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Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • 3 hours 10 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Amsterdam canal cruise and skip-the-line entry to the Heineken Experience
  • Enjoy a scenic 75-minute boat trip along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals
  • Pass elegant canal houses, churches and bridges, and hear their stories via the onboard commentary
  • Enjoy fast-track admission to the Heineken Experience, set in the beer’s former, and first-built brewery
  • View the vintage copper vats and learn about the brewing and bottling process
  • Finish your explorations with a free beer tasting
  • Save time and money with a ticket that combines two Amsterdam essentials
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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair seats need to be reserved. Please call 0031 20 679 13 70
  • Your ticket for the Heineken Experience is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the Heineken Experience at this specific time. Changing your slot time is NOT possible. The address of the Heineken Experience is Stadhouderskade 78 Amsterdam.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Heineken Experience. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00AM and 06:00PM from our docks at Heineken Experience and Hard Rock Cafe.
  • Please note that your voucher needs to be scanned at Heineken Experience. You can redeem your canal cruise inside one of the ticket offices of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
  • Blue Boat Company has 2 docks: * The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk. * The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Last City Canal Cruise from Hard Rock Cafe departs at 18:00.
  • Last City Canal Cruise from Heineken Experience departs at 17:15.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

Be aware that you will be expected to make a gratuity on disembarking.
If you are doing the Heineken experience and you enjoy drinking, take the tour after going to Heineken because you can start three drinks at heineken and finish up buying and drinking more suring the cruise.
We did the Heineken tour first it's always busy, and then came out and crossed over to the opposite side of the road to take the canal cruise, very convenient!
221 reviews
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Worth a visit
Mary_L, Jan 2023
Great atmosphere and it was cool being able to pour our own beer. It's a great place to go as a group or a couple
It was a Very good and...
Amanda_N, Jan 2023
It was a Very good and enjoyable experience. We’ll organized and friendly. Would recommend. Great photos too.
Alba_N, Dec 2022
Bad staff, bad viewing, any information about Heineken experience and the boat . Lost the time and money, preferably to walk
Simply the best.
Mario_S, Nov 2022
Very nice expirance its a must in Amsterdam beautiful chanals.The boat personal had treated us nice and gentle too.
A Pleasure
John_A, Nov 2022
We loved seeing the houses of Amsterdam from the water. Captain Hunter knew some great stories! A very good time.
Already did
karen_t, Nov 2022
Enjoyed seeing the canal and the city from the boat. You are stopping me from providing my rating by demanding a minimum amount of words very annoying
None of the speakers...
Paul_C, Oct 2022
None of the speakers worked more than 5 minutes and no food or drinks were provided. The captain had no intention of talking to make up for no narrative. Totally disappointed.
Could be better.
Lilia_D, Sep 2022
I chose these boat company because they had , what seems a closed top over their boats. They did, but didn’t have any air conditioning. It was hot hot hot! The tour around the city was ok. We couldn’t wait to get off the boat.
Lousy headphone. Not...
Kathy_I, Aug 2022
Lousy headphone. Not anything seen that was exciting and I would not have know what is was as I heard nothing. Bumper to bumper boats most of the way. Warm with little air flow under glass top.
Half awesome
Sarah_B, Jul 2022
We had a great experience. However the blue boats told us that they were full and unfortunately we didn't get to do that half of the ticket.
Canal cruise.
SONIA_M, Jul 2022
The canal cruise was absolutely amazing, loved seeing parts of Amsterdam that we would have missed on foot. Unfortunately we did not get to the Heineken experience due to misinformation.
Jay_V, Jul 2022
The audio part wasn't great can't bearly hear what they're were had to play with the earphones the whole time and that was for all the units.
Worth the trip
Emma_H, Jul 2022
Loved it, totally enjoyed it, It was relaxing but yet entertaining, I would recommend to others, Great value
Great trip. Sell beer on...
Cindy_B, Jun 2022
Great trip. Sell beer on it. Scenery great. River was awesome heineken tour great. Wil visit again. Beer was good
Relaxing trip
Richard_W, Jun 2022
Just perfect trip around the canals. Best bit when we went out into the sea channel by the station. Clean. Courteous pilot.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved the boat trip, not...
Bernie_B, May 2022
Loved the boat trip, not too keen on the Heineken museum, took too long to get going. Difficult to find way out as wasn’t interested in the bar, too packed
A lot of additional...
Axel_W, May 2022
A lot of additional information from our captain during the tour ... He stopped the tape and tolf some intresting information himself.
Josemar_S, May 2022
Fantastic experience, highly recommend. Definitely one of the most great experiences I have ever had in Amsterdam
Only ok
Samantha_S, May 2022
Overall the Heineken experience was ok . Would be better if it was a guided tour . We have been to many other brewery experiences and the guided tours was 100% . The canal experience was also ok . We felt the boat was too low down to view out properly . If your not at the window you could hardly see anything .
Great time
richard_b, May 2022
Really enjoyed great value and very easy with the QR code. The canal trip was good and across the road from the brewery 👍


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