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

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

• Multi-lingual on-board commentary available.

• Save money by adding an attraction ticket to your cruise.

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


18-language GPS audio guide.

Cruise Times / Frequencies:

Oct 31 - Mar 22, 2017: Daily, 09:30-21:00 (every 30 minutes).

Mar 23 - Oct 29, 2017: Daily, 09:00-22:00 (every 20 minutes).


1 Hour.

Departure Point:

Lovers Company Canal Cruises, Prins Hendrikkade 25. (See Usage).

Pricing Conditions:

Child tickets aged 4-12 years.

Children aged 0-3 years travel free.


About The Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise:

Say 'Amsterdam' and one of the first things that'll probably spring to mind will be the city's web-like array of canals. Indeed, they are one of the Dutch capital's defining features and no sightseeing trip would be complete without a foray onto the waters.

The views one gets from the waterways are unrivalled. Townhouses with their Dutch renaissance façades tower left and right and the cobbled streets are rimmed with rows of greenery. The canals serve as central pathways on these aquatic boulevards and provide travellers with the city's finest vantage points.

Some of the more well-known attractions you'll sail by on the 1-hour canal cruise are the Anne Frank House, the Hagere Brug Bridge, Westerkerk and the historic VOC Ship.

Audio Guide Languages:

Onboard commentary is delivered by an 18-language GPS audio guide:

• English | • Nederlands | • Deutsch | • Français | • Español | • Italiano | • Português | • Català | • Türkçe | • Polski | • Русский | • ไทย | • Java | • العربية • | עברית | • 한국어 | • 日本語 | • 中文.


Ticket Usage Instructions:

  • After purchasing your canal cruise or combination pass[es] an electronic voucher will be sent immediately via email.
  • You can either print this voucher out or present it on a mobile device at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26 (view location). Staff will exchange the e-voucher for the required number of canal cruise tickets. If you purchased a combination pass you will also be issued with relevant attraction tickets.
  • Once you have your tickets simply head along to the Lovers Company (Canal Cruises) at Prins Hendrikkade, 25 and join the next available departure.


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.


Canal Cruise Combination Tickets:

All of our 1-hour canal cruises can be paired with a money saving attraction ticket, pick from:

• Icebar | • Van Gogh Museum | • Rijksmuseum | • Heineken Experience | • Madame Tussauds | • Amsterdam Dungeon | • Body Worlds.

Were you looking for the hop-on hop-off canal cruise? You can book it here.

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