Canal Cruise Amsterdam

8 activities

Are you looking for a nice canal cruise in Amsterdam? Then you have come to the right place! Our iconic blue boats have shown thousands of locals and tourists the most beautiful places in Amsterdam. During our 75 or 90-minute canal cruises in Amsterdam, we’ll show you everything Amsterdam has to offer. Are you ready? We sure are.

Canal Cruise Amsterdam

8 activities

Are you looking for a nice canal cruise in Amsterdam? Then you have come to the right place! Our iconic blue boats have shown thousands of locals and tourists the most beautiful places in Amsterdam. During our 75 or 90-minute canal cruises in Amsterdam, we’ll show you everything Amsterdam has to offer. Are you ready? We sure are.

City Canal Cruise

  • 75 minutes
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Discover the city during a 75-minute canal tour in Amsterdam The center of Amsterdam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and it’s not hard to...

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Blue Sky Boat

  • 75 minutes
  • Family friendly

Blue Sky Boat: our gorgeous open boat in Amsterdam Open boat Amsterdam– An intimate introduction to Amsterdam. This summer you can...

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Evening Cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Get enchanted during a 90-minute Evening Cruise through Amsterdam Our Evening Cruise is a 90-minute cruise that introduces you to the...

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Kids Cruise

  • 75 minutes
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

The Blue Boat Kids Cruise: a super fun canal cruise for kids Welcome on the kids cruise Matey! My name is Johnny the mouse and I’m a...

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Burgers & Dogs cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly

Burgers & Dogs cruise There is no better way to experience Amsterdam than from the water. Well maybe… if you add a really good burger, a...

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Drag Queen Bingo Cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible

Fancy an evening full of fun, luxurious snacks and entertainment? Check out our Meijt Drag Queen Bingo Cruise powered by Blue Boat Company!...

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Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Live guide

During our Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise, you’ll explore the route of the Amsterdam Light Festival from an open boat, with a...

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Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise

  • 90 minutes
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Are you looking for tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival? Then you’ve come to the right place at Blue Boat! We offer the official...

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Why choose for Blue Boat?

  • Family friendly canal cruises
  • Local expert in Amsterdam
  • Wheelchair accessible boats
  • Guests score us a 4,3/5

A canal cruise is a true must when you visit Amsterdam

Whether you have lived in Amsterdam for years or are visiting the city for the first time, a canal cruise is an absolute must to see the city in all its glory. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is also just a lot of fun, even when you’ve been on a boat in the famous canals before. Of course we are a bit biased, but we love the Amsterdam canals, the stately canal houses and warehouses of the Golden Age. There’s just so much to see: churches, towers, bridges … don’t forget your camera!

If you book a cruise with us, you will quickly understand what we mean. You will be stunned by all the beauty the Dutch capital has to offer.

Which canal cruises in Amsterdam does Blue Boat offer?

We offer several fun canal cruises. Our most famous cruise is the City Canal Cruise, a 75-minute cruise along the most beautiful places in Amsterdam, from the canal houses in the city center and the Westerkerk to the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel river.

Are you visiting Amsterdam with children? Then our Kids Cruise is ideal. At Blue Boat Company, we want everyone to have a great time – and while our audio story is super interesting, kids naturally want something a little different. That’s why we have created a super fun story about Johnny the Mouse and his friend, Harold the Cat. During the cruise, children complete assignments in their booklet and look for pirates with their pirate binoculars. And mom, dad and other family members can listen to the normal audio guide of the City Canal Cruise. This way the whole family can have fun!

If you think the canals of Amsterdam are gorgeous during a normal cruise, we recommend you to take a look at our Evening Cruise. When the sun goes down, the hundreds of bridges in the city light up and that looks absolutely magical. If you want to see the city in a different way, our Evening Cruise is the boat tour for you.

If the sun is out, our Open Boat tour is incredible. Our small open boat is smaller and therefore a bit cozier. The boat can navigate the smallest canals in the canal ring. Your captain will show you both the most well-known canals and the lesser-known spots of the city. This special cruise in Amsterdam in a luxury boat is great for trips with a group of friends or family. Does this sound like something you’d like to do? Buy your canal cruise tickets now!

What can you expect from a canal cruise in Amsterdam with Blue Boat?

Our canal cruises have been well known in Amsterdam for years. Our experienced captains love to take you along all the highlights of the city. So keep your camera ready! You will see the most beautiful 17th century canal houses and warehouses and through your audio guide you will hear all kinds of fun facts about the history of the city.

Of course we show you way more than just the canal belt. We also take you to the more modern areas of the city, such as the Central Station, the music building next to the IJ river and the Prins Hendrikkade with its many houseboats. Also nice to know: our cruises are 75 or 90 minutes long.

On all our canal cruises (except for our Blue Sky Boat) you get an audio set, so you can listen to our audio story in no less than 21 languages. Children can listen to their special Kids Cruise audio adventure. We recommend you bring your own earphones. Did you forget them or do you not have earphones with you? No worries! You’ll get some from us on board.

Are you ready for a fun outing in Amsterdam? Then buy your Blue Boat tickets now!

Where can I buy tickets for a canal cruise in Amsterdam?

So you want to discover Amsterdam with Blue Boat? Awesome! You can easily buy tickets online for our canal cruises in Amsterdam. Our website makes it really easy. You will then receive your tickets in your email, attached in a PDF file. You can print them out, but you can also download them and show them to us on your mobile phone. That’s even better for the environment! Book your canal tour in Amsterdam now on our website.

Would you rather decide impulsively whether you want or have the time to take a canal cruise tour when you’re in Amsterdam? Then you can also buy your tickets at one of our two ticketing offices (at our two docks).

Where does my canal cruise in Amsterdam depart from?

Are you ready for your canal cruise in Amsterdam? Then you shouldn’t have any issues finding our departure locations – they’re both centrally located and close to all kinds of must sees.

We have a dock at the Stadhouderskade 501 (opposite the Hard Rock Cafe and the entrance of Vondelpark) and at Stadhouderskade 550 (opposite the Heineken Experience in the Pijp). Check your ticket to see where your cruise departs. Because our docks are located at two prime locations, you can easily combine your canal cruise in Amsterdam with, for example, a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, Moco Museum or Heineken Experience.

Did you know that you can also rent an entire Blue Boat boat?

Do you love sailing the Amsterdam canals? Then you’ll probably be interested to know that Blue Boat’s famous boats can also be rented out fully for all kinds of events and parties. We can even remove the tables and the chairs from the boat. Our comfortable and modern boats are fully adjustable to your wishes.

You can rent one of our boats for a team outing in Amsterdam or for a wedding party, birthday party or even a funeral. During your private cruise you can enjoy all kinds of catering. Enjoy the view of the canals of Amsterdam and get spoiled by our catering crew with some snacks … or a full three-course menu, depending on which one of our arrangements you’ve chosen. You can, for instance, choose a Spanish Buffet Cruise or a Dutch Dinner Cruise. The possibilities are endless! Are you looking for a luxury cruise including food and drinks? Take a look at our group arrangements or contact us for a tailor-made arrangement.

Blue Boat Company’s Service

Blue Boat is a real family business – founded in 1948 as “Rederij Noord-Zuid”. The same family has also been at the helm since the eighties, which means that the original values are still held in high esteem. Our guests aren’t just numbers to us; we value every single one of you. That is why we want everyone, young and old, to be able to sail with Blue Boat and enjoy our beautiful city. We are the only cruise company that has a Kids Cruise and the only company that has wheelchair accessible boats. You will not have a standard experience with us – we want you to have the best outing ever. Plan your visit to Amsterdam now and step aboard a Blue Boat boat!

Looking for a canal cruise in Amsterdam? Choose Blue Boat and choose beautiful memories. Do you have any questions about one of our cruises? Please contact us, we are happy to help you. We hope you have a great day in Amsterdam!

Why choose for Blue Boat?

  • Family friendly canal cruises
  • Local expert in Amsterdam
  • Wheelchair accessible boats
  • Guests score us a 4,3/5