Corona proof canal cruises in Amsterdam

Update January 14, 2022

Dear guests,

Just now, the Dutch National Government has announced that as of Saturday, 15th January the current COVID-19 measures will be somewhat released for specific branches. Unfortunately, for the tourism sector the current measures will be maintained until at least 25th January.

This means that Blue Boat Company will remain closed until at least 25th January and that we will need to cancel all reservations until that date.

How does this affect my booking for a City Canal Cruise or Evening Cruise?

Of course we would like to welcome you on board one of our boats and that is why we offer you the possibility to book your cruise to another date free of charge. If you have booked directly via one of our websites ( or, please email our reservations department via Mention your booked date, name and timeslot and to which date you want to rebook your cruise in 2022. Our colleagues will then reconfirm the booking to you.

If you have booked and paid through another provider, we kindly ask you to contact this provider to rebook or cancel your cruise.

How does this affect my booking for Amsterdam Light Festival?

As Blue Boat Company will remain closed until at least 25th January, this means that we will not be able to execute any Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises.

If you have booked directly via one of our websites ( or, please email our reservations department at Mention your booked date, name and timeslot and to which date you want to rebook your cruise. This also applies if you want to cancel your ticket.*

Did you buy your ticket via the Amsterdam Light Festival website? Then we kindly ask you to book or cancel your ticket via the website of the Amsterdam Light Festival itself. To make the search easier for you, you will find the links below which you may need:

• Did you buy a ticket with a promo code? Go to
• Did you buy a ticket without a promo code? Go to
• Do you want to cancel your booking? Go to

* Unfortunately, we depend on the speed of third parties with regards to refunds and we ask you for some patience. If you have not received your money after 14 days after your cancellation, please do contact us.

As soon as we have opened the doors again, you are welcome again and we will be happy to show you Amsterdam at its best… from the water.



These are strange times, in which we have to make a lot of adjustments to our daily lives. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit inside all day! In the Netherlands, the main measure is to keep 1,5 meter (five feet) distance between yourself and other people. Even with this measure, there’s tons of fun stuff you can do in gorgeous Amsterdam! For instance, you can check out the beauty of the city from the water – of course according to national measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. At Amsterdam Canal Cruises we follow the measures of the RIVM, which means you can enjoy a corona proof canal cruise at all times!

Are you looking for a corona proof outing? Then you’ve found the right website! All our canal cruises are adjusted to the corona measures; for example we sail with a smaller occupancy. Read all about corona proof sailing in Amsterdam on this page!

Measures for our corona proof canal cruises:

  • We sail with a smaller occupancy on all our boats.
  • We have disinfection dispensers everywhere; as a guest you are obliged to disinfect your hands before entering the checkout house and boarding the boat.
  • A distance of 1,5 meters (five feet) is kept between groups.
  • To avoid crowds at our ticket offices, we ask you to book your tickets in advance online.
  • Our boats are cleaned extra often.
  • The rear deck is closed.

Sailing corona proof in Amsterdam

Do you want to book a canal cruise to see the gorgeous Amsterdam canals? Don’t worry – that’s still possible! As mentioned above, we have a list of measures we follow to make sure you can enjoy a lovely canal cruise, without any worries about being too close to other people on the boat. You can still have a nice day out in Amsterdam and spot gorgeous views such as the Westerkerk – but in a totally corona proof way!

Our big canal cruises

In terms of boat trips in Amsterdam, you can choose one of our large tour boats. Our large canal cruises sail with a smaller occupancy, so only two people are allowed to sit at a table, unless you are out with your entire household. There are also fixed walking routes at the ticket booths, and the way of getting in and out of the boat is also regulated so that everyone can keep a distance from each other. It is also not allowed to walk around during the cruise. The rear deck of our large tour boats is also closed.

Book all our canal cruises now:

Our small open boats

In addition to large canal cruises, you can also book a tour on one of our small open boats on days when the weather permits. This way you discover Amsterdam in the open air – great when it is sunny! Our Blue Sky Boat also has a smaller occupation of course.

Must-knows before booking

Would you like to book one of our canal cruises? Preferably book your canal cruise online. This way there are no lines at our checkout houses. While waiting at the dock of our boats, keep 1,5 meter (five feet) distance from other people. Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

Stay at home if you have a fever or a cold. In this way we ensure all together that corona proof sailing remains possible.