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Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

Product ID: 56671
Enjoy the best views of Amsterdam’s canal houses and houseboats on a 1-hour cruise. Admire merchant buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries, Amsterdam’s Golden Age, when trade flourished and was reflected in elaborately decorated facades.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
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  • Take a 1-hour cruise through the UNESCO-listed canal district in Amsterdam
  • Admire the elegant houses lining the canals and the lovely churches and bridges
  • Enjoy audio commentary available in 19 languages
Full description
This hour-long cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam, giving you the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center.

Feast your eyes on the elegant merchant houses that date back to the Dutch Golden Age, the stunning gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and many other top attractions. During the cruise you’ll be able to listen to the recorded audio commentary in your choice of 19 languages. This boat tour features frequent departures that are available throughout the day, 7 days a week.

When booking you may choose from a variety of departure points. Options include: Central Station, Anne Frank House, Museum Square, or Leidse Square
  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • GPS audio guide in 19 different languages

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• Children under 4 years old go free of charge if they do not occupy their own seat
• The duration of the cruise itself it 1 hour, but please note that it takes some time to board the boat, so the total duration of the experience might be up to 90 minutes in peak season.
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From US$ 19.43 US$ 15.54 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1469 reviews

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    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
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Very nice tour .. explanations a little in-depth, I thought something more than a normal explanation of how the city of Amsterdam was born. Overall, however, really nice, especially if done in the evening when everything in Amsterdam lights up. The only major flaw is the hour and a half of unreported queue. If we had known at the time of booking the tickets that there would be an hour and a half of waiting we would have decided for another time.

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January 3, 2020

Very nice boat trip on the Amsterdam canal! Pretty landscapes. Really cheap for an hour trip (14 euros per person). We don't have to choose a schedule, we are free to go when we want between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., so you don't have to run everywhere to be on time.

January 1, 2020

Definitely worth a trip!

I think where possible, seeing a city by canal is a must. You get to see the quirky little back streets and we saw Anne Franks house too. The tour guide was funny and really informative. Only downside to this was that is was advertised as a 1-hour tour but we were on 1 hour 45mins! Which left us panicking as we had the coach back to Rotterdam to catch! Luckily that coach was late, otherwise we would have missed it!! Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Amsterdam for the day, as it gets you out of the main hub for a bit.

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May 17, 2019

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Product ID: 56671