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Going on a day trip to Amsterdam? Then a canal cruise in Amsterdam is a must do. After all, you only really get to discover the capital of the Netherlands from the canals. The canal cruise is fun for all ages and while you sail you will hear more about Amsterdam’s canals via an audio guide.

Canal cruise Amsterdam

From the water, you get a unique view of the historic canals of Amsterdam’s city centre. You cruise past iconic canal houses and discover why Amsterdam’s canals have earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With the audio guide, you will hear the story of the canal houses that were built out of the ground in the Golden Age by order of wealthy merchants affiliated with the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie – VOC).

Sailing times canal cruise Amsterdam

During the day, a canal boat departs at least every 15 minutes from the location in front of Amsterdam Central Station. Below is an overview of the sailing times:

DayOpening hours
Monday09.30 am-9.00 pm
Tuesday09.30 am-9.00 pm
Wednesday09.30 am-9.00 pm
Thursday09.30 am-9.00 pm
Friday09.30 am-9.00 pm
Saturday09.30 am-9.00 pm
Sunday09.30 am-9.00 pm

Prices canal cruise Amsterdam

A canal cruise through Amsterdam takes about an hour and the price is age-appropriate. A limited number of seats are available per canal boat. We therefore recommend booking your canal cruise in time.

Canal cruise AmsterdamOnline prijs
Adult (14+)€ 16.00Book now
Child (4-13)€ 8.00Book now
Child (0-3)Free

Availability canal cruise Amsterdam

The calendar below immediately shows the days and times for which roundtrips through Amsterdam are still available. You can then book your canal cruise directly.

Departure point canal cruise Amsterdam

The Amsterdam canal cruise departs in front of Amsterdam Central Station. This location is easy to reach by public transport. If you come to Amsterdam by car, you can park near the departure point at Q-Park Amsterdam Centraal.

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Rondvaart door de Amsterdamse grachten

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