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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise

Highlights
  • 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
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise
US$17.42
Overview
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
So Great - We Did It Again

A beautiful way to see the canals. Excellent staff providing great commentaries with an excellent mix of factual information and humourous anecdotes and lines - plus there was the great drinks service. The boats are the right size to allow interaction with other guests and...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Intimate and fun excursion

This was a great way to see Amsterdam by water. The boat was a small size so didn't feel too crowded. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank losaltos88
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello! Thank you for recommendation! We are glad that you had a great way to see Amsterdam and that it wasn't to crowdy! ;) Kind regards, Maartje Woerlee

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Just jump on!! It's amazing

Had the best experience onboard this boat in Amsterdam. The crew was amazing with lots of humour and interesting facts about the city. Definitely recommend!!

Thank Emma J
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Emma, Thank you for your recommendation! we are glad to hear our crew did an amazing job and gave some fun facts about Amsterdam. Kind regards, Maartje Woerlee

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Very pleasant

We were very pleased with our experience with the Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise. We found the location very easily using Google maps, the staff on board were polite and attentive. A variety of drinks were offered on board to purchase. The seats were comfortable....More

1  Thank 123Cath123
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello there! Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to write them! We are glad you had aan overall good experience with Friendship and had a pleasant tour. That is what we are doing it for! Kind regards, Maartje Woerlee

Reviewed 5 days ago
Had So Much Fun, We Went Twice!

I highly recommend this canal tour! My friends and I went and had so much fun that we immediately did the next tour. Very laid back and informational. Great photo ops as well. Don't go to Amsterdam without doing this canal tour!

Thank Chris S
Friendship A, Front Office Manager at Friendship Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Chris, Thank you for your recommendation! How great to hear you enjoyed our tour twice! That is what we are doing it for. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Amsterdam! Kind regards, Maartje Woerlee

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Audrey H
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
It was not for us as they still had availability, but that was in April. We actually turned them down the first time they talked to us, while walking around. We went back cause they were so friendly and had a bar on board.
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katrinabull
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Chloe2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember the exact address of the embarkment but it’s no hop on/hop off, the tour ends exactly where it started.
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Ned R
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
Behind Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky at Dam Square.
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