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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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iconOffered in: English and 12 more

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s picturesque waterfront
  • Glide along the famous canal belt past the Anne Frank House, Golden Bent district, and other top Amsterdam attractions
  • Learn about the sights with your audio-guide available in 19 languages
  • Cruises depart regularly throughout the day
Your cruise experience departs regularly throughout the day, making it easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Begin near Centraal Station, and meet your seasoned skipper as you climb aboard a vessel run on solar energy.

Take in unobstructed views from your open-air vessel. Your multi-lingual audio guide will provide you with informative commentary on the architecture and landmarks that you see along the way. Pass the merchants' houses, built during the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn why they were designed with narrow frontages and hear about their beautiful gables, some with carvings that depict the family crests and trades of the homeowners. 

You'll also pass the Anne Frank House, as well as the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. Cruise under the city’s lovely bridges, including the Magere Brug, and glide alongside leafy banks and quaint houseboats.

After a little over an hour, return sail to the departing dock, where your tour ends.
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Red Light District
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The Amstel
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Magere Brug
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Munt Tower (Munttoren)
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Hermitage Amsterdam
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Anne Frank House
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Van Gogh Museum
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Moco Museum

Traveler Tips

  • "Amazing cruise.. we get to see the beautiful houses and some clock towers.. crooked house.. audio guide also helps.. the captain also is very informative and try to show us around have a good laugh.. i recommend this tour." See review


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Too hot for a boat ride
, Jul 2019
The captain was entertaining, but it was way to hot to be sitting on a boat with sun boiling down. Would be better if cold drinks available on boat.
great trip and value of money
, Jul 2019
it was very good trip seen many attraction of Amsterdam, good value of money and time of the trip was great
Tour company falls short
Jim B
, Jun 2019
Was looking forward to treating my family to a get to know tour of Amsterdam by the canals. However, tour company decided to cancel due to weather, but more likely cancelled due to not enough bookings. We then had to wait in long line to take a different tour, with not as nice of boat. Disappointing to not be taken care of better by the tour operators.
Wonderful Time
, Jun 2019
It's a great way to see the city and some of the highlights. As the boat is smaller than some, it is able to go through some of the smaller canals which was really nice. Well worth doing and highly recommend it. Wendy W, Canada
Very nice experience
, Oct 2018
I had a super experience in the Semi-Open Boat. It took 1h ! We had some troubles to find out the location but we finally find it 5 minutes before departure . It’s nearCentral Station
Amazing cruise.. we get to see the...
Herlean D
, Jul 2017
Amazing cruise.. we get to see the beautiful houses and some clock towers.. crooked house.. audio guide also helps.. the captain also is very informative and try to show us around have a good laugh.. i recommend this tour.
Was nice, but as we had already went...
, Jul 2017
Was nice, but as we had already went on a bike tour of Amsterdam found that we had already seen and heard about the same things.
This experience is a wonderful way to...
James B
, Jul 2017
This experience is a wonderful way to learn about the city. Comfortable and informative!
Nothing like a nice and relaxing...
, Jun 2017
Nothing like a nice and relaxing canal cruise in Amsterdam to see some sites and hear some history.
People were helpful directing us to...
George K G
, May 2017
People were helpful directing us to the right boats. Unfortunately, they were unable to take the tickets I'd printed upon booking, requiring us to go to their office to get official tickets. The boat was comfortable, information via headphones good though sometimes it was difficult it identify sites mentioned, and provided a beautiful and extensive view of the city.

Product code: 2550OPEN

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