Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Get onboard and cruise down the famous canal ways of Amsterdam while taking in the breathtaking architecture and design language of 17th century Netherlands. Discover the secrets of the Golden Age of Amsterdam and gain insights about this surreal location.
City Canal Cruise Highlights
- 75-minute cruise down the Amsterdam canals a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Audio commentary in 21 languages
- Witness up to 1550 monumental buildings and edifices and take in the rich baroque works along the banks.
- Special kids cruise with the children's ticket
Your City Canal Cruise Experience
The best way to take in Amsterdam is from the water, and this cruise enables you to do just that. Experience Amsterdam from the canals as you go on a 75-minute cruise covering the best parts of this historic city. Take in the Dutch Baroque architecture that spreads across the canal banks and feel the artistic expression radiate from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On your cruise, you’ll cover not just the 17th-century renaissance age; but also the modern age 21st-century look of Amsterdam. From the Golden Bend to the Overhoeks, Music Building at the harbor to the VOC ship, this cruise covers it all. Here is a map of the cruise route.
Your cruise comes with a personal audio system which offers commentary in 21 languages which are: Dutch, English, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Cantonese, Swedish, Korean, Hindi. Learn about this magical country, its past glory, and present hype; as a part of this scenic and breathtaking cruise.
As a special treat for the kids, a special round trip adventure is organized for them. ‘Wanted: Freshwater Pirates’ offers an interactive experience for children using mission booklets, eye-patches, and immersive stories. During the regular tour, kids listen to their own audio story featuring house cats and mice who take them on an adventure through the canals.
Know Before You Go
The cruise departs every half hour from 10 am - 6 pm from March to October and every hour from 10 am - 5 pm from November to February. You can go for any of the cruises on the scheduled day. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your desired cruise time to ensure a smooth boarding. Please note, however, that should you not be able to board the cruise at the time selected during booking, you must approach the staff at the ticket office to check if there is space on the cruise during an alternate time slot. This must be done at the ticket office itself
The children's ticket comes with a special children's program aimed at providing an engaging experience for the kids. These tickets are for children from 5-12 years of age.
Individuals with disabilities:
This experience has been tailored in a way to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs and those with hearing impairments.
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
How To Redeem Ticket
• You will receive an email with your Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise voucher in a few minutes.
• Proceed to our ticket office at Stadhouderskade 551 opposite Heineken Experience, which is open daily from 09:30 until 17:15 hours.
• Display your e-voucher at the Blue Boat Company ticketing office and climb aboard your cruise.
Ticket Redemption Centre
Blue Boat ticketing office, Stadhouderskade 551 opposite Heineken Experience.
How To Find
The ticketing office is located right opposite the Park Hotel and is easy to spot. Look out for boards saying 'canal cruises'.
Park Hotel on Stadhouderskad; the point is on the other side of the canal as Hardrock Cafe.
Your tickets are valid for the day of your experience.
Stadhouderskade 551, Amsterdam