Water activity

Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

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Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam on board a semi-open electric boat with zero emissions. See the sights of the city’s historic center and learn about the landmarks and monuments you pass from an audio guide that’s available in 19 languages.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Hindi, Arabic


  • Take in the sights of Amsterdam from a semi-open canal boat
  • Enjoy recorded commentary from your audio guide
  • Fit the cruise into your day of sightseeing with the frequent departure times
Full description
This semi-open canal boat is brand new type of cruise boat that features all the comforts of a larger vessel. When the weather is good, the partially open roof makes it possible to enjoy an open boat experience. In the event the weather is not so favorable however, the boat’s top can be closed while still ensuring spectacular views of Amsterdam’s sights from the canal network. The boats run on solar energy, are silent and completely emission free. Your 1-hour experience will be enhanced by an audio guide that’s available in 19 different languages. There are frequent departure times, so planning your sightseeing itinerary easy!
  • 1-hour canal cruise on a semi-open boat
  • GPS audio guide in 19 different languages
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Check in at LOVERS, Prins Hendrikkade 25, in front of central station of Amsterdam with your (mobile) voucher.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 848 reviews

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    What a fantastic tour!

    Although it was a relatively dreary drizzly day, the semi-open canal boat cruise was superb! Didn't get wet and the tour guide was so knowledgable. I wish it had been him doing the entire tour, instead of the ear phones via the audio guide, as there was so much more character from the driver who stopped a number of times to point out things of interest. An absolute must! Would definitely do this again!

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    October 19, 2019

    ++ The captain's commentary along the ride is the best part of this ride. The audioguide itself was just okay (it's mostly historic fact). Despite the fact that they have 19 languages of recorded audioguide, you can learn a lot more if you understand english (=captain's commentary). Also sit as close to the captain as possible since he doesn't have a loudspeaker so you won't hear anything if you hang in the back of the boat.

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    August 5, 2019

    Very nice boat tour. The captain polite and with a good sense of humour. The people at the ticket office very accommodating, we were 15 mins late for our time slot due to construction work in the centre and they just moved us to the next boat ride. The audio guide was informative without too many details. All in all a very well worth it's money experience. Would definitely recommend.

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    September 23, 2018

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