City Canal Cruise

Day Canal Cruise

City Canal Cruise - Duration: 75 minutes

Plus audio story in your language!
Our luxurious boats are ready to guide you through Amsterdam's many canals. Our canals have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status and taking this 75-minute City Canal Cruise will reveal why. Passing all of the city's highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city. We offer audio commentary in 21 languages. Our boats also give you an unique vantage point for taking the best photographs of the city!

Departure times

Summer season (March-October): Daily every half hour from 10:00-18:00
Winter season (November-Feburary): Daily every hour from 10:00-18:00

Departure locations

* Stadhouderskade opposite Hard Rock Cafe (Navigation: nr. 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam)
* Stadhouderskade opposite Heineken Experience (Navigation: nr. 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam)
Click here for a map of the route of your City Canal Cruise

21 languages available

Blue Boat Company offers audio commentary in the following languages, divided over the two departure locations:

On departures from Stadhouderskade opposite Hard Rock Cafe:
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese (Mandarin), Kantonese, Korean, Swedish & Finnish
On departures opposite Heineken Experience:
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese (Mandarin), Kantonese, Indonesian, Croatian, Czech, Polish & Thai

Through our free guide app (iphone & android we offer all 21 languages and all themed stories on both departure locations


Audio story in 21 languages

On our City Canal Cruise, our (audio)guides Ron & Nel will accompany you on your tour through Amsterdam, or "Mokum" as the loacls call it. Ron & Nel are born & raised in Amsterdam and love to tell you all about their beloved city.  In this original audio commentary filled with humor, sound effects & music they accompany you on your trip through the history and present day Amsterdam.


Themed stories
Besides the 21 languages, we also offer two themed stories for you to enjoy.
The "Wanted: Freshwater Pirates" kidscruise  (available in English & Dutch through our Personal Audio System on both locations and through our Guide App)
The "Rijksmuseum Canal Cruise" (available in English & Dutch through our Personal Audio System on location "opposite Hard Rock Cafe" and through our Guide App also in German)


Add a lunch to your cruise
How about some sushi to enjoy during your cruise? Book our Cruise & sushi ticket online and pick up your fresh sushi just across the bridge from our docks!
For groups starting at 10 persons, we offer the possibility to add a packed lunch to your canal cruise. These will be ready for you on board, so you can enjoy your lunch during the cruise and safe time and money. More information on these packed lunches can be found on our packed lunch page.


Family ticket

Cruising the canals of Amsterdam does not have to be expensive using our Family Ticket. Two (grand)parents plus up to FOUR children only pay € 42,50! Even better, online you'll pay only € 40,-

  • Online price: € 14 p.p.

    Normal price: € 16,00 p.p.
  • Children: € 7,50 p.p.

    5-12 years, includes kids audio & Freshwater pirate activity package
    Regular rate: € 8,50 p.p.

    Babies (0-4 years): free
  • Group rate: € 13,50 p.p

    Over 10 persons
  • Family Ticket: € 40 

    2 adults and up to 4 kids
    Normal price: € 42,50
  • Rijks Museum Cruise:
    € 33,50 p.p

    Including fast-lane entrance to the museum
  • Inclusive:

  • 75 minutes' sailing time
  • Personal Audio Systeem
  • 21 Languages (please note: not every language is available at both departure locations - check blue information box on the left)