Amsterdam Canal Cruise
A visit to Amsterdam is not complete without enjoying a cruise along its scenic canals. Discover the city’s most iconic landmarks from the water on a one hour sightseeing cruise.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Cruising along the canals of Amsterdam is one of the must-do activities on any trip to the Dutch capital, whose waterways stretch over 60 miles (100 km) around the city centre. The best way to capture the essence of the Netherlands!
The cruise begins in Herengracht, the most luxurious neighbourhood in Amsterdam, whose name literally means "Gentlemen's Canal".
Your boat tour will also sail the canals of Keizersgracht, or Emperor's canal, named after Maximilian I of Austria and dating back to 1612. This 1.2 mile (2.8 km) long canal is home to a huge number of important tourist attractions, including the iconic House with the Heads, known as Huis met de Hoofden in Dutch, whose façade represents the heads of the Roman gods Apollo, Minverva, Ceres, Mercury, Bacchus and Diana.
You will also visit the Prinsengracht area of Amsterdam, where you'll be enchanted by the picturesque feel of this humble neighbourhood, whose emblematic sights include the Anne Frank House and the Houseboat Museum. You'll also get to see the Duif Church and the Palace of Justice.
The itinerary may vary, as the captain of the boat will decide the route of the cruise.
The activity takes place with an audioguide in English.
One hour canal cruise
Audio guide in English
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can we bring a baby stroller on this tour?
A - No, unfortunately there is no room for strollers or prams on the boat, but you can leave it with staff at the dock and collect it after the cruise.
Q - Can pets come on the boat?
A - No, pets are not allowed to board the boat.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
Pier (Prins Hendrikkade 25), next to the Central Station in Amsterdam