Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

Badge of ExcellenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
One hour canal cruise and all drinks included The best way to explore Amsterdam

From US$27.05

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


The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
  • Avoid the crowds on land during a canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Get unobstructed views of canal-side attractions from the water
  • Unlimited wine, Heineken beer, and soft drinks are included
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day

What's Included

  • Unlimited Heineken beer, wines and soft drinks
  • Local guide
  • 100% electric boats
  • Toilet
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Food
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Amstel 51F
    Amstel 51F, 1018 EJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The boating dock in front of the H'ART Museum. Formerly known as the Hermitage Museum.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Boat Amsterdam (Pass By)

The Amstel (Pass By)

Anne Frank House (Pass By)

Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Pass By)

Red Light District (Pass By)

Magere Brug (Pass By)

Herengracht (Pass By)

Prinsengracht (Pass By)

Boerejongens Coffeeshop Center (Pass By)

The Jordaan (Pass By)

Amsterdam Cheese Museum (Pass By)

Amsterdam Cheese Company (Pass By)

Museum of the Canals (Pass By)

Cromhout House (Pass By)

Huis Bartolotti (Pass By)

Westerkerk (Pass By)

Westertoren (Pass By)

Niek Engelschmanbrug (Pass By)

Houseboat Museum (Pass By)

Amsterdam Canal Ring (Pass By)

Spiegelkwartier (Pass By)

Amsterdam Icebar (Pass By)

Munt Tower (Munttoren) (Pass By)

Rokin (Pass By)

Memorial to Koningin Wilhemina (Pass By)

The Bulldog The First Coffeeshop (Pass By)

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

Brouwerij de Prael (Pass By)

Weeping Tower (Pass By)

NEMO Science Museum (Pass By)

Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

Architecture Centre of Amsterdam (Pass By)

Waterlooplein Market (Pass By)

Hortus Botanicus (Pass By)

Montelbaanstoren (Pass By)

Leprozenpoort (Pass By)

Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Our crew speaks both Dutch and English
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the itinerary provided is just an example. Routes may vary due to traffic, construction works, and weather conditions
  • In case of bad weather we provide umbrella's or poncho's. In some cases of bad weather or season we might use a covered boat. In case the tour is cancelled by the operator, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • We cannot guarantee open boats in autumn, winter and spring. Our boats are partially covered in these seasons with a fixed canopy for your comfort.
  • 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
This was the highlight of the day for us! We had an amazing skipper and host, lounged with drinks while taking in amazing views and learning so much about Amsterdam. Would highly recommend this as a must do! Perfect pickup drop off location as well. This was a wonderful experience in Amsterdam. Our host kept us supplied with beverages both adult and sodas and we all loved it.


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Value for money
Dianne_P, Sept 2023
Brilliant day, hosts were fantastic. Was definitely value for money. Nice trip and well explained about the buildings and history of Amsterdam.
Bernard_N, Sept 2023
Great experience with wonderful tour guides, very helpful and friendly, and not too shy with the drinks either
Delightful relaxing personalized boat tour
Kimberly_S, Sept 2023
This is a small boat tour. Not one of the barges. It is not covered but open. The beverage selection was great - several wines, beer and soft drinks. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Unlike some boats we never felt like cattle or cargo.
Perfect trip
Cirkeline_L, Sept 2023
I went with my friend and we had a lovely time! The boat masters were so sweet and generous with the wine (which was a plus in our book). This trip is great value for money and you get to learn a lot about Amsterdam.
Great way to see the city.
Michaella_N, Sept 2023
Really fun boat trip. Great value for money. Learnt lots about the city + buildings. Jack was a great captain!
Not worth it
Rachel_W, Sept 2023
There was no shade on the boat and the drinks were warm, so it was pretty uncomfortable on a hot day. The guide didn't use a mic and told the boat that not everyone would be able to hear unless he swiveled, which he did not, so the back of the boat did not get any of the facts/tour piece. The guide really only catered to the bachelor party at the front of the boat, so other people were getting their own (warm) drinks and just trying to enjoy the ride. A slow boat ride through canals is pretty boring if you can't hear anything about the history/significance of the place. Can't really recommend this excursion.
Awesome boat ride
wittmermp, Sept 2023
Crew is friendly and easy going. Love interacting with them. Boat is comfortable and the atmosphere is really nice. Captain does a great history fun lesson.
Fantastic day.
Nicola_B, Sept 2023
This was great, got plenty of drinks in the hour, great to see the sights and have an onboard guide. Some really good information about the area and buildings, would definitely recommend and would also do it again.
Enjoyable canal tour
Kristie_L, Sept 2023
Great staff. The canals were beautiful and I felt like we saw a lot. They were attentive bringing drinks and answering questions. Very relaxing
Yasemin_K, Sept 2023
Great guide, super comfy boat and very interesting information about the city. We loved, definitely recommended.
Just a boat ride
Risa_B, Sept 2023
The captain and crew were very nice. Beverages were offered throughout the cruise. Though, throughout the one hour canal tour we had perhaps maybe five sentences in total of information about Amsterdam. Most of the time the guide did not speak at all. Basically, this turned out to be a simple boat ride for one hour with beverages. Unfortunately, I guess you get what you pay for.
Overall good
Jimena_B, Sept 2023
Beautiful day, good experience but if you want a boat tour to know many details of Amsterdam this is not it. Comments were few, some relevant places and details but nothing deep. If you want to chill for an hour go for it
Camron_W, Sept 2023
Pick up point was changed and did not get info about it would like a refund. After rescheduling time in central station we weren’t told we’re to go to get on so we didn’t end up getting on
Great crew, very...
Warren_S, Sept 2023
Great crew, very entertaining and knowledgeable. A brilliant way to spend an hour. Weather was awesome too
Amsterdam tour by boat by evening
Jon_M, Sept 2023
We had to rearrange our trip as the cruise ship had not docked in time, the guy I spoke to was polite and really helpful, rearranged the trip for the eight passengers and was generally really friendly to deal with. The trip itself was excellent, we left the berth at 7.00pm and with only ten persons onboard in total with our party being eight of them, it was quite a personal tour of the city with a knowledgable captain and first mate. Good choice of beer and wine, or soft drinks available and readily refilled as soon as you neared the bottom of the drink. A big thank you ..
Greta value
Maia_R, Sept 2023
Excellent value for money, great drinks, great guide! We took the sunset tour and saw lots of Amsterdam :)
A great experience
Peter_R, Aug 2023
The guides were amazing and so was the service. This is the way to view the real Amsterdam! Thank you so much!
Great experience!
Louise_B, Aug 2023
We had Simonne as guide, and Jack as Sk »skipper, they were great ! We learned a lot about Amsterdam.
Great trip would highly recommend
Kieren_M, Aug 2023
Great tour with great views of the city of amsterdam! Tour guide informed us of all the history which was very interesting
David_S, Aug 2023
Great tour, Lex and his partner were excellent, the tour was interesting, relaxing and we had some nice beers. Would thoroughly recommend.

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