CITY CANAL CRUISE (opposite Heineken Experience)
Following the recent developments regarding COVID-19, we regret to inform you that as of 15 December 2020, we’ll stop running all of our canal cruises until 9 February 2021. Read more about what this means for you on this page.
Amsterdam is best viewed from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change.
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.
All departures offer a Personal Audio System. This offers audio commentary in a choice of 19 languages (free earphones are supplied). There is also a special audio story for the kids in Dutch and English! This is the ideal way to enjoy the Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
Please note: we request our visitors to book their ticket online in advance to avoid crowds at the cash registers.
This canal cruise departs from our dock at Stadhouderskade 550 (opposite the Heineken Experience). Click here to view our canal cruises that depart from our dock at Stadhouderskade 501 (opposite the Hard Rock Cafe).
If there’s a wheelchair user among your company, it is necessary to make an online reservation beforehand. Select one of the following time slots to ensure that you’ll be on a boat that is wheelchair accessible: 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 or 16:00. Then indicate during the booking process via the ‘note’ field that there is a wheelchair user or contact our reservations department to inform them. They are available on weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00 via + 31 20 679 1370 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a priority boarding for wheelchair users, so we kindly request you to be present at least 15 minutes in advance.
Cruise style Cruise type
Duration 75 min
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Amsterdam is best seen from the water, and on this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of this historical city. You’ll come across new buildings, bridges, and much more in a city that’s rooted in history but continues to change. The Amsterdam City Canal Cruise offers you fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals and also shows off the growing 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become.
You’ll see Amsterdam 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 VOC ship, the Amsterdam. On board, put on the provided personal audio system to hear recorded commentary from a guide. This is the ideal way to enjoy the Dutch capital for first-time visitors.This is an open ticket that you can use at the time that suits you best.
- 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, Thai, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Cantonese, Swedish, Korean, Hindi
- Free kids cruise (audio & booklet) with children ticket
- Departures all day, 365 days a year
- Tour is wheelchair accessible
- See all highlights in this 75 minute cruise
- Complimentary earphones*
*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.
- Food or drinks (available at the shop before departure)
Stadhouderskade 550 (opposite Heineken Experience)
Summer season (April 1st – October 31st)
Daily every half hour from 10:15AM – 5:45PM
Winter season (November 1st – March 31st)
Daily every hour from 10:15AM – 5:15PM
We kindly request our visitors to be present at least 15 minutes in advance, so that we can leave on time as scheduled.
No, its only possible to make contactless payments in our ticket office (through card or phone).
Unfortunately, not everything is allowed on board.
- Prams need to stay behind on the docks
- Dogs are not allowed (except guide dogs)
- Bringing your own food (like MacDonalds) 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.
Our toilets are currently not accessible.
Oh no! Please send an e-mail to email@example.com and mention the name the booking is made under,. They will resend the tickets to you.