Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise with Live Guide and Onboard Bar

Amsterdam, Netherlands

From US$21.72

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


Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from 3 different departure locations in the city center of Amsterdam, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
  • Small-group canal cruise offers more room to relax and fewer crowds
  • Enjoy a peaceful and quiet ride thanks to 100% electric engines
  • Pass by several landmarks like the Skinny Bridge on the Amstel River, and the impressive Herengracht

What's Included

  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase

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    What To Expect

    The Jordaan (Pass By)

    Prinsengracht (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Cheese Museum (Pass By)

    Bloemgracht (Pass By)

    Anne Frank House (Pass By)

    Statue of Anne Frank (Pass By)

    Westerkerk (Pass By)

    Spiegelkwartier (Pass By)

    De 9 Straatjes (Pass By)

    De Kaaskamer (Pass By)

    Houseboat Museum (Pass By)

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

    Leiden Square (Leidseplein) (Pass By)

    Koninklijk Theater Carre (Pass By)

    Amstelveld (Pass By)

    Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam (Pass By)

    De Duif (Pass By)

    Herengracht (Pass By)

    Blauwbrug (Pass By)

    Rijksmuseum (Pass By)

    The Amstel (Pass By)

    Singel (Pass By)

    Magere Brug (Pass By)

    Hermitage Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Museum (Pass By)

    Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

    South Church (Zuiderkerk) (Pass By)

    Mulligans Irish Music Bar (Pass By)

    De Kleine Komedie (Pass By)

    Bloemenmarkt (Pass By)

    Rembrandtplein (Pass By)

    Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) (Pass By)

    Spui (Pass By)

    Museum of the Canals (Pass By)

    Willet-Holthuysen Museum (Pass By)

    Bridge of 15 Bridges (Pass By)

    Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam (Pass By)

    The Cat Cabinet (Pass By)

    Museum of Bags and Purses (Pass By)

    Huis Bartolotti (Pass By)

    Homomonument (Pass By)

    Amsterdam Tulip Museum (Pass By)

    Flagship Amsterdam (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
    • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
    • When a lot of rain is predicted and/or the weather is colder than expected, the boat will be covered.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • You are always welcome to change your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
    • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 42 (around the corner).
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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
    Crew is very helpful. Our skipper and the hostess are very friendly and has properly set the fun mood! Will definitely recommend and do it again together with friends and family!


    20,156 reviews
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    Great canal tour!
    Timothy_C, Jun 2023
    Great tour of canals! Had a fun tour, great boat skipper and deck hand. Good drinks and points of interest!
    Danielle_H, Jun 2023
    Lovely afternoon with knowledgable and friendly tour guides. Was busier than we had initially thought it would be but still great. Drinks reasonably priced also.
    Canal tour
    Gail_H, Jun 2023
    Aiden and JMK were amazing tour guides, very friendly and interactive! A fun way to see a lot of the city. Drinks were great too!
    Open top boat ride
    ellen_j, Jun 2023
    amazing boat ride with our wonderful tour guide emily and hessle the driver who was wonderful, especially because it was his first day!!
    Boat tour
    Cecelia_C, Jun 2023
    This boat tour was great. Sam snd Laura were our captain and host snd they were very personable along with very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful boat tour with them. Great way to end our stay in Amsterdam.
    Just OK
    Gwynnie_B, Jun 2023
    The boat was overbooked and delayed departing (although it returned to port at the scheduled time). We found the staff unhelpful and no one expressed an apology for the overbooking or delays. The tour itself was ok but I would recommend finding a different provider that is more professional and more concerned with making sure visitors have a positive experience.
    Too much talking to enjoy the scenery
    George_D, Jun 2023
    Less talking. The scenery is unreal, but the guide talks so much you barely look out to enjoy it. If your looking for a relaxing ride, not much talking, and enjoy the romantic beautiful scenery, choose a different boat. This is a talking guide (not much pouring drinks) and made fun of a lot of the buildings she didn't like.
    Wonderful experience with...
    Tihani_H, Jun 2023
    Wonderful experience with live guide who wasn’t too little or too much involved. Skipper was also a lovely human. They had blankets and drinks aboard. Great one hour!
    Good canal tour
    Jennifer_E, Jun 2023
    It was a little frustrating - we had tickets for 4:45pm, we showed up on time and yet, that tour was full and we had to take the next one. They seem a bit unorganized. However, once on the boat it was a nice 1-hour tour.
    Fabulous canal tour
    Jaime_M, Jun 2023
    This was so much fun! Dirk and Britt were so entertaining, we had lovely weather, and we learned a lot and laughed a lot!
    Perfect! Best cabin crue...
    Katarina_L, Jun 2023
    Perfect! Best cabin crue ever ! Amazing drinks were served - great gin tonic and very nice aperol spritz. Lovely
    Sightseeing on the canals in Amsterdam
    Linda_S, Jun 2023
    Seeing the canals and buildings along the waterways with some context and history thrown in with an afternoon libation is a must for anyone visiting Amsterdam. It was a relaxing and enjoyable hour to spend on the boat. I highly recommend this company.
    ozzie368, Jun 2023
    The “dancing” houses and history of Amsterdam. Would have preferred the host to have a mic, could not hear well.
    Fun and relaxing
    Natasha_W, Jun 2023
    Tim and bink our skipper and host were the best very informative, friendly and professional. Had a lovely experience, thank you.
    Great value and fun boat tour of Amsterdam
    Simon_D, Jun 2023
    Very interesting boat trip by a knowledgeable, kind and fun crew. A lovely way to see Amsterdam by boat.
    Great tour that really makes you feel welcome
    Alexander_D, Jun 2023
    It was our guide Sebastian‘s first day as a tour guide. He was very good! I didn’t remember the skipper‘s name (he‘s a veteran tour guide) - he‘s in one of the pictures though and it was the best tour ever!
    Great way to see the city!
    Hinda_S, May 2023
    Loved the skipper and host, small group, and the boat being open air allows you the best views and photo opportunities.
    Fun time!
    Sejal_M, May 2023
    Overall a good experience! Kind of hard to hear what the tour guide said but we enjoyed getting to see Amsterdam by water!
    Great way to see the city
    Guy_P, May 2023
    It was a great tour with knowledgeable guides. Nice way to see the city. Affordable bar was also a nice touch
    Great little canal cruise
    Karen_T, May 2023
    Lovely little canal cruise, Tim and Bink were great and chatty, drinks served for those wanting one. Saw some of Amsterdam at a leisurely pace and both my 15 year old son and I enjoyed it.

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