Water activity

Amsterdam: 100 Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: 100 Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise

From $22.95 per person

See the sights of Amsterdam’s famous seaport on a 1-hour canal cruise. Discover why the canals of Amsterdam have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and compare contemporary architecture with the boatyards and warehouses of the Golden Age.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Audio guide included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the vibrant history of Amsterdam from its historic waterways
  • See old boatyards and warehouses of the "Golden Age"
  • Cruise the Canal Belt, and see monuments such as the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House
  • Compare the modern architecture of the IJ lake with the old houses of the city center
  • Sail around the fashionable Amsterdam-Noord district
Full description
Learn the vibrant history of Amsterdam from its historic waterways on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes in more than 100 highlights! Board the boat at Stromma Central Station in the city center, and set sail from the IJ waterfront. The on board commentary will explain the city’s emergence in the 13th century, to the merchants of the Dutch East India Company that led to the so-called “Golden Age.” See some of today’s modern architecture as you cruise around the southernmost part of fashionable Amsterdam-Noord. Sail past old warehouses, dockyards, and boatyards. Cruise under enchanting bridges from the past and present. Watch the centuries merge as you experience Amsterdam in it purest form - as a seaport. Along the way, you will past many of Amsterdam’s most famous monuments, and discover why UNESCO declared the city’s canals a World Heritage Site.
Includes
  • 1 hour and 10 minutes canal cruise
  • Onboard commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi at the tour operator's mooring and shops
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

• Meet at Stromma Central Station, opposite Central Station located at Stromma Damrak, Pier 5 • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the canal cruise departs

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Important information

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 224 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.3/5

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Very enjoyable

We liked the whole experience. The audio guide what spot on on the details. We would've liked the audio time to be better timed with the attractions, meaning it always started a little too early and by the time we arrived to each attraction, you had already forgot some details the audio guide mentioned. But, otherwise, the ride was very nice. Recommended!

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August 28, 2017

Good way to get an idea of the city

Canal cruises are popular in Amsterdam but honestly, nothing super special for me. I think this is because the bridges are very low in Amsterdam and so the boats are quite low to be able to go under the bridges. This also means the view you are offered is from a very low point. Because of the unreliable weather, cruises boats are all covered. There is no deck. Everyone sits in the cafe style boat, 4 people around each table. It's a good first experience but I would not repeat it. Compared to cruise experiences in Berlin, Paris and Prague this was nothing special at all.

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August 27, 2013

Great boat guide who shared valuable information in addition to the audio guide. Nice relaxed tour to get to know Amsterdam.

September 7, 2020

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