- 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 2 languages
- Dutch and English
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 pirate. There’s not much that scares me. My friend Harold the cat is a different story… He wants to be a pirate too, but he is afraid of water! I want to help him get over his fear, but I need some help. Can you help me?
What is the Kids Cruise?
Our Kids Cruise is an audio tour for our smallest visitors. This interactive audio story comes with a booklet with games, pencils & a pair of real pirate-binoculars and is included with every children’s ticket. During the regular cruise, the kids listen to their own story (available in Dutch & English through our free Personal Audio System) and enjoy an adventure with our friends Harold & Johnny. And hopefully become certified Freshwater Pirates!
Optional: add a snackbox to your booking and enjoy some snacks and drinks during your canal cruise! The snackbox includes chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts and a drink of your choice.
What is included with the Kids Cruise?
The Kids Cruise is not a seperate cruise, it’s an audio tour with a complimentary activity package that you get for free with every child ticket for the City Canal Cruise of Blue Boat Company. This way kids don’t get bored: after all, they’re listening to an exciting audio story while working on fun tasks in the booklet. Also great for parents who are looking for some peace and quiet and want to enjoy the beautiful views of Amsterdam without having to entertain their kids! After all, the canal belt is UNESCO World Heritage and worth admiring!
Our Kids Cruise:
- 75 minute cruise
- Audio story in Dutch or English
- Includes a fun booklet, pencils and pirate binoculars
- 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.
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. You can also send us an email on workdays at email@example.com.
Where can I book tickets for the Kids Cruise?
You can easily book tickets for the Kids Cruise on our website. Our booking tool lets you book tickets for both adults and children. You will then receive a confirmation email with your tickets from us. You can show your ticket on your mobile phone while boarding – no need to print it out!
Of course you can also book your tickets on site at the ticketing office, but then there is always the possibility that our boats are already fully booked. For this reason, and to avoid crowds at our cash registers, we always recommend that you book your tickets online in advance. Also, keep in mind that you pay the full price for a canal cruise ticket at the cash register. Visiting Amsterdam? Then a boat cruise is the best way to explore Amsterdam. Book your tickets now!
Do you have a promo code? Then make a separate booking for each person and promo code.
Do you have an iAmsterdam City Card? It is 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 cruise.
Where do I board my City Canal Cruise with kids?
We have two docks that are located central in Amsterdam. Both departure locations are close to all kinds of attractions and museums.
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)
We kindly request you to be present at your boarding location 15 minutes in advance.
Did you know that the majority of our fleet sails electrically? This way we can contribute to a better environment.
Which other cruises does Blue Boat offer?
At Blue Boat Company, we have been providing quality canal cruises in Amsterdam for many years. In addition to our well-known City Canal Cruise (and our Kids Cruise as an accompanying package), we also offer an Evening Cruise or you can sail with our Open Boat in Amsterdam. In addition, we have fun group arrangements, such as our Dinner Cruise or Lunch Cruise. Which of our boat tours are you going to book? Let’s discover the canals of Amsterdam together! Amsterdam with Kids is a lot more fun with our canal cruise that is designed for kids.