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Our most recommended North Holland Sailing Trips & Tours

  • Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

    1. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

    Climb aboard a canal boat to experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful - when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. Thousands of lights highlight the hundreds of bridges and the iconic buildings alongside the canals. You will cruise along some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, passing the illuminated buildings, bridges, and boats that give the city an almost fairytale appearance. Enjoy an open-air space in both winter and in summer.  A host will welcome you aboard and tell you many stories, legends, and historical facts about Amsterdam as you sail. Sit back to learn about the local hotspots, including notable restaurants and nightclubs.

    Great value for money. The boat was clean and the captain was friendly and funny. There are better options for more private or open-boat cruises, of course, but for this amount of money this is probably the best you can get.

  • Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

    2. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

    Sit back and relax whilst you enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute city cruise that will acquaint you with the city's famous landmarks, culture, and entertain you with stories from its rich trading history. Seeing the city of Amsterdam whilst aboard a covered and heated boat is the best way to discover one of Europe's most exciting cities.  During your cruise, your skipper will take you through to many of the city's highlights, as you relax and take in all the sights and sounds. This cruise is conducted in a group with a maximum of 24 people, and will provide you with both an immersive and interactive tour. There is also enough time during the tour for questions and recommendations you might require for the rest of your stay as you enjoy this beautiful city. Choose between a standard option where you can add unlimited drinks, or book right away with Dutch cheese, wine and other beverages all i...

    The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

  • Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

    3. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

    A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the picturesque Dutch countryside. First stop is the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, where you will walk around and be able to admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses.  Next, head to the fishing village of Volendam. Visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method. Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant, before visiting the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery.  In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken.

    Fantastic day out with a great tour guide and driver, who kept us entertained. Plenty time giving to see everything and the demonstrations were excellent. Highly recommend this tour

  • Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    4. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on an eco-friendly, luxury cruise. Get unmissable photo opportunities and experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion. Choose from 2 departure points: in front of the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from unique water vantage points as your local boat skipper tells you informative and entertaining tidbits about the sites along the route. See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well new, stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum then glide past the whimsical Skinny Bridge and the posh Amstel Hotel. View the popular neighborhoods from a unique perspective while relaxing in cushioned seats. Have the option to purchase festive cocktails and drinks f...

    Kamiel and Leticia were great. They gave us super interesting facts about the city and had a great attitude. The drinks were great.

  • Haarlem: 50-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

    5. Haarlem: 50-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

    Experience and discover the beautiful historic city center of Haarlem from a unique perspective as you cruise around the Old Town's canals on a 50-minute cruise. After meeting your professional skipper and boarding the boat in the city center, begin your journey of discover of Haarlem's unique architecture, picturesque buildings, and romantic canals. Once onboard, admire attractions such as the Molen de Adriaan, the Teylers hofje, Frans Hals Museum, and the Jopenkerk. Munch on complimentary snacks and drinks as you sail in the company of a crew with many years of experience on the water of Haarlem. The boat is heated for your comfort.

  • Amsterdam: Canal Day Cruise

    6. Amsterdam: Canal Day Cruise

    Admire Amsterdam’s historical center on a canal cruise dedicated exclusively to GetYourGuide customers. Experience the most relaxing way to sightsee in Amsterdam for 1 hour and 15 minutes, free of traffic noise and congestion, and providing unmissable photo opportunities.  Get incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from the water vantage points as you hear informative tidbits as you listen along with your personal audio guide. As the trip begins, take in breathtaking views of the 17th-century buildings lining the central canals, as well as views of more modern buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail past the Golden Bend and over to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter. Continue onto the Museum Quarter and see the Skinny Bridge, which boasts a unique architectural style. Glide onward to the harbor, where you will spot the city’s ...

    The best way to explore Amsterdam. The commentary made it all the more interesting and the captain added to it with his knowledge and humour. I would highly recommend

  • Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

    7. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

    Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with a cruise along the city's canals. 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 the city by night. Learn more 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 ...

    The cruise was nice. I wish I would have booked one that had a bar or alcohol on board. The driver was kind. We got our own earbuds to listen to commentary that was pre recorded but she added some extra commentary. Went through great canals and saw the Anne Frank House.

  • Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

    8. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

    This hour-long cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam, giving you the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center. Feast your eyes on the elegant merchant houses that date back to the Dutch Golden Age, the stunning gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and many other top attractions. During the cruise you’ll be able to listen to the recorded audio commentary in your choice of 19 languages. This boat tour features frequent departures that are available throughout the day, 7 days a week. When booking you may choose from a variety of departure points. Options include: Central Station, Anne Frank House, Museum Square, or Leidse Square

    The staff were really nice and helpful. The guide was interesting. The experience was with no doubt amazing, with such a marvelous view.

  • Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

    9. Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

    This semi-open canal boat is brand new type of cruise boat that features all the comforts of a larger vessel. When the weather is good, the partially open roof makes it possible to enjoy an open boat experience. In the event the weather is not so favorable however, the boat’s top can be closed while still ensuring spectacular views of Amsterdam’s sights from the canal network. The boats run on solar energy, are silent and completely emission free. Your 1-hour experience will be enhanced by an audio guide that’s available in 19 different languages. There are frequent departure times, so planning your sightseeing itinerary easy!

    Wonderful boat ride through the canals. It’s definitely a must trip when visiting Amsterdam. The crew and captain at Lovers were fantastic.

  • Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

    10. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

    Amsterdam is best seen from the water, and on this 1 hour 15 minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of this historical city. You’ll come across new buildings, bridges, and much more in a city that’s rooted in history but continues to change. The Amsterdam City Canal Cruise offers you fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals and also shows off the growing 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll see Amsterdam the way it really is – from the Golden Bend to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter, and from the Music Building in the harbor to the VOC ship, the Amsterdam.

    The cruise is pretty enjoyable and peaceful, you get some historic insights on some monuments/places of the city, which is quite nice, but could be ameliorated. Overall it’s really cheap for the experience.

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What people are saying about North Holland

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14,164 reviews

Our guide Arthur was super nice and knowledgeable, almost felt like a friend from town showing you around. The tour is a great way to learn about the involvement of the Netherlands in the war, which is often overlooked in history books beyond the Anne Frank story.

Very pleasant cruise and much more sustainable option. Love that the boat is electric. Not crowded and more enjoyable than the glass covered ones. The skipper Paul and the guide Tamsin were super friendly.

The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

great experience.. and the tour guide was very accomodating.. big plus!

Everything was perfect. I can recommend to everybody ❤️