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Flagship Evening canal cruise - Live guided with bar on board

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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From US$22.13

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Secure your spot online for a popular Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Skip the sidewalk crowds, and sightsee from the water instead
  • Listen to commentary about the Rijksmuseum and other sights
  • Chat with a local host to get tips for your Amsterdam vacation
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What's Included

  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Drinks available on purchase
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    What To Expect

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • You are always welcome to cancel your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
    • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know, or come by the office.We strive to be the best in Amsterdam, and if this was not the case, we would be happy to discuss a full refund of your ticket price.
    • No boats at the dock? Please call us or visit our office at Leliegracht 50
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old)
    • No toilets available on board
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Blankets are provided so we were comfortable and warm during the whole boat ride.
    2,150 reviews
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    Nice end to a day of touring.
    CATHY_H, Jan 2023
    Great evening with two teen boys. The hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. The boys told me later that it was their favorite thing they did in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
    I have no words
    D_A, Jan 2023
    No idea why this has such good reviews, an hour of my life l will never get back, misted up plastic windows you could hardly see out of, dull commentary, cheap wine and cheese, quite surreal to be honest, at least we had a laugh about how bad it was afterwards, so worth the money for that
    entertaining and relaxing
    Ella_O, Jan 2023
    really entertaining tour with a nice hostess and driver :) they had nice stories about the city and interesting facts ,i would recommend getting the upgrade to unlimited drinks and cheese
    Not to be missed
    Martin_O, Jan 2023
    The staff on board were excellent. They very warm and friendly and yet had so much information and interesting facts. It was a lovely dry evening so we were able to appreciate the Xmas lights which were really beautiful. But even at another time of year the nighttime cruise is really recommended. Definitely one of the highlights of a 3 day visit to Amsterdam.
    I’ve booked a lot of...
    Shana_L, Jan 2023
    I’ve booked a lot of experiences through Viator and have always been pleased, but this excursion was terrible. The boat had plastic windows drawn so you couldn’t see much (others have all glass windows which protect from the cold and allow visibility for passengers), and the guy talking to us about the canals knew next to nothing and cursed and chatted with his co-workers most of the time. It was a strange, joyless experience.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Learning experience
    Ian_C, Jan 2023
    The co-captain host was very humorous and very good at telling stories. The rides were smooth and the inside was warm and cozy. The views at nighttime were beautiful. You learn new things as you ride along.
    Great crew, and the...
    Edwin_C, Dec 2022
    Great crew, and the commentary was fun and informative, did and drink was just about right. Thanks very much.
    Great cruise
    Sheila_B, Dec 2022
    The hosts were fun and told us lots of things about the city. They even gave us restaurant tips. The skipper was also great and we saw a lot of Christmas lights.
    Thank you Thomas U
    Rachael_P, Dec 2022
    Thomas U was very nice and friendly. We really enjoyed the cruise and the captain Karim. Highly recommended.
    Very disappointed
    lisa_t, Dec 2022
    There were no 'Christmas lights' as advertised, couldn't see anything, tour guide was more interested in being a bartender than talking to the group about the city.
    Fun ride!!
    Julie_S, Dec 2022
    Great ride, entertaining and beautiful views! Loved the information given and the wine and cheese were great to have too!
    Happy with everything......
    Dajana_F, Dec 2022
    Happy with everything... 😀 Nice vine,good cheese,friendly staff,nice warm boat,you can see city in diferent "lights"...I recomended this trip ♡
    Fun on the canal
    Patricia_T, Dec 2022
    Warm and friendly crew on a cold wet night. Our guide provided interesting information about historical sites and fun facts.
    Great evening canal tour
    Tonja_B, Dec 2022
    Nathan and Rick were wonderful hosts and tour guides. Lots of great knowledge of the city and showing us the Beauty of the city center around the canals all while keeping our glasses full of delicious wine and a variety of cheese. Wound definitely do it again in warmer months although I sat up near the front and was plenty warm and comfortable. Can’t wait to go back to see the sites when we have more time and it stays daylight longer.
    So so experience.
    Samir_K, Dec 2022
    Our guide was nice. However, the boat ride in the late evening is not that nice as we thought. It is dark everywhere and it is difficult to relate to what guide is saying. We recommend taking early evening canal cruise. The boat came right on time. There is no counter or reception at the pick-up point, so you need to make sure you are waiting at the right location.
    I mean you have to
    Antonio_M, Dec 2022
    Fun boat trip with nice welcoming hosts and some insights about the city as well. Also suggested the unlimited cheese and wine version :)
    Disappointing experience
    PatrickCall, Nov 2022
    Disappointed as it was more of a booze cruise than sightseeing cruise. Not what was advertised and would not recommend it.
    Avoid the Cheese
    Elizabeth_H, Nov 2022
    Lovely staff on board boat. Disorganised boarding processes. We didn’t go with the cheese and wine option, and we were glad we didn’t!!! Just looked like blocks of cheddar on a plate. Was offered drinks, we assumed must have been included by the way we were presented with them, only to be stung with the cost at the end. All our booking info stated we were to leave from the Anne Frank House, and this wasn’t the case. We did the cruise in winter and feel summer would be optimal, as the coverings and windows are cloudy and hard to see out of. Probably would not recommend a canal cruise to others. Better off walking around the canal and choosing cheese you actually want.
    Romantic little cruise.
    Colette_D, Nov 2022
    The bridges of Amsterdam looked so pretty all lit up at night. The hosts were great and it was lovely to have a glass of wine and relax.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Poorly organized
    Tomasz_H, Nov 2022
    This is our experience exactly as it happened, hopefully someone finds this helpful. Group of 5. - Rushed to arrive at pick up spot (in front of Anne Frank House, as indicated in pick up details). - Got there at 20:26 (20:30 departure). - Waited, along with probably 8 other people, until around 20:37 when a member of staff came up and said pick up spot is actually on the other of the building and we have missed our boat. - we are directed to the proper pick up spot (not indicated anywhere on the ticket) and told to catch the next boat. - we get on that boat and about 10 minutes later we ate all told to get off because its full. At this time staff keeps pushing that we were all late and its our fault (which we were not) Somehow we are expected to assume that “in front of Anne Frank house, Prinsengracht 267 actually means Keizersgracht. - we are taken to the office and are given a refund. - great waste of about 1h of time in the rain. Definitely a great time lol


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