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.

Details

Important Note: Between November 30, 2017 up to and including January 21, 2018, there will be no 1-hour canal cruises after 16:30.


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.


Season:

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

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.

Tour Departure Times:

  • Mar 23 - Oct 29, 2017: 09:00 to 22:00, every 20 minutes.
  • Oct 30 ('17) - Mar 21 ('18): 09:30 to 21:00, every 30 minutes.

Departure Point:

Tour Duration:

  • 1 Hour.

Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 13+ years.
  • Child tickets aged 4-12 years.

Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.


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.

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