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Amsterdam: Classic Canal Cruise

4.6 / 5

67 reviews

Amsterdam: Classic Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Classic Canal Cruise
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From US$ 31.54 per person

Join our daily tour of the canals on board our luxury salon boat. Our captain will be your guide navigating past famous merchants' houses, century-old city towers, and hundreds of bridges and locks.

About this activity

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Learn about the history and stories of Amsterdam from your live guide
  • Sail in a beautiful historic salon boat
  • See the highlights of Amsterdam and explore the city's canals
  • Enjoy free coffee or tea on board
Full description
Travel along the enchanting canals of Amsterdam on board an authentic classic salon boat. Enjoy the ambiance of the city along with spectacular views as you cruise in comfort, with refreshments available.  Your captain will be your guide and give you a personalized tour of the canals including the monuments of the Golden Era, the Anne Frank House and many other beautiful sights along the way.
  • 75-minute canal cruise
  • Live guide
  • Coffee and tea
  • Other drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Amsterdam Boat Center, Singel 359, 1012 WJ Amsterdam. Name on the pier is Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • 75-minute canal cruise is included in the ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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I booked the trip with a friend. The historic boat is beautifully preserved, well-kept and more suitable for smaller groups. The length of the journey of 1.5 hours was just right for us. Adequate quality coffee and tea are available free of charge. Other drinks such as wine are available at an additional cost. There is also a toilet on board. Our likeable captain told entertaining and informative details about the locations we headed to. Questions were also possible and welcome at any time. We can highly recommend the trip for those who want a more personal experience, a bit away from Amsterdam's mass tourism. For us it was a successful excursion with relaxed sightseeing.

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October 18, 2019

This tour is our “go to” introduction to Amsterdam for all our visitors. We love the style of the classic boats, the view from the water, the access to the smaller canals, and our favorite guide, Jan! His enthusiasm, humor, knowledge and love for Amsterdam is consistently enjoyed by all!

September 19, 2019

A wonderful way to get to know the city. The captain (Sjoed) was also the guide and told historical backgrounds and insider information with a lot of humor. The tour led over canals and Amstel to the harbor and back over other canals, so that you could see a lot of the city. I can only recommend the tour at Sjoed to everyone.

May 26, 2019

Product ID: 91248