All-Inclusive Amsterdam Canal Cruise by Captain Jack

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Captain Jacks Amazing Canal Tour

From US$43.26

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary. Enjoy amazing views from the open boat and cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spotting landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hearing fun facts and stories about Amsterdam.
  • Fantastic views as you cruise Amsterdam’s famous canals in an open boat
  • Live on-board commentary: fun and entertaining for all ages
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and snacks served on-board
  • Choose from 2 departure locations, near Rijksmuseum or Central Station

What's Included

  • Heineken beer and wine
  • Snacks: Typical Dutch bites
  • Toilet, there is no toilet on the boat

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What To Expect

Magere Brug (Pass By)

Amsterdam Canal Ring (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Anne Frank House (Pass By)

The Jordaan (Pass By)

Prinsengracht (Pass By)

Houseboat Museum (Pass By)

9 Little Streets (Negen Straatjes) (Pass By)

Leiden Square (Leidseplein) (Pass By)

Spiegelkwartier (Pass By)

De Duif (Pass By)

The Amstel (Pass By)

Westerkerk (Pass By)

Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam (Pass By)

Koninklijk Theater Carre (Pass By)

Hermitage Amsterdam (Pass By)

Blauwbrug (Pass By)

Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

South Church (Zuiderkerk) (Pass By)

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel (Pass By)

Moco Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo (Pass By)

Amsterdam Light Festival (Pass By)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Amsterdam (Pass By)

Our Lord in the Attic Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Pass By)

Noordermarkt (Pass By)

Noorderkerk (Pass By)

Micropia (Pass By)

Zeedijk (Pass By)

Nieuwmarkt (Pass By)

Amsterdam Cheese Museum (Pass By)

Brouwerij 't IJ (Pass By)

Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) (Pass By)

Herengracht (Pass By)

Singel (Pass By)

De Poezenboot (Pass By)

Centraal Station (Pass By)

St. Nicholas Basilica (Pass By)

OBA Library of Amsterdam (Pass By)

Foodhallen Amsterdam (Pass By)

I Amsterdam Visitor Centre (Pass By)

Haarlemmerstraat (Pass By)

Statue of Anne Frank (Pass By)

Magere Brug (Pass By)

Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Pass By)

Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

Scheepvaarthuis (Pass By)

Red Light District (De Wallen) (Pass By)

Begijnhof (Pass By)

Brouwersgracht (Pass By)

Royal Palace Amsterdam (Pass By)

Heineken Experience (Pass By)

Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

Bloemenmarkt (Pass By)

The Amsterdam Dungeon (Pass By)

The Dylan (Pass By)

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

Museum of the Canals (Pass By)

Melkweg (Pass By)

DeLaMar Theater (Pass By)

Amstelveld (Pass By)

Joods Historisch Museum (Pass By)

Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam (Pass By)

De Kleine Komedie (Pass By)

Rokin (Pass By)

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk (Pass By)

The Bulldog The First Coffeeshop (Pass By)

Oude Kerk (Pass By)

Van Gogh Museum (Pass By)

Concertgebouw (Pass By)

De Stadsschouwburg (Pass By)

Paradiso (Pass By)

GASSAN (Pass By)

De Hallen Amsterdam (Pass By)

Museumplein (Pass By)

Mozes en Aaronkerk (Pass By)

Cromhout House (Pass By)

Huis Marseille (Pass By)

Vondelpark (Pass By)

NEMO Science Museum (Pass By)

De Bijenkorf (Pass By)

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam (Pass By)

Amsterdam Museum (Pass By)

Nieuwe Kerk (Pass By)

EYE Film Institute Netherlands (Pass By)

A'dam Lookout (Pass By)

De Pijp (Pass By)

Rembrandtplein (Pass By)

Hortus Botanicus (Pass By)

National Monument (Pass By)

Diamant Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

Tropenmuseum (Pass By)

Museum Van Loon (Pass By)

Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) (Pass By)

NDSM Wharf (Pass By)

IJdock (Pass By)

De Gooyer Windmill (Pass By)

Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

The Cat Cabinet (Pass By)

Spui (Pass By)

New English Bookstore (Pass By)

Willet-Holthuysen Museum (Pass By)

Amstelpark (Pass By)

In de Waag (Pass By)

Oosterpark (Pass By)

Body Worlds (Pass By)

House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience (Pass By)

Homomonument (Pass By)

Sarphatipark (Pass By)

The Smallest House in Amsterdam (Pass By)

Museum Het Schip (Pass By)

Hollandsche Schouwburg (Pass By)

This is Holland (Pass By)

Amsterdam Tulip Museum (Pass By)

Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat (Pass By)

Waterlooplein Market (Pass By)

Erotic Museum (Pass By)

Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam (Pass By)

Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark (Pass By)

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam (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
  • Due a lot of traffic at the dock, I can't wait more than 5 minutes. Please make sure you are at the dock 10 minutes before departure.
  • A fairly big step needs to be taken to get in the boat. Of course we will assist you.
  • Beware all my boats are open. So when it rains, you can get wet. But rebooking with rain is always possible
  • I always try to give the best tour possible (5*). But in rare occasion things don't go as you and me would like. Please let me know asap. Aither direct or send me an email of text. I will contact you.
  • The tour is a historical canal cruise, it is not a booze cruise. So if you are looking for a bachelor party boat or any other booze cruise, this is not the cruise for you.
  • Captain Jack is collaboration between friends. Captain Jack is not perse himself on the boat.
  • There are two startinglocations. Check your ticket and/or comfirmation for the right starting point!
  • There is no toilet on the boat.
  • Beware the dock is shared with another company. They wear Orange shirts, please make sure you don't board on their boat even if they say so. Our Team wears Pink or white.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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6,065 reviews
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You can't do Amsterdam and miss the canals by water!
Wayne_S, Sept 2023
The canals are overflowing with possible tour boats each with its own unique flair. This tour was our first introduction to Amsterdam, complete with Heineken and cheese. We learned a lot about the history of the canals, the architecture of the surrounding buildings, and the traditions of the Dutch people all in the comfort of a well handled craft.
Great evening canal tour!
Mary_Y, Sept 2023
We greatly enjoyed our evening canal tour with. Captain Ko…very informative, humorous and interesting.
Awesome Canal Tour With Captain Ono.
Bruce_M, Sept 2023
We had a great day touring with Ono. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The amenities on the boat where a nice touch as well. It was also nice meeting the other passengers.
Great way to see Amsterdam from the canals!
Tony_K, Sept 2023
A great way to start a stay in Amsterdam - getting an overall feel and sense of location of the city. Our tour guide ( forgot his name but it was the 9/17, 4pm cruise) was cheerful, pleasant and a walking encyclopedia of all things Amsterdam!). The size of the cruise was not overcrowded so you did not feel like cattle being herded in. Another plus is being in an open air boat- you could feel more connected to what you were seeing and experiencing than in a larger covered boat we saw on the canals. Give them an A+!
On the canales
John_P, Sept 2023
Eric our captain was awesome. Very corgal. The snacks, cheese, sausages, crackers, cookies, licorish, beer, wine, sodas, water were great. Umbrellas were provided for the brief downpour we had. We stayed dry under bridges. The highlights were informative and appreciated. Highly recommended !!
Informative intro to Amsterdam
Leigha_P, Sept 2023
Very informative. Professional with a good sense of humor. Captain James was a fun tour guide for the duration of the your.
Fun day in Amsterdam
Rosemary_G, Sept 2023
Tour guide, Eric Brooke was very knowledgeable and friendly! Lots of fun, even tho the weather wasn’t the best.
Nice casual cruise
Belinda_A, Sept 2023
The tour was on time and the staff were very accomodating. There was unlimited wine, soft drinks, cheese and crackers on board. The guide pointed out some historical buildings and information. We arrived at the wrong location for our cruise but Viator were very accomodating and put us on a cruise an hour later.
Canal ride with drinks
Yvonne_G, Sept 2023
The captain was fun and entertaining. The boat ride was also, very entertaining. They served wine and soda, which was fine. But the snack’s instead of using pick used their hands.
Mouse knows best!
Elle_C, Sept 2023
Captain Jack's Canal Cruises had the best reviewed and we weren't disappointed. Misha (aka Mouse) was our guide and he had a great sense of humor on top of being able to give all of the insights about Amsterdam that we wouldn't have otherwise had a chance to learn. The docking point was super easy to find and the boat was perfect, with lots of snacks and drinks. We had a great time, 1.5 hours was the perfect amount of time, and we would absolutely recommend it to any tourists stopping through. We also stopped by Moeder's, which Misha recommended - and loved it.
Go on this boat trip!
Alexandra_S, Sept 2023
This trip was excellent… many boat companies out there and most look the same. But what makes it excellent is the captain, and Brook was both entertaining and informative. He is the reason I came away with more knowledge of the Dutch and Amsterdam… while feeling I had just been on casual summer cruise!
An amazing Canal trip with the amazing Captain Jack's team.
Scott_S, Sept 2023
First day in Amsterdam (Sept 6th) and wanted to see the sights from the Canal. Our guide was really excellent. Told stories about why buildings were so tall but narrow. Amazing start to an amazing time in Amsterdam. It's a must do... and psst we spoke to one of the other Canal operators. He told us Captain Jacks is the best by far and we agree.
Canal Vibes Are Great!
Marina_S, Sept 2023
The guide Onno was great and went out of his way to show us some cool stuff. He was very knowledgeable about beautiful Amsterdam. I had a great time on this excursion. I met nice people on board as well. Wine, cheese, candy and soft drinks were all nice touches.
The best company to see the canals
James_R, Sept 2023
What a great time. Beautiful scenery, the boat was awesome and Captain Ko was the nicest guy, and really gave us a first class tour. He’s super informative and very accommodating. Loved our tour
Great times!
Carolyn_S, Sept 2023
Such a great experience!! Guide was super fun and had some great information to share about the city. Definately recommend golden hour as its beauitful out! Just make sure you sit next to the food and drinks so you dont miss out!
See Amsterdam from a great point of view
Susan_B, Sept 2023
We had a great time and our host was very informative. Was a great way to see the sights and learn about Amsterdam. The snacks and drinks were plentiful too!
Amazing time with skipper Onno
Joken_D, Sept 2023
Skipper Onno was absolutely amazing! He made everyone feel welcome and showed us amazing views on the canals. The food and the drinks were also absolutely good!
Enjoyed very much
Judith_S, Sept 2023
Very relaxing and informative tour. Our guide (wish I could remember his name) did a great job and made our tour thoroughly enjoyable
Great add on!
Mary_M, Sept 2023
Captain Ko was a great guide. He was friendly and informative. The snacks and drinks were a nice touch. Thankfully the weather was perfect!
Super enjoyable and educational
Ruth_E, Sept 2023
The stories that our caption shared with us and the effort he made to make sure we were having a good time

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