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Amsterdam Highlights Canal Cruise with Recorded Commentary

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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From the peaceful atmosphere of a luxury, glass-enclosed boat, enjoy the highlights of Amsterdam along its UNESCO-listed canals during this cruise. Hear narrated commentary on the sites along the way, including the Anne Frank House, the Golden Bend, the National Maritime Museum, and the Skinny Bridge. With a variety of departure times available, this picturesque and comprehensive overview by water is easy to fit into your day of sightseeing.
  • Cruise Amsterdam's historic waterways in a classic glass-enclosed canal boat
  • See famous sights including the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, the Golden Bend, and the old port
  • Enjoy views of the city's charming waterfront from the best vantage point
  • Learn about the sights you see from your recorded commentary, available in multiple languages
Board your glass-enclosed river cruiser near Amsterdam Centraal Station and have your camera out and ready to capture the beautiful architecture and landmarks along the UNESCO-listed canals. Listen to narrated commentary on the sights, culture, and history of Amsterdam.

Pass Amsterdam's top highlights including the Golden Bend, the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, the seven bridges of Reguliersgracht and the Amstel River. The old port area and the gabled houses lining the waterfront also add to the city’s distinctive charm.

After your cruise, arrive back at the departing dock with fresh ideas of where in the lively Dutch capital you’d like to explore further on your own.
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Anne Frank House
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
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The Amstel
The Amstel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑmstəl]) is a river in the Netherlands which flows from Nieuwveen to Amsterdam, where it meets the IJ bay. The city of Amsterdam took its name from the river.
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Magere Brug
The Magere Brug (English: Skinny Bridge) is a bridge over the river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It connects the banks of the river at Kerkstraat, between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht
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Stromma Netherlands
About Stromma Netherlands 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', with distribution channel
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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.
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Amsterdam Canal Ring
Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometers of grachten (canals), about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht), dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings.[1] The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010,[2] contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North
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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.

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Wet canals
, Oct 2019
Good coverage with well selected commentary that allowed for time to look at and assess the scene. Well paced!
Couldn't find the office
, Apr 2019
We were never able to find the office to pick up our tickets. The ticket office was near the Central Station, but we tried for over an hour and finally gave up.
There are smaller boats that navigate...
Karen S
, Sep 2018
There are smaller boats that navigate the canals and give a better tour. These large boats of which there are many are cattle cars and spend considerable time in the harbor instead of traipsing through the more interesting smaller canals. I did this years ago and still remember how pleasant it was this cruise, not so much.
You can't visit Amsterdam without...
, Aug 2018
You can't visit Amsterdam without getting on a boat!
The audio commentary was well done...
Jennifer M
, Mar 2018
The audio commentary was well done and our boat captain did a great job of navigating the canals. It was a nice break from walking and very scenic. Worth the money .
No need to book. There are a multitude...
Michael R
, Feb 2018
No need to book. There are a multitude of canal boats. Translation devices work well.
You don't realize how much there is...
Sabrina B
, Feb 2018
You don't realize how much there is to see until you take a little cruise. This was great and informative. Not a long wait at all.
Had a great time! Only had a day...
William V
, Nov 2017
Had a great time! Only had a day layover in Amsterdam, and this was a great tour!
It was amazing! This experience is a...
, Nov 2017
It was amazing! This experience is a wonderful way to learn about the city. Comfortable and informative! It was worth it !
Fabulous tour of Amsterdam. Lovely...
Rebecca A
, Nov 2017
Fabulous tour of Amsterdam. Lovely sightseeing opportunity from the waters and very knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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