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Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Flagship Amsterdam
Likely to sell out Booked 144 times yesterday

From US$ 20.27 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 144 times yesterday

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a fully electric open boat cruise with live commentary departing from the Rijksmuseum or the Anne Frank House.

About this tour

Cancellation policy
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide

The Original experience

  • Listen to informative commentary along the route from the boat's local skipper
  • Sail down the historic canals and discover the city’s museum quarter
  • Cruise by iconic landmarks such as the Skinny Bridge and the Hermitage Museum
  • Glide past the posh Amstel Hotel and see trendy, waterside neighborhoods
  • Purchase a cocktail onboard and enjoy a relaxing trip on a fully electric boat
Full description

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on a 100% electric cruise. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic. Learn informative and entertaining insights about the sites along the route.

See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well as new stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum, then glide past the Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel, and the charming neighborhood of Grachtengordel. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. In the winter months, relax on an enclosed boat to keep you warm. Benefit from the flexibility of a one-use ticket that can be used on any one of the cruises departing within the hour you booked.

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Local skipper and host
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Summer: From March to October, this tour is operated on open boats. If a lot of rain is predicted, you will be contacted by the local partner to be booked on a tour with a closed-covered classic boat. If your tour was conducted in the pouring rain, you can choose to use your ticket again in dry weather
  • Winter: From November to February the tour will be operated with closed-covered classic boats
  • Dogs are allowed onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3076 reviews

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We took this boat rather than the big fly boats. We wanted a more personal experience than a fly boat and with our dog. The experience was unique. Thanks to the captain and the sailor, their smiles and their way of telling us about Amsterdam, we made us appreciate the richness of the city.

August 13, 2022

With summer temperatures, the decision to cruise through the canals in the evening was definitely the right one. Two super nice guides or skippers Cedric and Beer told us a lot of interesting but also funny things. Our two teens also liked it very much. The manageable group from different nations and the cool drinks have contributed to the success. Gladly again!

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August 13, 2022

The place is well described. The service staff is very friendly and helpful. Strollers or carts can be parked outside the boat under supervision. That's very comfortable. The tour is nice, the captain is knowledgeable and the drink service is great. All in all a round thing. Therefore full marks.

August 11, 2022

Product ID: 396132