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Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

The best way to discover the canals of Amsterdam is with a canal cruise. From the canals, you have a unique view of the historic canal houses in the Canal District of Amsterdam. A boat tour on Amsterdam’s canals is a must during your visit to the city. Read all about the different types of round trips and check availability, current prices and book the round trip that suits you best.

Enjoy the Amsterdam canals from a canal boat

A boat tour through the Amsterdam canals is one of the most popular activities in the Netherlands. This is quite understandable as a tour through the historic Amsterdam canals is unique and fun for young and old. From the water, you experience the city in a wonderful way. There are also various types of canal trips available, from the world-famous orange canal boats to luxury private canal trips with catering. The choice is yours!

The different canal cruise experiences in Amsterdam

There are several companies that offer canal cruises on the Amsterdam canals. This makes it difficult to make the right choice. To make your choice easy, we have collected the 6 best canal cruise experiences for you that have a distinctive offer.

Cruise on the famous orange canal boats

  • Depart from Amsterdam Central Station
  • Cruise with modern electric canal boats
  • Free audio guide in many different languages
  • Good availability and can be booked in advance
Orange Canal CruisesDurationPrice
Canal cruise with audio guide1h€ 16.00Book now
Canal cruise by night with audio guide1h€ 16.00Book now
Semi open boat cruise with audio guide1h€ 16.00Book now
Pizza cruise (incl. pizza & drinks)1h 15mins€ 34.50Book now
Dinner cruise (incl. Three-course dinner & drinks)2h€ 79.00Book now
Light Festival Cruise (30-11-2023 till 21-01-2024)1h 30mins€ 26.50Book now

Enjoy a personal tour in a luxury canal boat

  • Depart from Anne Frank House area
  • Luxury boats for smaller groups
  • Live guide in the boat
  • Good availability and can be booked in advance
Luxury Canal CruisesDurationPrice
Luxury boat tour with live guide1h€ 21.50Book now
Luxury Boat night tour with live guide1h€ 21.50Book now
Luxury Boat tour with live guide, free drinks & cheese1h€ 32.50Book now
Light Festival Cruise (30-11-2023 till 21-01-2024)1h 30mins€ 26,95Book now

Discover Amsterdam with the Hop on Hop off Canal Cruise

  • Multiple stops at convenient locations
  • 24 or 48 hours of unlimited use (the Hop on Hop off boat only runs during the day)
  • ideal for discovering Amsterdam
Hop on Hop off canal cruise Amsterdam
Hop on Hop off canal cruise Amsterdam
Hop on Hop off CruisePrice 24hPrice 48h
Adult (13+)€ 27.50€ 13.75Book now
Kids (4-12) € 35.00€ 17.50Book now
Kids (0-3)FreeFree

Go pedal boating on Amsterdam’s canals

  • Depart from Rijksmuseum area
  • Explore the Amsterdam canals with a pedal boat
  • Reserve your pedal boat easily online
Amsterdam Canal Pedal BoatDurationPrice
Pedal Boat Rental1h€ 27.50Book now

Enjoy Amsterdam with your own company with a private canal cruise

  • Depart 5-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station
  • Private Luxury boats
  • Live guide in the boat
  • Must be booked in advance
  • Private canal cruise possible with unlimited drinks and bbq
Private Canal CruisesDurationPrice
Private Cruise incl. unlimited drinks (Min. 10 persons)1h 30mins€ 39.00Book now
Private Cruise incl. BBQ & unlimited drinks (Min. 10 persons)2h€ 59.95Book now

Take a cruise through the Amsterdam port

  • Departs from Amsterdam North
  • Experience the port of Amsterdam
  • Limited availability must be booked in advance
Amsterdam Harbour TourDurationPrice
Harbour tour with audio guide2h€ 24.50Book now
Pancake boat incl. unlimited pancakes1h 15mins€ 22.50Book now

Map of the canal district in Amsterdam

You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?