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Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise plus Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum Cruise - Duration: 75 minutes

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 this 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 Cruise
The unique audio commentary lets you experience all these stories! In the souvenir booklet that comes with the package deal, you can see the art works that are mentioned in the story. On board, you can choose between a Dutch and an English story through our Personal Audio System. German is also available on our free Guide App (available on iPhone & Android). After your cruise, you ll find your visit to see the artworks at the Rijksmuseum much more rewarding.
The Rijksmuseum
After your cruise, you can visit the splendid paintings in the Rijksmuseum. The Museum is located only 5 minutes by foot from the Blue Boat docks, on Museum Square. With the museum ticket included in the Rijksmuseum Cruise package, you gain Fast-Lane entrance to the museum, so you won t waste time queuing.
Deluxe - Rembrandt Huis
With the Deluxe package, you also get entrance to the Rembrandt Huis. This fascinating museum, situated in what used to be Rembrandt s home, tells the story of his life and work.

Limitations to morning departures

Please note that in 2016, the foundations of the bridge to the Leidse square, next to our departure docks, are being renovated. This means that on the 10 AM & 10:30 AM departures we have to take an alternative route, mixing up the Rijksmuseum story. We therefor advise you to take the 11 AM departure or later. From October 28th until the 3rd of November, the bridge will be fully closed and we will sail an alternative, 90 minute route all day. On this route, the Rijksmuseum Cruise story is NOT AVAILABLE! We appologise for this inconvenience!)

Opening times Rijksmuseum

Daily 9:00-17:00

Opening times Rembrandthuis

Daily 10:00-18:00 (except April 27th, December 25th)
  • Adult: € 33,50 p.p.

    Cruise & Museum entrance
  • Child: € 8,50 p.p.

    4-18 years
    (kids under 4 are free)
  • DELUXE Adult:
    € 46 p.p.

    Cruise & Rijksmuseum & Rembrandt Huis
  • DELUXE Child:
    € 12,50 p.p.

    4-18 years
    (kids under 4 are free)
  • Inclusive:

  • 75-minute Canal Cruise
  • Exclusive audio tour
  • Souvenir booklet
  • Fast-lane entrance to the Rijksmuseum
  • ONLY DELUXE: Entrance to the Rembrandthuis