Water activity

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 20.02 per person

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a fully electric open boat cruise with live commentary departing from the Rijksmuseum or the Anne Frank House.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel anytime for a full refund
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide

The Original experience

  • Listen to informative commentary along the route from the boat's local skipper
  • Sail down the historic canals and discover the city’s museum quarter
  • Cruise by iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge and the Hermitage Museum
  • Glide past the posh Amstel Hotel and see trendy, waterside neighborhoods
  • Purchase a cocktail onboard and enjoy a relaxing trip on a fully electric boat
Full description

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

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Local skipper and host
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Board the small, white Flagship boats in front of the Rijksmuseum on the waterside. Look for the boat's greeter and crew wearing orange clothing. You can reach this meeting point by GVB tram 13 or 17. Get off at the Westermarkt stop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Party groups

Know before you go

  • Summer: From March to October, this tour is operated on open boats. If a lot of rain is predicted, you will be contacted by the local partner to be booked on a tour with a closed-covered classic boat. If your tour was conducted in the pouring rain, you can choose to use your ticket again in dry weather
  • Winter: From November to February the tour will be operated with closed-covered classic boats
  • Dogs are allowed onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2412 reviews

Review summary

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The experience was very nice but I have to give it 4 stars, since at first we were told that we have to wait an hour for the next boat even though we were early and booked im advance. Didn’t set the mood right at the beginning, but we ended up getting on board anyways!

June 30, 2022

The most relaxing trip from our full stay in Amsterdam. After so much walking we really did appreciate this and glad we booked. Both skipper and host were friendly and welcoming. Sjois and Rick. Rick the host was both informative and entertaining and the sights were lovely. The drinks were a reasonable price as well

June 28, 2022

Achtentachtig prachtige grachten!! (tsjonge tsjonge jonge…) It was a super pleasant ride on board of this silent and nice boat (with good weather included!). Durch cheeses were good and the guide girls super nice. Captain on board saved us from sinking so, good job as well. The rest of the passengers seemed to really like have fun. The city view from the canals Is fabulous! Nice experience!

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June 28, 2022

Product ID: 396132