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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

By Viator, November 2017

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There's no better way to see Amsterdam's top sights than from its famous canals. Whether you do a sightseeing cruise, a dining excursion, or a boat trip that offers a bit of everything, traversing the city's waterways is a truly Dutch experience. 

Highlights
  • Get a unique perspective of Amsterdam's top attractions on a comprehensive canal cruise. 
  • Cruise the capital city's historic waterways in a classic glass-enclosed canal boat. 
  • See famous sights including the Anne Frank House, Skinny Bridge (Magere Burg), Golden Bend (Gouden Bocht), and the old port. 
  • Enjoy views of the city's charming waterfront from the best vantage point—the water.
  • Learn about what you're seeing from a tour guide or recorded audio commentary.

Sightseeing Cruises
Admiring the architectural marvels of Amsterdam on a canal tour enables you to see many of the city's best-loved sights by boat—which is how they are meant to be seen. Many sightseeing cruises are led by a professional guide who will describe in detail the history, culture, and lore of the city and sights as you float by.

Canal Cruises with Food and Drinks
Couples looking for a little romance can take a moonlit turn around the canals while sampling a couple of cocktails or a multi-course dinner. Alternatively, a casual pizza cruise is a fun way for families with kids and groups of friends to enjoy a meal together while seeing Amsterdam from the water. 

Combo Tours 
Combine visits to multiple attractions by opting for a hop-on hop-off cruise, or a canal tour that includes entrance to a museum in addition to the boat ride.

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Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise Including Drinks, Amsterdam, null
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Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise Including Drinks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 651 Reviews

Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals at twilight and enjoy a delicious pizza as you cruise. This evening tour is the perfect introduction to Amsterdam, and ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.04
Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Skip The Line Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Dinner Cruises
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Skip The Line Rijksmuseum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

Embark in an unique experience through Amsterdam's canals and understand why they have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status. This 75-minute City Canal ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $39.61
Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 204 Reviews

Spend a day dedicated to two of Amsterdam’s quintessential highlights – canals and Heineken – with this Super Saver that combines a visit to the Heineken ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $65.39
Amsterdam City Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, Dinner Cruises
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Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 105 Reviews

On a 75-minute city canal cruise, glide along the iconic canals of Amsterdam aboard a luxurious boat. As you take in the scenery of bridges and historical ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.86
Amsterdam Dutch Wine and Cheese Candlelight Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Amsterdam Dutch Wine and Cheese Candlelight Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 615 Reviews

Sit back and relax on a 2-hour candlelight cruise along Amsterdam's famous canals, the perfect way to unwind from a day of sightseeing or set the mood for a ...  Read more

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

From USD $47.15
Van Gogh Museum Entrance Ticket and Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Day Pass, Amsterdam, Night Cruises
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Van Gogh Museum Entrance Ticket and Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Day Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 587 Reviews

Combine admission to the Van Gogh Museum with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off boat pass, and you've got the best of Amsterdam covered. Explore the extensive ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $49.04
Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise, Amsterdam, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 301 Reviews

Get a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam's top sights on this 1-hour canal cruise. See the Golden Bend, the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.12
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat

4 star rating: Recommended 472 Reviews

Getting around Amsterdam is a breeze with a hop-on hop-off Boat Day Pass. The boats operate a regular service along Amsterdam's canals, following tour routes: ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.44
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise with 4-course Dinner and Drinks, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise with 4-course Dinner and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 736 Reviews

Cruise around Amsterdam’s canals in the evening, and pair a decadent 4-course dinner – cooked on board – with sights of the city. As one of the few Amsterdam ...  Read more

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

From USD $111.91
Amsterdam Canals Cruise Including Dinner and Onboard Commentary, Amsterdam, Dinner Cruises
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Amsterdam Canals Cruise Including Dinner and Onboard Commentary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 153 Reviews

Learn about Amsterdam and its top attractions on a 2-hour evening canal cruise with onboard commentary plus a 4-course dinner! After a welcome drink of Kir ...  Read more

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

From USD $100.72

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