• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this 1-hour canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.


  • 60-minute Amsterdam canal cruise by eco-friendly, open-air boat
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s picturesque waterfront
  • Glide along the famous canal belt past the Anne Frank House, Golden Bent district, and other top Amsterdam attractions
  • Learn about the sights with your audio-guide available in 19 languages
  • Cruises depart regularly throughout the day

What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam semi open boat cruise

This 1-hour cruise departs regularly throughout the day, making it easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Begin near Centraal Station, and meet your seasoned skipper as you climb aboard a vessel run on solar energy.

Take in unobstructed views from your open-air vessel. Your multi-lingual audio guide will provide you with informative commentary on the architecture and landmarks that you see along the way. Pass the merchants' houses, built during the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn why they were designed with narrow frontages and hear about their beautiful gables, some with carvings that depict the family crests and trades of the homeowners. 

You'll also pass the Anne Frank House, as well as the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. Cruise under the city’s lovely bridges, including the Magere Brug, and glide alongside leafy banks and quaint houseboats.

After a little over an hour, return sail to the departing dock, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Oscar R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour, it was worth it.

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This experience is a wonderful way to learn about the city. Comfortable and informative!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our guide was great, the boat wasn't too crowded, and we felt like we got the quintessential canal tour we were looking for.

Jerry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Awesome to see the city by canal.

Lori P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very nice tour in a beautiful city!

Mark I Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide was absolutely hilarious, and Amsterdam is magical for cruise.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good, but would have liked more of the small canals

Julie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was wonderful and our guide was very well informed about the area, funny too!

Kathryn W

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

Good trip and great way to see Amsterdam

Herlean D

4 star rating: Recommended July 2017

Amazing cruise.. we get to see the beautiful houses and some clock towers.. crooked house.. audio guide also helps.. the captain also is very informative and try to show us around have a good laugh.. i recommend this tour.

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