1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Hermitage Amsterdam

Amsterdam Highlights Small Boat Tour

Product ID: 250132
See some of Amsterdam’s most fascinating households, bridges, and buildings, as your expert local guide provides you with an in-depth history of the city. Why not grab a drink during this 1-hour journey through Amsterdam’s best canal route.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sail through Amsterdam’s Canal Ring, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hear your real-life guide, without the need for an audio guide or microphone
  • Relax with a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink
  • Take some amazing pictures from an open top boat
Full description
There are many boat tours in Amsterdam, but this one is quite different. Join the tour for a beer, glass of wine, or a soft drink, as your guide takes you through Amsterdam's most iconic sites in a small, open top boat.

Your tour guide will provide you with insightful and entertaining information about the city's unique lifestyle, culture and atmosphere. You will hear about what it is like to live on the city's iconic houseboats and how the coffee-shops have been a part of the city since the 1970s.

As you sail through the canals, keep your cameras ready, as you will pass by some of Amsterdam's most picturesque spots. A typical itinerary of this tour includes passing by the NEMO Science Museum, the Royal Theater Carré, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Waterloomarkt, the Church of Saint Nicholas, and much more.
  • Local expert guide
  • Drinks
  • 1.50 "entertainment tax"
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour of Amsterdam starts in front of the Sea Palace Restaurant, Oosterdokskade 8.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Children under 3 are welcome on this tour for free
• While there are blankets on board, please remember to dress warmly on cold days, and to bring sunblock, sunglasses, and sun hats on hot ones
• As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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I hired the excursion and put drinks but it was only a glass. And I think I'm missing a path and more explanation

October 16, 2019

I expected something better

I booked this boat because the pictures showed that it was an open boat and therefore you could see everything. Unfortunately, the day I took the excursion they had the whole boat closed with a transparent tent and many irons that they didn't let see. This was to protect from the rain but the weather did not indicate rain, there were only a few drops for a while. In addition the boat had a giant box in the bow, which covered the entire front view. Only one drink was included, it was not open bar. The boat driver arrived about 10 minutes late and for that reason there were people who had to get off before we finished the ride, so I recommend taking this ride in time. The Rachel guide was very good! By far the best of the tour, we explained many interesting things and it was quite fun.

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September 1, 2019

Great tour - due to the small number of people, another route was spontaneously taken - which was very interesting

August 23, 2019

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Sandemans New Europe - Holland

Product ID: 250132