Cruise like a local and discover Amsterdam's canals the way a seasoned native would. This semi-bespoke tour offers several route options covering all of the canals in the city centre, including smaller ones in the Red Light District. Our tour starts from different locations, offering several departure times during the day. What makes this tour so unique? During the cruise you can consult with the skipper about what you'd like to see and adapt the itinerary as you go. Book your 'Like a Local' 60-minute cruise to experience the canals of Amsterdam in a unique way. Tickets includes two free drinks and a professional photo.


This cruise is currently out of season. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please find a selection of related Amsterdam canal cruises here.

About The Like A Local Cruise:

Ever wondered what it would be like to have the flexibility of your Amsterdam canal boat? With our 'cruise like a local' tour you don't have to follow a set sightseeing route, the itinerary is all up to you!

today Season:

  • March 23 - Oct 29, 2017.
  • Except King's Day - April 27.

headset Commentary:

  • English-Language Commentary.

schedule Departure Times:

  • 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30 and 19:00.

place Departure Point:

  • Lovers Company (opposite the Barbizon Palace Hotel).

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 1 Hour.

receipt Ticket Types:

  • Adult 13+ years.
  • Child tickets aged 4-12 years.
  • Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.

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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 Like A Local pass[es] simply head along to the Lovers Company piers opposite the Barbizon Palace Hotel and join one of the regular departures.

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