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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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icon1 hour 40 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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Drinks are included
For private cruises we can also provide you with dinner, lunch or snacks! Go to our website for more information

Departure Point

Leidsekade 101, 1017 PP Amsterdam, Netherlands

The boarding location is a quiet public dock on the waterfront, in front of house numbers 100/101. It's next to "Leidse Square", a very popular square in Amsterdam. Easy to reach by public transport and a parking facility near (Q-Park Byzantium -Tesselschadestraat 1 G-). No sign

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vaartuig
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam.
What is the social distancing policy during Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam.

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, Nov 2021
Everything - the very nice skipper/guide, the very pleasant and interesting guidance and tour, also the lovely little boat.
Best tour!
, Sep 2021
This was honestly the best tour I've ever been on! The boat was very nice and comfortable and Brian was a wonderful guide; friendly, informative, super knowledgeable, and very passionate about Amsterdam. We learned the history of the city along with personal anecdotes Brian added in. The best way to see Amsterdam, highly recommend!
local and individual
, Aug 2021
Thank you for this great and individual tour. We learned a lot about Amsterdam and the people of Amsterdam.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for kind review, Kind regards, Mathilda
Nice, private and personal
, Aug 2021
Me and my two kids enjoyed the tour very much. Historical, fun and very beautiful boat trip with an engaged and nice guide.
A must do if you visit Amsterdam
, Aug 2021
It was the highlight of our vacation and I would highly recommend it. Brian told us everything about Amsterdam, it's history, all the pretty places and good locations to visit.
Very Nice Cruise !
, Aug 2021
Very nice cruise along the Amsterdam canals. It was very interesting and our captain gave us lot of information about the city ! I highly recommand
The best boat tour I‘ve experienced👌🏻
, Sep 2020
Thank you Brian. The tour was just great. A very nice boat , lot of information about Amsterdam. Good mood . We are coming back.
Brilliant boat trip
, Jul 2020
Great trip !! Would definitely recommend. Really nice boat, great skipper with lots of interesting information on the city. Able to go places the big boats can’t, and a totally different perspective.
Best semi private canal cruise
, Feb 2020
Brian does a great job and we will definitely book with him when we have family or friends in town. Great job very relaxed and personalized.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Bedankt voor de complimenten. Vriendelijke groeten, Mathilda en Brian
Scenic cruise with knowledgeable guide!
, Nov 2019
Brian was an excellent local guide with an obvious passion for his home city of Amsterdam. The small boat and group size allowed us to visit the smaller canals and learn so much about the history of the city.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your kind review. Nice to hear that you know now Amsterdam a bit better. ;-) Kind regards, Mathilda

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