Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

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Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

From US$ 38.04 per person

Experience 2 of Amsterdam’s best attractions with a combined 1-hour canal cruise and skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. Cruise the picturesque waterways of the Canal Belt, then admire masterpieces from the museum’s collection of 17th-21st cent

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  • Cruise the picturesque waterways of Amsterdam's Canal Belt
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry to Rijksmuseum
  • Admire the merchant houses and historic bridges from the water
  • See masterpieces of 17th-century Dutch art, including Rembrandt's The Nightwatch
  • Access a GPS audio guide in 19 different languages (Canal Cruise)
Full description

Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this tour of the Canal Belt by boat and entry to the legendary Rijksmuseum. Admire the beautiful canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes you along some of the historic waterways. Dug in the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Feast your eyes on the decorative façades of the canalside buildings, and marvel at all the different styles of gables, such as clock, spout and neck gables. Pass iconic architecture, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the legendary home of the World War 2 diarist Anne Frank, the imposing Westerkerk, and the old Port of Amsterdam. Then, disembark to enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. See masterpieces by the Dutch masters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt’s “The Nighwatch” and Vermeer’s “The Milkmaiden.”

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Time slot ticket to Rijksmuseum
  • Food or drinks
  • Multimedia tour at Rijksmuseum

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Meeting point

• The Rijksmuseum is located at Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam • Reserve your canal cruise time-slot at Damrak 26, Amsterdam

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
  • Child tickets for the cruise are for those aged 4-13 years
  • You can use your voucher to enter the museum for up to 2-hours from the starting time written on your ticket
  • After entering the museum (within the 2-hour time slot on your ticket) you are welcome to stay as long as you like until the museum closes
  • Children under the age of 19 can enter the Rijksmuseum for free
  • The 1-hour canal cruise time-slot must be reserved upon arrival in Amsterdam (see instructions on your voucher)
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4.3 /5

based on 397 reviews

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Very good possibility to combine both activities. As with many activities, it should be noted that you still have to exchange the voucher for a physical ticket on site, so when planning the city tour, consider when this is possible (ticket to the museum is available digitally in the app).

November 10, 2022

The activity is nice, but you have to better describe the organization and it makes no sense to have to book the cruise time first, then go to the museum which is the meeting point and then return to where the cruise departs. The distances are many and therefore it becomes tiring. There was no other alternative

August 1, 2022

The only real issue that was a problem was that we had to get to the boat terminal near Centraal Station to fix a time for our canal tour. We tried to do it by phone but they would not do it. Later when boarding there was no checking of our ticket as to when we booked to go on the boat. It cost us about an hour to get there and back on tram 12 but we managed it.

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 42330