your fill. Would definitely recommend for a lazy afternoon along the picturesque canals.

Everyone was super friendly! Captain was great and the guided tour was engaging! Kept the cheese and wine flowing!

We enjoyed our time. They did a great job. Wod recommend the experience to others.

Great tour guides .. both are excellent.. enjoyed tour too much

Beautiful boat and the hospitality from staff was 100%