What is the best way to safely discover the city of Amsterdam? you ask. Well, there's one clear answer: from the water. As your host in the city we offer you the best boat sightseeing tour on the canals. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Canal cruise Amsterdam
Amsterdam is built around water and the Dutch always found a way to defy it. That's what makes a canal tour in Amsterdam extra special and enjoyable. Step aboard our Amsterdam canal cruise, sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
To welcome all the families back aboard, we offer you: the kids special! You’re wondering what exactly is making this deal so special? Let’s go:
- Kids cruise for half the price of an adult ticket
- Kids receive an entertaining coloring page or a bingo aboard
Highlights along the canals
As if the canals of Amsterdam aren't a highlight on their own already, Stromma's Amsterdam Canal Cruise takes you past many more. There's a story to tell about almost every bridge or building, so you can hit 100 highlights at one's leisure. Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House: this canal cruise takes you past all of them. Sightseeing in Amsterdam couldn't be a more relaxing experience.
Because of municipally work and adjusted routes, we can't offer a set route. The upside: the possibility of a new route with undiscovered highlights everytime you cruise.
Populair sights along the canals
Let's put a spotlight on some of the highlights you cruise past our Amsterdam canal cruise:
The canal houses built along the canals are a classic example of how the Golden Age left its mark on the city. The Dutch Golden age specifies the time in history (17th Century) when Amsterdam experienced great economic prosperity. The lower part of the building was used for living and the upper part to store merchandise that came in through the canals.
Westerkerk - the highest church tower in Amsterdam
The tower from the Westerkerk is, with its height of 87 meters/285 feet, the highest church tower of the city. A lot of great Dutchmen with huge historical value are burried in the Westerkerk. From painters like Rembrandt van Rijn to Samuel Blommaert who was a merchant in the Golden Age. But the Westerkerk wasn't just used for burials. The former queen of the Netherlands, Beatrix, married her husband Claus von Amsberg in this church.
Anne Frank House
This monument for Anne Frank at Prinsengracht must be the most famous building in the city. From the 6th of July 1942 until the start of August 1944 she and her jewish family hid for the German war regime during the Second World War. The reason we know about the story of Anne Frank is because she kept a diary that was saved after someone betrayed the family and they all were arrested. Her diary is one of the most read books in the world and as from 2009 you can find this title (The Secret Annex) on the UNESCO World Heritage list for Monuments.
Safety precautions in the 1.5-meter society
To ensure your safety we’ve taken the outmost safety precautions. You and your loved ones are safe on our canal cruises. For instance: there’s enough room to maintain the social distancing rule, we clean our boats thoroughly, there’s plenty of time to get in and out of the boats and you need to buy your tickets online. Read about all our measures at our COVID-19 information page.
Choose your departure point
We offer three departure points for your Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Jump aboard our cruise at our Damrak or Central Station (the one with the giant tulip, can't miss it!) mooring for a 1 hour canal cruise.
Our 75 minutes cruise departs from our mooring across Rijksmuseum.
Canal cruise Amsterdam ticket prices
To avoid queues in our stores, we urge you to buy your tickets in advance.
Central Station: €15,-
Children 4-12: half price
Children 0-3: Free of charge
Buy your ticket online and get a discount
We always make sure you get a discount when booking your canal cruise tickets online.
It's also easy to book your ticket through our website, because this way you're ensured of a seat at your desired cruise and you don't have to wait in line at one of our moorings. So it's not just an advantage to your budget, but it also saves you a lot of time.