Enjoy a quintessential overview of Amsterdam from its famous canal network. Cruises depart daily.

• 1-hour cruises set sail frequently (see times below).

• Multi-lingual on-board commentary available.

• Save money by adding an attraction to your cruise.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


About The Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise:

This one-hour sightseeing cruise guides you through the UNESCO World Heritage canal district of Amsterdam. Feast your eyes on the elegant merchants’ houses dating from the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. The cruise features GPS located audio commentary in a choice of 18 languages (see below). Boats depart every 20-30 minutes from the Lovers Company piers at Central Station West.

Cruise + Attraction Tickets:

Save time and money by booking a 1-hour canal cruise and major attraction tickets together in one package. There's eight to choose from: Rijksmuseum, Icebar, Ripley's, Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds, Amsterdam Dungeon, Body Worlds and the Red Light Secrets Museum.

Combo tickets are sent immediately via email and can be collected at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak Street. They're issued separately, meaning you can do the cruise and visit your chosen attraction on different days.

today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except King's Day (April 27).

headset Commentary:

  • 18-language GPS audio guide: English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Thai, Javanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

schedule Departure Times:

  • Mar 18 - Oct 27, 2019: 09:00 to 22:00, every 20 minutes.
  • Oct 28 ('19) - Mar 18 ('20): 09:30 to 21:00, every 30 minutes.

place Departure Point:

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 1 Hour.

About Amsterdam's Canals:

Amsterdam's canals were first constructed in the early 17th century for the practical purposes of water management and defence. Over time, the multi-layered rings, known locally as Grachtengordel, began to serve as transport routes for imported and exported goods. It was during this burgeoning era of maritime trade that the now iconic town/warehouses sprang up along the canal edges. Looking at their inspiring façades one can still see hoist beams jutting from ornate gables. These were once used by merchants to haul goods into their storerooms.

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions


Once you've completed your purchase an electronic voucher will be sent via email. Present this to staff at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26. You can either print the voucher out or show it on a mobile device.

After you have been issued with your cruise pass[es] simply head along to the Lovers Company piers at Prins Hendrikkade 25 and join the next available departure.


Present your ticket voucher to staff at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26. You can either print the voucher out or show it on a mobile device. There you will be issued with a 1-hour canal cruise pass plus tickets for your chosen attraction. Note that you do not need to do the canal cruise and visit your chosen attraction on the same day. They can be done on separate days.

NOTE:- Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.

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