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The Amstel is the great river that runs through Amsterdam and whose water was diverted into the city’s famous canals. The city was first built around the river, giving it the name Amstel Dam, and today the waterway is flows past modern buildings and charming houseboats before winding its way into the Dutch countryside.

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. 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.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House

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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 the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.93
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
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  • 1 hour
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$15.03
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.48
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Cruise through Amsterdam the modern way, by small electric boat with a bar on an evening tour. A fun alternative to standing in a crowded bar, the cruise offers a sociable way to see Amsterdam's landmarks as day turns to night. Illuminated bridges and attractions like the Western Church are among the sights.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

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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 from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Absolutely Amsterdam: Tip-Based Walking Tour With Super Local Guide (2,5 Hours)

Absolutely Amsterdam: Tip-Based Walking Tour With Super Local Guide (2,5 Hours)

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Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with FreeDam Tours - the best-rated walking tour in Amsterdam! On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way! * Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour basically for free (you will only be charged the booking fee, marketing fee and tourist tax) after which you tip your guide what you think the tour was worth. That motivates us to give you the best tour and you get the best possible value!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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  • 3 hours
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1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)
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1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)

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Get a front-row peek at top sights in Amsterdam from the comfort of an electric-powered boat during this luxury canal cruise. Settle into a spacious open-air deck with cushioned seats and blankets, heated on chilly days. Listen to stories and commentary from a live guide as you glide past attractions like Leiden Square, the Statue of Anne Frank, and Rembrandt House.
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  • 1 hour
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Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Combine two of Amsterdam’s top-selling experiences and save money with a Super Saver Heineken Experience and canal cruise package—a convenient and budget-friendly choice that’s ideal for first-time visitors. Guarantee your entry to the often sold-out Heineken Experience by booking in advance and get unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed waterways, without the crowds on land, during a canal cruise—a quintessential Amsterdam experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Luxury Canal Cruise Amsterdam: Tourguide included
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Luxury Canal Cruise Amsterdam: Tourguide included

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Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience during this open boat cruise on the city's canals. With the hospitality of a captain and hostess, you'll enjoy the city's sights, such as the Magere Brug, the Amstel River, and the Old Church, with a drink in hand (available for purchase).
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Cycle away from the urban noise and disappear into the countryside on this guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Visit a historical windmill, a farmhouse and factory, where you’ll sample Dutch cheese and watch how wooden clogs are made. This leisurely ride takes you along the Amstel River, past country villages and verdant fields dotted with cows. Learn about rural Dutch traditions and history, and wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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  • 1 hour
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Sebi Boat Tours
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Sebi Boat Tours

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Get the inside scoop on the Dutch capital on this canal boat tour led by native Amsterdammers. Soak up city sights as you cruise through Jordaan, De Wallen, and more, before stopping off for authentic Amsterdam snacks and a complimentary coffee. Benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized attention and make the most of your time on this intimate-but-efficient half-day excursion.
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  • 2 hours
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Amsterdam Wine and Cheese Evening Cruise
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Amsterdam Wine and Cheese Evening Cruise

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Unwind from busy sightseeing or set the mood for a romantic night on this relaxing cruise along Amsterdam’s fabled canals. Aboard a glass-enclosed boat, admire beautiful waterfront views of the UNESCO-listed canals as you sip wine and enjoy delicious snacks. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a day and cozy up with that special someone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise With Audioguide

Amsterdam Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise With Audioguide

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From the peaceful atmosphere of a luxury, glass-enclosed boat, enjoy the highlights of Amsterdam along its UNESCO-listed canals during this cruise. Hear narrated commentary on the sites along the way, including the Anne Frank House, the Golden Bend, the National Maritime Museum, and the Skinny Bridge. With a variety of departure times available, this picturesque and comprehensive overview by water is easy to fit into your day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour
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Small Open Boat Cruise through Amsterdam (max 12 guests)

Small Open Boat Cruise through Amsterdam (max 12 guests)

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Admire Amsterdam’s top attractions without having to contend with the crowds on land during a cruise of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring (Grachtengordel). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere in a small group limited to 12 people, as you sail past city highlights such as the Red Light District, Magere Brug (Skinning Bridge), and Zuiderkerk (Southern Bridge).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour in Amsterdam with Bar on board
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour in Amsterdam with Bar on board

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Board a customized electric boat for a one-of-a-kind cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Choose your sailing time and relax during a luxurious 1-hour ride on a small, open boat. The narrated tour begins and ends at a convenient location, in front of the Anne Frank House. Blankets and pillows are provided.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Small-Group Open Boat Tour Off The Beaten Track
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Amsterdam Small-Group Open Boat Tour Off The Beaten Track

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Floating through the canals of Amsterdam is a great way to see the city in style. Appreciate canal culture as your captain tells you stories about the sights as you pass—you see historic homes, postcard-perfect stone bridges, and other top Amsterdam attractions, all away from the crowds of the city streets. Two departure points in different parts of Amsterdam even make it possible to do this tour twice.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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See the sights of Amsterdam from a luxury canal boat on a cruise from the Rijksmuseum. Aboard an electric boat, you’ll see the sights of the city in an eco-friendly way, passing along the smaller canals that the large boats can’t access. A local skipper and host provide commentary about the sights as you cruise.
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  • 1 hour
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Canal Cruise of Jordaan and Amsterdam Islands
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Canal Cruise of Jordaan and Amsterdam Islands

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Off the beaten track and famous highlights of Amsterdam Cruise 75 minutes through a unique part of Amsterdam. The Jordaan is originally a working-class neighbourhood and is now the most charming area of Amsterdam. Directly situated next to the Jordaan are three islands. We are the only cruise that takes you past this most photogenic part of Amsterdam, truly undiscovered. After the cruise completely discovered by you. All explorers should get a glimpse of the real spirit of Amsterdam. How? Through the eyes of our famous Amsterdam singer and actor Harry Slinger
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Check more Amsterdam attractions off your list in less time during this quick and easy bike tour of the Netherlands’ capital city. Cycling at a relaxed pace, visit highlights such as Dam Square, the Bloemenmarkt flower market, and Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about history, local traditions, and architecture, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 2 hours
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All Inclusive Amsterdam Evening Cruise by Captain Jack Amsterdam
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All Inclusive Amsterdam Evening Cruise by Captain Jack Amsterdam

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The difference between Amsterdam during daytime and Amsterdam during night time is literally a difference between night and day. In the evening as soon as the sun sets all light will go on, on the bridges and buidlings. Amsterdam will transform in to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Maybe even more romantic than Paris?? In our open boats you will have the best view of the city possible. And with our quit electric engines, you can indulges all the sites, sounds and smells of the city. Add one of our lovely drinks with that (sold seperately). And you have a perfect night on the canals. Keep in mind, This tour is not done by me, but by one of my amazing friends, who I love working with.
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  • 1 hour
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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