Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Live Guide and Onboard Bar

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From $22.12

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from 3 different departure locations in the city center of Amsterdam, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
  • Small-group canal cruise offers more room to relax and fewer crowds
  • Enjoy a peaceful and quiet ride thanks to 100% electric engines
  • Pass by several landmarks like the Skinny Bridge on the Amstel River, and the impressive Herengracht

What's Included

  • Skipper and Live Guide
  • Blankets available
  • Onboard bar (drinks available for purchase)
  • Drinks available for purchase

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What To Expect

Board an electric luxury boat and set out for a tour of Amsterdam's canals. See many of the city's best-known neighborhoods and attractions as you cruise through town.

Listen to live commentary from your guide as you pass through the Jordaan neighborhood and along the Prinsengracht. Pass by the Anne Frank House and her statue out front before continuing to the Spiegelgracht for views of the massive Rijksmuseum. Continue your journey, passing by Leidseplein and the Bloemenmarkt—a floating flower market—and the Bridge of 15 Bridges, where you can see (and photograph) 15 bridges at once, returning to your departure point at the end of your roughly 1-hour tour.

Flagship Amsterdam (Pass By)

Anne Frank House (Pass By)

Westerkerk (Pass By)

Koninklijk Theater Carre (Pass By)

The Jordaan (Pass By)

The Amstel (Pass By)

Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

Magere Brug (Pass By)

Seven Bridges View Point (Pass By)

Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

Herengracht (Pass By)

Rijksmuseum (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
  • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
  • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
  • When a lot of rain is predicted and/or the weather is colder than expected, the boat will be covered.
  • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 50D (around the corner of the Anne Frank House).
  • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
  • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
  • Please be aware that the points of interest on the route may slightly vary depending on the departure point chosen
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Beautiful, experienced canal cruise. Lovely and good hospitality; the staff is so friendly. Excellent services.


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Kevin_H, May 2024
A must-do if you go to Amsterdam. The personnel is very kind and answer all the questions about the City one might have
Christopher_A, May 2024
It was great to travel on some of the smaller canals, and get a closer, better understanding of the city. However, we missed some major points of interest, which were not included.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear customer, Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed exploring the smaller canals and gaining a deeper understanding of the city. We apologize for any major points of interest that were missed and appreciate your input, as it helps us improve our tours. We hope to welcome you back for another adventure that includes all the highlights you're looking for! Warm regards, Jessie Front Office Management
Great tour of Amsterdam with a wonderful crew and guide
Jonathan_U, May 2024
The tour was great with a knowledgeable and funny guide. A good way to see the city. Highly recommend it!
A “must do” for first timers in Amsterdam
Gary_L, May 2024
Tour guides were very entertaining and informative throughout. Wish it lasted longer than an hour. Great experience.
Just a Normal boat trip
Hassan_T, May 2024
Idk! To me, it's not satisfying. Price was higher than many boat tours, explanations were not enough, and the routes they chose was too short.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Hassan, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your recent Amsterdam Canal Cruise experience. We sincerely appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continually improve our services. We're sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations. Providing excellent value and a memorable experience for our guests is of utmost importance to us, and it's disheartening to learn that we didn't meet your expectations in terms of pricing, the depth of explanations provided, and the duration of the route. Please know that we take your feedback seriously and will use it to reassess and refine our offerings. We strive to provide comprehensive and engaging commentary during our cruises, and we'll work to ensure that future guests receive more detailed explanations of the sights along the way. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment you experienced and hope that you might consider giving us another chance to provide you with a more satisfying experience in the future. Warm regards, Jessie Front Office Management
Very nice
Robert_O, May 2024
Great canal cruise, very relaxing and informative. Weather was perfect. Guide very knowledgeable and friendly
So much fun
Hannah_C, May 2024
We went a few days before Christmas and had the Christmas music playing in the background whilst we looked at the lights and were hold some of the local history from the guides.
Great time, very informative.
Betty_M, May 2024
Great canal cruise. Our cruise hosts were very pleasant and they were very informative. I would highly recommend this cruise. We learned a lot about Amsterdam and its history.
Wonderful boat trip
Susanne_K, May 2024
Good Stories of Amsterdam City/ Mandy Information during the boat Trip. Nice Skipper. Nice boat. Good Service.
Entertaining cruise
Thomas_N, May 2024
Very knowledgeable and entertaining captain and mate. Great pick up spot at museum square. convenient to tram. Docking area could be made more identifiable.
The perfect day
dawnmmatijevich, May 2024
It was a perfect day! Weather was great drinks were delicious and the pilot was really nice. We really enjoyed our afternoon canal cruise.
Amsterdam Dreams
Ashley_N, May 2024
What an experience of a lifetime. They were so personable and friendly. They even helped us find a place to put our bags. This is the tour that I wanted to do the most and it did not disappoint.
Great Experience
Alan_D, May 2024
Crew had great knowledge and were very attentive!!! Wish the trip had been longer as we enjoyed it so much.
Amazing ride
Eduardo_B, May 2024
amazing experience ! i truly recommend it ! specially in a sunny day. the host was really funny and friendly!
Fiona_A, May 2024
It was an amazing experience, loved all the cool facts and stories about Amsterdam! I’d definitely recommend this tour as one of the top 3 things to do in Amsterdam
Pleasant guide and boat...
Susan_F, May 2024
Pleasant guide and boat captain. I thought more information would have been nice. Also speaking louder.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Susan, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. Your feedback is valuable to us. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant boat trip and that our team made it enjoyable. However, we are sorry to hear that you did not receive the level of information you were hoping for and that the volume was often too low. We will make sure to address this with our team to ensure that future tours are more informative and audible. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and if you would like to discuss your experience in further detail, please contact us directly at Warm regards, Jessie Front Office Management
The captain and mate were...
Joe_P, May 2024
The captain and mate were very knowledgeable and friendly, the trip thru the canals was a way to see the city that you cannot see on foot.
Canal Cruise on 5th May 2024.
Suriyani_L, May 2024
Beautiful, experienced canal cruise. Lovely and good hospitality; the staff is so friendly. Excellent services.
Great tour and experience...
Vedant_M, May 2024
Great tour and experience with Flagship Cruises. Rinata was extremely courteous and explained all the aspects about the city and tour. Overall great experience.
Canal cruise on a sunny day
Alex_T, May 2024
Staff was friendly and informative of the history and architecture of the area. Beautiful, sunny day for a one hour cruise.

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