Lap up Amsterdam’s beautiful canals by night on a 1.5-hour candlelight cruise. Board a comfortable boat, settle into the all-glass cabin in the glow of candlelight, and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage site canals. Pass by floodlit landmarks such as the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House, and savor the twinkling lights and silhouettes of the canal bridges, merchants’ houses and churches. As you cruise, hear about the city’s history from the onboard commentary, and enjoy refreshments from the bar, including one complimentary drink.
1.5-hour evening candlelit cruise along Amsterdam’s canals
Enjoy the romance and illuminated sights of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals
Pass top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House, Golden Bend and Westerkerk
Soak up the fairy tale-like views of twinkling buildings, bridges and houseboats
Learn about the city’s history and 17th-century Golden Age from the onboard commentary
Enjoy a complimentary drink and purchase other drinks and snacks while you cruise
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Choose from three evening departure times to see the city at dusk or lit up at night—plus a drink is included.
Very relaxing, informative, beautiful. We booked the 8:30pm cruise so it would be light out when we left and still experience the beauty of the city and canals after sundown. Would highly recommend. Good value for the money spent
It's not a bad experience, but its not a good experience either. Main problem: the windows are tinted! For a night cruise, this makes it next to impossible to see anything. Secondly, it is crowded and the music/sound is garbled. Lastly, the boats are so low it is difficult to see anything. I understand this is the nature of being in a boat in a canal, but the seat design makes it difficult to lean to the window to try and see something.
The positives: If you go to the outside area, you can see a little better. Make sure to bring a light jacket. The cruise operators are nice and friendly as well.
Loved this cruise! We went our first night in Amsterdam and got to see so much of the city- by boat! First drink was free but there is the option to buy additional beer/wine/sodas. In July/August, the sun sets later so we picked a later tour and were very glad we did because even at 10PM it was just getting dark.
I would tell travelers to do this when the weather is warmer outside. Its really difficult to enjoy the evening cruise with all the windows closed because it is cold outside. The glare of the glass makes it hard to see the sights around the city. It is a great cruise we just unfortunately did get the best experience because of the weather.
The canal cruise was a wonderful way to end a beautiful winter day in Amsterdam. We always try to take an Evening Cruise if available in each city we visit. The bridges are normally lit up and many times the beautiful buildings surrounding the water are also lit.
Amsterdam was a magical city. Very walkable - even in the dead of winter.