Water activity

Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij Schuttevaer

Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij Schuttevaer
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 15.56 per person

Enjoy the medieval town of Utrecht from the water. See all the highlights Utrecht has to offer, including the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Dutch, English, German
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian


  • Cruise along the Old Canal
  • See the highlights of Utrecht
  • Marvel at the famous Dom Tower from the water
  • Admire the canal houses and ancient wharfs
  • Get to know more about the historical city
Full description
See the highlights of Utrecht's medieval inner city during a cruise on the Oudegracht canal. Learn about the city's history as you pass centuries-old buildings, canal houses, wharf cellars, and the Dom Tower. Exchange your voucher at the ticket office and collect your audioguide. Then, descend the 14 steps to the waterside to board your boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set off along the Oudegrachtn (Old Canal). Admire the oldest part of the city, which dates back to Roman times. Then, pass the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower. Marvel at other significant historical buildings along the route. After half an hour, arrive at the city's outer moat, a former defensive structure. Learn about the old strongholds and casemates there. Take photos of the beautiful Zocherpark. See the Railway Museum and Hoog Catharijne, the largest mall in the Netherlands, from the water. Return to the Oudegracht canal and watch people enjoying themselves on the wharves. Try and spot the typical wharf cellars. Once back on dry land, you will have a good idea of what you want to visit next.
  • Canal cruise
  • Audioguide in 8 languages
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's ticket office 10 minutes before the activity starting time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • To reach the boat you have to descend 14 steps
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 101 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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The history provided by the recorded tour, along with input from the captain made for an informative yet still calm tour.

May 14, 2022

May 13, 2022

Good weather made it extra nice. Sit closer to the front to hear the descriptions better

May 12, 2022

Product ID: 396964