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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Enjoy an evening canal cruise that introduces you to the unique vibe of Amsterdam by night. See the city in a different light as you glide along the canals to discover the old merchant houses, picturesque bridges, and bustling atmosphere of the city at night. Be welcomed onboard and order a nice cold or hot drink. Take your pick from one of the 19 available languages on a personal audio guide system. Learn about the fascinating history of the city and its vibrant contemporary character. Or just sit back and enjoy the views rolling by your window as night falls over Amsterdam. Cruise underneath the Skinny Bridge and around the Golden Bend as you discover where the local hotspots are. You can also add a snack box to your booking, consisting of chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts, and a drink of your choice.

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with a boat cruise along the city's canals at night. Discover picturesque canal houses, colorful neighborhoods, and historic monuments as you cruise through the city center. Sit back and relax as you tour through the historic canal district and admire the beauty of Amsterdam. Learn about the city with an onboard audio commentary available in 19 different languages. Enjoy advantageous views from inside the boat with sliding windows and panoramic rooftops so you don’t miss a single thing. Have your camera ready as you travel through the famous canals, which are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. Watch as the streets are lit up and lively, the buildings illuminated by warm, bright lights and the little terraces packed with people unwinding after a day’s work. The cruise lasts around 1 hour and takes you past some of the city’s most fascinating sites.

Amsterdam: Cheese and Wine Canal Cruise

3. Amsterdam: Cheese and Wine Canal Cruise

Discover the old canals of Amsterdam while you enjoy a lovely Dutch cheese platter combined with a choice of selected wines, beer, or soft drinks. This is the perfect experience for a memorable date night with your companion. Prepare for an unforgettable evening in Amsterdam as you set sail along all the famous city highlights of the city. Simply sit back, relax, and sip on a glass of wine or other drink of your choice. Pass the historic Canal Belt with its typical canal houses, sail underneath the romantic Magere Brug, and cruise by typical water houses.

Amsterdam: Wine and Cheese Evening Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Wine and Cheese Evening Cruise

Experience a unique cruise at night through the atmospheric canals of Amsterdam. Admire the beautiful canal-side houses, illuminated bridges, and cozy houseboat interiors. Enjoy a selection of local Dutch cheeses, with a choice of wines onboard. Enjoy the perfect views of many of Amsterdam’s iconic sites by night. Sip on your choice of wine as you meander through the charming waterways of the Dutch capital. Taste a variety of local Dutch cheeses, a culinary staple of the Netherlands. Cruise underneath the famous illuminated bridges along the canals as you enjoy a relaxing start to the evening.

Amsterdam: 3-Course Dinner Cruise

5. Amsterdam: 3-Course Dinner Cruise

Eating while cruising through the canals, there is no dinner experience more fitting to a visit to Amsterdam than this one. This Canal Cruise departing from Centraal Station is a feast for both your eyes and your tastebuds. The cruise glides gently past many of the city’s most famous landmarks in all their nighttime glory, including the elegant merchant houses and former warehouses of the Canal Belt, and the beautiful Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge). As you cruise, you will be served a 3-course dinner of freshly made dishes, served with a selection of wines and soft drinks. Multilingual commentary will explain the highlights you encounter during the cruise, such as the old port area, Anne Frank House, and more. Choose between several menu options, including a meat, fish, and vegetarian menu. Each menu starts with freshly baked bread with butter and oil and a creamy pomodoro soup to whet your appetite. All menu options conclude with homemade tiramisu for dessert. Meat Menu: Roasted guinea fowl with mushroom jus and seasonal vegetables. Fish Menu: Salmon and seasonal vegetables with sauerkraut cream. Vegetarian Menu: Vegetarian lasagna with seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, and pesto.

Amsterdam: Luxury Canal Cruise

6. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal Cruise

Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience from the water onboard one of the city's most exclusive boats. Step aboard and enjoy the beautiful canals illuminated for the night. Relax with a drink, served by an enthusiastic and friendly hostess. Hear fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and avail of the fleece blankets on both the open and closed boats. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. The planned urban sprawl served as an example around the world well into the 19th century, and the network of canals extends for 14 kilometers and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and famous Skinny Bridge, marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum, and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

7. Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

Admire Amsterdam’s famous canals from a unique perspective aboard a 75-minute cruise sailing through the Jordaan neighborhood, which features an audio commentary and a snack bar. Start from the most famous canal in Amsterdam, the Prinsengracht, and glide past important landmarks like the Anne Frank House. Enjoy a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Amsterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion.  Cruise through Jordaan and admire the 3 islands that form the Mokum Archipel. Here, discover a different side of the city, full of warehouses and shipyards, and photo opportunities around every corner. Throughout your cruise, enjoy an audio commentary from a native Amsterdammer and discover secret stories and local history. Your commentary guide is Harry Slinger, a famous Dutch singer and actor. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Amsterdam: 3-Course Meal in Historic 1st Class Waiting Rooms

8. Amsterdam: 3-Course Meal in Historic 1st Class Waiting Rooms

Indulge in a delicious 3-course meal for lunch or dinner inside the former first class waiting rooms which have been renovated to their elegant and glamorous interior of the late 19th Century. Feel the historic atmosphere inside this hidden gem as you sit down to dine on your choice of dishes from an enticing menu. Grand Café Museum Restaurant 1e Klas, dating from 1885, is located on platform 2B and occupies the space which formerly housed the first-class passengers' waiting rooms. The restaurant space was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, whose work includes the iconic Rijksmuseum as well as the entire Amsterdam Central Station.  Admire the architecture inside the restaurant which has been thoughtfully and elegantly renovated to give you the glamorous ambiance of yesteryear as you savor some of the restaurant's delicious offerings. 

Amsterdam: Romantic Canal Tour with Bubbly

9. Amsterdam: Romantic Canal Tour with Bubbly

You and your partner will be snuggled together to the sound of water lapping softly against the sides of the boat as you drift beneath Amsterdam’s iconic bridges and past its magnificent 17th-century canal houses on this tour. Against this picturesque backdrop, your guide will show you the intimate side of the city. Sharing stories that speak to the heart: tales of love, and details of the art and architecture that make Amsterdam such an open-air museum. Along the way, the guide's stories will be brought to life with a carefully chosen selection of music. Go on a journey through the more private canals in a quiet, solar-powered boat. During daytime or with the setting sun, your journey will draw to a graceful end, leaving you and your partner set for a cozy time together. This is one of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Private Romantic Canal Cruise at Night

10. Amsterdam: Private Romantic Canal Cruise at Night

Hop on board your private vessel for the evening and set off through the charming canals of Amsterdam. After the sun has set, the city illuminates with glistening lights, creating the perfect romantic setting for you and your lover. Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy a refreshing glass of bubbly accompanied by local cheese and waffles. Admire the 17th-century canal houses and impressive bridges as you cruise through the water. Along the way, listen to stories of the city’s impressive history, culture, and famous landmarks. Hear tales of legends and lovers, while creating an unforgettable memory of your own. By the end of the evening, you’ll have seen Amsterdam from a totally new perspective.

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What people are saying about North Holland

A very relaxing & informative canal tour with a very witty Captain , went for the 8pm cruise & it was superb . Would highly recommend this tour & company. Thanks for a great eve.

Fine dining on our canal tour, white linens and all. Some interesting facts given. Seating was a little tight, but overall very enjoyable evening.

An overall lovely experience. We had a well-paced flow in the water with the audio guide providing a lot of interesting information.

Value for money tour! Wine was free flow with lots of cheese and snacks. Got to see many sights of Amsterdam touring in the canals.

Absolutely lovely way to see amsterdam, especially of an evening. The guide was amazing and very informative .