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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

  • Journey off the beaten path as you explore Amsterdam by boat on its canals 
  • Skip street and pedestrian traffic and see the city from a new perspective
  • Learn facts about the city’s history and culture from a guide
Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
USD 18 per adult
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
USD 17.84 per adult
One of the best ways to see Amsterdam and its attractions is from the water. Prebook this 1-hour boat tour of the city’s canals, and you won’t need to find transportation on the fly or wait in lines for on-the-day tickets. Plus, with boats coming every half-hour, you cruise on your schedule. Enjoy watching the city float by in a relaxing setting (drinks are available for purchase) as you listen to guided commentary.
What to Expect

Pick up a travel voucher for this Amsterdam open-top boat tour in a central location. Boats run for 12 hours straight on the canals, from 11am to 11pm, and come about every 30 minutes. The flexible timing takes the stress out of sightseeing.

Once you board the boat, you’ll take a seat, and meet the captain and host. If it’s chilly, you can bundle under a provided blanket while you listen to your guide share stories and facts about the city’s history, culture, points of interest, and people.

Along the way, catch sight of Oude Kerk (Old Church), Magere Brug, and Amstel River. If you’d like, you can purchase an alcoholic drink (own expense) to sip on during this tour.

After exploring Amsterdam on the city’s canals, your boat docks back at shore and your tour ends.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome way to see Amsterdam

One of the best canal cruises I you can do. Friendly staff, bar for drinks and comfortable cushioned seating. Highly recommend!

Thank Bianca H
Reviewed yesterday
Great boat and crew!

We wanted a more intimate cruise through the canals and were very pleasantly surprised when we (finally) saw Friendship Amsterdam's boat. The captain and his mate were very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and it's history being locals. The boat was very romantically appointed and comfortable with...More

Thank carol f
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome ride!

We went with Mika, super nice boat ride and friendly guides! We are going to visit some of the places that were inteoduced to!

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 2 days ago
So good, so fun!

We were searching for a cruise that would be relaxing and informative without all the touristy nonsense. This was a great price and so cozy! The guides on the boat were so nice and welcoming. By far the best!

Thank Adrienne L
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Adrienne, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy hearing that our guests enjoyed our cozy and luxurious boats. That is what we are doing it for! Kind regards, Maartje Woerlee

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour

We had a great time, it was so nice and relaxed we actually done it twice!! Staff is very friendly and the prices are fair!

Thank fanbuzzy
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, How great to hear you enjoyed our tour twice! thank you for your kind words and the review. feel free to join us again with this lovely wheather ;) Kind regards, Maartje Woerlee

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Stephanie P
17 July 2018|
Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
There are various time slots throughout the day you can buy tickets for
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