Sail Amsterdam's canals at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing cruise.

• Visit the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage and more.

• Cruises depart every 15-25 minutes (times below).

• Present your ticket at any of the 7 stops.

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


About The City Sightseeing Amsterdam Canal Cruise:

Sail the waterways of the Dutch capital at your own pace aboard the City Sightseeing Amsterdam canal cruise. Depending on the length of your stay, select a ticket that's valid for 24 or 48 hours. Present this at any of the tour's 7 hop-on hop-off piers and embark on a leisurely sightseeing trip featuring the Hermitage Museum, Heineken Brewery, Anne Frank House and more.

The validity period begins from the moment you first use your ticket, so don't worry about using it later in the day. Cruises depart every 15-25 minutes during operational hours. For added flexibility why not also include the bus tour service on your ticket?


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


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

Departure Times:

  • Mar 23 - Oct 29, 2017: 09:15-18:15, daily, every 15 minutes.
  • Oct 30 ('17) - Mar 21 ('18): 10:00 to 17:15, every 15-20 minutes.

Departure Point:


  • 1 Hour.

Ticket Types:

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

Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.

Cruise Details:

See the very best of Amsterdam aboard one of the capital's new hop-on hop-off canal boats. Discover top attractions and sail the waters of Grachtengordel for either 24 or 48 hours. The boats are easily identifiable by their red 'City Sightseeing Amsterdam' livery and open-top decks. During cold or rainy days their panoramic roofs can be slid closed without compromising views of the city's finest landmarks.

Tune into the boat's 18-language GPS audio guide to hear interesting stories about all of the main attractions along the route. Book now and receive your tickets immediately via email.

While you can present your tickets at any of the cruise's 7 hop-on hop-off piers, the best place to start if you'd like to enjoy the tour in full is Central Station (along Prins Hendrikkade street). See the map download tab for the locations of the other piers. Highlight attractions along the cruise route include: Gassan Diamonds (2), Hermitage Amsterdam (3), Heineken Experience (4), Rijksmuseum (5), and the Anne Frank House (6).

Add A Bus To Your Canal Cruise Ticket:

Tickets for the hop-on hop-off canal cruise can be paired with either a 24 or 48 hour Amsterdam bus tour ticket for added value. Simply select the bus and boat combo option when you go to book.


City Sightseeing Amsterdam Canal Cruise Stops:

  • 1, Central Station.
  • 2, Gassan Diamonds (Uilenburgerstraat).
  • 3, Hermitage Amsterdam (Amstel).
  • 4, Heineken Experience (Stadhouderskade).
  • 5, Rijksmuseum/Hard Rock Cafe (Stadhouderskade).
  • 6, Anne Frank House (Prinsengracht).
  • 7, Lovers Canal Cruises (Prins Hendrikkade 25).

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

After purchasing your cruise pass[es] please present them at either of the following locations:

• Printed Tickets: Printed tickets can be presented to staff aboard any City Sightseeing Amsterdam canal boat.

• E-Tickets: If a printer is not available you should present your ticket voucher on a mobile device to staff at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26. There you will be issued with valid boat tickets.

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