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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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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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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat

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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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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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US$27.32
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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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. Upgrade your canal cruise with a 1-Day Amsterdam Public Transport ticket which is valid on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro.
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  • 1 hour
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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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Sebi Boat Tours

Sebi Boat Tours

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We are Sebi Boat Tours, two true Amsterdammers who want to share their love for this beautiful city. With our 100% electric boat which is open on sunny days and closed on rainy and windy days and has a toilet, we will provide a 2 hour intimate canal tour. We will pass all the highlights Amsterdam has to offer including the world famous canal belt, The Jordaan, The red light district, the river Amstel, the maritime area and places, where big tour boats cannot go. On the way we will make a stop at Amsterdam's best boat caterer, childhood friends of ours, to pick up some traditional Dutch snacks while you enjoy a wide variety of complementary drinks. All this while Captain Sebi will pass on his years of knowledge of the city and canals, on current events and Amsterdam people in Dutch, English and German!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Rembrandt House & City Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Rembrandt House & City Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Immerse yourself in art history on this half-day tour of the city’s Rembrandt-related landmarks. After exploring the Rijksmuseum with your guide, head to Rembrandt Square and the old Jewish quarter. This tour features a visit to Rembrandt’s house that now stands as a museum. All landmarks on the itinerary include skip-the-line admission.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$214.69
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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 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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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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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Maximize your time in the heart of Amsterdam with a trip to Madame Tussauds followed by a one-hour cruise through some of Amsterdam’s many canals. First, explore Madame Tussauds’ collection of life-like celebrities and historical figures. Then enjoy the city's 17th-century houses, bridges, churches and cobblestone streets from the unique perspective of a canal boat. Save time and money by booking these experiences together.
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  • 2 hours
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Amsterdam Early Morning Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Early Morning Canal Cruise

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This top-rated Amsterdam canal cruise departs in the early morning, before the city comes alive. Discover the stillness of the canals while enjoying the morning fog or sunlight, as your Amsterdam-raised and entertaining captains narrate. Marvel at the clear, mirrored reflections of canal homes on the water while you float past landmarks. Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided along with a cozy atmosphere on this small-group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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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 Canal Cruise Like a Local

Amsterdam Canal Cruise Like a Local

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We cruise like a local: you enter as a guest and leave as a friend. Sit, enjoy, and relax! Where most boat companies like to stay on a fixed route and give a standard lecture, we like to be guided by the day and group. The captain is your host and guide in one and will make sure you have a fun time. After this boat trip you will understand the city even better. We sail in an incredible special boat (if I may put it that way); At the end of 2020, I had the opportunity to buy the former government boat from 1928, which was used by heads of state, mayors, and our own Dutch royal family. The boat is fully electric has sliding windows, a sunroof, an open aft deck; heating and toilet on board (a luxury!). It is perfectly equipped for the Dutch weather, which can be very changeable. In short: the best boat to discover the Amsterdam canals. Jump on it and let your love for Amsterdam grow. Captain Dave Amsterdam
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Private Amsterdam’s Bike & Bites Like a Local Tour (E-Bike Option Included)

Private Amsterdam’s Bike & Bites Like a Local Tour (E-Bike Option Included)

From savory to sweet, fall in love with the flavours of Amsterdam. See a stroopwafel made before your very own eyes then get some Belgian fries from a spot with over 29 different dips. Then it’s time to for uncooked fish dipped in raw onion. The locals will tell you it’s delicious but one thing is certain; the unique taste will be like nothing you’ve experienced before. Pedal over one of the most picturesque bridges in Amsterdam, Magere Brug, and cycle past the must-see Rijksmuseum. Get a taste of local life at two buzzing markets. Then pedal through Supi Square and soak up the sights of the city as you pass by Amsterdam’s beautiful architecture. Explore one of the oldest areas of Amsterdam with historic and beautiful buildings. Follow your host down quiet streets and discover a truly authentic bar with over 300 varieties of beer. Take a moment to relax and sip on a local brew or alternatively a delicious coffee to end this privately guided experience with.
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  • 4 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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The Cozy and Fun Canal Tour

The Cozy and Fun Canal Tour

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Come aboard, get settled and relax yourself on the cushions of our comfortable and safe boat. Our boat has a cover to keep you dry in case of rain, but won’t block your view as it has big windows. Be served a drink of your choice, try a dutch snack and enjoy while the oldest part of the city shows you all it's glory. With other guests you will meet on our tour, you can share stories and experiences. And we will inform you local must sees, does and hotspots. Meanwhile let us show you the highlights of the Amsterdam Canals. Go to places where the large glass or crowded tourist boats can not sail. We limit this tour to appr. 12=18 guests, to ensure that the tour is personal and in an exclusive setting. We are child friendly so children of all ages are welcome! For an impression of the tour, please check our instagram account: Amsterdam Boat Trips by Sloepon
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  • 1 hour
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Open Boat Tours Amsterdam - small group and captain is your guide!

Open Boat Tours Amsterdam - small group and captain is your guide!

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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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  • 1 hour 15 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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€25 per person Amsterdam Boat tour. With open bar!

€25 per person Amsterdam Boat tour. With open bar!

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Don't miss out!! Join the 1h cruise on our luxurious, electric handcrafted boat for an unforgettable experience through the Amsterdam city canals. Our professional and knowledgable captain will sail into the small secrete canals of Amsterdam to show you and tell you about all the hidden gems that this wonderful city has to offer. This is the best boat tour you will experience in Amsterdam, combined with our in-depth knowledge of the city’s rich history, a fully stocked bar, and traditional Dutch snacks. We guarantee a truly unique experience and luxurious comfort on board!!
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Moco Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Moco Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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If you’re a culture vulture visiting Amsterdam for the first time then don’t miss out on this time- and money-saving package. As well as saving up to one hour waiting in line with a skip-the-line admission ticket for the Moco Museum, this SuperSaver includes a 1-hour canal cruise—an easy way to orient yourself among the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring.
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  • 1 day
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Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Check more Amsterdam attractions off your list in less time during this quick and easy bike tour of the Netherlands’ capital city. Cycling at a relaxed pace, visit highlights such as Dam Square, the Bloemenmarkt flower market, and Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about history, local traditions, and architecture, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Amstel River costs USD 7.79. Guided Amstel River tours start around USD 7.79 per person. See all 77 Amstel River tickets and tours on Viator.
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