Water activity

Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
Water activity

Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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From US$ 21.52 US$ 17.22 per person


Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam on board a semi-open electric boat with zero emissions. See the sights of the city’s historic center and learn about the landmarks and monuments you pass from an audio guide that’s available in 19 languages.

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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Hindi, Arabic


  • Take in the sights of Amsterdam from a semi-open canal boat
  • Enjoy recorded commentary from your audio guide
  • Fit the cruise into your day of sightseeing with the frequent departure times
Full description
This semi-open canal boat is brand new type of cruise boat that features all the comforts of a larger vessel. When the weather is good, the partially open roof makes it possible to enjoy an open boat experience. In the event the weather is not so favorable however, the boat’s top can be closed while still ensuring spectacular views of Amsterdam’s sights from the canal network. The boats run on solar energy, are silent and completely emission free. Your 1-hour experience will be enhanced by an audio guide that’s available in 19 different languages. There are frequent departure times, so planning your sightseeing itinerary easy!
  • 1-hour canal cruise on a semi-open boat
  • Audio guide available in 19 different languages

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    Meeting point

    Check in at LOVERS at Restaurant Loetje, in front of central station of Amsterdam with your (mobile) voucher.

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    Important information

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    • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
    • Child tickets: 4-13 years
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 988 reviews

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    The captain of the boat was caring enough to take out some woollen blankets for passengers who felt cold as the boat is a semi open boat. It would have been better if he could speak into a mic as we could hardly hear him from the middle section of the boat onwards

    March 25, 2023

    Although it was a relatively dreary drizzly day, the semi-open canal boat cruise was superb! Didn't get wet and the tour guide was so knowledgable. I wish it had been him doing the entire tour, instead of the ear phones via the audio guide, as there was so much more character from the driver who stopped a number of times to point out things of interest. An absolute must! Would definitely do this again!

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    March 25, 2023

    ++ The captain's commentary along the ride is the best part of this ride. The audioguide itself was just okay (it's mostly historic fact). Despite the fact that they have 19 languages of recorded audioguide, you can learn a lot more if you understand english (=captain's commentary). Also sit as close to the captain as possible since he doesn't have a loudspeaker so you won't hear anything if you hang in the back of the boat.

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 97887