• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: Varies

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Unwind from a busy day of sightseeing with this 2-hour evening cruise through Amsterdam's canal district. Admire the illuminated waterfronts as you glide through the city center, the Red Light District, the Golden Bend and Oosterdok, and listen to the onboard guide's insightful commentary. As you take in the sights, savor wine, Dutch cheese and snacks while seated at a table aboard the boat.


  • 2-hour guided Amsterdam evening canal cruise
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drink and nibble on a platter of Dutch cheese and nuts
  • Glide along the city's canals and admire the famous Golden Bend
  • Cruise through the Red Light District and see its infamous red-lit windows as well as the Oude Kerk and Grand Hotel
  • Learn about Amsterdam's highlights from an onboard guide

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What You Can Expect

Guided Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Wine and Cheese

Enjoy an evening Canal Cruise

Step aboard a glass-enclosed boat near Amsterdam Central Station for your 2-hour evening canal cruise, and get settled in at a table. Your host will serve red and white wine — after a long day of traveling or sightseeing, indulge in this opportunity to sit back, relax and sip your wine as you take in the sights. Enjoy snacks from the platter of Dutch cheese and nuts on your table.

Travel along through the city center and the Red Light District, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, where historical bridges and red-lit windows are softly reflected in the water. Listen to live commentary on board about the landmarks and attractions you pass along the way.

The Golden Bend, a stretch of stately mansions, as well as the Herengracht, Amstel and Oudezijds canals, all drift within view. Admire the sight of Amsterdam’s 5-star Grand Hotel, lit up against the sky.

Glide past Oosterdok, the city’s eastern docks, before navigating back to the departure point, where your cruise ends.

Customer Reviews

Brooke G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Loved this boat tour! The Captain Flip was so much fun and the guide was also really good and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable, unlimited drinks awesome and views of the city at the night beautiful! I would highly recommend, we had such a great time - ended up being the highlight of our trip which was perfect as I had bought this for my husband's 30th birthday.

Val S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a great evening canal tour. Great staff, very helpful and lovely to see the canal and surrounding areas lit up at night.

Alex W.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very nice canal cruise. Was fun to go around the city and hear about the city. Staff was very friendly. If you are looking for a relaxing cruise with beautiful sites and with free drinks around the canal this is your cruise! Enjoyed it all!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great boat trip with a very funny guide. Lots of wine and cheese, and other snacks too. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A very nice evening. Not many people on the boat so we had a table for two on our own. Very romantic night on the boat where our captain kept us informed throughout the canal cruise.
We had a prosecco as a starter, then a choice of wine and beer through out which was replenished. The cheeseboard and snacks too. Should comment the employee waiter sorry forgot the name, who was brilliant assisting us. Great evening and would recommend it especially for couples.

Thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We loved it. It was our first night in Amsterdam and the canal cruise gave us a chance to enjoy the beautiful nighttime lights.

Joan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Took this the first night we arrived and it was well worth the money. Great assortment of cheese, flowing wine, astounding Amsterdam scenery, and a captain/crew who kept us laughing. An absolute must for your tour package in Amsterdam.

Barry H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The canal cruise was excellent! The wine and snacks exceeded our expectations. The narration was well done; the guide had a great sense of humour and his English was perfect.

wayne s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was delightful, the sites were beautiful and the wine was plentiful. One of our favorite memories of a wonderful 12 day trip.

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