Amsterdam Classic Boat Cruise with Live Guide, Drinks and Cheese

27,006 Reviews
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From US$35.19

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 60-minute boat tour, which includes a cheese platter and unlimited beer, wine and soft drink. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
  • Take a 60-minute canal tour of Amsterdam in an old wooden captains boat
  • Admire the beautiful city and its landmarks as you cruise along
  • Enjoy Dutch Gouda cheese and unlimited drinks

What's Included

  • Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Two different types of Dutch Cheese
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks

    Meeting And Pickup

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    What To Expect

    Homomonument (Pass By)

    Anne Frank House (Pass By)

    The Jordaan (Pass By)

    Prinsengracht (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Cheese Museum (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Tulip Museum (Pass By)

    Bloemgracht (Pass By)

    De 9 Straatjes (Pass By)

    Westerkerk (Pass By)

    Statue of Anne Frank (Pass By)

    Houseboat Museum (Pass By)

    Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a Concept by Hyatt (Pass By)

    Leiden Square (Leidseplein) (Pass By)

    Rijksmuseum (Pass By)

    Amstelveld (Pass By)

    Spiegelkwartier (Pass By)

    De Duif (Pass By)

    The Amstel (Pass By)

    Koninklijk Theater Carre (Pass By)

    Hermitage Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Museum (Pass By)

    Blauwbrug (Pass By)

    Herengracht (Pass By)

    Singel (Pass By)

    Magere Brug (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Icebar (Pass By)

    Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

    South Church (Zuiderkerk) (Pass By)

    De Kleine Komedie (Pass By)

    Rembrandtplein (Pass By)

    Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

    Bloemenmarkt (Pass By)

    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) (Pass By)

    Huis Bartolotti (Pass By)

    OBA Library of Amsterdam (Pass By)

    St. Nicholas Basilica (Pass By)

    De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk (Pass By)

    Theo Thijssen Standbeeld (Pass By)

    Museum of the Canals (Pass By)

    Huis Marseille (Pass By)

    Cromhout House (Pass By)

    Museum Van Loon (Pass By)

    The Cat Cabinet (Pass By)

    Museum of Bags and Purses (Pass By)

    Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

    The National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

    Centraal Station (Pass By)

    Basilica of Saint Nicholas (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • You are always welcome to cancel your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
    • No boats at the dock? Please call us or visit our office at Leliegracht 50D (Just around the corner from the Anne Frank House)
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-3 years old)
    • No toilets on board
    • 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 35 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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    Featured review
    We had an amazing hour on board. Our guides were fantastic and great fun. The drinks were flowing and the cheese was good. It was lovely watching Amsterdam go by and I’ll definitely be booking again next time I’m there.


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    Good short trip for overview of Amsterdam
    Yuchen_T, Sept 2023
    Good short boat ride to get a overview of Amsterdam Sarah and her team give a very detailed summary of history and fun facts about the Amsterdam and of course the unlimited amount of drinks alcohol included is a plus
    Canal tour
    JoAnn_M, Sept 2023
    Wonderful canal boat trip. The crew was informative and very entertaining. We had a great experience.
    Delightful Canal Cruise
    Marla_D, Sept 2023
    The ride was delightful and informative. Our guides, Bobby and Jorris, were very entertaining and knowledgeable about the city and the history of many sites we saw on the cruise. They shared many interesting facts and stories that will help us remember our visit to the beautiful city of Amsterdam. The cheese and wine were also very good! 😊
    Samantha_W, Sept 2023
    Amazing tour guide. Great boat and the cheese and wine are endless and delicious. So good we almost booked a second time!
    Comfortable, satiated, and drunk!
    Julia_F, Sept 2023
    We LOVED our experience on the cheese and wine tour. Despite the rain, Tico and the captain were both in high spirits and created a warm atmosphere. Although the boat itself was a little less luxurious than pictured, it did not hinder our experience at all and we were totally comfortable, satiated, and drunk!
    Canal Delight
    Allen_B, Sept 2023
    We had a delightful Amsterdam Canal Cruise with the Flagship Line. Skipper Omar and our hosts Rosa and Jenna were entertaining, informative and made sure we had plenty of wine and cheese! What a relaxing way to cruise around Amsterdam on a beautiful sunny afternoon!
    Memorable canal cruise
    Diane_W, Sept 2023
    We really enjoyed this canal cruise with wine and cheese. Our guides, Phee and Matheus, were knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine and other drinks were plentiful and the cheese was good. We learned about Amsterdam as we saw this beautiful city from a different perspective.
    Fran_W, Sept 2023
    We were really looking forward to this trip but unfortunately the boat was too crowded. There was barely room to sit down, the sides of the boat were too high to see over properly and we only got a couple of small plastic glasses of cheap wine (and we had to ask for for the second one!). The cheese was also disappointing as it was just one basic type of cheese chopped up into small cubes (there were no cheese biscuits or accompaniments). There was nothing at all ‘luxury’ about this experience unfortunately and it was not worth the £30+ we paid.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hi there, I would like to begin by extending my sincerest apologies for the disappointing experience you encountered during your recent boat trip. It is disheartening to hear that your much-anticipated trip did not meet your expectations, and I want to assure you that your feedback is invaluable to us. We deeply regret that the boat felt too crowded and that there wasn't sufficient seating room. Your comfort and enjoyment are of paramount importance to us, and we will certainly take measures to address overcrowding in the future. I'm truly sorry to hear about the quality of the wine and the cheese provided during the trip. We aim to provide a premium experience, and I apologize that the offerings did not reflect this during your tour. Your comments about the lack of "luxury" in this experience have been duly noted, and we will work diligently to ensure that future trips align more closely with our guests' expectations. To make amends for your less-than-ideal experience, we would like to offer you a 50% refund. Please let us know if you are interested in this offer by sending us an email to: Once again, I apologize for any disappointment you experienced during your tour. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more satisfying boat trip in the future. Warm regards, Jessie - Front office manager, Flagship Amsterdam
    Rae_J, Sept 2023
    The skipper and team were fantastic Knowledgeable about the history Plenty of cheese, wine, and beer
    Relaxing canal tour
    Jeanne_G, Sept 2023
    Very relaxing. Enjoyed the scenery. we had a hard time hearing since there was no PA system or microphone for speaker. We were sitting in the back of the boat
    Not So Great
    Ingrid_D, Sept 2023
    Could not really see much as the boat was very low and crowded Too much people on the boat Cheese was good Weather was good Pick up was at a good location That is all Would not have prebooked until I see what other boat tours there was Lots of people booked when they arrived in Amsterdam Thanks
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Dear Ingrid, I hope this message finds you well, and I want to extend our apologies for the aspects of your recent boat tour experience that did not meet your expectations. We're delighted to hear that you found the cheese enjoyable and that you were fortunate to have good weather for your tour. Additionally, it's great to know that you found the pick-up location convenient. However, we understand your concerns regarding the overcrowding on the boat, which affected your visibility during the tour. We want every guest to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience, and I apologize that this was not the case for you. To make amends and provide you with an improved experience, we would like to offer you a new tour with us. We hope this opportunity will allow you to see the sights more clearly and comfortably. If you are interested, please send an email to:, so we can personally sort this out! We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more enjoyable boat tour in the future. Warm regards, Jessie - Front office management, Flagship Amsterdam
    What do at 100% again again
    Hannah_F, Sept 2023
    They were so much and informational, I would do 100% again. They were very accommodating, fun and kept the drinks flowing.
    Great tour
    Robert_S, Sept 2023
    Great casual trip. Hostesses were wonderful. Laughter and drinks go hand in hand. Great cheese; great wine; but better hostesses. Very informative. Highly recommend.
    Enjoyable Cruise with Live tour Guide
    Kathleen_C, Sept 2023
    Easy to find and enjoyable cruise. Both tour guides were knowledgeable. You get two drinks (wine or Heineken beer ) and plate of cheese that was shared with my husband. It would have been good if the guide doing the speaking didn't also have to provide drinks. Overall enjoyable.
    Great hour on the canals!
    Kristin_N, Sept 2023
    We had a great time learning about Amsterdam history, architecture, and the canals. Great service and top notch team, highly organized - Maya, Mirna and Albert were a great team. If I got to do it over I would sit closer to the captain - had a little difficulty hearing him sometimes because we were at the far end.
    Fun trip
    Jan_M, Sept 2023
    Great guides lots of cheese, wine and beer Boat held more people than we expected but there was plenty of room for all
    Nina_V, Sept 2023
    Superb! We had a great time with our work team visiting from the US. Highly recommend. Great wine, cheese and staff.
    Great way to see the beauty along the canals of Amsterdam!
    Mark_T, Sept 2023
    We had a most enjoyable and informative ride along the beautiful canal of Amsterdam. Our hosts Dometri and the lovely gal. (Sorry don’t remember her name.) They were very nice and made sure that our glasses were refilled. They told some history of the canals as well as some interesting stories. Be sure to check your emails to be aware of any changes in time etc.
    Great way to learn about Amsterdam
    Christine_C, Sept 2023
    Excellent tour! Great cheese and wine and even better stories by the boat guides. We highly recommend this tour!
    100% recommend this canal cruise
    Jen_R, Sept 2023
    A great way to see the city and canals all while getting a short explanation of the city’s history. The guides were fun and entertaining and provided plenty of cheese and wine. It’s all you can eat and drink. Definitely recommend this tour while visiting Amsterdam!

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