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Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

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See Amsterdam at its most picturesque on a 1.5-hour canal cruise by night. Discover the historic city center as you sail past the Skinny Bridge, Golden Bend, and more. Marvel at the illuminated merchant houses and learn where the local hotspots are.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai

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  • Cruise the scenic waterways of Amsterdam by night
  • See the picturesque bridges and merchant houses, illuminated for the night
  • Learn about the notable hotspots on Amsterdam's Canal Belt
Full description

Climb aboard a canal boat to experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful - when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. Enjoy bar service as you see thousands of lights highlight the hundreds of bridges and the iconic buildings alongside the canals. You will cruise along some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, passing the illuminated buildings, bridges, and boats that give the city an almost fairytale appearance. Enjoy an open-air space in both winter and in summer.  A host will welcome you aboard and tell you many stories, legends, and historical facts about Amsterdam as you sail. Sit back to learn about the local hotspots, including notable restaurants and nightclubs.

  • Canal boat cruise
  • Bar service onboard
  • Multi-lingual audio guide
  • Onboard snacks (if option selected)
  • Food or drinks onboard (snacks option and bar service available)
  • Seat reservation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please go to the Blue Boat ticket office and arrive 15 minutes before departure time. The ticket office is located on the opposite side of the canal from the Hard Rock Cafe. Look for the Blue Boat sign at the entrance to the queue. Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the counter and mention you booked the Blue Boat cruise. Reach the ticket office with tram numbers 1, 2, 5, 7, 12, and 19. The nearest GVB tram station is Leidse Plein.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the views of the city are dependent on the weather and the season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 8456 reviews

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We can highly recommend the evening trip. Amsterdam in the evening with all its lights is just beautiful. It would have been a bit nicer if the tour had been instead of an audio guide with live commentary by the captain. But all in all, it was a very successful ride.

September 12, 2021

The audio tour describes what you are passing, but it can't a;ways be seen in the dark. The lights of the city and bridges are worth the trip, but take the daytime tour as well. If there is a small noisy baby on board either one, jump in the canal.

August 27, 2021

It was very nice, the boat was comfortable and clean. The route was interesting. I would have preferred a live narrator, but the recorded narration via the headphones was fine. Advice to those booking: Leave at dusk, so that you can see the houses surrounding the canals and some of the sites before dark, but still enjoy the lights as it gets darker.

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July 14, 2021

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