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Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

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Enjoy the best views of Amsterdam’s canal houses and houseboats on a 1-hour canal cruise.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Catalan, Dutch, Indonesian, Arabic, Polish, Hindi, Korean, Korean


  • Take a 1-hour cruise through the UNESCO-listed canal district in Amsterdam
  • Admire the elegant houses lining the canals and the lovely churches and bridges
  • Enjoy audio commentary available in 19 languages
Full description

Embark on a cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam. Enjoy the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center.

Depart from Central Station and discover the historic buildings and canals of the city. Admire the elegant merchant houses that date back to the Dutch Golden Age. See stunning gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and many other top attractions. 

During the cruise, listen to the recorded audio commentary in your choice of 19 languages. See merchant buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries, Amsterdam’s Golden Age, when trade flourished and was reflected in elaborately decorated facades. Arrive back at Central Station to finish the tour.

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • GPS audio guide in 19 different languages
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Check-in at Lovers Canal Cruises, Prins Hendrikkade 25, in front of Amsterdam Central Station with your (mobile) voucher. Reach the meeting point with tram numbers 2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 17, 24, and 26, metro numbers 51, 52, 53, and 54, or bus numbers 21, 22, 43, and 48. The nearest GVB tram, metro and bus station is Central Station.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Children under 4 years old go free of charge if they do not occupy their own seat
    • The duration of the cruise itself it 1 hour, but please note that it takes some time to board the boat, so the total duration of the experience might be up to 90 minutes in peak season
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 1750 reviews

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    Excellent value for money duration, very nice and engaging guides. Do not wait to take super cool photos, however, because with the reflection of the lights on the glass cover of the boat you will hardly take good pictures .. but that's okay, at least you put down your phone and admire it with your eyes.

    October 20, 2021

    We missed our scheduled time, but they accommodated us on the next available boat. Great narrated tour with both a witty guide and recorded audio. Only drawback: I had to move to the open back of boat to take photos. You have not seen Amsterdam if you have not taken a canal tour.

    October 9, 2021

    Very nice tour .. explanations a little in-depth, I thought something more than a normal explanation of how the city of Amsterdam was born. Overall, however, really nice, especially if done in the evening when everything in Amsterdam lights up. The only major flaw is the hour and a half of unreported queue. If we had known at the time of booking the tickets that there would be an hour and a half of waiting we would have decided for another time.

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    January 3, 2020

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