Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

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Amsterdam canal cruise combined with Rijksmuseum

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Free cancellation
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Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
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English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Indonesian, Hindi
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Cambodian, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Tagalog, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, English, Korean, Hindi, Swedish
Private group available


  • Combine a canal cruise with a museum ticket for a great way to experience the city
  • Skip the line at the Rijksmuseum to avoid the lengthy queues
  • See the sights of Amsterdam from its famous waterways on a canal cruise
Full description

Cruise along the canals in Amsterdam's historic center to experience the city from the best viewpoint, then discover 800 years of art and history at the Rijksmuseum with this combo ticket.

During the cruise, admire Amsterdam's iconic bridges and 17th-century buildings lining the canals. As you enjoy the views, learn all about the city with an included audio guide.

Plan on bringing the kids? Great, let them be a "freshwater pirate" as they enjoy the special kids' audio commentary and free goodie bag. Snacks and drinks are also available in the ticket office prior to boarding.

Once you're back on dry land, visit the Rijksmuseum to explore 8,000 objects in 80 galleries. Marvel at world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honour

Admire the Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection that also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant objects that combine to retell Dutch history within a global context.

  • 75-minute canal cruise along the UNESCO world heritage canals with audio tour in 21 languages
  • Snack box (if option selected)
  • Entrance to the Rijksmuseum

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The Rijksmuseum ticket is for a specific timeslot you choose while making your reservation. You can only enter the museum at this specific time and changing your slot time is not possible
    • · The ticket for the canal cruise is an open ticket. This means that no timeslot is allocated and you can board the next available boat at one of the two docks
    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • This is a non-refundable booking
    • Customers may have to queue in the security line at the Rijksmuseum
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 453 reviews

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    The museum and the boat tour were both 5 stars and it was great to book both in one place. I only gave this 4 stars though because it wasn’t made clear that you were supposed to show up to view the museum first at 0900 and then go check in to get your boat tour later. The people who worked in the boat tours building helped me out and explained it to me better. It was a shame that I wasted nearly an hour figuring it out though.

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    May 8, 2022

    The detailed instructions need some updating. It sends you to the meeting point for the cruise, however, the time you've signed up for is for the museum. You then take the canal cruise after the museum. I assume you can take the canal cruise first if you want, but it must be done BEFORE the time your ticket is listed for, because this is actually the time for the museum. The meeting point details should take you directly to the museum instead of the canal cruise. We wasted a lot of frustration and time trying to figure this out.

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    April 7, 2022

    Really good package, do the museum first as your time slot is for that rather than the boat. The boat leaves on the hour up until 6 pm so allow enough time to fit both in. Food and drinks not sold on the boat, so bring with you. Museum lunch was disappointing, small portions, a bit stale, overpriced but the actual museum was very interesting.

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    February 26, 2022

    Product ID: 8275