Unwind from busy sightseeing or set the mood for a romantic night on this relaxing candlelight cruise along Amsterdam’s fabled canals. Aboard a glass-enclosed boat, admire beautiful waterfront views of the UNESCO-listed canals as you sip wine and enjoy delicious snacks. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a day and cozy up with that special someone.
Glide along Amsterdam's glittering canals on this romantic cruise
Ride a comfortable glass-enclosed boat and enjoy amazing views from every angle
Admire the illuminated waterfront sights as you cozy up with your loved one
Enjoy a glass of wine and cheese tasting in the romantic candlelight
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This candle-lit cruise, complete with wine and cheese, is a wonderfully romantic choice for couples.
Step aboard your boat in central Amsterdam for your leisurely candlelight cruise. Inside the glass-enclosed vessel, relax as you soak up the sultry atmosphere created by candlelight as you glide along Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals.
During your cruise, enjoy a glass of wine and cheese tasting. You are served a selection of fine wines and Dutch cheeses, as well as pickled cucumbers, nuts, and other snacks.
As charming waterfront houses and lively cafes drift by slowly, watch reflections of light shimmer across the water. Cruise at a leisurely pace through the Canal Belt of the Amstel river and pass under bridges bedecked with festive lights.
Savor these sights before the boat returns voyage to central Amsterdam, where your candlelight cruise ends.
Amsterdam Centraal (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑmstərˈdɑm sɛnˈtraːl]; abbreviation: Asd) is the largest railway station of Amsterdam, Netherlands. A major international railway hub, it is used by 162,000 passengers a day,making it the second busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal and the most visited Rijksmonument of the Netherlands.
National and international railway services at Amsterdam Centraal are provided by NS, the principal rail operator in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Centraal is the northern terminus of Amsterdam Metro Routes 51, 53, 54, and stop for 52 operated by municipal public transport operator GVB. It is also served by a number of GVB tram and ferry routes as well as local and regional bus routes operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS.
Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic, Renaissance Revival station building and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres.
Since 1997, the station building, underground passages, metro station and the surrounding area have been undergoing major reconstruction and renovation works to accommodate the North-South Line metro route, which was opened on 22 July 2018. Amsterdam Centraal has the second longest railway platform in the Netherlands with a length of 695 metres.
Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artefacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains, among other things, paintings, scale models, weapons and world maps. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and historical sea battles.
The map collection includes works by 17th-century cartographers Willem Blaeu and his son Joan Blaeu. The museum also has a surviving copy of the first edition of Maximilianus Transylvanus' work, De Moluccis Insulis, the first to describe Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the world.
Tourist company Stromma Netherlands (formerly Canal Company) has been part of the Swedish Stromma Group (Strömma Turism & Sjöfart) since 2016. As part of this group, Stromma Netherlands has been active in shipping and tourism for over 200 years. With a long history in Amsterdam, starting with Rederij Bergmann and Meijer’s Rondvaarten (in the 1920s), we grew from the oldest and largest shipping company in Amsterdam into an international tourist business. Stromma Netherlands carries the brands 'Canal Tours Amsterdam', 'Canal Tours Utrecht', 'Hop on-Hop off', 'Amsterdam Excursions' and 'Amsterdam Pass'.
Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The dependency displayed small exhibitions in the adjacent Neerlandia Building from 24 February 2004 until the main museum opened on 19 June 2009.
It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum, with a total area of 12,846 m2 (138,270 sq ft) and fits with the museum's plan to make its collections accessible to more people. The exhibition area covers 2,172 m2 (23,380 sq ft) and is contained within two large exhibition halls and smaller exhibition rooms. The remaining space holds lecture halls, offices and staff accommodations and a restaurant
The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The Singel is a canal in Amsterdam which encircled the city in the Middle Ages. It served as a moat around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel. The canal runs from the IJ bay, near the Central Station, to the Muntplein square, where it meets the Amstel river. It is now the inner-most canal in Amsterdam's semicircular ring of canals.
A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power. Float house is a Canadian and American term for a house on a float (raft); a rough house may be called a shanty boat. In Western countries, houseboats tend to be either owned privately or rented out to holiday-goers, and on some canals in Europe, people dwell in houseboats all year round. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Amsterdam, London, and Paris
A’DAM LOOKOUT is an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical centre, its pulsating port, the unique Dutch polder landscape and you’ll spot the famous canals which belong to the UNESCO world heritage list. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition about Amsterdam’s history and culture. A’DAM LOOKOUT is located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North.
"Don't eat before hand cause there's a lot of cheese and wine." See review
"Reserved tables set of so no worries about getting in fast or furious." See review
"Unfortunately it was raining when we did the tour so we missed out on being able to see a lot, so I would recommend taking this tour in the summer months or on clear nights." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
Delicious cheese, lots of wine
, Mar 2020
Totally recommended! If you're touring the Amsterdam canals this is a great option. Out guides were very informative and quite funny. The cheese selection is also great. And of course the wine. They just kept on filling up the glass. But take into consideration that this is not dinner, just some cheese and lots of wine. So, if you're hungry try eating something else before the tour.
SO happy we chose this cruise, it was one of the highlights of our trip and we would highly recommend to anyone visiting the city. A generous portion of 4 different cheeses, breads, and nuts, along with bottomless wine definitely made it worth the money!
We did this tour the first night of 4 in Amsterdam. The conditions were clear but cool, no rain. The interior of the covered boat was comfortably heated. The quality and amount of commentary by our Captain was spot on and our server very attentive. After 4 days of extensive walking and tram riding we felt the boat tour was the best way to see Amsterdam. You get a good view of both sides of each canal from the water. At night the city glitters. The choice of cheese and wines was very good ... a Spanish and Italian reds were both good. The pier Damrak 5 was very easy to find despite the massive construction happening in front of the Central station. I would recommend this tour.
One of our all-time favorite evenings in Amsterdam!
, Sep 2019
The beautiful scenery in Amsterdam was just a side benefit to this amazing experience on the cruise. The crew was very friendly and professional, the cheese was delicious and the wine kept pouring! Thank you for such a beautiful and unforgettable evening!