• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals are the postcard star of the Dutch capital, and a canal cruise is the quintessential experience for first-time visitors. Glide down the waterways on a traditional salonboat on this 1.5-hour small-group cruise, and admire landmarks like the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Opera House.


  • 1.5-hour classic canal cruise of Amsterdam
  • Cruise along the UNESCO-listed canals and admire Amsterdam from the water
  • See city highlights like the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Opera House
  • Travel aboard a 20th-century salonboat
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam

See Amsterdam in a authentic salonboat

Make your own way to the port to begin your Amsterdam cruise and settle into your seat aboard a traditional 20th-century salonboat. Set sail around Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals and listen to the on-board commentary as you glide past the city’s attractions.

Cruise past the Anne Frank House, now a hugely popular museum; see the striking Amsterdam Opera House and admire the stately façade of the Rijksmuseum. Along the way, sip a cup of tea or coffee (included), or purchase a beer, soft drink or glass of wine from the on-board bar, and enjoy unbeatable views of Amsterdam from the water.

Customer Reviews

Mike M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He was an Amsterdam native, and brought a definite love of his city to his descriptions of the beautiful buildings we were gliding past.

Melinda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Perfect for the traveler that doesn't want the experience of a big boat with a recorded tour. I was looking for something smaller, more intimate, and that felt more traditional. I was so glad to find this option. The group was small. The boat was warm. The captain served as a knowledgable guide. Overall it was the perfect canal cruise for us!

Matthew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A wonderful way to start the experience of Amsterdam. The guide was very personable and quite funny at times.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was fun! informative.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent boat captain!

Mary O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour of Amsterdam. Sjourt was an amazing captain and guide. He made the trip so interesting and gave us information on Amsterdam and Holland that we never knew. Highly recommended - great way to spend an hour and a half!! Would definitely take this trip when again in Amsterdam!

Lucia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Lovely canal cruise going up the smaller canals . Shame the public address system was not working but what we did hear from the guide/pilot was very interesting. Also spoilt by a dutch couple who chatted every time Sjoerd talked .

Linda Sue H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We were blessed with a perfect sunny day. Arthur was our captain, he was very happy, friendly and very entertaining. We really enjoyed the beautiful boat, Canal views, and even learned some history all while drinking a glass of champagne. Perfect start to one of the best days on our trip.

Terence F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was on a small traditional craft over 100 years old lots of beautiful lacquered wood.
There were only 5 others on the tour so it felt quite personal. We embarqued away from the main tourist traps, which is why it was nice and quiet, but it was very easy to find being close to the NH City Centre hotel on the Singel side.
The captain was really friendly and the information he gave out before and during the trip was interesting and pitched just right. The information was given in English and in person rathrr than through a recorded audio guide.
We thoroughly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Would definitely recommend the small boat cruise, especially We were only a group of 18 people which made it more personal. The captain made everyone welcome, was very informative and also recommended a few places to see/eat! The boat was super comfy with free teas/coffees and extra drinks on board

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