Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this 1-hour 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.
60-minute Amsterdam canal cruise by eco-friendly, open-air boat
Enjoy unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s picturesque waterfront
Glide along the famous canal belt past the Anne Frank House, Golden Bent district, and other top Amsterdam attractions
Learn about the sights with your audio-guide available in 19 languages
This 1-hour cruise departs regularly throughout the day, making it easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Begin near Centraal Station, and meet your seasoned skipper as you climb aboard a vessel run on solar energy.
Take in unobstructed views from your open-air vessel. Your multi-lingual audio guide will provide you with informative commentary on the architecture and landmarks that you see along the way. Pass the merchants' houses, built during the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn why they were designed with narrow frontages and hear about their beautiful gables, some with carvings that depict the family crests and trades of the homeowners.
You'll also pass the Anne Frank House, as well as the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. Cruise under the city’s lovely bridges, including the Magere Brug, and glide alongside leafy banks and quaint houseboats.
After a little over an hour, return sail to the departing dock, where your tour ends.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Too hot for a boat ride
, Jul 2019
The captain was entertaining, but it was way to hot to be sitting on a boat with sun boiling down. Would be better if cold drinks available on boat.
Was looking forward to treating my family to a get to know tour of Amsterdam by the canals. However, tour company decided to cancel due to weather, but more likely cancelled due to not enough bookings. We then had to wait in long line to take a different tour, with not as nice of boat. Disappointing to not be taken care of better by the tour operators.
It's a great way to see the city and some of the highlights. As the boat is smaller than some, it is able to go through some of the smaller canals which was really nice. Well worth doing and highly recommend it.
Wendy W, Canada
Amazing cruise.. we get to see the beautiful houses and some clock towers.. crooked house.. audio guide also helps.. the captain also is very informative and try to show us around have a good laugh.. i recommend this tour.
People were helpful directing us to the right boats. Unfortunately, they were unable to take the tickets I'd printed upon booking, requiring us to go to their office to get official tickets.
The boat was comfortable, information via headphones good though sometimes it was difficult it identify sites mentioned, and provided a beautiful and extensive view of the city.