Canal cruises

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The Dutch capital is undeniably gorgeous – but during a canal cruise you can see the city in a whole different light. During your Amsterdam canal cruise you’ll see the beautiful facades of stately canal houses gliding past you … and look! There’s the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House! And did you see those gorgeous houseboats? Amsterdam’s canals are a total must-see. Amsterdam’s canal ring is so gorgeous, it’s UNESCO World Heritage! Book your ticket for an Amsterdam canal tour now and let the city enchant you! We’ve got canal cruises in Amsterdam for both young and old; truly everyone can enjoy a canal tour in this amazing city.

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Canal cruises

6 activities

The Dutch capital is undeniably gorgeous – but during a canal cruise you can see the city in a whole different light. During your Amsterdam canal cruise you’ll see the beautiful facades of stately canal houses gliding past you … and look! There’s the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House! And did you see those gorgeous houseboats? Amsterdam’s canals are a total must-see. Amsterdam’s canal ring is so gorgeous, it’s UNESCO World Heritage! Book your ticket for an Amsterdam canal tour now and let the city enchant you! We’ve got canal cruises in Amsterdam for both young and old; truly everyone can enjoy a canal tour in this amazing city.

City Canal Cruise

  • 75 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly

A visit to Amsterdam should always start with a city canal cruise. The luxurious canal boats from Blue Boat Company are ready to guide you...

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€ 19,50
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Evening Cruise

Evening Cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly

Ah Amsterdam! While the city is gorgeous during the day, seeing the city at night gives a whole different vibe! Thousands of lights...

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€ 22,50
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Blue Sky Boat

  • 75 minutes
  • Family friendly

Amsterdam open boat canal cruise with the Blue Sky Boat Would you like to cruise like the locals do? A popular way to see Amsterdam during...

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€ 20,50
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Kids Cruise

  • 75 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly

Looking for a child-friendly canal cruise in Amsterdam? Then our Kids Cruise “Wanted: Freshwater Pirates” is ideal. On this cruise for...

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€ 10,-
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Hop Op Hop Off – 24 hours

  • 24 hour
  • Family friendly

Hop On – Hop Off boats are an enjoyable and relaxed way of getting around the canals and takes you past all Amsterdam’s top sights. You’ll...

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€ 32,50
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Burgers & Dogs cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly

There is no better way to experience Amsterdam than from the water. Well maybe… if you add a really good burger, a hotdog and a cold drink!...

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€ 40,50
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Why choose us...

  • Your local expert in Amsterdam
  • 75 years of experience
  • Guests score us a 4,5/5
  • Activities for all ages

Frequently asked questions

Got a question? You can find our most frequently asked questions here. Is your question not listed here or do you need advice or help? Please contact us and we’ll gladly help you out!

I’m in a wheelchair. Can I come and do a canal cruise?

Blue Boat Company is the only company that has wheelchair accessible boats, so please make sure you book a cruise with them if there’s a wheelchair user in your company.

After you’ve booked a canal cruise with Blue Boat Company, please call them a day before your booked date. They’ll inform you when the wheelchair accessible boats depart. You can contact them via +31 20 679 1370.

Will I get seasick during the canal cruise?

It is very unlikely that you’ll get seasick during a canal cruise. The boats mostly sail within Amsterdam’s city centre where the water usually stays very calm.

Do the canal cruise boats have a toilet?

Most canal cruise boats have a toilet on board, but not all of them.

Can I bring my own food and drinks on the canal cruises?

Unfortunately, it is not allowed to bring your own food and/or drinks on board. Only snacks and/or drinks that are bought in the ticket shop can be consumed on board.

Can I bring my dog with me on the canal cruise?

Please check this with the canal cruise company you’re sailing with.

Regarding canal cruises by Blue Boat Company: dogs aren’t allowed on board (with the exception of an assistance dog).

What happens when it rains/storms/freezes?

Most canal cruise boats have a roof that can close fully and have central heating on board. So even if it is cold outside, you will be warm inside the boat. The  boats mostly sail within the city centre where the water stays very calm, so they can sail in almost any weather.

If a cruise cannot take place due to extreme weather circumstances, the company will contact you to reschedule your ticket to another date.

Canal cruise Amsterdam

Why is a canal cruise in Amsterdam a must-do?

Canal cruises are truly fun for all age groups. Everyone loves seeing gorgeous views glide by! If you want to discover Amsterdam from the water, you’ve found the right website. We know the city like the back of our hand and offer multiple lovely canal cruises in Amsterdam. We don’t offer a standard experience; no, during our 75-minute canal cruises we show you the most beautiful areas of the Dutch capital. Our company was founded in Amsterdam, so we know everything there is to know about the city. Our guides will gladly tell you tons of interesting facts about Amsterdam and its spectacular sights! Take your camera out, because there you see the Skinny Bridge!

An Amsterdam canal tour with a little extra

At Amsterdam Canal Cruises, we offer multiple fun canal cruises in Amsterdam. You can for instance choose our Blue Boat City Canal Cruise and board at the Hard Rock Café or in front of the Heineken brewery. You can also opt for a canal cruise where you get a snackbox filled with the best snacks or choose a handy Hop-on-hop-off canal tour. And did you know that we also offer canal cruises with dinners? You can for instance choose our Burgers & Dogs cruise or the Dinner Cruise. Going on an evening canal cruise is also a possibility … at night the city lights make everything look like a gorgeous fairytale! Whichever cruise you choose, we know you’ll have an amazing experience! You can read all our practical information about your cruise (e.g. our departure points) on the pages of our canal cruises. Get your canal cruise tickets now!

Our kids’ canal cruise

Did you know that we also offer a Kids Cruise that your little ones will love? We’re the only company that offers this! We have developed a special audio story for kids, that follows the adventures of Johnny the mouse and Harold the cat. While adults listen to their audio guide, the kids go on a true adventure to become a certified Freshwater Pirate. This way, the whole family can enjoy a lovely moment together during our canal cruise in Amsterdam!

Why choose a canal cruise from Amsterdam Canal Cruises?

Even if you’re not into typically “touristy things”, seeing the city on a canal cruise is an absolute must when you visit Amsterdam. The experience from seeing Amsterdam from the water is hard to describe … Also not unimportant: our Amsterdam canal cruises are quite long; in 75 minutes you’ll see both the big canals and the main views, but also smaller canals of the canal ring that usually only locals see! And did you know that we’re the only company that has wheelchair accessible boats? Choose Amsterdam Canal Cruises and book your tickets now!

Other attractions we offer tickets for

We know our name makes it seem like we only offer tickets for canal cruises in Amsterdam, but we actually offer tickets for tons of other attractions. You can for instance book museum tickets for the main museums in Amsterdam, such as the Van Gogh Museum. You can also choose to do a guided tour, e.g. at the Heineken Experience. Take a look at our tours in Amsterdam and discover the Amsterdam nightlife or the Jewish Quarter during a sightseeing tour… We also offer cheese tastings with Dutch cheeses and offer tickets to places outside of Amsterdam, think of the Keukenhof Gardens. Our tickets allow you to explore Amsterdam and surrounding areas. Are you ready?

Amsterdam Canal Cruises service

Do you have any questions about one of our Amsterdam canal cruises? Then contact us; we’d love to help you. Before you’ll know it, you’ll be photographing our gorgeous canals during one of our canal tours!