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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
  • Fantastic views as you cruise Amsterdam’s famous canals
  • Live on-board commentary: fun and entertaining for all ages
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and snacks served on-board
  • Multiple departure times: choose to see the city by day or at night

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Flagship Amsterdam - Canal Cruises - Rijksmuseum
      Museumbrug 1, 1017 RW Amsterdam, Netherlands

      Right across the biggest museum of Amsterdam the Rijksmuseum we will depart. If you have your back towards the rijksmuseum, there is a bridge in front of you. I will be on the leftside of the bridge. On the right side there is a ticketoffice from another canal cruise company called Stromma.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Due a lot of traffic at the dock, I can't wait more than 5 minutes. Please make sure you are at the dock 10 minutes before departure.
    • Be aware, on the water it can be colder than in the street. Make sure you have a coat with you.
    • A fairly big step needs to be taken to get in the boat. Ofcourse I will assist you.
    • When a lot of rain is predicted I will try to get a covered boat. This might impact the visibility, but keep us dry. On heavily rainy days, rescheduling or refunding is ofcourse possible.
    • I always try to give the best tour possible (5*). But in rare occasion things don't go as you and me would like. Please let me know asap. Aither direct or send me an email of text. I will contact you.
    • The tour is a historical canal cruise, it is not a booze cruise. So if you are looking for a bachelor party boat or any other booze cruise. Just contact me. And I can arrange that for you on a private boat.
    • Captain Jack is collaboration between friend. Captain Jack is not perse himself on the boat.
    • Depending on the route you will see an interesting selection of highlights of Amsterdam.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not hen, stag or drinking party suitable! If you are looking for that. Look for something else!
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)?

    A:The policy on sanitization is:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)?

    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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    1,175 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    A must for new visitors
    Susan_C, Aug 2022
    Very fun guide with a good history lesson of the canals and Amsterdam. Enjoyed the views from the boat
    Take the evening tour!
    Dominique_C, Aug 2022
    The evening canal tour was fantastic. Captain Jack was personable, funny and a wealth of knowledge. The views were incredible and the wine and snacks were the perfect touch. Highly recommend this tour!
    Big fan of Captain Jack’s Captain Albert
    Zach_J, Aug 2022
    Tour was wonderful and our captain (Albert) was an absolute delight. Refreshment and snacks were grand and the tour was fun, relaxed, and interesting. Boat was one of the cleaner/prettier ones we saw on the water. Would highly recommend!
    Pick them!!!
    Jennifer_t, Aug 2022
    Amazing time what a great family tour around the canals of Amsterdam. Of your a family or a hen do this is the provider you want!
    Excellent service, Great...
    Suzanne_R, Aug 2022
    Excellent service, Great trip, a fab way to see Amsterdam book now a must. There’s lots of tours but do this one
    Best Boat Tour of Amsterdam
    Olivia_A, Aug 2022
    Perfect cruise for an intimate tour of Amsterdam and its canals. Marius and Erik are experts of the city, gracious and amusing. Ask them anything; learn about anything you want to know as you sip wine and enjoy the snacks!
    Great relaxing way to see Amsterdam!
    Colleen_J, Aug 2022
    We loved seeing Amsterdam from a different view point! We also loved hearing the history and meeting great people. The captain, Albert, was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his town. A great experience all around (including the drinks and snacks!)
    Splendid curse
    Judith_B, Aug 2022
    Marius and Eric were great. We learned a lot a out the history. Even though we had two prior tours Maybe could have some music.
    Poor visibility
    Edward_J, Aug 2022
    Nice trip along canals. Wine and snacks added to the ambiance. Only complaint is boat’s bow is so high you can’t see much! Jammed up to others made it difficult to turn and see anything on your side/back and had to look over those across from you. Views obstructed in every direction.
    great tour to go
    Haiqin_W, Aug 2022
    Captain James (not Jack the day I took the boat tour) shared many interesting stories and knowledge about Amsterdam. I enjoyed the ride and learned quite a bit. The only downside is that my hotel was close to the train station and walking to the tour departure/arrival site is a bit long. It is totally manageable but you need plan your time ahead if you are like me, If you stay close to the Rijksmuseum, it is perfect. The wine and cheese are very nice. I enjoyed my time. I wish I took the tour on the first day rather than the last day I was in Amsterdam. That way, I can revisit some places later on my own.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Loved it!
    Lindsay_W, Aug 2022
    Beautiful views from the canal, great guide and good wine! Comfortable seating at the front of the boat too! Loved this tour! Bert was awesome!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Beautiful introduction to Amsterdam
    Glover_S, Jul 2022
    This was a lovely start to our stay in Amsterdam. Albert was our guide and did a great job explaining the sights as we saw them. The boat was prepared with all-things-Amsterdam: candies, cookies, sausage and cheese, beer and wine and water. We had a great time.
    Great canal cruise with snacks!
    Cambrie_B, Jul 2022
    Marius was the best! We got a tour filled with fun facts as we went through the city, complete with drinks and snacks. Loved having Marius as our captain and he was full of jokes, stories, and fun facts
    Outstanding trip
    gpkcn7k26m, Jul 2022
    A great way to see the city……….our captain was extremely knowledgeable & told us some really interesting facts. Fun filled and would certainly recommend to anyone whether they have been to this beautiful city before or not
    Captain Jack Canal Cruise
    Sandra_A, Jul 2022
    There were many memorable moments on this fantastic cruise through Amsterdam. We were dropped off at the incorrect depot by our taxi and were running a bit late, but the cruise director called and waited for us to get there. We appreciated his patience. We are in our seventies and were able to climb aboard with no difficulty. The wine, snacks, and company were delightful including the information shared by our driver. We could have stayed onboard for several more hours. Highly recommend this tour!
    A great way to spend the...
    Aliza_A, Jul 2022
    A great way to spend the evening in Amsterdam! The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Would recommend.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Best tour of the canals
    Philip_B, Jul 2022
    Very informative. Excellent guide. Small group made it more enjoyable than one of the larger boats. We were able to go through the lowest height bridge. Watch your head!
    Highly recommend
    Manuel_S, Jul 2022
    It was a great experience. The captain was fun, knew the history well, and was great with the kids on board.
    Great ride!
    Kendra_C, Jul 2022
    Capt. Albert was fantastic! A great way to learn the history of the city and get to see more than walking.
    I had hoped to hear more...
    Amy_L, Jul 2022
    I had hoped to hear more history of Amsterdam but Captain Ron was much more interested in his phone than talking to the customers.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Amy, that is ofcourse not what we want. I have reached out to you to hear the full story. Please let me know. So we can improve ourselves. Greetz Captain Jack Amsterdam


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