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Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam
Likely to sell out Booked 198 times yesterday

From US$ 19.92 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 198 times yesterday

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

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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 2926 reviews

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The trip in the open boat is especially recommended for participants who like to take photos. The live commentary was in English, informative and stimulating. Those who do not understand English should switch to a trip with commentary in their native language. Getting in at the Anne Frank House is difficult for older people; however, assistance with boarding and alighting is provided.

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July 29, 2022

My son and I went on the Canal Tour on Mon July 25th. Our skipper Jasper and tour guide Lia were just amazing. They were so professional, gave us some great history of Amsterdam, they were willing and able to answer any questions we had. Above all apart from been professional they were extremely friendly, welcoming and made the experience so enjoyable and relaxing. Well done Jasper and Lia, we will definitely be returning and hope to meet you both again. Keep up the amazing work.

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July 26, 2022

This was a great tour! I went at 8pm which was absolutely perfect starting with daylight and then getting into the sunset as we went along. It was very scenic and getting a drink on the boat was nice, the only thing I would recommend is to sit further toward the back to be able to hear the guide better

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 396132