Water activity

Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij Schuttevaer

Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij Schuttevaer

From US$ 14.21 per person

Enjoy the medieval town of Utrecht from the water. See all the highlights Utrecht has to offer, including the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Driver
Dutch, English, German
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise along the Old Canal
  • See the highlights of Utrecht
  • Marvel at the famous Dom Tower from the water
  • Admire the canal houses and ancient wharfs
  • Get to know more about the historical city
Full description
See the highlights of Utrecht's medieval inner city during a cruise on the Oudegracht canal. Learn about the city's history as you pass centuries-old buildings, canal houses, wharf cellars, and the Dom Tower. Exchange your voucher at the ticket office and collect your audioguide. Then, descend the 21 steps to the waterside to board your boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set off along the Oudegrachtn (Old Canal). Admire the oldest part of the city, which dates back to Roman times. Then, pass the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower. Marvel at other significant historical buildings along the route. After half an hour, arrive at the city's outer moat, a former defensive structure. Learn about the old strongholds and casemates there. Take photos of the beautiful Zocherpark. See the Railway Museum or Hoog Catharijne, the largest mall in the Netherlands, from the water. Return to the Oudegracht canal and watch people enjoying themselves on the wharves. Try and spot the typical wharf cellars. Once back on dry land, you will have a good idea of what you want to visit next.
Includes
  • Canal cruise
  • Audioguide in 8 languages
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's ticket office 10 minutes before the activity starting time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • To reach the boat you have to descend 21 steps
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 277 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5

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The tour is unfortunately only in Dutch and Italian and something similar to English. Basically, that's not a bad thing, because it's very pleasant and relaxing. Our boat didn't have rows of seats, just wrap-around seats, so you have to turn around to see anything and you sit fairly close together, which isn't necessarily for everyone. Nevertheless, I would do the tour again, maybe on a different boat.

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August 27, 2022

I thought the 1.5-hour tour was long, it gets boring in the long run, so 1 hour would have been long enough, but it's nice that this tour also passes White Women and the surrounding area (very recognizable to me as Utrecht) but I can imagine that people from outside find it less

August 7, 2022

Our ship for the grand tour was a little smaller than the other ships and had a full glass roof and you sat facing each other with your back to the window. That wasn't a disadvantage! The helmsman had many anecdotes, albeit in Dutch. The atmosphere on board was very good

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 396964