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Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis)
Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis)

Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) Tours and Activities

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Amsterdam is known for its canals, and they are well celebrated at the Museum of the Canals, or Het Grachtenhuis, which opened its doors in 2011. The museum showcases a series of exhibitions devoted to the history of Amsterdam’s canals and the city development project behind them, from miniature city models to 3-D video projections.

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Herengracht 386, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1016 CJ
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. 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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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

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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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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.58
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Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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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
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming, so experience Amsterdam in peace from the water. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point on this canal tour while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of this beautiful city. Get a great price when you book this cruise online.
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  • 1 hour
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$18.57
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Audio guided tour on a covered boat through the canals of Amsterdam

Audio guided tour on a covered boat through the canals of Amsterdam

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This is Boat Amsterdam's newest cruise! Set sail with Boat Amsterdam! This cruise is perfect for those who want to fit a little city sightseeing into their busy day in Amsterdam! Learn all about the city, canals, bridges, and more on this 60-minutes tour through Amsterdam’s unique waterways. Our audio guided tour includes a program to inform you about the most important aspects of Amsterdam! Bring your friends and family for this authentic Amsterdam experience.
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  • 1 hour
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Canal Cruise of Jordaan and Amsterdam Islands

Canal Cruise of Jordaan and Amsterdam Islands

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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Amsterdam: Kid-Friendly Barge Cruise, Canal Museum & City Walk Private Tour

Amsterdam: Kid-Friendly Barge Cruise, Canal Museum & City Walk Private Tour

What better way to discover Amsterdam than taking in the sights as you sail down the picturesque canals the city is famous for! On this 3.5-hour tour you'll also visit the canal museum and walk around the highlights in the center. Meet your local guide and set off on the first part of your tour, by barge. Enjoy the views of the 17th-century buildings rich in history lining the canals beside the 21st-century modern architecture and enjoy the highlights: the Golden Bend, Overhoeks, the newest quarter, the Music Building in the harbor and the impressive replica of a VOC ship outside the Maritime museum. Stop at the Grachtenhuis Museum, a fascinating multimedia experience, which explores the history of the canal district. Explore De Wallen, the medieval city center on foot with its colorful houses, charming cafes, bikes, museums, bridges, the oldest church, Oude Kerk and more. Kids will love exploring the city too with fun games tailor-made to keep them engaged as they go! Fun for all!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$326.88
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Classic boat tour with cheese tasting

Classic boat tour with cheese tasting

Private Authentic Luxurious Canal of Amsterdam Rijksmuseum 1 - 21 persons All year available Flexible
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) costs USD 15.69. Guided Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) tours start around USD 15.69 per person. See all 12 Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) tickets and tours on Viator.
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