The best way to discover all the city’s historical gems, is by an Amsterdam Canal Cruise. We offer multiple ways to explore the city by boat so you can choose the cruise that meets your wishes and desires. All options include an enormous amount of spectacular sights and attractions.
Sightseeing by boat
You can sail past a hundred points of interest on Amsterdam’s #1 canal cruise: the 100 Highlights cruise.
The captain at our Open Boat Cruise adds a personal touch to your trip by telling fun anecdotes while cruising through the smaller, more concealed – as well as the well-known - parts of the canals.
At our Hop On – Hop Off boat you can combine sightseeing from the water with all the surrounding attractions and customize your canal cruise experience by hopping on and off at one of our 14 stops.
More of a Do-It-Yourselfer? No problem! With our pedal boats you can enjoy the monumental canal belt at your own pace.
For the real lovers of arts and history we’ve created a limited edition (2019 only!) Golden Age and Rembrandt tour together with an art historian. You’ll discover how the Golden Age left its mark on the city and learn a lot about Rembrandt, all with an experienced skipper on an electric open boat.
About the canals
In 2010 the canal ring was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. If you’ve ever been on a Amsterdam Canal Cruise, you know exactly why. The unique 17th Century canal houses, beautiful bridges and classic houseboats will leave you breathless.
Besides these monuments, the city of Amsterdam has way more sights to offer: the Skinny Bridge, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, the IJ and Amstel river and Westerkerk, for instance. You will pass all these spectacular points of interest – and more!
How to book an Amsterdam canal tour
It’s really easy and quick to book your canal cruise tickets online. Just choose from one of the canal cruises below by clicking on their icons. Press the green ‘book’ button, choose your departure date and time, the size of your party and you’re good to go.
You won’t just save time when booking your tickets on our website, you will also save money! We offer online discount for every online reservation to ensure you get the best deal on your Amsterdam canal cruise.
Of course, we also welcome you to one of our twelve conveniently located shops in the city center. As your host in Amsterdam, our shop hosts tell you more about the canals and provide you with personal recommendations regarding your cruise - and the rest of your day.