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Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

1. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

Relax on a canal cruise through the UNESCO Heritage listed Golden Age Canals of Amsterdam. View city highlights like the Skinny Bridge, the Red Light District, and the Old Harbor. Have the option to choose standard tour or a tour with unlimited delicious Dutch cheese, wine, and other drinks. Board the ship and let your local skipper tell you about local history as you sail past sights in the Jordaan district and the Skinny Bridge on the the Amstel River. Admire views of parts of the Red Light District, the former city locks, and Old Harbor. Capture pictures of the stately architecture of the Maritime Museum and the prestigious Gold Bend neighborhood. See pieces of history as you sail by places like the Anne Frank House. Ask your guide questions about the city and get recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

Amsterdam: Smoke and Lounge 70-Minute Boat Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Smoke and Lounge 70-Minute Boat Cruise

Enjoy one of the most relaxing smoke-friendly lounge boat tours in Amsterdam. Sip on your favorite drink, smoke, or enjoy one of the hookah/shisha's onboard for an extra cost.   Start out in the heart of the Red Light District, one of the most popular locations in the city, and sail through the central area, the Herengracht and Prinsengracht canals, the Seven Bridges, the river Amstel, the Skinny Bridge, and the Dancing Houses before returning to where you started. Enjoy Amsterdam's stunning Light Festival from December 1st 2022 until January 2023 Mix the city highlights boat route with the light tour route, so you have the best of both worlds. The boat can accommodate up to 22 people. Whatever the weather, the boat is set up so passengers will have an enjoyable time. In summertime all windows can be opened, ensuring full visibility of Amsterdam’s iconic landmarks and monuments. In winter all windows can be closed, and we have heated seats to keep you warm. 

Amsterdam: The Bulldog Smoke-Friendly Cruise with 3 Drinks

3. Amsterdam: The Bulldog Smoke-Friendly Cruise with 3 Drinks

Sit back and relax on a smoke-friendly canal cruise through the heart of Amsterdam aboard a sightseeing cruise. Gain facinating insights into the attractions that you pass and enjoy alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks as you sail through the canals. Hop on board and get cozy for a romantic cruise down the canal. Feel free to bring your own food and weed to enjoy on board. First, travel through the Redlight District that surrounds the Old Church. Take in views of the waterfront and the Eastern Dock. Follow the Old City Wall onto the Amstel River and see the Bridge of Monet which was made famous by the artist's painting of this spot. Smile at the wacky Deconstructivism of the Dancing Houses and snap a picture of the Blue Bridge. Enter the Canal Belt from the Herengracht along the Mayor's House and take the Golden Bend to the Seven Bridges. Take the Reguliersgracht canal to cross the Keizersgracht canal onto the Prinsengracht canal. Spot many houseboats including the oldest houseboat in Amsterdam and take in the fantastic designs of some of the typical hippie houseboats from the ’60s and ’70s. Return to the Amstel river and see the Skinny Bridge, the oldest and most picturesque bridge in Amsterdam. Along the Hermitage and the Stopera, get up-close views of the “View on the Groenburgwal” painted by Monet in 1884 before returning to Redlight District again.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

4. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam, traversing the narrow canals of the trendy Jordaan, an area flanked by indie boutiques, hip eateries, and cozy pubs. Learn about the city and get insider tips on hidden gems and the best bars in town from your knowledgeable skipper and hostesses. Explore some of the most popular areas of Amsterdam as you travel down the famous Prinsengracht before sailing towards to most romantic bridge in the city, the Margere Brug. Learn about the Amstel River which this bridge crosses and find out about its connection to the Dutch beer trade. Cruise past the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht famous for its grand manor houses built during the Dutch Golden Age. Continue from here past the Nine Streets and to the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

5. Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

Take an evening cruise through Amsterdam. See canal-side views of the city from an open boat. Don't miss out on a quintessential Amsterdam experience and the opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture. Let your skipper and hostess regale you with tales of old Amsterdam as well as stories about modern life in the Dutch capital. Get yourself a drink at the bar and enjoy it as you drift along, passing famous landmarks and quaint canal houses. Drift under brightly lit low-arching bridges and feel like you're sailing through a fairytale. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group of people. Ask questions and get recommendations for what to do during the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Local Snacks

6. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Local Snacks

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with an all-inclusive, sightseeing boat tour with a local guide. Enjoy some typical Dutch snacks with drinks as you cruise past the most famous highlights. Listen to live commentary as you drift by the Royal Theater and other iconic city attractions. Make your way to the dock just outside the Rijksmuseum and meet your guide and group for the cruise. Set sail from the shore and cruise into the canals of Amsterdam as you help yourself to snacks with cookies and sweets and drinks including beer, wine, and sodas. Learn a bit about the city as you enjoy the views.

Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

7. Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Come on board of a luxurious boat and enjoy the beautiful sightseeing cruise from the canals of Amsterdam. As you coast through the canals, take in the views and learn about the city as you sip on some delicious gin and tonics. Learn fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and stay cozy with the fleece blankets onboard. Set off in the heart of Amsterdam and start enjoying the best Dam citrus-forward gin. See Damrak harbor, the mooring place for merchant ships carrying exotic goods from across the globe. Several of the spices historically traded in Damrak harbor are used in the gin you will enjoy on the cruise. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. Explore the network of canals that extends for 8.7 miles (14 km) and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum. See the famous Skinny Bridge and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with a Native German Guide

8. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with a Native German Guide

Navigate through the world-famous Amsterdam canals on a scenic cruise. Pass by picturesque homes and historic landmarks as your guide provides interesting facts about them. Sit back and take in the view as you sip on unlimited beer, wine, or soft drinks. Begin your journey on a small boat that will take you through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. Listen to key anecdotes about the sights as you enjoy a voyage of discovery on the water. Pass 17th-century houses, numerous bridges, the Western Church, and the Anne Frank House. Allow your guide to narrate the trip in a passionate manner while you enjoy unlimited drinks on board. Lean back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, letting the sights of the city impress you. In addition, the boat is equipped with an electric motor, which allows for a quiet and environmentally friendly journey.

Amsterdam: Private Guided City Tour by Pedicab

9. Amsterdam: Private Guided City Tour by Pedicab

Visit of Amsterdam in Pedicab : Historical center , Newmarket, Chinatown, IJ bay, Damrak and Dam square, Munttoren, Flower market, Rembrand square, Rembrandt house, Old Jewish quarter, Herengracht, Keizergracht, Prinsengracht, Museum quarter, Jordaan.

Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

10. Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. At the end of the walking tour, your guide will let you know where to take the selected cruise boat to continue touring the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the main canals, the Amstel River, and the famous seven bridges. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam's famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

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What people are saying about Herengracht

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4.6 / 5

based on 5,883 reviews

We had a great time on this cruise! Our skipper and host (Stein and Ri) were so fun and nice. They took the time to make the tour informative while also keeping it fun and cracking a plenty of jokes! Lovely people, boat and cruise. Would highly recommend! Plus, unlimited wine and cheese :)

10/10 loved this!! It was a very chilled lounge experience. The vibes were great and the views were lovely. You get 2 free drinks each person which was a lovely touch! Would defo use this company again and will recommend to my friends and family for sure!

10/10 recommend this tour! Great way to see Amsterdam. The guides and captain were very nice and gave us a great overview of the canal history.

Friendly guides and learned some facts about the city. Went by super fast and definitely could have stayed longer

Very generous with cheese and wine, the tour was nice and the guide was very helpful snd funny