Open boat cruises guided by your captain

An exciting option and ‘must-do’ experience of seeing Amsterdam, is the Blue Sky Boat! This intimate boat will take you on a tour down the Amsterdam canals on an open boat and offers the chance to get up close to the city. Nothing will obstruct the view from the water as this boat is uncovered and enables you to enjoy the sunshine and take fabulous pictures. This boat is also able to get to those city spots that are inaccessible to the larger tour boats, making this tour an even more unique experience.

Please note: we request our visitors to book their ticket online in advance to avoid crowds at the cash registers.

  • Cruise style Cruise type
      Culture, Family, Guided Cruise
    • Duration 75 min

    Will the Blue Sky Boat sail today (due to weather)?

    To get this question answered and book tickets, please contact our ticket desk via +31 (0)20-6760551.

    When the sun is shining

    Please note that on sunny days, the sun gets to you even more on the water – even though it feels cooler with a little breeze. So be sure to wear sun screen and/or a hat!

    Included and excluded in this Canal Cruise
    What is included in this Canal Cruise?Items included in the cost of this Canal Cruise
    • 75 minute cruise
    • small group (max 25 persons)
    • Your captain is your guide
    What is not included in this tour?Items not included in the cost of this Canal Cruise
    • Drinks or snacks (available at the shop before departure)
    1. Departure location: Opposite Hard Rock Cafe Stadhouderskade 501

      Daily (if weather permits) from 10AM to 8 PM

    No, its only possible to make contactless payments in our ticket office (through card or phone).

    That is very unlikely – the water is the canals is usually very calm.

    Unfortunately, not everything is allowed on board the Blue Sky Boat.

    • Prams need to stay behind on the docks
    • Dogs are not allowed (except guide dogs)
    • Bringing your own food (like McDonald’s) is not allowed. Of course you can bring your (soft)drink or small snacks like candybars or ice creams that are purchased at our shop.

    If the weather does not permit sailing with an open boat, you can go on a regular departure.  If these are not available, or if you prefer not to, we will of course refund you the full amount paid.

    Overall Rating
    Andrea Chapman
    Reviewed On 12/08/2018

    Great trip, with an excellent guide. Definitely recommended!