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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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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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USD27.20
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal 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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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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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam 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
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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USD17.89
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Heineken Experience Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Heineken Experience Amsterdam & 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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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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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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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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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
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60 Minute Luxury Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

60 Minute Luxury 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
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 1 hr with Audioguide

Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 1 hr 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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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
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Amsterdam Old City Center Small-Group Tour by Boat

Amsterdam Old City Center Small-Group Tour by Boat

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Join our boat tour and escape the hectic Amsterdam street life while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the best canal cruise in town (#1 on TripAdvisor). Your friendly captain and guide will show you the best Amsterdam has to offer and take you on an adventure through the beautiful canals and also explore some of the city's more peaceful waterways, while telling you about the many sights along the unique route through our captivating city. Our canal boat is a super comfortable, modern, electric and silent, small open boat and we take a max of 12 passengers and can therefore guarantee a more personal experience. Drinks are for sale onboard, however you are also welcome to bring your own drinks and snack along. Don't miss this opportunity to see and experience Amsterdam from this unique and magnificent view.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

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Explore Amsterdam the way it was meant to be seen—by bike! On this private tour, hop aboard a quality rental bike and follow a local guide on a personalized tour of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, scenic paths and iconic attractions. It’s a great way to soak up the sights and atmosphere in one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities.
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam off the beaten track - small group - Open boat tour

Amsterdam off the beaten track - small group - Open boat tour

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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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Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

Luxury Summer Boat Tour 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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NEW: 1,5 hour luxury canal cruise starting from Rijksmuseum

NEW: 1,5 hour luxury canal cruise starting from Rijksmuseum

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Get yourself comfortable in our beautifully-designed boat named the MANA. She is fully electric to take you along the canals of Amsterdam for a clean and quite tour. There is a fully equipped bar on board where you can order from a wide variety of drinks, for example local beers, fresh cocktails and hot chocolate. As we are a small company, our tours are personal and we can guarantee a high quality. The skipper and hostess are passionate about the city and love to tell you all about it during the live guided tour. Don’t hesitate to ask questions along the way. See you on the water!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

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Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish history on this private tour. Visit what was once the Jewish Quarter, with its old Synagogue and former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) before heading to the Anne Frank House via tram. Here you have the option of going inside to see where the famous diarist hid until she was finally captured during WWII. Tickets are not included, but we can advise you on the best way to visit after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Sebi Boat Tours

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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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
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USD168.19
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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 30 minutes
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Should I book Amstel River tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Amstel River 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.
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How much does it cost to visit Amstel River 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Amstel River costs USD 7.75. Guided Amstel River tours start around USD 7.75 per person.
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