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Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij Schuttevaer

Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij Schuttevaer
Likely to sell out Booked 17 times yesterday

From US$ 14.63 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 17 times yesterday

Enjoy the medieval town of Utrecht from the water. See all the highlights Utrecht has to offer, including the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Dutch, English, German
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian


  • Cruise along the Old Canal
  • See the highlights of Utrecht
  • Marvel at the famous Dom Tower from the water
  • Admire the canal houses and ancient wharfs
  • Get to know more about the historical city
Full description
See the highlights of Utrecht's medieval inner city during a cruise on the Oudegracht canal. Learn about the city's history as you pass centuries-old buildings, canal houses, wharf cellars, and the Dom Tower. Exchange your voucher at the ticket office and collect your audioguide. Then, descend the 21 steps to the waterside to board your boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set off along the Oudegrachtn (Old Canal). Admire the oldest part of the city, which dates back to Roman times. Then, pass the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower. Marvel at other significant historical buildings along the route. After half an hour, arrive at the city's outer moat, a former defensive structure. Learn about the old strongholds and casemates there. Take photos of the beautiful Zocherpark. See the Railway Museum or Hoog Catharijne, the largest mall in the Netherlands, from the water. Return to the Oudegracht canal and watch people enjoying themselves on the wharves. Try and spot the typical wharf cellars. Once back on dry land, you will have a good idea of what you want to visit next.
  • Canal cruise
  • Audioguide in 8 languages
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's ticket office 10 minutes before the activity starting time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • To reach the boat you have to descend 21 steps
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 204 reviews

Review summary

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Our ship for the grand tour was a little smaller than the other ships and had a full glass roof and you sat facing each other with your back to the window. That wasn't a disadvantage! The helmsman had many anecdotes, albeit in Dutch. The atmosphere on board was very good

July 11, 2022

Enjoyed the cruise and am very satisfied. It all started with getting the tickets. A friendly, nice, helpful lady spoke to us. During the cruise we received a lot of information. In addition to providing information, the skipper/captain also managed to create a pleasant atmosphere. The only thing I did find annoying was the U shape we were in, but all in all it was a very nice, pleasant cruise.

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June 20, 2022

Nice tour with a lot of information A bit of a shame if you sit in the back on the right you don't see a lot of things on the left because the roof is closed and you can't move because of corona. Corona measures are good and clear. Everything neatly arranged and arranged.

August 5, 2021

Product ID: 396964