Of all the wonderful ways to see Amsterdam's canals in style, a Dutch authentic cruise is one of the best. Avoid the crowds and admire the city's waterways in comfort. By allowing no more than 25 people on board per departure, these special open-air vessels offer a more intimate atmosphere than typical sightseeing boats. As you putt along the captain will point out key landmarks and provide interesting live commentary. Note that every passenger receives a platter of snacks and unlimited drinks during their cruise.


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About The Dutch Authentic Canal Cruise:

There's plenty of ways to experience Amsterdam's iconic canals, some more touristy than others. One that's sure to prove unique is the Dutch Authentic Cruise. Cast off from Lovers Canal Cruises aboard an open-air vessel and begin a voyage of discovery around central Amsterdam.

Upon boarding each passenger is presented with unlimited drinks and a delectable snack platter befitting the rustic and intimate atmosphere of the cruise. We say intimate because each of the 4 daily departures are capped at a maximum of 25 people, ensuring there's plenty of space for each passenger.

As you sip your drink the captain will provide live sightseeing commentary. It's one thing to see the beauty of the renaissance townhouses, and another to hear about the people and businesses they've sheltered for the past 500 years. All will be revealed on this relaxing cruise.

today Season:

  • Every day from July 01 - September 03, 2017.

Except King's Day - April 27.

headset Commentary:

  • English Language Commentary.

schedule Departure Times:

  • Daily: 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: Extra departures at 18:00 and 19:30.

place Departure Point:

  • Lovers Company (opposite the Barbizon Palace Hotel).

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 1 Hour 15 Minutes.

receipt Ticket Types:

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

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 Dutch Authentic Cruise pass[es] simply head along to the Lovers Company piers opposite the Barbizon Palace Hotel and join your selected departure. Be sure to arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes before your cruise is due to depart.

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