There’s a story about every corner and canal house and that’s not a surprise, since Amsterdam dates from medieval times. We offer you a bunch of options to explore the city and its squares, bridges, and even museums – to make sure we meet your wishes in the best way possible.
Canal cruises in Amsterdam
If you want a unique view of Amsterdam, sightseeing from a boat is the way to go. This way you’re not just able to explore the city from an exceptional point of view, but also sail the enchanting canals. On our canal tour through the city, you pass by the most important sights Amsterdam has to offer, like the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk, and you might even catch a glimpse of the Magere Brug.
We’ve got multiple options when it comes to sailing through Amsterdam’s canals. Go on our one hour 100 Highlights cruise to sail pass the most famous sights.
Or, when the weather allows you to, choose our more intimate Open Boat with a skipper (your personal tour guide) who tells personal anecdotes and fun stories about city.
A fun way to explore the city at your own pace, is by pedal boat. Discover the canals on your own customized boat tour.
Of course, we also offer an Amsterdam Hop On - Hop Off boat. You'll read more about that later on.
Combo tours by bus and boat
Want to combine a canal cruise with some more sightseeing in Amsterdam? Check out our Hop On – Hop Off options to enjoy the city by bus and by canal boat.
By Hop On – Hop Off boat you discover the historical city center. You can hop on and off whenever you like – when you pass by a beautiful building or want to visit one of the museums at Museums square, for example.
The Hop on – Hop Off bus takes you to the wonderful east and westside of Amsterdam - some less explored Amsterdam neighborhoods. In the East you pass by a true windmill, amongst other sights, and in the West you discover a lot of cool bars, restaurants, and boutique shops.
You’re able to switch between the bus and boat at several stops, so customize your journey as you please! We offer audio guides in 19 different languages, this way you’re guaranteed of useful and interesting information along the route.
The city center is a piece of art by itself, no wonder it’s a popular destination and there are a lot of ways to go sightseeing in Amsterdam. If you’re looking for spots off the beaten track, take a Hop On – Hop Off bus.
It takes you (from Central Station, among other points of interest) to the eastside of the city, where you can visit the Diamond Museum and drink a craft beer at a windmill. But you’re also able to discover the westside where you can check out the Houthaven area, Westerpark, and the small shops at Haarlemmerdijk.
We offer two options for the duration of your experience: a ticket that’s valid for 24 hours and one that lasts 48 hours.
Book your sightseeing experience
- First, choose if you want to go on a canal cruise, take a Hop On – Hop Off bus or want to go on the Hop On – Hop Off boat/bus combination.
- Proceed to the page where all the cruises and tours are listed.
- Then decide which tour or cruise you want to go on and click on ‘READ MORE’.
- Once at the product page, click ‘BOOK’ and choose your desired date, amount of tickets and departure time.
- Again, press ‘BOOK’ to add your tickets for sightseeing to your shopping basket.