Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

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Enjoy a combination canal cruise tour with skip-the-line entry to the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam. Cruise past beautiful bridges and merchant houses, then learn about the historic brewing process behind Heineken’s premium lagers.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Dutch
Audio guide included
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian


  • Save time and money with a combined canal cruise and ticket to the famous Heineken Brewery
  • Cruise along the famous UNESCO World Heritage canals
  • Admire the canals, bridges, and merchant houses of Amsterdam on a 75-minute cruise
  • Get fast-track entry to the Heineken Experience and 2 complimentary drinks
  • Learn about the brewing process behind Heineken's historic premium lagers
Full description

On this 75-minute canal cruise, you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change. Have a great time on board while listening to your personal audio system. Your visit to Heineken Experience includes a 1.5-hour self-guided tour where you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer.

Find out the 4 natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends. Please note that Heineken Experience is only for guests 18 years and older!

  • 75 minute City Canal Cruise
  • Audio commentary in 19 languages during the cruise
  • Free “Kids Cruise” audio story and booklet with every kids’ ticket bought.
  • Complimentary earphones; if possible, please consider using your own earphones or headphones to listen to the audio commentary on board. Blue Boat is committed to saving the environment, one canal cruise at a time.
  • Get fast-track entry to the Heineken Experience and 2 complimentary drinks
  • Learn about the brewing process behind Heineken's historic premium lagers
  • Snack box during City Canal Cruise (if option is selected)

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    Meeting point

    The time slot booked is for Heineken Experience: Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam City Canal Cruise: Stadhouderskade 550, opposite the Heineken Experience The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is an "OPEN TICKET". No time slot has been allocated, and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks: • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. From there, the dock is a 2-minute walk. • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. From there the dock is a 5-minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there, the dock is only a 2-minute walk.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This is a non-refundable booking
    • The Heineken Experience ticket is for a specific timeslot you choose while making your reservation. You can only enter the Heineken Experience at this specific time and changing your slot time is not possible
    • The ticket for the canal cruise is an open ticket valid for 1 year. 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.
    • Guests under 18 are not allowed
    • There is an audioguide on the boat. The Heineken Experience doesn't include an audioguide
    • Cruises depart every half an hour between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    • The cruise can be taken any time during your stay as long as there is availability
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 2742 reviews

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    The Heineken was so much fun. It was quick, easy and they give you lots of photo opportunities. Our cruise was iffy - the captain was grumpy and actually drove our boat into a wall and then asked for tips at the end… wouldn’t go through the cruise line again

    December 24, 2022

    I’m not a big beer person, but had seen videos on Tik Tok about the Heineken Experience and wanted to go! It was so much fun and I’m so glad I went! I actually ended up going with a girl I had met the night before, so it was fun for us to go together, both being solo travelers. They say you get two beers included after the tour, but you actually get 3, one during the tour and then two after in their really fun and vibey bar! Met more people in the bar and it just made it a great end to the tour. I loved all of the interactive stuff, it just makes the tour that much better! The canal cruise was fun, but I actually didn’t like it being a covered boat. I kept going out on the back of the boat to get clear pictures. Inside, you get reflections and the windows aren’t super clean, plus it blocks a lot of the view. It was still a fun time though. I was alone for the cruise, but still enjoyed myself. There was an audioguide on the boat, but you have to be sat at a table with headphones.

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    January 9, 2023

    Το Heineken experience ήταν παραπάνω των προσδοκιών μου. Αρχικά είναι πολύ φιλικά τα άτομα που σε ξεναγούν στο εργοστάσιο. Η περιήγηση γίνεται σε στύλ παιχνιδιού. Καταλήγεις να πίνεις τις μπύρες σου σε ένα μπαράκι. Μπορείς να φτιάξεις αναμνηστικά μπουκάλια Heineken , να ψωνίσεις σουβενίρ από το κατάστημα και να βγάλεις δωρεάν φωτογραφίες με την μπύρα σου στα photo booth που έχουν στήσει. Άξιζε τα λεφτά του. Η κρουαζιέρα στα κανάλια ήταν υπέροχη επίσης. Πέρασε από τα μεγαλύτερα κανάλια, βγήκε στα ανοιχτά και επιστροφή πίσω με πανέμορφες εικόνες. Σου δίνουν ακουστικά και ακούς την ξενάγηση στην επιλογή της γλώσσας. Δυστυχώς στις 20 γλώσσες επιλογής δεν υπάρχει η ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ.

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    December 19, 2022

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