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.
You will be given an individual headset to listen to pre-recorded commentary in English about the history of Amsterdam and the landmarks you gaze at.
- 28th October to 17th March: departure every 30 minutes between 9:30 am - 9 pm.
- 18th March to 27th October: departure every 20 minutes between 9 am - 10 pm.
- 29th November to 20th January: last departure at 4:30 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children 4-12 years old||Children under 4|
US$ 18.90 US$ 15.60
US$ 12.20 US$ 10
AdultsUS$ 18.90 US$ 15.60
Children 4-12 years oldUS$ 12.20 US$ 10
Children under 4Free
The tour is carried out with an audio guide in English.
One hour canal cruise.
Audio guide with prerecorded commentary in English.
18% discount on the official ticket price.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Pier (Prins Hendrikkade 25), next to the Central Station in Amsterdam