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Orange Canal Boats in Amsterdam

The orange canal boats are unmissable if you stand in front of Amsterdam Central Station. The modern electric canal boats are an icon on the Amsterdam canals and perfect for an unforgettable experience on the water. There are several types of canal cruises available. Besides the classic canal tour, you can also choose a canal tour with food & drinks. All canal cruises are easy to book online.

Discover Amsterdam from the canals

The best way to enjoy mesmerizing Amsterdam is through its most unique feature – the canals. With your Amsterdam canal cruise tickets, you’ll hop aboard a cruise boat and spend an hour floating among history, architecture, and fascinating views!

Your voyage begins in the medieval core of the city and will leave you Amsterdamned! Dating back to the 13th century and built on a swamp, this distinctive area embraces things you don’t see everyday, or everywhere. Notice the many houses literally tilting sideways and leaning forward.

Departure times orange canal boats

The tour boats operate 365 days a year from early morning to evening. The special roundtrips with food & drinks have a fixed departure time.

WeekdayOpening hours
Monday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Ticket price & discounts

All ticket prices include free use of the audio guide. The audio guide is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

Orange Canal CruisePrice
Adult ticket (14+)€ 17.50Book now
Kids ticket (4-13)€ 9.00Book now
Kids ticket (0-3)Free
Special: Pizza Cruise€ 34.50Book now
Special: Dinner Cruise€ 79.00Book now
Special: Light Festival CruiseNot bookable yet

The 1-hour Orange Canal Cruise can be for free with the I Amsterdam City Card. This tourist card offers many advantages during a visit to Amsterdam. Visit the best museums, attractions, activities and a canal cruise for free. Learn more about the I Amsterdam City Card.

Availability orange cruises

During opening hours, a tour boat leaves every 15 minutes. Check the calendar below for availability on the day you want to go on the boat and simply book your time online.

Special orange canal cruise experiences

How to get to the orange canal boats

The Orange Canal Boats are operated by Lovers Canal Cruises on the following address:

  • Prins Hendrikkade 25
  • 1012 TM Amsterdam
  • Phone: +31 (0)20 21 43 111
  • Email: hello@lovers.nl

The departure point is perfectly accessible by car and public transport.

Metro Line, Amsterdam Central Station stop. From here it is a 5-minute walk to the canal cruise departure point.

Tram 2,11 & 12 Stop Amsterdam Central Station. From here it is a 5-minute walk to the canal cruise departure point .

The central station can be reached by car. A parking garage is located near the starting point of the canal cruise. The name of the garage is Q-Park Amsterdam Centraal. Please note that parking in the centre of Amsterdam is expensive. It is possible to reserve the parking garage in advance. This is often considerably cheaper. Make sure you also reserve the canal cruise so you do not have to wait long for a seat on the cruise. Reserve your parking space here.

Take a look at the orange canal boats

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?