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Experience your destination with peace of mind. Learn what steps operators are taking to keep you safe and search for activities with increased health and safety measures. Before you go, check local regulations for the latest information.

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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 Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and DrinksDay Cruises

Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks

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Do you want to experience Amsterdam in a more authentic way? Step aboard on our beautiful large luxury sloop with enough space for everyone and discover the city like a real explorer. We’ll welcome you on our stylish, electric sloop with unlimited drinks and delicious Dutch snacks and we will also stop at one of Amsterdams best boat catering to pick up real Amsterdam 'bitterballen'. So lean back, relax en listen to our amazing stories about the secrets of Amsterdam. During our tour there is always a lot of interaction between the guests and our captain, because we always have a maximum of 12 guests aboard. This guarantees you a personal and amazing experience in the historical city of Amsterdam. You will cherish memories that you won't forget. Of course children are welcome! Did you know that in 2019 Amsterdam experience cruise became one of the most popular and best reviewed Airbnb experiences? We are currently number 3 in the world with the most positive reviews and bookings
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.63
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US$60.63
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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guideDay Cruises

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$26.09
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US$26.09
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Saloon Boat With Drinks and Dutch CheeseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Saloon Boat With Drinks and 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$33.19
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US$33.19
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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary. Drift by top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and City Hall, and drink in the gabled townhouses, bridges and leafy canalsides from the peaceful vantage point of the water. A relaxing way to get to know the pretty Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$14.88
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US$14.88
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NEW: Evening Canal Cruise starting at Anne Frank HouseDay Cruises

NEW: Evening Canal Cruise starting at Anne Frank House

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On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our covered and heated saloon 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.60
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US$20.60
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Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in AmsterdamDay Cruises

Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals are the postcard star of the Dutch capital, and a canal cruise is the quintessential experience for first-time visitors. Glide down the waterways on a traditional salonboat on this small-group cruise, and admire landmarks like the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Opera House.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$28.61
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US$28.61
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Blue Boat Company Burgers & Dogs CruiseDay Cruises

Blue Boat Company Burgers & Dogs Cruise

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There is no better way to experience Amsterdam then from the water. Well maybe... if you add a really good burger, a hotdog and a cold drink! Create your own Burger & Hotdog during this cruise You are the boss on this Burgers & Dogs Cruise. Our chef will serve you a juicy hot burger & Hotdog - and YOU can dress it up any way you like. Are you a classic burger type that goes for a lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise & ketchup combo? Or are you going to spice up that Hot Dog with a hand full of jalapenos & some cheese? But of course you can enjoy more than just your food on this 90 minute night time cruise. All the cities highlights will pass by your window and if you plug into our Personal Audio System, we will tell you all about them in one of the available 21 languages. Feel free to order another drink: Heineken beer, house wines & soft drinks are all included in this cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.11
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US$50.11

2-Hour Semi Private All-Inclusive Cruise on our Boutique Style boatsDay Cruises

2-Hour Semi Private All-Inclusive Cruise on our Boutique Style boats

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Cruise Amsterdam’s scenic canals in a fully electric boat, while your hosts give you a glimpse into modern Dutch life. Enjoy an open bar with local goodies like craft beer, wines, and nonalcoholic beverages. A snack platter with fruit, cheese, cookies, and sausages is also provided. This peaceful, scenic cruise is a great choice for first-time visitors and those who want to escape the crowds on land.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.00
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US$73.00

Amsterdam 1-Hour Small-Group Canal Cruise in Open-Air Boat Day Cruises

Amsterdam 1-Hour Small-Group Canal Cruise in Open-Air Boat

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.60
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US$20.60
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Private Tour: Champagne Canal Cruise in AmsterdamDay Cruises

Private Tour: Champagne Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

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Sip Champagne as you glide along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals on a private, 1.5-hour salon boat cruise. Board a classic, electric 1920s salon boat with a private captain at the helm, and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere as you explore the delightful De Jordaan neighborhood. Cruise the flower-lined waterways past 17th-century merchants’ houses, bridges and churches; and hear about the area’s history and landmarks. Along the way, celebrate the occasion with a complimentary glass of Champagne and unlimited free drinks from the open bar. Choose from different departure times during the day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.89
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US$112.89
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Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from AmsterdamDinner Cruises

Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

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See the windmills of the River Zaan from the water and enjoy a 3-course dinner on this 4-hour small-group river cruise experience from Amsterdam. Travel to the picturesque region around the city of Zaandam, savor a glass of bubbles, and embark on a leisurely cruise along the Zaan. Pass the enchanting windmill village of Zaanse Schans; and visit three restaurants to enjoy a starter, main course and dessert. As you cruise, admire Zaandam’s wooden warehouses and cottages, and hear about the area’s industrial heritage and working mills from your skipper-guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.85
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US$128.85
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Buddha Lounge Boat Amsterdam, Smoke and Cruise in Style, 1.5 -hour tourDay Cruises

Buddha Lounge Boat Amsterdam, Smoke and Cruise in Style, 1.5 -hour tour

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Hello Guests from all over world! Let's Get Together as likeminded people with the same attitude towards life and celebrate the moment. Make peace & enjoy life now, rather then later (like our dads and moms did). Note: WE ARE CORONA FREE ZONE Cozy up on our comfy lounge boat, enjoy some drinks & smokes during this 90 minutes social, relax & fun boat ride! Our tolerance and hospitality are granted, you will feel at home. No parental control, rules or any form of stress. Just Relax This is a 420 Friendly Boat Tour. We have a real Hookah/Shisha onboard which you can smoke (additional costs) We are no mainstream guided tour but will tell stories about the city, history and lighthearted fun & facts. We like to listen to what you like to hear, before we tell. Bachelor groups warning: This is a chill boat tour, and do not provide drink parties for bachelor tours. We do not tolerate drunk people or drunk behavior. Only book if you come to smoke & chill or contact us for a private tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.22
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US$34.22

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central StationDay Cruises

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$16.02
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US$16.02
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Half Day trip to Zaanse Schans Windmill Village from Amsterdam incl Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Half Day trip to Zaanse Schans Windmill Village from Amsterdam incl Canal Cruise

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This fun, multifaceted tour touches on everything the Dutch are best known for. Visit a windmill village, a clog museum (where you can watch traditional craftsmen work), a cheese farm (samples included), and take a canal cruise. The “100 Highlights” cruise passes many sites and landmarks, including the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.92
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US$50.92
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Romantic Canal Tour Amsterdam listen to Stories of Love with BubblesNight Cruises

Romantic Canal Tour Amsterdam listen to Stories of Love with Bubbles

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Enjoy the chance to take in the sights along Amsterdam's canals on this intimate small-group boat tour for up to 10 guests. Ideal for couples, this tour includes a boat and a dedicated guide, who is on hand to provide fascinating facts and interesting stories as they guide you through the city. Revel in the peaceful atmosphere and scenery while sipping your drink, nibbling Dutch snacks, and enjoying your partner's company.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.50
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US$51.50
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Xtracold Icebar and Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Super Saver: Xtracold Icebar and Canal Cruise

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Head to Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold, where you’re treated to a welcome drink plus two Smirnoff cocktails or Heineken beers — your choice —while relaxing in a frosty bar where everything, even your drinking glass, is made of ice! Continue this totally ‘cool’ experience by taking a canal sightseeing cruise on a luxury glass-topped boat. It’s the best way to see Amsterdam’s top highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.76
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US$35.76
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Amsterdam 90-Minute Family Canal Cruise Day Cruises

Amsterdam 90-Minute Family Canal Cruise

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Explore the canals of Amsterdam on a boat cruise that takes you past the top landmarks in this beautiful city. Hear informative commentary from the captain during your tour, which can be customized to your interests. Soak in the sights and charms of the canals while learning about the Dutch capital’s history and modern-day attractions. This relaxing tour provides a perfect introduction to Amsterdam and gives you tips on places to visit later on your own, plus it is longer than most canal tours of the same nature.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$68.66
Price varies by group size
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US$68.66
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Dinner Cruise with Live Music - 4 hours - All InclusiveDay Cruises

Dinner Cruise with Live Music - 4 hours - All Inclusive

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A unique, tasteful, unforgettable, one of a kind and hilarious sing-along 4 hour all inclusive dinner-buffet and drink cruise with live music. Celebrates the traditional Amsterdam/Dutch folk music with famous Amsterdam artists, Eddie and & Gyllian, Nancy Visser and/or Luc Meijer. Dinner includes an original Dutch buffet and all you can drink beer, wine and soft drinks. All included for €79.50* per person. *Excluding € 3,25 p.p. GST
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.37
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US$102.37

Luxurious Summer Boat TourDay Cruises

Luxurious Summer Boat Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$18.56
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US$18.56
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Amsterdam Small-Group Sightseeing Cruise With Drinks Day Cruises

Amsterdam Small-Group Sightseeing Cruise With Drinks

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LEEMSTAR AMSTERDAM CRUISES We offer stylish, exclusive & more informative cruises! That’s why we prefer to do 90 minute cruises instead of 60. We use one of a kind ships, they distinguish themselves from the mainstream and most have historical value. The captains are locals and prefer to operate in a personal setting and like to engage with the interests of our guests. Small groups, more information and the option to zoom in on subjects. You will see more then the city centre. We visit the old city but you will also see more modern architecture & developments. LEEMSTAR STANDS FOR: + STYLISH & EXCLUSIVE AMSTERDAM CRUISES + LOW NOISE ELECTRIC DRIVE & OPEN OR SEE THROUGH ALL AROUND THE BOAT! + LIVE GUIDING & ENGAGING CAPTAIN (english spoken) GOOD TO KNOW: All Saloonboats have heaters and blankets on board. Inside and outside seating. Check our website for more of our products. Thank you!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.63
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US$44.63

Amsterdam Light Festival Night Boat Tour with Drinks IncludedNight Cruises

Amsterdam Light Festival Night Boat Tour with Drinks Included

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Enjoy the most popular Amsterdan Light Festival with true locals on a live guided tour with us on the newest and trendiest boats. Cruise through Amsterdam on an eco-friendly electric boat and be dazzled by the city's light festival. See the works of talented artists and their creations that play with light in the most unique ways to display this year's theme of "Disrupt." This mesmerizing experience takes you through the city so you can see its charming buildings lit up and beautifully decorated in the holiday spirit. While cruising through the eastern part of Amsterdam enjoy unlimited drinks and a taste of Dutch Christmas bread. See 20 pieces of artwork as you glide down the Heritage Canals of Amsterdam, sail along Amstel River, and pass by the Maritime Museum and Amsterdam Zoo. Enjoy the company of your local skipper and hostess as you explore the city from the perspective of the water.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.40
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US$46.40

Amsterdam Highlights Canal Cruise with Recorded CommentaryDay Cruises

Amsterdam Highlights Canal Cruise with Recorded Commentary

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.03
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US$20.03
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Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Day Cruises

Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience

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Combine two Amsterdam essentials in one day with a canal cruise and skip-the-line admission to the Heineken Experience. Board a comfortable boat and admire the sights along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage canals on a 75-minute cruise. Waft by lovely canal houses, bridges and churches; and savor this delightful quarter from the water. Complement your cruise with fast-track entry to the Heineken Experience at the beer’s former Amsterdam brewery. See the vintage brewery equipment and learn about the production process on an interactive journey that finishes with a free beer tasting.
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
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US$36.37
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Live guided tour to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague incl. Amsterdam Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Live guided tour to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague incl. Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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Venture away from the crowded streets of Amsterdam and visit three Dutch cities that each have something unique to offer. Discover the modern architecture of Rotterdam aboard a harbor cruise; learn about the famous blue pottery in the historic town of Delft; and learn about Dutch politics and visit the miniature city of Madurodam in The Hague. Back in Amsterdam, enjoy a canal cruise to round out your day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.29
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