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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Amsterdam Canals Cruise with Dinner Cooked On Board

This Amsterdam dinner cruise pairs a freshly prepared 4-course meal with the illuminated sights around the city’s romantic canals. Dine on top-quality food — with your choice of meat, fish or vegetarian dishes — on one of the few Amsterdam sightseeing boats to offer meals that are cooked on board. Sip a welcome drink from the bar and savor the sights, including attractions like the famous Anne Frank House and Hermitage Museum. Beer, wine or soda are included along with coffee and tea on your 2.5-hour excursion.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Amsterdam dinner cruise
  • Cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, enjoying drinks from the onboard bar
  • Savor a sumptuous 4-course meal – freshly prepared and cooked on board
  • Keep an eye out for top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and Hermitage Museum
  • Learn about the sights from the waiting staff on this Amsterdam canal dinner cruise

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is one of my favorite things to do in Amsterdam! The menu offers a vegetarian option and drinks are included, too. It's an excellent Amsterdam canal cruise for special occasions.

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Canals Cruise with Dinner Cooked On Board

Feast on fine food while cruising around Amsterdam's canals

Amble around Amsterdam on this canal dinner cruise, and be treated to a decadent dinner cooked on board. Meet your sightseeing boat opposite Amsterdam Central Station 15 minutes prior to your scheduled evening departure. You’ll be welcomed aboard by the attentive wait staff with a complimentary drink from the bar.

The route taken is dependent on water levels on the day, but you’ll typically view top attractions such as the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug), Amstel River, Hermitage Museum and legendary Anne Frank House. Watch the setting sun shimmer on the romantic waterways and the illuminated sights glide past as dusk falls. You’ll hear fun facts and trivia about the city from the crew.

When it’s time for dinner, take a seat at your table, either out on deck or inside the lower saloon. Unlike many other Amsterdam dinner cruises, all food is prepared and cooked on board, ensuring that your meal is of the freshest quality. Choose from a meat, fish or vegetarian selection at booking and enjoy four courses accompanied by wine, beer and soft drinks. Finish with homemade dessert served with coffee or tea.

After 2.5 hours cruising around the canals, return to the start point and hop back onto dry land.

Please refer to the Itinerary for a sample menu.

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Itinerary

Sample Menu:
Amuse bouches:
  • Selection of local appetizers
Starter: (choice of one):
  • Meat menu: Fresh salad with 'Roseval' potatoes, spring onions, creme of mint and paper-thin Serano ham
  • Fish menu: Fresh salad with 'Roseval' potatoes, spring onions, creme of mint and smoked salmon
  • Vegetarian menu: Fresh salad with 'Roseval' potatoes, spring onions, creme of mint and grilled courgette
Main course (choice of one):
  • Meat menu: Cappuccino of red paprika followed by fried veal fillet with a mousseline of potatoes and roasted green asparagus
  • Fish menu: Cappuccino of red paprika followed by gilt-head sea bream fillet with a mousseline of potatoes and roasted carrots
  • Vegetarian menu: Cappuccino of red paprika followed by roasted vegetable lasagne with rucola pesto and Parmesan cheese
Dessert:
  • Homemade apple tarte tatin

Coffee or tea

*Sample menu is subject to change. Please submit your menu choice (meat, fish or vegetarian) in the Special Requests field at time of booking. Customers will automatically get the meat menu if no choice has been made.

Customer Reviews

kristina e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I was there alone and with so much beauty to look at never felt lonely.

Ruth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We have a great evening on the boat. The food was fantastic, how the chef managed to cook for 40 odd people in such a small space I have no idea! The service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing Amsterdam by night. I would recomment this trip to anyone.

Flori E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Lovely

RJ B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

An amazing evening on board a clean and modern boat. The food was delicious with great service and ambience. We especially enjoyed seeing the light festival on our voyage.

Brian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Dinner on the boat was lovely. It was the first night of the Light Festival so the trip was extra special as the boat passed the various light installations. Although it was very busy we did not feel too crushed or rushed even though we did not have a window seat. The food is good and hot. The celeriac soup was very good. Should also be said that your glass is never empty which helps make for a chatty atmosphere. we got talking to a 2 very nice gentlemen from Gothenburg who made the dinner even more pleasant. We have been before and will do this again on our next visit.

Justyna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was probably the best part of my trip to Amsterdam, the food was really nice and the staff was lovely. Would recommend it to anyone visiting the city.

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We really enjoyed this lovely dinner cruise. It was a rainy evening but the atmosphere on the cruise was wonderful. Our dining companions were amiable, the dinner was good and the wine poured freely. We would definitely recommend this,

dwmartin37

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A really very nice tour of the city from the canals and dinner was just great.

Gia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The food was excellent, it was so romantic, and the drinks didn't stop coming!

Terry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very nice

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