City Canal Cruise

Day Canal Cruise

City Canal Cruise - Duration: 75 minutes

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 15 languages on every departure:
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Croation
  • Indonesian
  • Korean
  • Turkish
In our free Guide App (available on iPhone & Android) we also offer Swedish, Polish, Thai, Cantonese & Finnish audio.
* Within the available languages.
Themed stories
Besides the 15 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 and our Guide App)
The "Rijksmuseum Canal Cruise"
(available in English & Dutch through our Personal Audio System 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,-



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 location: Stadhouderskade 30 (1071 ZD Amsterdam), opposite the Hard Rock Cafe
  • Online price: € 14 p.p.

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

    5-12 years
    Regular rate: € 8,50 p.p.

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

    Over 10 persons
  • Family Ticket: € 40 

    normal price: € 42,50
  • Cruise & Sushi: € 25,- p.p

  • Rijks Museum Cruise: € 33,50 p.p

    Including fast-lane entrance to the museum
  • Inclusive:

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