City Canal Cruise

About this tour
  • 75 minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly
€ 24,- € 16,50
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About this activity

€ 24,- € 16,50
Wheelchair accessible
Please check the information in the description below for more information on how to book a wheelchair accessible boat. Please note: our wheelchair accessible boats only depart from our dock opposite Hard Rock Cafe.
Instant confirmation
You will immediately receive your vouchers in your e-mail
Mobile ticketing
No need to print your tickets beforehand. You can easily validate your tickets on your phone in our ticket office.
Audio guide in 19 languages
English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi

Important information

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 see why. During a canal tour in Amsterdam you will be amazed by the gorgeous 17th century canal houses, old merchant houses from the Dutch Golden Age, the charming bridges and the Dutch cyclists biking along the canals. And look! There’s the Skinny Bridge and the Montelbaanstoren! But Amsterdam is so much more than just old buildings – many new architectural masterpieces have been built along the Piet Heinkade on the IJ river.

During your Blue Boat City Canal Cruise you will discover everything the Dutch capital has to offer in 75 minutes. Keep your camera closeby, because you don’t want to miss this! Book your canal tour in Amsterdam now and board one of the famous blue boats of Blue Boat Company soon. Are you ready to admire all the highlights of Amsterdam? During the City Canal Cruise, you’ll see the city the way it really is – from the Golden Bend to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter, and from the Music Building in the harbor to the impressive (replica of a) VOC ship outside of the Maritime Museum. Book your canal cruise in Amsterdam now.

What can I expect from a canal tour in Amsterdam with Blue Boat?

When you step on board of our city canal cruise, you are choosing a family business with a deep-rooted love for the city of Amsterdam. That’s why we want to show you the most beautiful places in Amsterdam, such as the canal belt, the Skinny bridge and the new architectural delights along the IJ.

During our canal tour in Amsterdam you can use our Personal Audio System for free and listen to the audio commentary, available in 21 languages.

Are the canal cruises in Amsterdam of Blue Boat also wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Blue Boat is the only canal cruise company that has wheelchair accessible boats. If there’s a passenger in a wheelchair in the group, a reservation must be made in advance. Select one of the following time slots to get on a boat that is wheelchair accessible: 10:30 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM and 5 PM. Then contact our reservations department to inform us that there is a wheelchair in the group as we can only have 3 wheelchairs on board at the same time. Our reservations department can be reached via + 31 20 679 1370 on workdays. You can also send us an email at We look forward to welcoming you on our City Canal Cruise through Amsterdam.

Is the City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam also great for children?

If your children are a bit older (10+), then our regular City Canal Cruise through Amsterdam will be very nice and interesting for them. They can listen to the audio and look at the beauty of the city. For younger children, you can book tickets for our Kids Cruise. While parents listen to the regular audio guide, kids go on an adventure with Johnny the Mouse and Harold the Cat – he wants to be a pirate but he’s afraid of water! Each child also receives a fun, accompanying activity package with pencils when they board the boat. This way, both young and old can enjoy a canal tour in Amsterdam.

Book your tickets for the City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

You can easily book your tickets for a canal tour in Amsterdam on our website. You do not have to print anything after booking, because you will receive your tickets in a PDF as an attachment to your confirmation email. You can easily save this PDF and show it when you’re boarding the City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam.

Of course you can also book your tickets for our City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam at our cash register. However, we kindly ask you to book your tickets online in advance, if possible, so that we can avoid crowds at the cash registers. If you book your tickets in advance on our website, you’ll also be guaranteed a spot on the boat of your desired time slot. Then you can step aboard with even more ease. Also, keep in mind that you pay the full price for a canal tour ticket at the cash register.

Do you have a promo code? Then you have to make a separate booking for each person and each promo code.

While booking your tickets for your canal tour in Amsterdam, you can also easily add extras, such as a snack box. The snack box includes chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts and a drink of your choice (soft drink, beer or wine). Do you prefer to choose the snacks yourself? You can buy all kinds of snacks and drinks at our cash register before your cruise.

Do you have an iAmsterdam City Card? It is unfortunately not possible to make a reservation via our website. You can only book a timeslot at our ticket office. Please visit one of our ticket offices to book a timeslot or to hop on the first available canal cruise through Amsterdam.

Where do I board my City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam?

We have two departure points for our City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam, both in the city center and within walking distance from all kinds of must-see attractions in Amsterdam, such as Museumplein, Leidseplein, Vondelpark and the Heineken Experience. Check your ticket to see which location you have booked.

Location 1: Blue Boat dock at Stadhouderskade 550 (opposite the Heineken Experience)
Location 2: Blue Boat dock at Stadhouderskade 501 (opposite the Hard Rock Cafe)

Please be present at our dock at least 15 minutes in advance, so everyone can board easily. We sail with comfortable, modern canal boats – the majority of our fleet is even electric, which is great for the environment.

What is included with my canal tour in Amsterdam?

  • 75 minute canal tour
  • Audio commentary in 19 languages (Through our Personal Audio System or our free guide app for your mobile phone.)
  • Available languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi
  • Departures all day, 365 days a year
  • The canal tour in Amsterdam is wheelchair accessible
  • Free “Kids Cruise” audio story and booklet with every kids’ ticket bought
  • Complimentary earphones; if possible please consider using your own earphones or headphones to listen to the audio commentary on board. Blue Boat is committed to saving the environment one canal cruise at a time.

Does this seem like a fun outing in Amsterdam? Then start planning your visit and book your Amsterdam canal cruise straight away.

Which other canal cruises in Amsterdam does Blue Boat offer?

Would you like to book a canal cruise in Amsterdam? Then you’ve found the right website. The family behind Blue Boat Company has been showing Amsterdammers and tourists alike the beauty of Amsterdam for generations. In addition to our well-known City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam, we also offer boat tours with some extras:

Book your canal tour through the Amsterdam canals today. We believe you should see the beauty of Amsterdam from the water at least once in your lifetime. Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam!

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