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Flagship Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Local live guide with bar on board

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. 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.
  • Small-group canal cruise offers more room to relax and fewer crowds
  • Enjoy a peaceful and quiet ride thanks to 100% electric engines
  • Pass several landmarks like the Museum Quarter and the Red Light District

What's Included

  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase

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    What To Expect

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
    • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
    • When rain is predicted, the boat will be covered.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • You are always welcome to change your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
    • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 42 (around the corner).
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.
    • 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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    Traveler Tips

    You board your boat just across from the Anne Frank house, which is also convenient.
    The boat had alcohol for purchase, which was a big plus.
    15,453 reviews
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    A drinking boat ride more than an informative tour
    Arthi_J, Jan 2023
    I was a little disappointed with the tour. The chairs in the boat are placed in a line parallel to the boat so you either look at other passengers or yoy have to twist yourself if you wish to look out through windows behind you. The other company boats have seats facing the front which seems like a better idea. I had expected a ‘Guided Tour’ but This tour is more about drinking than a canal tour with descriptions. Drinks are either purchased for $10 extra or with all inclusive ticket. If you don’t drink then this tour is not really of much value. The crew are friendly and funny but they share only a few facts about the canal. As we are effectively entertaining ourselves at the very least an easy view of both sides of the boat would be preferred. Instead you are staring at passengers in front of you or twisting to look outside. I think this boat ride and tour is better for a large party of 7-10 people who get to sit together in a group. For 2-3 people groups that want a factual tour of the canal, perhaps use other boats.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Couldn’t see out the...
    Dominique_v, Jan 2023
    Couldn’t see out the windows at back of boat because I’d damp and humidity build up. came with a cloth and told to clean the windows …almost crashed into bridge and captain made a joke about it amongst the collection of other jokes…was hugely disappointed
    Fun and informative
    Donna_S, Jan 2023
    Seeing the sights from the water was fun and the tour guides were fantastic but I was a little disappointed to be the only one by served wine and cheese. I was not aware this was an extra which I feel is not something that should not be extra as the price of the trip I feel is feast sufficient.
    Excellent way to experience Amsterdam.
    Ryan_S, Jan 2023
    The host/guide was terrific, friendly and very informative. The night tour is excellent, and this was fantastic value for money!
    Mason_L, Jan 2023
    Lisa was amazing! The rest of the crew treated us so kindly. Great time with friends, will be back!!
    Excellent service ...
    Jeanette_F, Dec 2022
    Excellent service The tour guide was brilliant Would definitely use them again He was so knowledgeable and confident Soooo lovely
    Great tour guides and would recommend when weather is good
    mralkeshchavda, Dec 2022
    Despite the terrible weather tour guides Max, Vincent and Kirk (captain) were all great fun and knowledgeable about the history of Amsterdam. The cheese supplied was decent. Would recommend but only when it’s not raining.
    Definitely do it
    Carmen_B, Dec 2022
    Cannot fault the boat ride at all! Wisser was amazing - knowledgeable and very down to earth. Would definitely recommend.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    More than canal trip
    Junji_S, Dec 2022
    Very kind and knowledgeable crew. Our family enjoy canal view as well as Amsterdam history and interesting story.
    Great tour!
    RebeccaDavis, Dec 2022
    This was a great canal cruise. It was cool to go down the canal in Amsterdam. The guides shared very interesting facts about Amsterdam. I enjoyed my time and would recommend this tour.
    Not a tour but a boat ride
    Javier_L, Dec 2022
    We were expecting this to be more informational and learn about the city; instead, it was mainly us sitting on a boat while the hosts talked to other riders
    Driver was hot
    Remi_L, Dec 2022
    Trip was great. Very informative and the gents running it were incredibly friendly. Would definitely recommend
    Canal boat trip
    Melissa_S, Dec 2022
    Great boat trip along canal. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Offered cheese (which I can eat but looked delicious) and a drink of choice (red, white or rose wine. Beer or soft drink).
    Very disappointed as we paid for this cruise but didn’t get to go on it due to transport problems
    Mike_K, Dec 2022
    We booked this cruise three hours prior to it commencing however due to a train delay we arrived at the departure point after the cruise started so didn’t get a cruise. Viator policy is that we needed to cancel 24 hours prior to cruise to get a refund. Several messages have been sent to Viator but have had no response.
    Good way to experience the Canals
    Shelley_H, Dec 2022
    The host and captain were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Even in the rain the boat was comfortable and would recommend this tour.
    Veronica_A, Dec 2022
    It was a lovely trip, with a hilarious and friendly guide, good cheese, and wine, we really enjoyed this experience
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Underwhelming tour guide, no information
    Caroline_C, Dec 2022
    Our tour guide didn’t tell us anything during the tour. The booking mentions over 40 sites of interest we pass by, and she pointed out maybe 3 of them. Spent the rest of the time either silent or trying to push the wine and cheese package on us. I had read the reviews and was hoping to learn a ton on the tour but that ended up not being the case at all. My parents were very disappointed with the experience. Also, the weird plastic used in place of windows makes it extremely hard to see a anything clearly when it rains.
    So many hidden stories...
    Ashley_S, Dec 2022
    So many hidden stories about Amsterdam! These guys were very fun. Lots of wine and cheese involved (my favorite). I dropped my phone between the window and the wall and it got stuck... but these guys were so nice and helped me get it back. Overall a great experience!
    Nathan_C, Dec 2022
    Turned up at 9:45 for a 10am departure. Boat turned up at 10:30am, then the staff had to ‘prepare’ the boat which took another 15 minutes. When we finally set off the commentary was very basic.
    Entertaining comfortable historical tour round the canals.
    Peter_B, Dec 2022
    Entertaining host. Interesting history. Beer and cheese appreciated. Comfortable seats and ambience.


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