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Canal Cruises Amsterdam

City Canal Cruise

Day Canal Cruise

City Canal Cruise - Duration: 75 minutes

Blue Boat Company is your guide to all types of city cruises!
Our luxurious boats are ready to take you on a tour of our beautiful and unique city.
Amsterdam's canals have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status and we will show you why. Our 75-minute City Canal Cruise, passing all of the city s highlights, is simply the most relaxing and fun way to do this.
Our boats offer a unique vantage point for the best photographs to take home.

Unique story
With Blue Boat Company, your cruise through "Mokum" (as the locals like to call it) will be accompanied by two very local guides: Ron & Nel. Having lived in Amsterdam for over 40 years, this fascinating couple will share unique insights into the city that they know and love. Their lively and informative audio commentary is full of historical facts and stories as well as urban legends about both the ancient port of Amsterdam and the vibrant contemporary city. Their sparky humor will keep you entertained.
Language guarantee* in 15 languages
Using our Personal Audio System you can listen to the audio story in your preferred language. Our audio commentary is available in 17 languages on every departure: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Thai, Indonesian, Korean, Swedish & Portuguese. In our free Guide App (available on iPhone & Android) we also offer Croatian and Czech audio.
* Within the available languages.
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 € 39! Even better, online you'll pay only € 37. We also throw in a free city map worth € 2,00.
Rijks Museum Canal Cruise
What better way to appreciate the Golden Century on the water and in the museum! Blue Boat Company and the Rijksmuseum proudly present this unique cruise that takes you back to the golden days of the 17th century. During your cruise you pass the places that - one way or another - inspired works of art from the collection of the Rijksmuseum. Where did Rembrandt live? Where did he paint his famous painting "The Nightwatch"? And where did they hang criminals (which was quite common in those days)?
The unique audio commentary lets you experience all these stories bringing the paintings to life. The souvenir booklet that comes with the package deal, illustrates the artworks mentioned in the story. On board, you can choose between a Dutch and an English commentary through our Personal Audio System (German available in our free Guide App). After your cruise, , you ll find your visit to see the artworks at the Rijksmuseum much more rewarding.

Departure times
Summer season (April-September)

Daily every half hour from 10:00-18:00
Winter season (October- March)
Daily every hour from 10:00-18:00
Departure location: Stadhouderskade 30 (1071 ZD Amsterdam), opposite the Hard Rock Cafe

Listen to the audio guide with Ron & Nel:


  • Online price: € 13 p.p.

    normal price: € 15,00 p.p.
  • Children: € 6,50 p.p.

    5-12 years
    Regular rate: € 7,50 p.p.

    Babies (0-4 years): free
  • Group rate: € 12,50 p.p

    Over 10 persons
  • Family Ticket: € 37 

    normal price: € 39
  • Rijks Museum Cruise: € 30 p.p

    Including fast-lane entrance to the museum
  • Inclusive:

  • 75 minutes' sailing time
  • Personal Audio Systeem
  • 17 Languages