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Our most recommended Amsterdam Red Light District Sightseeing Cruises

Amsterdam: Bulldog Boat Canal Cruise with Drinks

1. Amsterdam: Bulldog Boat Canal Cruise with Drinks

Sit back and relax on a smoke-friendly canal cruise through the heart of Amsterdam aboard a sightseeing cruise. Gain facinating insights into the attractions that you pass and enjoy alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks as you sail through the canals. Hop on board and get cozy for a romantic cruise down the canal. Feel free to bring your own food and smokes to enjoy on board. First, travel through the Redlight District that surrounds the Old Church. Take in views of the waterfront and the Eastern Dock. Follow the Old City Wall onto the Amstel River and see the Bridge of Monet which was made famous by the artist's painting of this spot. Smile at the wacky Deconstructivism of the Dancing Houses and snap a picture of the Blue Bridge. Enter the Canal Belt from the Herengracht along the Mayor's House and take the Golden Bend to the Seven Bridges. Take the Reguliersgracht canal to cross the Keizersgracht canal onto the Prinsengracht canal. Spot many houseboats including the oldest houseboat in Amsterdam and take in the fantastic designs of some of the typical hippie houseboats from the ’60s and ’70s. Return to the Amstel river and see the Skinny Bridge, the oldest and most picturesque bridge in Amsterdam. Along the Hermitage and the Stopera, get up-close views of the “View on the Groenburgwal” painted by Monet in 1884 before returning to Redlight District again.

Amsterdam: Sightseeing Canal Cruise with Local Guide

2. Amsterdam: Sightseeing Canal Cruise with Local Guide

Cruise through Amsterdam aboard an eco-friendly electric boat. Relax as you take in unobstructed views from the open river boat. Listen to live onboard commentary as you discover sights like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum from the water. Hop aboard the boat that at central-located boarding point that is just a stone's throw away from the Anne Frank House. Glide through the city's canals that are linked with 17th-century buildings and the 18th-century, redbrick Rijksmuseum. Cruise past the Hermitage Museum, and go under the Skinny Bridge. Capture pictures of the chic Amstel Hotel and the charming Grachtengordel district. Have the option to purchase a refreshing drink from the onboard bar as you sail.

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour all inclusive Family Friendly Cruise

3. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour all inclusive Family Friendly Cruise

We are going to start the cruise on the outher ring of the old city of Amsterdam, right in front of the largest museum of Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum) We will be welcoming you on a personal level. (we always call you if you are late), and there is a large luxurious set-up with snacks, sweets, cookies and drinks including beer, wines and sodas. When the group (max 20) is settled, we will start the cruise. And the very knowladgeble guide will tell you about the amazing parts of the city. We will be on the water for 90 minutes, which is a nice time to really get introduced to the city. All the guides have been selected and trained to be able to tell you about history and facts. And that they will in a funny and wity way. They are amazing with children and are able to set an incredible atmosphere. Nothing is impossible. And please ket them advice you of tips and tricks of what to do during your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

4. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Amsterdam: Rembrandt's Apprentice City Exploration Game

5. Amsterdam: Rembrandt's Apprentice City Exploration Game

Explore Amsterdam in the funniest and most adventurous way. Discover the city as you solve riddles, answer questions, and unlock hidden augmented- and virtual reality elements. In this interactive treasure hunt, you will follow Willem, Rembrandt's apprentice. As he recovers from his hangover, he tries to complete his tasks for Rembrandt in “Old Amsterdam” during the Golden Age. Will he complete his tasks on time? Or will his nightly brawl ruin his chances to become a painter? The game will take you to the Red Light District, the Dam and the Nieuwmarkt. Take breaks in between challenges to have some drinks or food whenever you want. Enjoy the mix of freedom and adventure that this city game provides to make the most of your experience in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

6. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

Seven Deadly Sins of the Red Light District plus Tasting

7. Seven Deadly Sins of the Red Light District plus Tasting

Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of the Royal Palace on Dam Square, then set off on this alternative adventure in and around the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Together we will find out why Amsterdam is called Sin City! Start off with a stroll around the town center, with its old buildings and picturesque streets. Pass by some of Amsterdam’s most iconic squares like Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt, visit the Zeedijk, the Condomerie, eat chocolate, see the Red Light District with its naughty narrow alleys, and end your tour in a local brewery where you can stay a bit longer to recover from all the impressions!

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

8. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Amsterdam with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Amsterdam like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Amsterdam to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Amsterdam: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour with Audioguide

9. Amsterdam: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour with Audioguide

Hop onboard a state-of-the-art bus and explore the Dutch capital from a new perspective. The bus boasts an open-top roof (weather permitting), providing panoramic views of Amsterdam from start to finish. Travel around the city at a leisurely pace, admiring the city’s highlights as well as hidden gems along the way. The tour starts at the IJ River, from there drive along the famous Canal Belt and watch the locals go about their day. See a selection of the city’s picturesque canals, including the Brouwersgracht and the Prinsengracht, as well as sights such as the Haarlemmerpoort. Next, explore the Museum Quarter and admire Museum Square, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Royal Concert Building. Later, drive along the Amstel River, soaking up epic views from the bus and snapping photos for your vacation album. Finally, discover the historic Jewish Quarter and the Old City Center, where you can find landmarks including Nieuwmarkt Square, the Red Light District, Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and Central Station.

Amsterdam: 1-Hour Gin & Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

10. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Gin & Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Come on board of our luxurious “Gin & Tonic Cruise” and enjoy the beautiful sightseeings from the canals of Amsterdam. Our lovely hostess will serve you an authentic Gin & Tonic or other refreshing drinks you’ll like, while the captain entertains you with fun facts about Amsterdam’s history and culture! From the heart of Amsterdam, we bring you the best Dam citrus-forward gin. With 17 different ingredients that give Damrak Gin it's good taste and the cheerful bottle and fresh citrus notes. Damrak is everything but a standard London dry gin, available with or without Alcohol (virgin). The Damrak harbor (Amsterdam’s “inner harbor”) is the mooring place for merchant ships of the Dutch East India company arriving from and departing to exotic ports across the globe. Here herbs, fruits and spices are unloaded before being weighed and tested for quality. Several of those spices historically traded in Damrak harbor are used in the Gin recipe today. If you would prefer some other than our Damrak Gin & Tonic then we have other delicious premium mixers à la carte and soft drinks for you onboard, included on this cruise. Hear fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and avail of the fleece blankets on both the open and closed boats. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. The planned urban sprawl served as an example around the world well into the 19th century, and the network of canals extends for 14 kilometers and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and famous Skinny Bridge, marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum, and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District

The whole tour was super relaxed. You were taken care of first class. We got a lot of information about the city, but we were also able to have a good conversation. The perfect mix! The crew was very friendly. Would book it again anytime!

Good local tour around Amsterdam canals, learnt a lot about the city but also had the opportunity to ask the guide questions. Great knowledge. Lovely afternoon in the sun.

Great tour of the cannels. Smaller boat so more intimate. There were about 10 on each side of the boat in total. Refreshments/snacks in the center.

Captain Jack was exceptional. He was very friendly and had a fun personality.

The most fun and interesting tour! Would gladly do it over and over again.